Newborn Sessions are held in my home studio located in Oshawa close to the lake about 5 minutes from the 401.

If choosing the lifestyle package they will take place in your home in a natural prop-less real life way.


SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED

Tuesday to Friday at 11am or 12pm each week.

Weekend sessions are subject to a premium of $50 (super limited Saturday availability each month)


WHEN TO BOOK/ TURNAROUND

To ensure availability it is best to schedule your newborn session at least 30-90 days prior to your due date.

Turnaround for final image galleries is estimated to be 3 weeks-5 weeks from the time of your session.

All turnaround times are estimated and not guaranteed.

However every effort to be prompt will be made.


BOOKING/ PAYMENT PROCESS

A 30% non-refundable but transferrable retainer is required at time of booking to secure your session date.

The remaining balance is due at the start of your session.

Extra images are paid for at the time of selecting your digital images from your proofing gallery for final editing.

The luxury baby plan is broken into 5 equal payments throughout babies first year!


PLEASE NOTE/ STUDIO MASK POLICY:

Mask will be worn on a client to client basis, please let me know if you prefer we wear masks, covid screening is still required

Do not come to the studio if you are sick with anything, please.

Baby Swaddle Collection

Up to 1.5 Hour Session
3 Different Set ups
Swaddled/outfit poses
12 Digital Images of your choice
Extra images $10+hst

300+hst

Baby & Sibling Collection

Up to 1.5 Hour Session
Swaddled poses
Set-up for sibling photos
Portraits of older children
2-3 Different Set ups for baby
20 Digital Images of your choice
Extra images $10+hst

$350+hst

Baby & New Parent Collection

Up to 1.5 Hour Session
3 Different Set ups for baby
Swaddled/ Outfit Poses
1 backdrop for baby & parents
20 Digital Images of your choice
Extra images $10+hst

350+hst

The Complete Family Collection

Up to 2 Hour Session
1 Backdrop for sibling portraits
Portraits of older children
1 Backdrop for family portraits
Swaddled/ outfit poses of baby
2-3 Set ups for baby
20 Digital Images of your choice
Extra images $10+hst

400+hst

Lifestyle Newborn Collection

Up to 1.5 Hour Session
These sessions are done simply, with your home/nursery as the backdrop and without props.
1 Swaddle & hat/bonnet/headband
1 bucket for a prop shot
15 Digital Images of your choice
Extra images $10+hst

$300+hst

Bump & Baby Bundle Deal

Save $100 off when you book a maternity session and newborn session of your choice at the same time.

SAVE $100

Luxury First Year Bundle

BIGGEST SAVINGS

A Full Maternity Session
A Full Newborn Session
A 6-10 month sitter session for baby
A cake smash & splash session for baby
PLUS Entire digital galleries included for ALL of your 4 sessions
Broken into 5 payments of $300+hst

$1500+hst

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When should I book my newborn session?

A.It is recommended that newborn sessions get booked 30-90 days ahead of time to ensure availability. I book all newborn sessions one week or so following the due date or c-section date. For the most part this booking method works great however if baby comes 2 weeks or more earlier or is not born as session date is approaching we can adjust as needed based on availability. I promise I will fit you in somewhere.

What should I expect during the newborn session?

A.During your newborn session you will be greeted at the studio entrance. We will begin your session with family & sibling session poses (if included in your session) and then move into baby only poses. I start with white on white poses on the poser, swaddled in a bucket and incorporate colours and touches of your preference as you notice things while being in the studio. (There is a lot of stuff around). Once I feel we have enough content we will end your session.

What happens if my newborn doesn't cooperate?

A.Most newborns don't have any issue with cooperating. The odd time we run into a super fussy or gassy baby having a bad day and I never continue to push those babies to perform. If I make a few attempts and it is not working out we will reschedule the session for a day or two following where there is availability when baby is hopefully in better spirits. My main goal is ensuring we have beautiful portraits at the end. No reason to stress a baby out if they are not having a good day and you will not lose out on the beautiful photos that you hired me for. I can promise you that!

Can family & siblings hangout for the entire session?

A.Normally I would allow this, but right now due to covid-19 and omicron going around all family will need to leave the studio except for one parent once the family images are complete to reduce prolonged exposure and keep the studio as low contact as possible. During this time we will do the baby solo images. This is why we do the family images right away.

Outside of covid-19 it is always recommended however that siblings leave to go do something fun while we do the baby only images. Certain ages are more patient than others but children ages 2-5 tend to want to run around the studio playing and touching everything and it can be really disruptive to the peaceful environment needed for posing and getting the shots we need of baby. It can take up to an hour or more and that's a long time for tots to sit around patient and quiet, keep that in mind.

Can I take pictures with my cell phone during the session?

A.Absolutely! I love behind the scenes shots! If you wish to take behind the scenes shots or videos of your little one during their session please make sure to share the love and tag my facebook page or instagram if you share them on social media! I'd love to see them too!

How long will it take to get my images?

A.You will get your selection gallery approximately 10-14 business days from the time of your session. Once you choose your images and submit your choices final editing will take place. The entire process can take up to 4-6 weeks. If buying your entire digital gallery please allow extra time to accomodate. All turnaround times are estimated and not guaranteed. However every effort to be prompt will be made.