Pricing: Newborn up to 2 weeks old
We offer newborn sessions at our Warrenton VA studio. After your session the professionally edited photos will be uploaded to a private online gallery for your review. You will then have up to two weeks to select which photos you want printed. Digital copies are also available via email or CD. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to hold a session and is added toward the session fee. The remaining balance is required by the date of your session. If you need to cancel please do so at least 24 hours in advance and your deposit will be applied to a new session time. Matt and Erika Photography reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a session at any time. Prices are subject to change, but the session fee will be locked in at the time of your booking. Please note that the session fee includes digital images, prints are an additional fee. The prices below do not include sales tax.
A newborn session takes place indoors, and usually takes 3-4 hours. The session will include pictures in different poses and scenes. This session welcomes parents and siblings to join in some pictures with your newborn. About 15-30 professionally edited photos will be uploaded to your private client gallery for your print selection.
Session fee (includes digital images): $1,500
Newborn Session- What to expect:
Newborns are one of lifes most precious gifts and it's so special for us to capture them in precious photos that you will cherish forever. We are very gentle and patient when positioning and handling fragile new babies and focus on the safety of our tiny clients. We have a combined 19 years of photography experience. I have over 10 years of experience in childcare and my husband also has experience caring for children having worked for a daycare and in a hospital.
When to book:
Today! We encourage all parents to contact us as soon as possible during your pregnancy, so we can pencil you in tentatively for the week of your due date. Then, please contact us as soon as possible after your baby is born so we can schedule the date and time for your newborn session (we always feel super special when we're put on the official “baby is here!” call list! :-) ). If you are expecting or have just had multiples, please contact us early so we can plan for their session. If your baby has already been born, please call right away to schedule an available session. We highly recommend aiming to schedule your session within 5-14 days of your babys birth to capture them in their newborn curled up positions. Poses are dependent on whether or not the baby is asleep. Babies are usually their sleepiest and not as easily woken when moved around, the younger they are. For babies born early, that require some time in the hospital, we try to get them in to the studio within with first 7 days after being sent home.
It is important to understand that newborn sessions require a lot of patience, and while they typically take 1-3 hours, they may require more time, so we suggest not having any other obligations in the few hours following your session time. Your baby leads the session and his/her mood will depend on the length of the session. We put your baby first and can take as many breaks as needed. Photographing babies when they are their sleepiest and well fed is ideal for newborn sessions. We recommend doing your best to keep your baby awake as long as possible before coming to the studio for your session, giving them a bath is a great way to do this. We also highly recommend feeding your baby once arriving at the studio.
What should baby wear:
Newborn babies can be easily swallowed up by clothing and are best photographed with very simple adornment. We offer the use of our diaper covers, soft swaddle wraps, cute hats or headbands for you to choose from in our studio.
What should you bring:
Just you, your baby and neccesary diaper bag items (extra bottles/food, diapers, and a pacifier please, if your baby takes one). We keep wipes on hand in case of accidents if doing naked baby photos. We have many props that you can choose from to use for your babys session (many different colored blankets/backdrops, baskets, custom props (airplane, antique newborn sized bed, moon) sporting goods etc).
Our Warrenton, VA photography business operates out of our smoke-free home and the studio is customized for your comfort- a sitting area, central air, special heating for newborns, high quality IQAIR airfilter, full bathroom, and a refrigerator for bottles. During our newborn sessions we play quiet, and very soothing and relaxing background music to create a serene environment. The music also creates white noise to help keep the babies asleep.
We offer a full studio setup with many props for newborns (hats, flower or bow headbands, soft swaddle wraps, diaper covers, baskets, blankets, backgrounds, props and more) to choose from.
We look forward to scheduling your session!