Newborn & Maternity
Congratulations on your expected little one! As a mother, I truly understand all of the amazing emotions that surround the welcoming and unmatched love for this little person. And, I am humbly honored and very excited to have the opportunity to photograph you and your growing family.
Welcoming a new life into yours is the most amazing experience in so many ways. Newborns change quickly, only staying tiny for such a short period of time. This is one of the biggest reasons I love newborn photography. I love having the opportunity of providing my clients with each tiny detail in images that you will cherish always and that will become part of your child’s story as they grow and learn about themselves.
My family is my everything. And, raising each of my children with the stories that are uniquely theirs is a gift to me and my kiddos. Sharing the laughs and momma-tears as we giggle through books and prints that are displayed in our home is a regular occurrence that fills each of us with irreplaceable memories. We value these family experiences and milestones beyond anything else. And, this is the reason that my commitment to you is that I work hard everyday to create experiences for my clients that fit their needs and ultimately create images that they need to document life as it is right now. I look forward to photographing one of the GREATEST chapters of your life, the beginning of your most amazing love story, and sharing this story in heirloom quality albums, books, and prints.
THE newborn & Maternity Session PROCESS
I would love to treat you to coffee or your favorite treat! We will spend some time flipping through images, chatting about the style of images you are looking for, how you plan to use your images, and your ideal photographer. I want to answer your questions, help you come up with a few more, and get to know you a little better. This meeting will give us the opportunity to look at maternity dresses, styles of flower crowns, and the newborn props & sets that I have available for you to use during our time together. If there isn’t a break in your schedule to meet in-person, I’m happy to chat over the phone!
Making it Official
It’s a match! When you’re ready to move forward, we will make it official. And, I’ve made signing your contract and paying your retainer super simple and very easy. I will create a personal online portal, one place that’s all yours to handle all of the details.
Planning Your Timeline
We will work together to plan the timeframe of the Portraits Collection you have selected. If we are working with a Maternity or a Milestone Portraits Collection we will begin your portraits Timeline with your Maternity Portraits in your Third Trimester, based on your Due Date. Newborn Portraits are best taken in the first 10 days of your child’s life. For this reason, we will go ahead and calendar your newborn session while you are still pregnant to guarantee a spot on my calendar. But, because a baby’s arrival is rarely accurately predicted, a tentative date will be set based on your due date and will be adjusted to your baby’s actual arrival date.
Preparing for Your Portraits
I LOVE this part of the planning process because now we can dig into the conversation of creating your unique portrait sessions. Now that we have our timeline in place, I am ready to hand-off some great insight and guidance as you prepare for your portrait sessions. You will receive links to my online articles that will help in planning wardrobe, props, location, and working together to create the images that you and your family are looking for.
Collecting the Details
Tag! You’re it! At this point in the process, you’ve spent some time reading and planning out your session. Now, inquiring minds want to know! You will receive a two-series questionnaire. I want to get to know you….and, know you well. I can’t wait to understand what you love (and what you don’t) about photography, posing, and your favorite Pinterest boards! Your input will ensure that your Maternity and Newborn Portraits are easy-peasy, super fun, and comfortable.
Confirming the Details for Maternity Portraits
A week ahead of your scheduled Maternity Portraits session we will touch base with a quick phone call. This allows me to make certain we are on the same page with location, time, weather details, and your expectations. And, I’m all ears to hear and answer any last minute questions, suggestions, and need-to-knows. As always, if anything changes along your pregnancy- please notify me so that we can adjust your schedule as needed.
Your Maternity Session
Now for the Fun Part! The work is done. Now is your time to feel beautiful, pampered, and an amazing creator of a new life. I. Can’t. Wait.
The Newborn Session
Westland Farms Studio Newborn Portraits Sessions are on baby’s time. And, that is incredibly important. I keep a relaxed, unhurried pace in order to keep your little one calm, happy, and safe. Your baby sets the pace, allowing for plenty of soothing, diaper changes, feeding, and cuddling. Your session can last anywhere from 1-3 hours. If you select a package that includes family & siblings, we will work these images toward the end of your shoot. Lifestyle Newborn Shoots will be held at your home. Newborn Portraits Sessions will be held at my studio. I keep my studio very warm for the comfort of your baby. Dressing yourself in layers is a great idea!
It’s All Been Amazing
But if I’m being entirely honest, now is one of my most favorite photographer moments. A couple of weeks after your session you will receive a super exciting email that will contain the link to your custom online gallery. THE GALLERY! The gallery that contains all of your beautiful, edited images.
Albums, Prints, Canvases, and Gifts
Your Custom Online Gallery is available for 6 months from your session date. Now is the time to deck your home with those beautiful prints, create albums, and design newborn announcements. I design and proof all orders in studio and am standing by to help with any selections and sizing questions you have along the way.
Does Your Selected Collection Include a USB?
If your selected Maternity & Newborn Portraits Collection includes a Custom USB, you can expect it to arrive within 6 weeks of your Gallery Release. We design and order each USB with the individual family in mind, keeping true to style.
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For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form. I accept a limited number of portrait sessions each season to ensure every family has the attention and detail I value. My Newborn & Maternity Collections begin at $295.