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Lovebird Photographie

Newborn Guide

Hello! First of all congratulations! I am so thrilled that you are considering me to photograph your sweet new bundle of joy! I have been photographing precious newborns for about 3 years, and absolutely love creating beautiful, classically styled art featuring your baby. From those squishy baby rolls, to those tiny little toes, I hope to capture these precious, but fleeting moments of your little miracles that you will cherish for years to come. Photographing newborns has been a passionate journey of mine, and I have invested a lot of time, energy, and patience to fine-tune my posing, lighting, and styling to create beautiful images. I would absolutely love to work with you and your family, please feel free to send me an email or give me a call if you have any questions! Cheers + baby snuggles! AMY!

What to Expect at your session... I specialize in posed studio newborn photography and take pride in creating beautiful and timeless photographic art of your precious new baby! Clients have full access to my props, blankets, outfits, wraps, headbands, bonnets, hats, etc. to create beautifully styled set-ups that feature your baby. You don’t need to purchase or bring anything to the session, unless it is very special/ unique. Newborn sessions are quite different than a usual session you may be used to. When dealing with babies, you never quite know what to expect. These precious little miracles work on their own timelines and can require lots of soothing, lots of nursing, and lots of patience to achieve beautifully posed images where your baby is sleepy and comfortable. Typical newborn sessions last anywhere from 2-3 hours. I usually start by posing the baby on a bean bag with fabric in many of the classic poses you see of my work. Next, we move to props, where I will place baby in buckets, bowls, beds, etc. After this, we usually swaddle/wrap baby for sibling photographs and parent photographs. Often times baby’s cry or have gas. We will do our best to remedy their discomfort, but typically it’s up to the baby how many poses we can get through. I have done extensive training with some of the best newborn photographers in the United States, and have many tricks up my sleeve to ensure baby is nice and comfortable. I have a lot of patience and pride in what I do, so rest assured your baby is in great hands! Overall the session may seem long, but it is intended to be stress-free and enjoyable for parents. Your baby will probably cry or spit up, or poop, or pee, and that is all perfectly ok. You shouldn’t worry or stress over this at all. We are very used to dealing with babies and we enjoy every minute of working with your beautiful little miracle.

The Studio

Family Photos Bringing home a new baby is a life-changing moment! Your sweet little baby will only be this small for a short period of time. I highly encourage you to come prepared to take photos with your newest addition! As a mom myself, I know that it can be overwhelming to get ourselves ready, and often times our post-baby bodies are not something we are crazy about photographing, but I absolutely guarantee you will cherish taking these photos with your baby! Parent photographs take place near the end of the session. They are taken waist up. It is recommended to wear something comfortable, and classic. Whites, creams, and neutrals photograph well with the new baby. Bright colors can put color casts on the baby’s skin. I also encourage moms to book hair + make up along with their newborn sessions which can be done while I photograph your baby!

Sibling Photos I usually photograph younger siblings (under 2.5) laying down with the baby for safety reasons, or sitting next to a prop. Older siblings that are comfortable holding their new baby brother or sister may certainly hold them if parents wish! Sibling photos will be taken near the middle to end of your session, please bring activities for your children to keep them busy. I have a TV and sitting area where they are totally welcome to hang out until it’s photo time! Toddlers can be a bit unpredictable during the session, so it’s best to try to keep their outfits comfortable and bring a snack or surprise that they may like after their photo!

Baby Plans

Maternity Session: Most clients like to have a maternity session. These are best around 30-36 weeks. Maternity sessions are taken outdoors, and I have a variety of dresses available for moms! *discounted rates for newborn clients only

45 minute session 20-25 images $400

Newborn Session: The newborn session occurs around 8-16 days old. Newborn sessions take place in my home studio M-F and last about 2-3 hours. *pricing on next page Milestone Session: Milestone sessions are usually scheduled when baby can sit up unassisted (6/7months). They can be taken in studio or outside! *discounted rates for newborn clients only

$275 Milestone special 10 images

One Year Session: I love first year sessions! It’s usually best to schedule these in advance if you want photos for birthday parties! Smash cakes always welcome! *discounted rates for newborn clients only Child only $350 ~25 images Parents/Sibling/Family $150 (35-40 images)

Newborn Pricing OPTION 1 MINI: BABY ONLY-1 hour 5 edited digital files

wrapped poses/ prop poses (if time allows) *no naked baby poses*

$375 Sibling + 3 digital images +$75

OPTION 2 FULL: Baby Only Newborn Session 2-3 hours Combination of wrapped/prop and/or beanbag poses ~ 20 edited digital files $575

ADD ONS: + + +

Parents W/Baby/ ~5-7 digital images $95 Siblings ~5-7 digital images +$95 Parents/Family/sibling ~10 digital images+$150 EXTRAS: 8x8 Linen/Leather ALBUM $350 10x10 Linen/Leather ALBUM $450

Birth Announcements: 5x7 Flat Card 25 $75 *Additional set of 10 $ 15 5x5 Tri Fold 25 $150 *Additional set of 10 $35

Print Collection:

4x6 of all color prints 2 11x14 Prints Mounted 2 8x10 Prints Mounted 3 5X7 Prints Mounted $165

Deluxe Print Package:

1 8x8 Album 25 birth announcements 5x7 4x6 prints 1 11x14 Prints Mounted 1 8x10 Prints Mounted 2 5X7 Prints Mounted $415 Pricing includes studio pick up Shipping is extra and based on Current postal rates

What’s Next

If you’re ready to book your newborn session or a baby plan, just send me an email or give me a call and I can walk you through the booking process and get you a digital copy of my contract and link to payment. For Newborn Sessions, 40% is due at booking, and the remaining 60% is due before the session takes place. For baby plans, there will 3 payments of 33.3% due before each of the first 3 sessions. If you’re booking a newborn only session, you will complete the contract and let me know as soon as you can that baby has made their debut so I can get you on the calendar!! Can’t wait to work with you!!!

Hi! I am Amy, the photographer behind Lovebird Photographie. I have been photographing newborns since 2014, and enjoy every minute of it. I am happily married to my husband and fellow Aggie, Jason. Together we have two beautiful children earth-side, and one perfect soul in heaven. I have traveled to different cities across the US to learn from some amazing photographers and fine-tune my shooting and editing style that you’ll see in this guide and on my website and facebook page. Hope to meet you soon!

Cheers! Amy!

Amy Sample Woodlands, Texas 281-798-1220 instagram: @lovebirdphtographie

Lovebird NBG 2018  
Lovebird NBG 2018