“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
First of all – as with all of my sessions, I want you to know that this will be a no-stress photo shoot experience! For newborn sessions, my style is a combination of both posed portraits of your new baby, as well as lifestyle photography of you with your new little one. I want to capture all of the little details of your new babe, but I also think it is extremely important to capture the real moments of your growing family as you interact together.
I will come to YOU! I’ve been told many times by parents that they appreciate this so much. In the first few days after baby is born, it can be tough to leave the house and get everyone ready for a photo shoot. Because the shoot is in your own home environment, you will be more relaxed & able to just enjoy the experience.(Please note – sessions outside of Anacortes may incur a travel fee; please contact me for details).
WHEN TO BOOK
I prefer to shoot fairly soon after your baby’s birth, so we can capture that newborn stage while your baby is so still teeny tiny (and sleepy!) The best time for your newborn session is when babe is just 5-10 days new. Get in touch with me ASAP & let me know your due date. That way we can start looking at getting a few potential dates on the calendar. Then as your due date gets closer, we will just keep in touch – and once baby arrives, we’ll lock in your photo shoot date.
Posing is one of the most critical aspects of newborn photography. Your precious baby’s comfort and security are first and foremost, so I will be very patient and dedicate enough time to capture images based on your baby’s mood. I usually block out 1.5-2 hours for newborn sessions, and we can take as many breaks as needed for feedings & diaper changes.
Siblings are more than welcome to be a part of the shoot. I usually try to start with siblings first (while they are fresh and happy)… then we can move on to shots of just baby, and baby with mom & dad. It is definitely helpful to have an extra set of hands available to care for siblings, so if you have a friend or grandparent around it would be nice to have them there during the shoot.
I will bring everything we’ll need to photograph your little one. I have the necessary equipment, fabrics, backdrops, blankets, and a variety of fabrics to wrap or swaddle your sweet babe for the photo shoot. (Please note – all items are cleaned in between sessions with dye-free and scent-free detergent). After you book your shoot, I will send you some more details & info about the styles and colors of wraps and props I have available.
Every photo shoot package receives digital images with personal print release. This means that you will be able to print and share your images wherever you’d like, up to a size 8×12. If you’d like larger prints, I ask that you order them through me. Your images will be delivered via digital download and a backup disc. If you’d like to receive a USB drive with custom case, you can purchase that at an additional cost.
Your images are NOT meant to stay stuck on your computer forever! I truly believe that having tangible products is SO important. I have a lot of options for you to purchase products – including large prints, canvas wall art, custom photo albums, and more. After you book your shoot, I will send you a link to view all of my favorite products so you can start planning if you’d like to purchase something tangible.
HOW TO BOOK
Ready to book your session with me? Get in touch first to make sure we can work out a date that works (I usually book 2-3 months in advance). Then I’ll just ask for a $150 retainer fee to reserve your session date. I’ll send an invoice to you via Paypal, so it’s super simple (of course, I’ll also accept a cash or check deposit). The retainer is nonrefundable, but it is transferrable in case we need to reschedule.
"I found Kimberlee online when I was about 2.5 months pregnant. Honestly, after stalking her website and Facebook I assumed she was going to be way too expensive for what I was budgeting. I was pleasantly surprised when she was actually more affordable compared to a different photographer whose work I didn't like nearly as much. I quickly booked her for a maternity, birth and newborn package. Now that my little girl is 5 weeks old I can not only attest to the caliber of her work but also to the fact that she is an absolute dream to work with! She has the ability to put you at complete ease and makes you not only comforable but creates an enjoyable experience."
On the day of the shoot, plan to be relaxed and enjoy the experience! I promise you (and your baby) are in good hands!
View Your Images
Just one week after your session, your images will be ready for you! Your images will be online in a password-protected gallery.
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"At the newborn session she knows exactly how to calmly and safely handle an infant with beautiful results. The outcome of her sessions speak for themselves in her work as does the presentation. I would not only recommend her to everyone I know but I told my husband she better not relocate because I plan to use her for all our future photography needs. I feel like we hit the jackpot finding her! Thanks so much Kimberlee!!!"