When should I book my newborn session? Short answer... the sooner the better! The more time I have to prepare for your session allows me to get all the materials and props to make your shoot customized to your liking (colors, themes, ideas). Typically, newborn sessions are booked 3-4 months in advance.
How do I book a session? Contact me via e-mail or through this website and I will get back to you as soon as possible. When deposit is received, I will block off time to assure you that I will photograph the baby within 10 days after his/her arrival.
Where are the photo shoots located? All newborn and cake smash sessions take place at my studio, located in Bellmore, NY. Outdoor mini sessions are at various different locations on Long Island. Follow me on Facebook for announcements regarding mini sessions. **I will travel to your home for an additional cost, upon request and availability.
How long do shoots last? Newborn sessions typically last between 2-4 hours (give or take) depending on the baby's feeding schedule. I like to keep the baby as full/sleepy as possible! Your session won't be complete until I can promise you a beautiful variety of photos. Outdoor mini sessions last about 30 minutes, and cake smashes about an hour.
Do I only take pictures of the baby during a newborn session? No! Sibling shots are an important memory so if this isn't your first baby I will definitely leave time at the end of the shoot for sibling/family shots. If this is your only child, I will be sure to capture mom and dad with your new bundle of love.
Investment I firmly believe in quality over quantity. I would rather provide my clients with every single image being a "WOW" image, rather than provide more images of a lesser quality. Although many pictures will be taken at your session , I will choose the best of each pose for your gallery. Your gallery will include ALL edited high-resolution images on a flash drive, both in color and black and white with a print release, meaning that you can either choose to print through me or print images on your own. Galleries are completed and mailed out within 2 weeks of your session. I also design photo books, holiday cards, birth announcements and canvases at an additional cost.
My 2018 pricing is as follows: -In studio Newborn session (up to 10 days old) $650 - Customized Cake Smash Session **Starting at $350 -Outdoor Fall/Spring Mini Sessions $350 -6 Month milestone session $300
**There is a travel fee for in home sessions of $100 in Nassau/ Western Suffolk and $300 in NYC