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What is it that you're looking for in a newborn photographer?
Since you're here, you're obviously excited to capture the precious first moments with your baby, and you're learning that there are many different types of newborn photographers in the Minneapolis area, with different techniques, styles, and levels of experience. My goal is not to book every newborn session I can fill my books with, rather, I want to work with families who love and connect with my work and style. I am a bit of a hybrid between lifestyle and posed studio newborn photography, and I love capturing tiny details, silly faces, and candid moments. I have spent many hours on safety training, and every pose that baby is gently moved into is safe for their tiny body, and well practiced.
What does your ideal newborn session look like?
I want my clients to come in and be comfortable to relax during their session, and feel like they can trust me completely with their most treasured little creation. Caring for a newborn is HARD work. If I don't need you to help feed or safety spot baby, I want you to enjoy having your body to yourself for every precious moment. You are welcome to sit and watch every moment of our session. If you are looking for specific poses, I will happily try them, but I let baby lead the session and will never guarantee one and push a baby into a pose that they aren't comfortable with. Every baby is different, and has unique flexibility, shape, and of course tolerance. Some babies sleep through their entire session, and others are already having FOMO moments, and some absolutely hate being naked or being moved around. All are normal, and all are totally okay. We will always capture perfect photos that are unique to your baby.
What is your style?
Well, I'm personally just addicted to newborn sessions. The tiny outfits, headbands, props, boho textures, bold colors, and warm neutrals - I really love it all. I have invested significantly in my client closet, and I'm always adding to it. I offer my clients as much (or as little) control as they want over the design of their newborn session. I have an elaborate online gallery of props, clothing and accessories to choose from for baby, mom and siblings. While you are welcome and encouraged to bring a special memento or things to represent your culture and life, 98% of what you see in my photos are studio owned items that are able to be used, and the only things you need to bring for your session are a baby and their food supply! Want a sneak peek of my newborn prop gallery? Click here!
What photos matter to you?
Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, these moments are precious and fleeting, and deserve to be captured! They all tell the story of our lives. While some parents choose to focus entirely on their newborn for these beautiful photos, some want to celebrate with older siblings, include their pets, family heirlooms or maybe just a few intimate photos with mom and dad. This is also a wonderful time to celebrate family culture, and I love getting creative with representing your family's legacy.
What else should you consider?
Heirloom quality photos are an investment. I do offer payment plans and am happy to be flexible to ensure you get the photos you deserve. That said, I am also not an In-Person Sales photographer, meaning I don't charge a session fee and then require you to buy highly priced print product at an ordering session later on. While I DO think that there is a huge value in buying high quality wall art if you're spending money on a high quality session, I do sell digital images and allow you to print your own if you want to. I spend many hours editing each session with love to make skin tones, texture, lighting, etc., perfect yet realistic. My standard turnaround of completed galleries is two weeks after the session.
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