Newborn Session Information
The best time to book your session is at least 8- 12 weeks before your babies due date, because I only take a limited amount of newborn sessions per month. This gives us enough time to give you a tentative session date. Tentative dates are usually chosen for the week following your due date. I ask that you let me know within 3 days when your baby is born, so we can lock in your date and time on the calendar. It's best to take your newborns photos within their first 2 weeks of life, while they are still in their deep sleep phase. If you missed the newborn session, I would recommend waiting to take your babies photos at 3 months old when they are more alert and playful.
My style is organic, light, and airy. I love the minimalistic approach, to keep you and your baby the main focus of the photo. My props are simple and not overly done. I place you and your baby in natural positions, while always keeping comfort in mind. Soft neutral earth tones give your images a timeless look. The galleries are mixed with lifestyle candid images and portraits shots using the natural window light in your home. I bring blankets and wraps for the baby. Please view my Portfolio to see the style of my work to see if its right for you.
Newborn sessions are scheduled during the mornings for the soft natural light, and on the weekdays only. My sessions take place in the comfort of your own home, using the available light from large windows; whether that be in your bedroom, nursery, or living room etc. I bring all the light neutral colored blankets, wraps, bonnets, bows, and a wardrobe with your selection of beautiful gowns for mama -upon request. For ideas on what to wear, click HERE. You can expect for these sessions to last around 1.5 to 2 hours long, allowing time for feedings and diaper changes.
*Not offering Studio sessions at this time.
Baby's parents and siblings are always welcome to join in on the fun! These are great opportunities to get an updated family photo. If you have other children, please have someone there to help watch them until they are added to the photoshoot.
AFTER THE SESSION:
You will receive around 30-40 edited images from your session. Your images will be ready in 3-4 weeks and delivered in an online gallery that your able to download the digital files, share them with family and friends, and order prints from a professional lab. I post a sneak peak on social media the week following your session, and then a blog post of my favorite photos within 2 weeks.
BUMP TO BABY BUNDLES:
Ask me about my discounts for the Bundle packages.
BOOK A SESSION:
If you decide to book a session with me, we can schedule a tentative date. You select the package that you want, then I send you over the agreement for you to review, sign and email back with a 50% non refundable retainer. Once I receive the retainer we can lock in your date.
Retainers can be made via Venmo @janellemarina (free app) or you can mail in cash or check. Final payments are collected 14 business days prior to your session.
Email me for any questions that you may have. Hello@JanelleMarina.com