Newborn Photography Guide


February 27th 2004

Newborn Photography sessions are my favorite sessions to photograph. Your newborn will only be so little for so long, this is why newborn sessions are so special. As a Utah Newborn Photographer, I am always honored to help you forever keep this special moment for your family. Welcome to my photography guide about three types of newborn photography sessions I photograph.

In-home newborn photography

In-home newborn photography is captured in your home during the first few weeks of your baby’s life. These sessions offer the convenience of not leaving your home with your newborn. I know it could get difficult to get everyone ready and pack everything to leave your home. I come to you with everything we need for your newborn photography session. I love to capture the nursery that you have spent months designing, mom rocking baby, siblings with baby, dad kissing and snuggling your newborn. These sessions can be captured anywhere in your home and even outdoors in your porch or backyard.

We will be together approximately 1.5 hours and we can stop at any time for feedings and diaper changing.

Hospital Newborn Photography, Fresh 48

Hospital newborn photography sessions also know as Fresh 48 sessions. It is a session that takes place in the hospital, birthing center or home within the first fresh 48 hours after your baby is born. I love to capture those first hours with your newborn, the wrinkly skin, the hospital bassinet, siblings meeting the new baby for first time and all the newborn snuggles with parents. Those first moments are so special to capture because they often pass in such a blur. I include both color and black and white images within your gallery and every detail that will help you revive these moments every time you look back at these images.

We will be together approximately 45-60 mins.

Studio Newborn Photography

Studio Newborn Photography sessions are captured in my white, natural light petite studio located in Daybreak. I love to capture your family together and the sweet moments with your newborn. I use minimal props such as a moses bassinet, all white daybed and swaddles. My studio is designed to be a home away from home for families that are worried about the lack of light in their homes. I have a changing table with newborn diapers and wipes. Bottle warmer, and water are available for parents.The studio is in impeccable conditions in addition to being sanitized with every family. The studio offers outdoor locations to capture some sweet moments. I love all the flowers in the summer and the cute farmhouses in the neighborhood.

We will be together 1-2 hours depending if you choose to have the session outdoors as well.

How to Book Your Newborn Photography Session,

  1. First, send me a note here, include all the details you can about your due date, hospital location if you are inquiring about fresh 48 photography and/or city where you reside if you are interested about in home newborn photography. I travel to most areas in Utah. My studio is located in South Jordan, Utah.
  2. I send an initial email saying hello! so that you know that I have received your inquiry. I then send a proposal with your session details and pricing. You will be able to accept your proposal, sign your contract and secure your session date with a session fee, all at one time.
  3. Once your session is secured. I will send you a family questionnaire related to your session in order to learn more about you and your family. Depending on what type of newborn session you will be having, we can schedule a video call to plan your session in detail. I offer client wardrobe for mothers and baby so that you don’t have to worry about purchasing a dress. This will be discussed during our video call and you are welcomed to try the dresses prior to your session. If you are unable to try the dresses, I will ask you to send me some pictures of dresses you wear so that I can learn about your taste and I will bring 2-3 dresses to your in home session as options for you. If you don’t usually wear dresses that’s totally fine. This is optional but know that when you book a session with me my top priority is to make everything easier for your family, including what to wear for your session. All dresses are just perfect for every stage of motherhood. Prior to your session you will also receive a session preparation guide with the best tips for your session.

After your newborn photography session

Two-three weeks after your session you will receive a digital gallery of all your hand edited images. You will be able to select all your favorites or the whole gallery. Once you select your images, I will send them both in color and black white. For fresh 48 sessions, I deliver my galleries within 72 hours and I include all the images including some hospital details for you to share with your baby one day. You will be able to download and share with family and friends right away. For all sessions, you will also have the option to add quality professional prints of your session or a gorgeous heirloom album to preserve your family memories. I also share previews of your session on instagram so make sure you are following me here.

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Newborn sessions Q&A

Can I include grandparents during our newborn photography session?

Absolutely! I love to include grandparents. Please let me know whenever you contact me who you would love to include besides your immediately family during your session. If you are having the session at the hospital and someone will be bringing siblings and you rather not to include them, let know as well. If your session is at home, you are welcome to include your fur babies as well.

Do you photograph maternity sessions?

Yes, I would love to help you document your maternity session. I offer a full maternity session or a mini maternity session at selected locations in Salt Lake City and South Jordan.

Do you offer birth photography as well?

If you are having any of my newborn sessions and would like to add birth photography to your package, I would love to help you. I only photograph birth for my newborn clients.

Do you offer prints?

I would love to help you print all you photographs and I also help families design their heirloom albums. When you receive your final gallery two-three weeks after your session, you will be able to select a package that includes prints. All galleries are delivered to your personal email to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

What should I wear?

My client wardrobe is available for mothers and newborns. I also include a session guide with tips and favorite dresses for newborn sessions. Here are three of my favorite stores for moms and options for fresh 48 sessions.




Fresh 48 Mommy and Me outfits

Family Photos Ideas From My Pinterest Board

I always recommend pairing outfits together to bring a cohesive look rather than matching. You should feel comfortable in your dress so that it shows in the images. I recommend long and flowy dresses so that you can move freely with your kids without worrying about how to position your legs when posing. I also recommend choosing moms dress first and then everyone else with colors that compliment mom’s outfit and colors that work well together. I highly suggest to stick to neutral colors and avoid logos or too many patterns. Subtle patterns are great and neutral colors work well with any location. Think about your home decor as well for in-home newborn photos. Will your outfit work well with you nursery design? I love to print my photos and I do for my clients as well. I want your photos to look beautiful with you home decor so think about if your outfit compliments your home decor too. Finally, my best tip is to always wear something that you feel comfortable with yourself. The most important thing is that you are happy and love your images.

More wardrobe tips

I will be taking close-ups photos of you holding baby and I recommend getting a fresh manicure or removing the old nail polish. I know as a mom we get busy and forget this important detail sometimes. A neutral color for your nails will look beautiful. Try to avoid any bright or neon colors.

in home newborn photography- South Jordan Newborn Photographer

If you are an expecting mother wanting to document this special moment with your new baby and family, I would love to help you create a memorable experience and beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Contact me

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