Why Book a Newborn Session in Advance

DSC_6226-EditBooking a photographer to capture baby’s newborn stage is on the to-do list for many expecting parents, but not all the parents think it needs to be done in advance, before they even deliver the baby. I often get last minute inquiries asking my availability for their newborn baby.  Sometimes it is too late to book a newborn session after your baby arrives because I am fully booked at that point. So why book a newborn photography session before your baby arrives?

This is something a lot of new parents ask: How can I even book a session when I don’t even know when the baby is going to arrive? My baby could arrive early or late.” This is of course very true. Unless you will have a scheduled c-section, you won’t know exactly when your baby will arrive.

Here is how my system works to make sure I photograph newborn babies in time for all my booked clients:  I take a certain number of due dates per month, with 2 maximum  due dates per week. I mark my clients’ due dates on my calendar and once the baby arrives, we will schedule a firm date for the session. I want to make sure all of my clients have the opportunity to get an appointment at the best possible time, which is within the first 2 weeks after birth.

I also want to be able to be flexible for my booked clients. Some clients might need a few more days due to delivery complications. Some babies might need a few more days before their first photo session due to jaundice, for example. I always prioritize my booked clients. Occasionally I will have openings and I will try my hardest to squeeze new clients in if I can.  If newborn photography is something that you really want for your family, then I recommend scheduling ahead just in case.

I currently only have one spot left for June, one for July and am fully booked for the month of August.  I am now booking for September and October – so if this is where your due date falls and you are interested in learning more about my in-home sessions, contact me today!

Hot Air Balloon Mini Sessions 2018

These mini sessions were so much fun last year and I am so excited to do them again! There will be many more balloons this year too!  These mini sessions are perfect for milestones for kiddos ages 6 months to 4 years and a great way to get some unique images for decorating your home or giving as gifts.

Saturday May 12th 2018
Spring Lake Park Reserve
Hastings, Minnesota

Price: $149
15 Minute Session
5+ Digital Images
(available as high resolution via instant download)
Print Release

$25 off for returning clients! Contact me for code!

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Baby G – 10 Days New | Twin Cities Newborn Photography

I had the pleasure of meeting this handsome little fella when he was only 10 days new.  His parents simply adore him; but who wouldn’t with those preciously perfect features and super sweet snuggles.  Baby G was very sleepy during his session and we got some really great photos.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from this lovely newborn session.

Miss P – Cake Smash

The winter months aren’t going to stop us from celebrating a first birthday with a fun cake smash session!  In fact, I just love doing indoor smashes!  Children are usually most comfortable in their own homes so I gladly bring my setup to them!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from Miss P’s session.  She was such a joy to work with! <3

Miss A is 4 days new | Twin Cities Newborn Photographer

This little lady is loved so much already and has mommy daddy + big brother J wrapped around her tiny finger.  It was an absolute pleasure to snuggle her that day and I cannot wait to watch her grow over the next year when I do her milestone photos! Enjoy a few of my favorites from Miss A’s newborn session.

Mr. C’s 9 Month Milestone Session

It has been such a joy to watch this little guy grow over the past 9+ months! I remember when his mom first reached out to me inquiring about a newborn session and now we are planning his first birthday cake smash!  It touches my heart to be able to be a part of my clients’ lives and this little boy right here is definitely no exception! Enjoy a few of my favorites from Mr. C’s 9 month milestone session!

Miss P’s Cake Smash | Twin Cities Photographer

I absolutely LOVE cake smashes!  I’ve probably said it before, but there is something about the transition from infancy to toddlerhood that is just so magical (and fun!)  What better way to celebrate your first birthday then by smashing a cake?  I can’t think of one!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from Miss P’s cake smash session!

Fall Mini Sessions 2017

My favorite season is definitely Fall.  I love the weather, the colors, the fun outdoor activities, but most of all, the photos!!  It might be my busiest time of year but it’s all worth it to bring joy to others, meet new families, and connect with past clients.  It really is such a joyous season and I can’t wait for next year!

Enjoy some of my favorite photos from the 2017 Fall Mini Sessions.

Christmas Mini Sessions 2017

Spring Lake Park Reserve – Hastings
Price: $175
15 minute session
10 artistically edited digital images
Print Release

These minis are perfect for Christmas cards! I’ll have an adorable outdoor Christmas themed set this year as well as a quick turn around time so you can get your cards ordered!

*Limited spots available (to ensure the quick turn around time)
*please note: package total due at booking to reserve your date and time.
*$50 off for returning clients! Contact me for coupon code.

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Baby E | Twin Cities Newborn Photographer

Baby E was such a delight to photograph!  He was about 3 weeks new when I met him that day and wasn’t interested in sleeping much.  We still some great photos for mom + dad though!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from his newborn session!