About Newborn Photography
Newborn sessions are done in the studio when the baby is under two weeks old. We need to capture them in this time frame, as this is when they are sleepiest, still womb-like, and willing to let Meghan pose them. Once they reach two weeks old, they become much more alert and are less likely to cooperate.
At the session, we provide everything that is needed. Prior to the sessions, we consult with you to get a feel for your style and color taste. A lot of time is spent preparing for each session so that you have a custom session designed just for you and your little one. Newborns are Meghan’s specialty and we invest a great deal in updating props, blankets, handmade headbands, and kitted hats that fit properly and photograph well. We limit the amount of personal props that are brought to the session, but if you have a special keepsake you’d like to include, we can discuss it. Please DO NOT purchase items online or from a store for your session, as we specifically purchase hand-made items for newborn photography that are created to be soft, natural, and organic. All that is necessary for you to bring is your sweet newborn!
Sessions normally last between 2-4 hours; it depends on the baby and how well he/she sleeps! We will take breaks as necessary for feeding. Prior to the session, a detailed Session Prep PDF is sent to you that explains how to prepare yourself and your newborn for the session. These instructions are extremely helpful and important in ensuring a smooth and stress free session! We will go over the details together prior to your session.
Following the session, Meghan sorts through and picks the best photos for detailed editing. The exact number of photos will vary and depends on the package you have chosen. Many newborns have flaky skin, red bumps/acne on their faces, scratches from their sharp little fingernails, blotchy red eyelids, etc. and Meghan removes anything that is a distraction to the photo. Also, since the safety of your newborn is our number one concern, many photos will have an assistant’s hands or fingers holding them, which are also removed from the photo during the editing process.
In order to schedule your session, a $200 deposit is required. The remainder of your payment will be due prior to your session. Your gallery of photos is available approximately 2-3 weeks after the session. You will have access to download your high resolution digital photos directly from your online gallery.
Please contact us for detailed information about the session you are interested in. After you’ve reviewed all the information please contact us as soon as possible! We will then send a contract and invoice for your $200 deposit. After those are received, your due date will be added to the studio calendar. This guarantees your spot for your newborn session. Meghan Vail Photography can only take so many newborn sessions per month so that we can accommodate all of our scheduled clients. We book up in advance, so please don’t wait until baby is born to contact us!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the session, the pricing, or what’s included. We truly hope to have the chance to work with you and your growing family! Newborn photography is Meghan’s passion and it is an honor to be able to photograph and capture these first moments. They grow and change so very quickly! They will never be this little again, and we hope to give your family images that will forever remind you of this precious time with them.