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!



Words cannot describe how incredible our newborn photos turned out with A.J! Every single photo turned out beyond perfect! She was so patient throughout the entire process to ensure the memories of our little one were captured. Cannot wait to work with her again in the future for all of our family photos.

~Whitney H.

A.J. was a true gift for our newborn photography. A.J. not only delivers beautiful images but she brings a calming presence to the session. My husband and I are not natural in front of the camera but he always comments on how relaxed she made us feel and captured the sweetest moments. He recommends her to all of our friends. We can't say enough great things about A.J. (and her family photographer, Carter, to capture as the little one grows). She will always be our newborn photographer and friend!

~Whitney D.

A.J. and her team have been there through all of our biggest milestones, starting with our engagement photos and wedding photos in 2013. Since then, we have had countless family mini sessions with her and Carter, along with newborn photo shoots for 3 of our babies.

What I love most about all of the photos A.J. and her team take is that they aren’t forced or over staged. Their photography approach is natural and authentic. Whenever I look back at the thousands of pictures they have taken for us, I am immediately taken back to those specific moments in time. After each photo session, I always tell A..J that I need to build a bigger house because all of the photos always turn out so beautifully that I end up framing so many of them and I am now running out of wall space! We are so grateful for all of the priceless photos A.J. and her team have taken of our family over the years and look forward to many more in the future!

~Andrea Z.