How do I schedule a session when I have no idea when baby will arrive?
Baby will always arrive on their own schedule so booking ahead makes sure a spot is reserved for them. I only accept a set number of newborns a month to make sure to be able to get them in within the first 5-14 days after they are born. Your deposit guarantees your spot for the month baby is due. Once the baby has arrived you let me know within 2 days and I'll set an appointment for your little one.
Sessions are ideal between 5-14 days after the baby is born. After this period they aren't as sleepy and some poses are not safe or possible while they are awake. Also after 14 days, they tend to get acne and cracking of the skin and also can start to get gassy or colic more often making it difficult to keep them comfortable and sleepy.
Newborn Session Packages
*Newborn sessions available up until 6 weeks old
All sessions include High-resolution digital images delivered by email and on USB in color or BW (your choice). Cropping and editing to your preference. Use of all props, outfits, wraps, headbands, hats, and accessories. Siblings, parents, grandparents, or pets can be added to the session at no additional charge.
Light retouching is automatically done for your newborn. Removing cuts, scratches, scrapes, flakey skin, and diaper marks as much as possible. Some skin conditions are not possible to fully remove.
Retouching for siblings and adults is possible and maybe at an additional charge depending on the extent of the retouching.
Retouching can remove: pimples, scrapes, whiten teeth, smooth aging, repair nail color, and lip color as well as slight slimming, etc.
Custom portraits are a luxury to be treasured for generations. You deserve to capture this special time in the most beautiful way, and we accept a limited number of commissions to provide our clients with a memorable experience. We offer all-inclusive collections that include digital portraits and custom artwork.
Your portrait session is only the beginning of creating your custom artwork. Following your session, we spend an extensive amount of time curating and post-processing the best images to showcase in your gallery.
Within 2 days of your session, you will receive a link to your private proofing gallery to select your favorite images for editing. I'll carefully curate a gallery of 50 images from your session to share the best ones based on lighting, background, focus, pose facial expressions, and overall appeal. Once you've finalized your selections, we will artistically edit each image in our signature style. Please know that we do not release raw files, since they are not a finished product. You are welcome to purchase additional edited digital portraits.
I want you to treasure your final portraits. For every minute we spend together, I spend hundreds more behind the scenes to make your final photos and overall experience is truly exceptional.
For your session, I'll be using specially curated items as per your requests and style from a large collection of antiques, props, accessories, blankets, furs, wraps, outfits, hats, headbands, backgrounds, and more. All of which have been professionally prepped, cleaned, and disinfected prior to your arrival.
No expense has been spared on equipment, props, and details to make your session not only comfortable but also to ensure beautiful memories in the cleanest and safest environment possible.
*Payments can be arranged upon request and paid over a 3 month period. Either a card is set up for monthly payments or arranged through Paypal payments. Images are not edited or delivered until all payments have been made. For Pkgs of $300 or more.
Newborn Petite $199 (not available for twins)
*only available for babies 5-14 days old.
45 min- Baby Only
Baby is wrapped for the entire session. Set props and poses, you choose a color palette.
4 of your favorite images with light retouching delivered digitally on USB
Standard Newborn or Maternity Session:
Newborn sessions run about 2 hours and on average, getting through 4-5 different sets and setups. (for sessions including older siblings and or family amount of sets may be reduced depending on how much time is spent with family before focusing on just baby) The clothing and props used will be determined by how sleepy your little one is. Certain clothing and props can't be used safely while the baby is awake. If you are having older siblings join in or if you're planning on doing images as a family, those will be the first of the session to make sure other little ones don't get restless. Please plan to have help if you will be bringing other little ones. They don't tend to sit well for 2 hours and it's usually a much smoother and quieter session if daddy or a friend can take older littles for a drive or walk.
$300-Fave 8 Images
Your choice of your favorite 6 high-resolution images with editing and light retouching on USB with up to 2 hours of coverage
$485-Fave 14 Images
Your choice of your favorite 14 images in high resolution with editing and retouching on wooden customized USB with up to 2 hours of coverage
$585-Fave 20 Images
Your choice of your favorite 20 edited and retouching images & thumbnails of all images shot (unedited in low resolution) delivered digitally in high resolution on customized wooden Keepsake USB and box with up to 2 hours of coverage
Maternity & Newborn Package $585
*Images delivered digitally in high resolution with editing and light retouching on customized wooden USB with a keepsake box.
Your choice of your favorite 15 edited images to use between your two sessions.
1 hr Maternity in the studio or on location with light retouching.
*May include dad or siblings
2hr In-studio Newborn Session
Maternity Session $175 Fave 6 Images
In Studio or Location (within Ventura County)
$20 ea. (includes light retouching)
*Custom package can be built (please contact)
Serving: Ventura, Santa Barbara, and LA Counties.
On-location sessions start at $495 for newborns.
Please ask us about custom packages as well. I can build to your needs and budget.