I met this strong mama though a workout program and I felt so honored when she asked me to photograph their latest little addition, Willow. Willow is adored by her big brother and big sister. It’s always so fun to see everyone step into their new roles once the new baby arrives. Little Willow has the most perfect dark brown hair, the opposite of her two big siblings. Despite her looking different, she fits in so well with her family. That third little baby is always such a blessing. They grow up just managing to fit in and they often seem to have such a laid back easy personality. Welcome to the world little Willow. You are so loved.
I can’t imagine what it’s like to go from two to four children overnight, but this family makes it look easy. This was the first twin newborn session I have photographed and it was such an honor to be invited into their space and document their morning as they adjust to being a family of six. It’s amazing to see how different their little personalities are at only a few days old. Their two big sisters are so in love with them and it was so sweet to hear them cooing "Oh baby boy, baby boy. Oh baby girl, baby girl”.
I’m now booking newborns though December so if you’re thinking about a session, get in touch so I can get you on the calendar.
I’m currently searching for a family who have just welcomed, or are about to welcome newborn twins for a complimentary in home lifestyle photography session.
You are first time parents of newborn twins and you live in a character filled home with lots of natural light. You appreciate art and take pride in your home. You want family pictures that embrace this fleeting time in your life.
What’s in it for you?
You will receive a complimentary in home lifestyle newborn session and approximately thirty digital images for you to print however you wish.
What do I need from you?
I need about an hour to an hour and a half of your time. In exchange for the complimentary photo session, I will need you to sign a model release that will allow me to use these images on social media, on my website and in print and online advertising.
If you feel like your family would be a good fit, please fill in my contact form and I will get back to you. Tell me a little about your family in your message.
As a lifestyle newborn photographer, my goal is always to make your newborn photo session go as smoothly as possible. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions:
How far in advance should I book my newborn session?
It is always best to book your newborn session when you are still pregnant. Knowing that babies are unpredictable and come when they’re ready, I will only book a certain amount of newborn sessions each month. We will pencil in your due date, and once baby arrives, you can let me know and we will narrow down the best date. Most moms book around the 6 month mark, however, if your baby is already here, please still reach out because I may have some availability.
How old should my baby be when we have the session?
The beauty of lifestyle sessions is that your baby doesn’t have to be sleeping for the session like most posed newborn photographers prefer. Posed photographers like to get babies in for the session in the first ten days as babies tend to sleep more in that time. For a lifestyle newborn session, it doesn’t matter if baby is a few days or a month old. I typically do in home newborn sessions in the first 2-3 weeks, but we can do it anytime in that first month. This is great if you’ve had a difficult recovery or if baby had a rough start.
How long does an in home lifestyle session take?
Sessions are relaxed and I never want you to feel rushed. I am typically at your house for about an hour and a half. If baby needs to take a break then we will do so. I don’t like to rush sessions so if we need longer than that, then I will stay longer.
What time of the day should we have our newborn session?
I will talk to you to best determine the time based on your families needs. Most sessions take place around 10am, but I am flexible if that doesn’t work for your family.
If you have any other questions or are ready to book, please get in touch. I can’t wait to chat with you.
When most people decide to book a newborn photographer, they think of either an at home lifestyle session, or a posed session in a studio. But have you ever considered having a lifestyle session in the hospital when baby is brand new? These sessions are commonly referred to as Fresh 48 sessions (because they take place in the first 48 hours of baby’s birth). Fresh 48s are increasing in popularity so I’m going to answer some questions you may have.
When should I schedule my Fresh 48 session?
Because there is limited time that you’re in the hospital, sessions need to be booked while you’re still pregnant.
When should I contact you?
I’d really appreciate a text while you’re in labor. You should assign your support person the job of sending me a quick text once you’re at the hospital and again, once baby is born. Depending on the length of you hospital stay, we will do the session on either day one or two.
What should baby wear?
I love Fresh 48 sessions were babies are dressed in hospital attire. The stay at the hospital is so short and they will never wear that hat or blanket again. Photographs with them wearing it make a beautiful memory of that time. I will also make sure I capture the little details like the umbilical cord stump and the hospital bracelets.
I’m not sure I want to be in pictures right after giving birth.
Trust me, no-one feels great about themselves post birth. But this is one of the most special times in your life. You did the work and it should be celebrated. I promise, I’ll photograph you in a flattering way.
How long to the sessions last?
Since you’ve just given birth and you’re likely extremely tired, I try to be in and out as quickly as possible. Although I don’t limit the amount of time I spend in the hospital rooms, most sessions are completed within 30 minutes.
How many images will I receive?
You will receive a minimum of thirty images. The session fee is $500 plus WA sales tax.
How do I book?
Email me here! Let me know you’re due date and where you’re delivering and I’ll get you on the schedule! I realize babies come whenever they’re ready but I do limit the amount of Fresh 48 sessions I take on each month so that I can be sure I make it