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Scheduling Your Newborn Session

**Newborn Booking Special**    Pre-Book your Newborn session by July 31st 2016 and get either a complimentary Mini Maternity Session or one complimentary image uploaded to www.minted.com to create your own birth announcements ($50.00 value)!

Thank you for considering me for your baby’s first portraits. I know what a special time in your lives this is and I would love to photograph your baby when he or she arrives.  Below you will find most of the information on scheduling a session for your new baby.

About me:  I’ve been a licensed professional photographer for 13 years and have specialized in newborn photography.   There is nothing more inspiring then a brand new life and as your baby will only be in the newborn stage for about 2 weeks,  I know how important it is that you hire someone to capture your baby who you trust and you know will guarantee beautiful quality images,  and I am honored that you are considering hiring me.

Cost:   You will find each photographer brings a different level of quality and professionalism to your session, images and final product, which is often reflected in the cost of your investment.   As like with most professions,  you get what you pay for.  I am good at what I do and have never had a complaint in over 12 years about the end product.   The images of your newborn are something you’ll have and cherish for a lifetime.   Babies grow so fast and you’ll never get a do-over if you go somewhere because of price and end up unhappy with the results.  All my newborn session prices (included print prices) can be found on my newborn specialty website at www.newbornphotographer.com.    Here you will see that I offer a few types of sessions:

  1. Mini Session ($65)-  A newborn mini session consists of a 20 minute session in my studio with one background choice with coordinating hats/headbands/wraps to use.   10-12 images will be shown in a private online gallery for viewing. Session does not include any props, siblings or family images.   Newborn Mini Sessions are the perfect sessions if you just want  few great images of your newborn without all the props and variety.   There is also special pricing set up for the mini sessions as well.  You can view more information on the newborn mini sessions at:   http://newbornphotographer.com/htmlver/multipage.php?num=2
  2. Full Studio Session ($150 weekday or $200 weekends)-  Looking for more variety then a newborn mini session?   A full session consists of a 2-3 hour session at my studio in Lumberton (08048),  multiple background changes,  props images and sibling/family shots if wanted and also includes the full use of all the props, hats, wraps etc.. I have.    You can view more information on the full sessions at:  http://newbornphotographer.com/htmlver/multipage.php?num=1
  3. Full Home Session (weekdays $200 within a 45 mile radius of 08048)- Don’t want to leave your home?   No problem!   I offer Full Home Sessions Monday-Friday.   Sessions are similar to a Full Studio Session for the length of time.   I bring with me 3-4 different newborn backdrops and a few baskets.   For the most variety I recommend doing the full studio session.
  4. Baby First Year Plan ($300)– Our Baby Plan includes 2 full weekday studio sessions and one weekday studio cake smash mini session throughout your baby’s first year; at Newborn ( full session under 2 weeks old), 6-8 months (full session) and 12 months (cake smash mini session). At each session we will try to capture the milestone that you child has recently reached; raising up on elbows, sitting up, standing with help, and standing alone. There is no minimum purchase required and you will be locked into pricing through out the year of your plan, effective when you purchase your plan. Parents are welcomed to join in the sessions, However, there is a separate session fee of $25 for each additional sibling joining in with the baby for shots. Only 4 participants will be accepted in the plan each month
  5. Belly to Baby Session -Maternity and Newborn Session($200)- Session includes One Maternity Mini Session Weekday Shoot and One Newborn Full Weekday Session.

**All prints and digital files are purchased separately.

Scheduling Your Session:    My sessions typically fill up 6-8 weeks in advance.  For newborn sessions,  we will pre-book your session based on your due date.  Since we never know exactly when your new little bundle will arrive we will secure the actual date once you deliver. This allows me not to over schedule the weeks surrounding your due date.  Pre-booking while you are still expecting is strongly suggested. Pre-booking guarantees that you will have a session once you deliver.  If you have already had the baby, don’t worry as I try to squeeze in last minute sessions when needed.

Once You Deliver:   Newborn sessions are held within the first 2 weeks of life (preferably between days 6-10) so that we can capture those precious new moments and the sleepy brand new stage that are only present within those first few weeks. After 2 weeks babies typically do not sleep as soundly and it makes getting those cute poses a bit more difficult.    Once we have pre-booked your session you will be given instructions on how to prepare for your upcoming session.

I hope this answered most of your questions.   Please email me if you have any further questions at info@emaphotography.com.   If this all sounds good to you and you are ready to pre-book to guarantee your date,  you can click here to pay online:

 http://www.emaphotography.com/blog/session-retainer

thank you!

Carrie Steffe- EMAPhotography