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Newborn & Children's Session Guide

If you are expecting your first or fourth child or documenting your growing toddler I am thrilled you have chosen to capture this important time in their life. Childhood is so fleeting...days go fast, nights can be sleep deprived and next thing you know they have grown. These images will take you back to those sweet times of little toes, fuzzy hair and baby cheeks.

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Newborns

When choosing when to book your newborn session I highly encourage booking at least 3 months before your due date.  I only take a limited number of newborns a month to ensure availability incase of early or late arrival.  Booking is based on your estimated due date and once baby arrives you will notify me as soon as possible and we will get your session scheduled.  Newborn sessions are typically done Monday-Friday at my home studio which is located in the lower level of my home in Freedom, WI.  In home lifestyle newborn sessions can be done in the comfort of your own home as well. 

I provide everything your newborn will need for their session- I have a large collection of wraps, props, head bands, bonnets and knit outfits.  I also have a small assortment of women's dresses and toddler outfits that my clients may use during their session.  Along with these items I also offer a styling service online that my clients have access to use to help with planning. 

I do newborn sessions between 5-14 days old but some older babies do just as fine.

During your newborn session you are welcome to relax on the couch, watch tv or even close your eyes while I take care of everything. 

Once your session is booked you will also receive a email closer to your session full of tips and ways to help you prepare for your session.

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Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.

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The Studio

Milestone Sessions

Milestone sessions are offered at three months and up.

Siblings may be added at $25 per child.  These sessions may be done in studio or outdoors 1-2 hours before sunset, weather permitting.  

Cake smash sessions are offered as well but I ask parents purchase the cake

due to the risk of food allergies.

During milestone sessions I like to follow your child's lead and keep it candid with a couple posed images, I feel this helps bring out your childs personality.  I encourage them to sing, dance, skip and pick flowers during our time together.

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me sessions are one of my favorite ways to capture the special love and connection between a mother and her children.  Sessions are done in studio or outdoors.  Time is spent embracing, playing and interacting with your children.

Maternity 

Brining a new life into the world is something so special.  I feel it is just as important to capture your pregnancy no matter if this is your first baby or fourth baby.

Maternity sessions are usually done after 28 or in the third trimester.  Book a maternity session and a signature newborn session together and save $100.

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Styling

Wardrobe adds such a valuable component to the way you will view your images. The colors will breathe life into the image, whether it be warm and colorful, or calm and peaceful.. The textures, layers, mixing patterns, accessories…it is such and important element and I want to help you pull all these pieces together! I offer a client closet with dresses for mom and toddler clothing and would also love to assist in picking out and planning your wardrobe. My closet is always growing and I welcome you to make an appointment before your session to come try on anything.

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2022 Session Pricing

Maternity

$450

45 minute session outdoors

30 digital images 

Online viewing gallery with print release

Bundle with signature newborn save $100

Child Milestone 

$275

30 minute session in-studio or outdoors

15 digital images 

Online viewing gallery with print release

Choice of one outfit change

Child milestone includes one child over 3 months 

Add cake smash for $75

Due to allergy risk parents provide cake

Mommy & Me 

$350

30 minute session in-studio or outdoors

20 digital images 

Online viewing gallery with print release

 Newborn Mini

$425

Up to a 1.5 hour session in studio 

Includes 3 different newborn setups for baby only 

15 digital images 

Online viewing gallery with print release

Scheduled around 5-20 days after baby has arrived

All props, wraps and headbands are provided for your newborn

Signature Newborn

$575

Up to a 3 hour session in-studio or

2 hour in-home lifestyle session

30 digital images 

Up to 5 different newborn setups of baby, family & siblings 

Online viewing gallery with print release

Scheduled around 5-20 days after baby has arrived

All props, wraps and headbands are provided for your newborn

My First Year

$1050

Signature Newborn, 6 month, and 1 year mile stone sessions as listed above.

This package must be paid in full at the time of the newborn session to receive the discounted sessions

*All sessions are all inclusive meaning digital images with print release are included.  Option to purchase additional images, custom art work and prints/albums is available after your session.