Tiny moments in a brand new life are such a priceless treasure for parents. You won’t get those first days back, but you can look back in photographs and, for a moment, remember what it was like to hold your sweet newborn baby in your arms. You will never regret having those moments captured with our newborn photo session.
Newborn Photo Pricing
Newborn Photo Session - $750
A $125 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due the day of your session. Payment plans are available upon request. Balance must be paid in full before receiving any digital images and/or print products. All payments, deposits, services, products, etc are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Your package includes:
Processing your newborn photos will take two weeks, after which you receive access to your online gallery where you can both view and download your images. A USB drive with all edited digital images will be mailed to you. For a $50 rush fee, I can process your photos and make them available within 48 hours of your session.
Travel fees may apply for session locations more than 50 miles outside of Denver. Travel fees are determined on a case-by-case basis.
Credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted. Payment plans are available upon request. All prices are subject to Colorado state sales tax, and are subject to change. There are no refunds for past services or products.
Planning Your Session
Upon request, I will start a private Pinterest board where we can collaborate on clothing ideas, props, photo ideas and other elements of your newborn photo session. Please follow me on Pinterest under Sarah Renee Photography so I can begin our secret board. We will narrow your selections down to the following:
Various family and newborn poses (sibling poses if applicable)
A day or two before your session I will call you so that we can go over any last minute details, but here are a few helpful tips for styling and preparing you and your newborn for your shoot!
Moms: Bring a loose-fitting tank top, in a neutral color and simple design – I want to keep the focus on you and your baby! Please do not wear nail polish. Rest assured, I aim to photograph using flattering angles and light to bring out the natural beauty in your family.
Dads: If you prefer not to be shirtless, I ask that you bring a tight fitting v-neck t-shirt to wear with a good pair of jeans. Again, a neutral color shirt looks best.
Sister(s): I provide a wrap that will act as the perfect top or you can bring a snug-fitting tank in a neutral color. I ask that girls’ hair be natural (or in braids) and free of bows, headbands, etc. Just as with mom, no nail polish please.
Brother(s): Please dress the same way as Dad - a good pair of jeans and shirtless are preferred or a tight-fitting neutral colored t-shirt.
Day of Your Session
Your baby is the star of this session, so it is critical to prepare! Please feed your baby 2-3 hours before the shoot and plan on feeding him/her as soon as you get to the studio. Try to keep your baby awake for a few hours before the shoot. Keeping your baby awake before the shoot will ensure those sleepy newborn pictures! Many parents arrive to the session saying, "Baby has been sleeping all morning, but trust me, he sleeps SO good this time of day!" only to have the baby wake up as soon as the session begins.
Newborn photo sessions last between 2-3 hours, sometimes longer if the baby is a light sleeper or is hungry. The easiest way to ensure a sleepy baby is for you to nurse/bottlefeed off and on. If you can, bring the bendable soothie pacifier the hospital gave you. Even if you haven't used one, a pacifier really helps for the 2 hours that I'm posing him/her.
It will be at least 80 degrees in the studio – please dress for warm temperatures.
Please feel free to bring any family heirlooms, hats, and/or outfits that you would like to have your baby photographed in. I have a plethora of wraps, hats, and blankets. There is an abundance of options to choose from in the studio!
I keep plenty of wipes and newborn diapers in the studio.
If siblings will be joining you for the session, I have a DVD player, Apple TV, books, and toys as well as organic snacks on hand. Feel free to bring a favorite movie or two to help them pass the time! Please take a few moments to chat with any siblings about the session so (s)he feels prepared.
It is my hope that you come to the studio feeling comfortable and at home. I am truly honored to be able to document this incredible time in your lives and look forward to getting to know you and your sweet baby!
After Your Session
Two weeks after your session has taken place, you will receive an email from me with instructions on how to view and download your private online gallery of photos, along with information regarding how to order prints and make your baby announcement template selection. You can also share this gallery with friends and family.
I use Miller’s Lab & Mpix for all of my printing. Prints can be made directly from your online gallery.
BirDesign creates templates that can be used in holiday cards, baby announcements, wedding announcements and on Facebook to showcase your photos. Click here to visit their website and to view all of their digital templates. When you print these items through me the template is included in the price. Printing prices for these products can be found on my printing price list.
My studio is located in Lakewood, Colorado.