sometimes the smallest things...
…take up the most room in your heart. Those first few weeks of your baby’s life pass by in a blur, and you will never have those precious moments again. A newborn portrait session is the perfect way to capture the sweet innocence, delicate features, and angelic expressions that fill your heart with joy. A newborn marks a fresh chapter in the life of a family. Preserving this special time with artistic newborn photography is truly an act of love.
Our custom portrait sessions are a unique experience. As parents ourselves, we know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. We strive to create a relaxed and memorable newborn photography session, while capturing a variety of family portraits to truly capture the emotions of this special time. We help with styling and posing, and apply our expertise in artful lighting and retouching to bring out the best in your newborn portraits. We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.
It is never too early to book and at Edwige Photography sessions book about 2-3 months in advance, but feel free to inquire for last minute openings! Newborn portraits are ideally captured within the first 4-14 days of life, when your baby will be sleeping deeply and curling up naturally for those precious newborn poses. We only book a limited number of newborn sessions per month to allow flexibility in our schedule. Although the newborn session is booked in advance via a floating appointment to ensure availability, we will only schedule date once your baby has been born.
HOW LONG WILL A SESSION LAST?
Newborn photography sessions generally last around two to three hours to allow plenty of time for nursing, soothing, and cuddles. We strive to create a relaxed and peaceful environment, and our priority is always your comfort and the safety of your newborn. These sessions are delicate, and we patiently take the time to perfect each pose. Our gentle and detailed approach allows us to capture those precious moments that become the most beautiful, meaningful portraits.
STUDIO OR LOCATION?
We offer fine art newborn portraits in our in-home studio, or in the comfort of your home! Working in our in-home studio allows us to photograph in a controlled environment, with the perfect lighting and room temperature. We are also happy to bring our portable studio as well as all the necessary accessories to your home where baby feels secure.
WHAT TO WEAR
Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. We discuss what to wear in details during pre-shoot consultations and have concrete examples to show. Everything for Newborn babies is provided, but parents are welcome to bring a special teddy or blanket for the photos. Our Babies are cutest in their bare bottoms. We have our own selection of accessories, but we always recommend shopping on Etsy.com for cute diaper covers, knit hats and headbands. As for parents, a lace camisole or a strapless dress for Mommy. A bare chest or fitted button-down shirt for Daddy. We recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style. Neutrals and creams with touches of pastels for a soft, gentle feel.
Following your session, we select the best images for processing and retouching. We devote time to carefully compare the tens of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, and overall appeal. These final images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art and are ready within 2 weeks.
DISPLAYING YOUR PORTRAITS
We believe in tangible artwork for your home, as well as digital files for archiving. We offer a curated collection of the highest quality products, from albums to custom wall art displays to complement any home décor. Adding a family member is a momentous occasion. Welcoming your newborn into the world will be one of the most miraculous events in your life. The heirloom quality of our products ensures that your newborn portraits will be enjoyed for generations!
Please visit the Investment section for details and pricing of our newborn portrait session. Included in your investment is our time and talent during the session. When you’re ready to book your portrait session, please contact Edwige at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to capturing these incredibly special memories for your family!