by tasha sojka
putting babies in buckets is my jam
All about newborns!
A newborn session is The perfect way to capture your baby during their newest stage of life. They will never be this fresh again and you will be glad that you got these adorable squishy photos because we know babies don't keep!
You don't have to worry about outfits, props, hair ties or wraps. I have all of that for you to use during your session,
It's never too early to book a session! Click here to get started booking a shoot for your baby!
SAFE + SANITARY
let's get this part out of the way first...
I Have always taken cleanliness seriously but I have added even more safety precautions to ensure the studio meets all the health guidelines. Only one session per day in-studio. Temp check at door, wash hands upon entering, shoes off at door, and masks on when not being photographed.
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Packages start at $475
If you book a full newborn package (baby + family) you can pick either a FREE 30 maternity session or a 30 minute milestone session for baby at 6 months! Serious. NO catch!
When it comes to booking your newborn session, once you know your due date get in touch with me. The squishy photos of babies in buckets are usually photographed in the first two weeks of life.
I have a variety of props, outfits, headbands and backdrops for you to choose from. Once you have booked your session I will send you over all the details of what to expect on the day of your session.
I offer a variety of packages, let's get started to see which one is right for your family
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Check out what your session will look like
...here's what you can expect
Interested in newborn shoot?
Okay, I know all this is a lot to take in but I'm here to make it super easy for you!
You can book as early as you feel comfortable. Most moms book at around the 12-week mark. I send you the contract and invoice. You pay the 50% deposit and when baby comes you shoot me an email within 24 hours of birth. That is when I get you an actual session date. I like to shoot posed newborns within the first 16 days of life so we get the squishiest, sleepiest poses.
Most sessions are shot in my studio in Jarrettsville but If you are having a hard recovery I can pack the studio up and come to you! For those coming to the studio, it is located on the first floor and has a huge reclining couch so you can relax while I work.
I have all props and outfits for baby so you don't need to worry about buying anything (unless you want to, of course!) You tell me what colors you love, colors that are your hard no, the vibe you are going for and I do the rest! During our session you are totally welcome to take cell phone pics to send to grandparents, aunts, and uncles, I 100% love when parents swoon over baby while I work; it melts my heart.
It usually takes three weeks (I know, it feels like an eternity) for me to send your pics to you. I email you a link that you can share with your family and you all can download the images; yep there is no limit on that!!! THey are all sized for print and I include the print rights with all galleries.
so you feel better about it all?Let's get you booked
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to book a newborn session?
Most moms book thier newborn session when they are 12 weeks along. You can book as early as you would like.
What if my baby is older than 16 days?
Don't let that stop you! Email me and we will work a way out to get adorable photos of your newborn!
What if my baby has jaundice?
No worries! If you are concerned I usually have Mom's email me a current pic of baby to show me the level of juandice and take it from there.
What if my baby has acne and peeling skin?
That is totally normal. Don't let that even be a worry; if you want it removed I can take care of it for you in Photoshop.
What if I can't come to your studio?
I never force anyone to come to me. If you are having a hard recovery I will come to you with all the props and outfits.
How long is the wait to get my photos back?
It typically takes three weeks from the day of your session to get your photos back.
I am worried that my baby won't cooperate on the day of our shoot.
I hear this question A LOT. Don't worry about that. I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help settle baby. In the even that baby is visibly uncomfortable and in pain I do suggest we reschedule our session.
Do you provide outfits?
I sure do! I have quite a colletion of outfits and props specifially made for newborns!
you can book your newborn session as early as you know you are pregnant. I mark down your due date but when baby comes you let me know within 24 hours of birth and I get you on the schedule. These squishy poses you see are usually shot within the first 16 days of life.
I have so many props, outfits, wraps and bonnets that it is not necessary for you to bring anything but if there is something special you want incorporated then feel free to let me know!
When it comes to your session date there is no need to worry that "your baby won't cooperate"; I hear that a lot and I do have a few tricks to use but here are some things that you can do on your end to prep for a great session:
Bring extra milk
Bring enough milk for 2-3 feedings. If nursing try to stay away from dairy & spicy food 48 hours before our session.
Bring a Pacifier
Some poses are tricky and to help soothe baby into them I may need to use a pacifier to get that must have shot!
Bring A brush
If baby has lots of hair you may want to bring a brush to retouch any hat head that may happen between bonnet poses.
Bring a baby blanket
Some of the poses are without a diaper; bring an extra blanket in case we have an accident