After much anticipation we are now offering “Just Born” photo sessions for new families who want the first precious hours of their baby’s life captured without having the entire labor and delivery documented. Even though we are super passionate about birth photography and highly recommend it to our mamas, we understand that it isn’t for everyone. Whatever your reason for opting out of birth photography – finances, medical concerns, or you’re just uncomfortable having your labor & delivery photographed – we still want to offer you the chance to get high quality images during this special time of bonding with your baby.
Our “Just Born” lifestyle sessions are held within the first 48 hours of your child’s birth – during daylight hours – at the hospital, birth center, or at home. They are similar in style to our birth photography – unposed and natural. Our goal is to capture you and your baby totally soaking in the first precious moments (meeting siblings or other family members, first bath, breastfeeding etc.) while emotions are still high and everything is brand new.
So why not just get a newborn session or have the hospital take pictures?
-The hospital photographers will only spend a few minutes taking a handful very posed (stiff) pictures of your baby – they will not include you or any other family members and will likely not capture the emotion of the event.
-While we may do some “newborn-like” shots, this session is not meant to take the place of a newborn session. There will be no props, lighting, or extensive baby posing. Our “Just Born” session is unique in that we will be able to document all of the emotions and interactions with your FRESH baby in a much more laid-back, casual way.
**If you do wish to have an actual newborn session done sometime in the first few weeks of your baby’s life, please contact one of us through our other respective sites to check availability. Kelly or Melanie. (don’t worry, neither of our feelings will be hurt.)**
Click HERE to view & print our Just Born Contract