FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions

How old should my baby be for a newborn session?

A newborn session is taken in the first 10 days after baby is born.  During this time I can capture those curled up and sleepy natural poses.

What if my baby has already arrived or over 10 days old?

Please contact me anyways... I'd love to fit you in if my schedule allows!

How long is the newborn session?

Sessions typically last 2.5-4 hours depending on the needs of baby and type of session.  This allows plenty of time for soothing, cuddling and feeding baby.

When should I book my session?

The sooner you book the better to ensure availability.  Newborns are my specialty and I take a limited number per month.  When you have a due date we can reserve your session.  As the day draws near we can adjust the date.  Clients typically contact me while in the hospital, which allows a little more flexibility.  The newborn session must be paid in full to reserve your session.

Where do the sessions take place?

My cozy natural light studio in downtown Grand Forks provides the perfect environment with newborns and parents in mind.  I have an abundance of beautiful blankets, wraps, hats, tie-backs, and accessories in soft and neutral colors.

What time are the sessions?

Newborn session are scheduled in the morning at 9/10 am Monday - Friday.

If you happen to be running late please call or text me.

Do you photograph parents with baby?

I highly encourage moms and dads to have pictures taken with their baby. Nothing compares to the beauty of a mommy and a fresh newborn in her arms or capturing the sweet gaze into daddy's eyes!

Are siblings allowed to come to session?

Photos with siblings are my favorites too... often a challenge but so worth it!  It works best if a family member/friend can bring siblings at the end of a session. However, depending on nap schedules of little ones we can adjust.  Either way, it is too long for them to stay for the entire session as they will become bored and antsy...taking away from your newborn portrait experience.

May other family members/friends come to the session?

The studio space is small and having others at the session can be very distracting.  I work my best when I can focus on your baby and create a more relaxed session for you as well.  If you would like someone else at the session please discuss this with me before the session date.

Do you have a Baby Plan?

Yes. The Baby Plan consists of three sessions: newborn, sitting and 1 year.  Please contact the studio for more information.