Film Newborn Photography
Being a mom myself, I know how fleeting these moments are. One minute they’re teeny tiny in your arms and the next they’re speaking in full sentences.
It’s cliche but babies don’t keep.
That’s why I love photography.
A single precious moment, gone in a second, but captured in a photo forever.
I photograph all newborn sessions on film. The colors are truer, the process is more intentional and the final product is one I’m so proud to deliver to my families. Photographing on film is a true art process.
As a film photographer, I have to be intentional and prepared for every moment. It means I'm more deliberate. Every image matters, and every click means I've watched and waited for a moment to unfold. Because of this, every photo is a real, emotional, heartfelt image that hold the feeling of what was truly happening in that moment.
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Documenting these moments is a calling of mine, and I work hard to be the very best photographer I can be so your memories are captured beautifully.
My newborn sessions are in-home lifestyle newborn sessions. Photographed entirely on film when possible.
I will guide you through movements and poses to create real moments, and work with the lighting to make it all come together. I like to say I art direct, and then photograph the results. This type of engagement with my families is what creates the real-life, non-stiff imagery you see throughout my website. I will take some portraits of your baby if is up to that, but my focus is on you as a family.
Every newborn session is just as different as every baby, but here is a general outline of the process:
1. We connect via email and I'll send you a full newborn guide with information and pricing, and set up a call if you'd like to connect or have questions.
2. We reserve your newborn session with a contract and 50% non-refundable retainer.
3. Once the baby is born, we schedule your newborn session! Usually in the first 10-20 days.
4. I edit all your images and deliver a proofing gallery usually 4-6 weeks after your session.
5. We design your heirloom album and any additional wall art pieces for your home!
A.J. is the lead newborn photographer on the team.
Pricing begins at $700 for local Raleigh, NC families. Please fill out our contact form for her full pricing guide.
Most families invest between $1200-5000.
Optional add-ons include: travel to your home if outside of our local area, heirloom albums, additional image files and wall art pieces.