A newborn session is giving your family a gift you can fall in love with over and over again forever. Your baby's images only grow more valuable with time & the opportunity to capture them is incredible fleeting.
10 hand-edited high-resolution digital images to download // In-studio 2 hr session // up to 4 poses for baby only.
15 hand-edited high-resolution digital images to download // Studio session 3-4 hrs// up to 6 baby poses, parent, and sibling poses.
PLUS TEN easy to frame 5x7 prints slipped-in 8x10 mats.
25 hand-edited high-resolution digital images to download// Studio session 3-4 hrs// up to 6 baby poses + parent + sibling poses//
PLUS 8x8 20-page album of 25 selected images.
1 hour session / parents and siblings included / 10 high-resolution digital images / 2 outfit changes.
An at home newborn lifestyle session is relaxed and gently guided. This session will highlight the bond your immediate family has with their new baby. This session lasts about one to two hours any time between 4 days to 3 months after birth. The All Best Images package includes all of the images in your reveal gallery (between 35-50 images).
1 hour session / indoor or outdoor / parents and siblings included / 10 high-resolution digital images / 2 outfit changes.
Hand-edited high resolution digital images to download // In-studio or outdoor session// parents and siblings // outfit changes.
The All Best Images package includes all of the images in your reveal gallery (between 35-50 images).
2 hour session / in-studio / 4 poses for baby only / 10 high-resolution digital images
In-studio posed or lifestyle session perfect for babies who are able to sit unassisted between 6-9 months of age. This session is intended for baby only. Includes beautiful hand-edited high-resolution images.
While I provide all my clients with digital files, I wholeheartedly believe that your story is not complete until you are holding your photos in your hands. I offer my clients heirloom quality products that will do justice to the beautiful images we will create together! I truly believe in the vale of the tangible and this is the why I offer the opportunity to add printed products to your photography experience.
Share your memories using our beautifully designed holiday, thank you, save-the-date, graduation or baby announcements. Cards are 5x7 and come double sided on pearled, linen or smooth textured paper. Includes your choice of pearled, kraft, white (with gold or silver foil inside) envelopes. Pre-designed foiled cards available.
Each additional card thereafter is $2.25 . These beauties are available ONLY when purchasing additional products.
A $300 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking to reserve your due date on my calendar and/or date for your maternity session. Remaining balance is due 7 calendar days before the agreed-upon session date. Session date can be rescheduled to the closest available date. I book sessions 2-3 months in advance. Prices do not include 9.25% sales tax for California. Prices are subject to change. However, quoted prices remain the same for 30 calendar days.
If you already know your due date, it is advisable to book your maternity and newborn session as soon before the end of your second trimester. However, if your baby has already arrived earth-side then, you are welcome to reach out to me for immediate availability.
After your session, I will personally go over your photos. About 5-7 calendar days after your session, we will meet back again for your in-person gallery reveal to help you select the images YOU LOVE and the ones that speak to your heart. At this point you can order additional images, printed art, including baby announcements, albums, and wall art.
If you decide to order products and you are within 10 miles of 94602 zip code, I will personally deliver your products. If you are beyond that point, I will package your artwork and send it directly to your preferred address.
In order to best serve clients I only accept a limited number of sessions per month. Please make sure you book well in advance to secure a date on my calendar.
Sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home, my home studio or at a location of your choice. This could be at a beach, park, or somewhere with special meaning to you. Maternity sessions take place when soon-to-be mommy is between 27-36 weeks pregnant and you have the option between in-studio or on-location.
I like to photograph outdoors before sunrise or 1-2 hours before sunset.
Posed newborn or in-studio lifestyle sessions take place in my home studio in Oakland, CA (94602) and are best photographed within the first two weeks of baby's life.
Lifestyle newborn sessions can take place in the comfort of your home. Lifestyle newborn sessions are photographed between the first 4 days and 2 months of a baby's life. these sessions are photographed in natural light only. For lifestyle sessions, I do not bring lights. Please make sure your home has adequate NATURAL WINDOW light.
Newborn sessions are at 9AM or 2PM and can take up from 2-3 hours. Maternity, family, couples and other portrait sessions take about 1-2 hours. Milestone sessions take about 1 hour.
However, I do not clock-watch or book sessions back to back and will only finish the shoot once I am certain I have the images I need. I am guided by my client's disposition and will take breaks as and when required.
If you purchase a collection that includes digitals, a print release will give you full permission to print your images for personal use, and archive them to your personal computer to share & enjoy for years to come. Although I always own the rights to all of my work as it's part of standard creative works & copyright laws, you receive rights for personal use only.
Then CONGRATULATIONS! Your kid is normal! I’m a mom and I know exactly how these things go. Regardless of how your child is acting, I promise we will get some great shots. I do not expect perfectly still and poised children…in fact I prefer the opposite! While meltdowns are sometimes inevitable, I have a prepared a guide of tips that might help your kids adjust to the session smoothly.
If your child or a family member is sick your session can be postponed at no extra cost. It's important that you advise me as soon as possible, preferably the 48hours before your shoot, so we can reschedule. Get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling/texting me at 786-942-1637.
I require a $300 session retainer/deposit in advance to secure your chosen date. This retainer/deposit will be applied to your session total. It is non-refundable should you cancel, but is transferable to another date in the event you wish to amend your booking with at least 48 hours notice. In the unfortunate event of rain, extreme cloudiness or inclement weather we will postpone outdoor shoots. There will be no additional cost to reschedule a sessions due to bad weather. I wait up until 2 hours before our meeting time to reschedule due to weather.
Outfit changes are welcome for any portrait collection if time and if your or child's disposition allows.
Yes! I work with some amazing print labs in the US, Italy, and Portugal. My printed products come from the highest quality papers and calibrated printing equipment. You will have the opportunity to see the printed products I offer either at your session or reveal and ordering appointment.
Absolutely, and I love when my work brings me to exciting locations! Contact me if you'd like a quote for a destination or adventure session.
There are no additional travel fees for sessions within 30 miles California (94602).
No. Straight out of camera, unedited images are for my eyes only. Image selection and editing is done at my discretion only. The final delivered images will be representative of my brand, processing style, and aesthetic.
No. Only images that are purchased or kept for portfolio use will be archived for one year from the date of your session. In order to make room for new clients, images that are not ordered or selected are purged from our systems twice monthly.
No. Let me put it this way: If you ordered a cake from a bakery, you wouldn't expect all of the extra used/unused ingredients as well, right? The RAW files are just that. I deliver a finished product to you, not raw ingredients. Let me do the heavy lifting & editing; it's what I love to do.
While each gallery will have a mix of both color and black and white images, I will turn color images into black and white as I see fit from an artistic point of view. Some images will be delivered ONLY in black and white if it was something I decided to do when shooting that particular image.
YES! If during your reveal session you decide to upgrade or purchase any printed products with a total of $800 or more, you can opt for bi-weekly installments within a period of 60 calendar days.
Yes, as a fully insured business, I accept Visa, Master Card, and Discover, as well as good ol' Cash!