Those first few weeks of your baby’s life pass by in a blur, and you will never have those precious moments again. A newborn portrait session is the perfect way to capture the sweet innocence, delicate features, and angelic expressions that fill your heart with joy. A newborn marks a fresh chapter in the life of a family. Preserving this special time with artistic newborn photography is truly an act of love.
Our custom portrait sessions are a unique and personalized experience. As parents ourselves, we know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. We strive to create a relaxed and memorable newborn photography session, while capturing a variety of posed and lifestyle family portraits to truly capture the emotions of this special time. With an eye for perfect moments and unique perspectives, we create newborn portraits that are beautiful, intimate, and emotional. Sophie helps with styling and posing, while Michael has the expertise in artful lighting and retouching to bring out the best in your portraits. We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.
It is never too early to book! Newborn portraits are ideally captured within the first 4-10 days of life, when your baby will be sleeping deeply and curling up naturally for those precious newborn poses. However, we understand that these first few weeks are unpredictable, and although we can no longer capture some of the flexible poses from those early days, we still welcome babies at a few weeks old for in-home newborn sessions. We only book a limited number of newborn sessions per month to allow flexibility in our schedule. Although the newborn session is booked in advance to ensure availability, we will only schedule an appointment once your baby has been born.
How long will our session last?
Newborn photography sessions generally last around two hours. There is plenty of time for nursing, soothing, and lots of cuddles. We strive to create a relaxed and peaceful environment, and our priority is always your comfort and the safety of your newborn. These sessions are delicate, and we patiently take the time to perfect each pose. Our gentle and detailed approach allows us to capture those precious moments that become the most beautiful, meaningful portraits.
STUDIO or ON LOCATION?
We offer fine art newborn portraits in our Midtown studio, or in the comfort of your home. Working in our studio allows us to shoot in a controlled environment, with the perfect lighting and room temperature that are so important to the success of a newborn session. We are also happy to capture newborn portraits in the beautiful settings of your home. We will capture lifestyle portraits in your baby’s nursery and any other meaningful settings. We will also bring along portable lighting equipment, as well as some blankets and accessories for the “classic” posed newborn portraits.
WHAT TO WEAR
Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. Babies are cutest in their bare bottoms. We have our own selection of accessories, but we always recommend shopping on Etsy.com for cute diaper covers, knit hats, headbands, or wraps. You can search for “newborn photography props,” and you’ll find LOTS of adorable options. As for parents, we love skin-on-skin for intimate newborn portraits. A lace camisole or a strapless dress for Mommy. A bare chest or fitted button-down shirt for Daddy. We recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style. Neutrals and creams with touches of pastels for a soft, gentle feel. Your Welcome Packet will provide lots of inspiration, but in the meantime, you can view some of our favorite outfits here:
Post-Processing & Ordering
Following your session, Michael selects the best images for processing and retouching. He devotes time to carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, and overall appeal. These 20-30 images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art.
Approximately 2-3 weeks following your session, we invite you into our Midtown NYC Studio for your proofing session. This presentation will be an emotional experience, after which you will be able to select the images you would like to order for your home, office, family and friends. Michael will consult you on options for displaying your newborn photography portraits in creative and beautiful ways. We are happy to accommodate you in the evenings and weekends for these proofing sessions.
Displaying Your Portraits
We offer a variety of Fine Art Prints, Boutique Items, Keepsake Albums, Digital Packages, and Collections to suit every client. Each product we offer has been selected for its craftsmanship, and the heirloom quality ensures that your custom art will be enjoyed for generations!
Please visit the Investment section for details and pricing of our newborn portrait session. Included in your initial investment is our time and talent during the session and a personalized proofing session to assist you in making your portrait order selections. When you’re ready to book your newborn portrait session, please contact Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to capturing these special memories for your family!