In-home Newborn Sessions
Celebrate these magical first moments with authentic images that capture your bond
Having a new baby is and amazing and joyful experience. It can also be exhausting and overwhelming. I encourage you to show up and embrace everthing you’re feeling and capture authentic, honest moments with your newborn. I capture newborns just as they are….no fancy props or poses.
What to Expect during your Lifestyle Newborn photos
Maybe it goes back to my time as a newborn nurse, but I believe that the pefect place for your baby is right there in your arms. We’ll get shots in the nursery and cuddled up on the couch. I want to give you authentic images that document this incredible time. I promise those are the moments that you are going to want to look back on.
Newborn Photographer in the Bay Area
Oakland Newborn Photography
In-Home Newborn Session
Starting at $850
You think you’ll remember every moment after your little one arrives. I’m here to tell you that’s not the case. The reality is that you haven’t gotten more than two consecutive hours of sleep, you don’t remember when you last ate, and where did you put the binky!
The first few weeks and months fly by so quickly. A storytelling session is a perfect way to ensure you don’t miss a thing. Trust me; you’ll want to remember how she wrinkled her little face when she cried. How tiny those little feet and hands were. How his head fit perfectly in your hand as you held him. And how, despite being exhausted, you did it!
So don’t worry if your house is clean or if your hair isn’t perfect. Let’s just capture this time before it’s gone.
Sessions last 1-2 hours.
Newborn Milestone Session
Starting at $1275 for 2 sessions, $1785 for 3 sessions
The first year is filled with so many milestones…..first they’re sitting, then crawling, and before you know, they are up and running. Milestone sessions can capture all of those priceless moments.
• 2 or 3 in-home sessions to be used in the first 18 months
• 3 beautiful collections to choose from
Oakland Newborn Milestone Photography
Choose from three beautiful collections
The Short Story
• 10 Artistically edited digital images you select from your gallery
• $50 complimentary print credit
The Classic Collection
• 30 Artistically edited digital images you select from your gallery
• $250 complimentary print credit
The Saga Collection
• Entire gallery of artistically edited digital images (50+)
• $500 complimentary print credit
• Slideshow download
Your kind words
You can’t go wrong with her as your photographer! We had a BIG group and she managed to get some great pics. She is a perfectionist so that helps!
– Lisa J.
Excellent!! She has a wonderful ability to work with the entire family in capturing the perfect moment!
All your lifestyle newborn photography questions answered
What's the best time to book my newborn session?
You can book as soon as you see that second line, but you should probably tell your partner the good news first! Seriously, you can book anytime. I have a limited space for newborn sessions each month, so booking early ensures your spot.
What's the best time to schedule my newborn session?
There are some photographers who will say that newborn sessions have to happen in the first 10 days of life. I’m not one of them. I think it’s important for mom to have time to recover and feel her best before the session. I offer newborn sessions up to 3 months.
What is A Day in Life Photography?
For me, A Day in Life photography is about capturing real people, real relationships, real personalities, real emotions, and real moments. It’s about capturing your life, just as it is now.
It’s about capturing moments that happen in your everyday life with a newborn: the feedings, the diaper changes, bathtime, and all the things in between.
Do you have suggestions about what to wear for our session?
Absolutely. It’s very simple. Wear what makes you, you! There’s no need to go out and buy a fancy outfit. If you’re a jeans and t-shirt kind of person, come as you are! Newborn clothese often don’t fit well, so I’m a fan of a plain onsie or pj’s for the newborn. I’m capturing the authentic you, so just show up as yourself.
How many images are in a typical gallery, and can I select which images I want to download?
I capture many images during your session. Each image is carefully reviewed to ensure that you receive the very best images that tell your story. Once I have selected the images that represent my work and your story, the edited images will be uploaded to your gallery. RAW and unedited images will not be delivered as they are not representative of my work.
You are able to choose the images from your gallery that you wish to download as part of your collections.
There are usually 50-100 edited images in every gallery.
Are you vaccinated for Covid?
You bet! I’m also up-to-date with pertussis and whooping cough vaccines, so you can rest easy when I’m with your family.
“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
Do you charge a travel fee?
My sessions take me to the East Bay, South Bay, North Bay, and Peninsula. There is no travel fee for clients that live within 50 miles of Oakland. There is a $100 fee for locations more than 50 miles away.
Do you offer prints or albums?
Yes! I have always loved to look at photo albums and my home is filled with images of my family. My hope is that every client will turn their images into works of art that will be treasured for years to come. You will have the option to purchase prints, wall art, and albums through your gallery. All products are processed through a professional lab only available to professional photographers to ensure the best quality. I only guarantee quality on products ordered through your gallery.
Do you offer gift certificates?
I sure do. You can choose which collection you would like to gift. The recipient can also choose to upgrade their collection after the session. You can purchase gift certificates, HERE.
What can I expect during and after the session?
You can expect a relaxed experience both during and after your session. Once you’re booked I will send you a link with all the details.
Do you charge a session fee?
I don’t charge a session fee, but I do charge a $250 retainer to hold your date. The retainer is applied to the collection you choose. The retainer is non-refundable.
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