Newborn Sessions are indoor sessions and include up to 2 hours with 3 to 5 settings and 24 custom birth announcements!
With over 8 years experience working with newborns unless you include the years working with my own children then it is 16+. For that reason you can feel safe knowing your baby is in good hands with Mindful Light Photography. Most newborn sessions are done within the first 14 days after birth, but I will do a newborn session up to 4 weeks old, because I know how quickly those first couple weeks can be and not all babies are out of the hospital those first 2 weeks, but you still want to remember this special time as it is a once in a lifetime moment for both you and your baby! If you would like to know what a newborn session includes please keep reading.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out either through the chat or give me a call I am here to assist you!
Design Session: Every session receives a design session either in person or over the phone depending on whether baby has already arrived. We will go over everything for the session from who will be part of the session, wardrobe, props, color schemes, and how to prepare everyone. This also gives you a chance to ask me all your questions and for me to answer them in much greater detail. At the design session we put a soft date on the calendar and usually set it as your gestational due date. This way if baby comes early we can keep that date and if he or she decides to stay put for a week or two after we can adjust to 5 days after he or she arrives.
Picture Day: On picture day I ask everyone who is going to be part of the session to arrive about 10 to 15 minutes early this way you can feed & change baby before we get started, take care of any wardrobe adjustments, and wipe down faces for siblings. When you arrive we do wardrobe adjustments, little ones explore the studio and get some energy out (nothing in the studio can be harmed) while we go over the set ups and make any adjustments you like. There will be 3 to 5 setups ready for baby when you arrive. I proved everything needed for baby including outfit options. You can get changed and do your makeup in peace while I am working with dad, siblings and baby. I don’t mind if you arrive in sweats! All I ask is you come comfortable as you just had a baby! I will provide a comfortable/elegant dress. Once ready we do the full group together. With the family involved I will do a variety of images from siblings with baby, dad with baby, dad with all children, mom dad and the children/baby, mom and the children, mom and baby. We will take a break and you can change back in to your comfortable cloths. Baby gets a feeding again and diaper change, then I get to work with just baby while you and the family get to sit back and relax. The session will take between 2 and 4 hours depending on everyone's mood and how well baby sleeps. At the end of the session we schedule your ordering session for 2 weeks later for either at your home or the studio.
Ordering session: this is the fun part because you get to see all your beautiful images in print. I provide lite refreshments while you enjoy a short video announcing the arrival of your new baby! Followed by the presentation of 30+ printed proofs which you decide what images you would like for the birth announcements (24 included with your session) then we move onto the remainder of your order. Prints are purchased separate due to their custom nature. Whether you want large custom wall art, a hand crafted album, or a Folio box filled with stunning 8x10’s. Once the order is paid for in full I do a final edit and send it off to print. Any pictures purchased at the ordering session you receive the matching digital on a USB with the permission to print up to 8x10.
Product delivery: It takes about 4 to 6 weeks for orders to return from the lab. I contact you to schedule a date and time to deliver when they arrive to the studio and pass my quality inspection. If you want me to install your finished wall art I will bring everything I need and do so for free. Every finished piece comes with a satisfaction guarantee.
The Session fee is $199 and covers my time and experience.
Your session fee is due at the time of booking your session. Prints are purchased separately due to the custom nature and are paid for at your ordering session. We do have payment plans if needed. Your final price is based on what you want your finished pieces to look like. I do accept all major cards and I offer payment plans if needed with 50% due at the ordering session and the remainder can be broke up into 2 to 3 payments with the final payment due at time of delivery.