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HELLO BABY! YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

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WELCOME & About Me

Hello and welcome to Creative M Portraits.

A photo, I believe, is something that stops a moment in time. Documenting it helps us remember how we felt and what we saw. It is my joy to capture every moment of you and your newborn and all the beautiful details of baby-­ long eyelashes, squishy lips, soft wisps of hair, tiny hands and feet... My style is very organic in nature, I do not use many props, however I will talk to you quite a bit about colors, textures and any special quilts or blankets. I welcome your input for your newborn session;; from your ideas of the style and type of images you’re after, along with the colors you’d like in your photographs. My number one aim for every session I do is to produce art quality images that can hang as signature pieces in the living room of my clients’ homes. I have been photographing and handling newborns for well over 20 years and your baby’s safety is of the utmost importance to me. Please take a moment to read this guide, it will help you prepare your little one (and yourself) for a successful and stress-­free newborn session with me. If at anytime you have questions please don’t hesitate to call 847.414.1001 or email me at Monika@creativeMphoto.com Thank you for choosing me as your photographer.

Monika Owner and Photographer Creative M Portraits


WHATto expect... A newborn session can take 2-­3 hours, we won’t rush at all and simply follow baby’s lead! Lots of time will be spent simply soothing and snuggling your little one, so feel free to bring snacks, a book, or take a nap. It is very important to remember that your baby will not perform on demand, experience has shown if you start stressing about the baby not settling, the baby will pick up on it, so please come along, chill out and relax!

BEFORE your

session

In the time leading up to your session, I ask that you play and interact with your awake baby lots. We want baby to be nice and sleepy during the session, not ready to play! A baby with a full tummy is a happy, sleepy baby. Please be prepared to feed baby a few times during your session. I recommend you wait to feed baby at my studio before the session starts (if this is possible). Please bring some extra wipes, burp cloths and maybe even a spare shirt as almost all parents get peed or pooped on during a session. It’s hard to avoid with a naked newborn around, and please don’t get flustered if this does happen. Your baby isn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last.

note:

If you’re after sibling and family photos we will do them first. Most siblings’ attention span is short so I try to do these photos first before we concentrate on individual baby ones, then the rest of the family can have the option of leaving sooner.

DURING your

session

The room will be nice and toasty warm, as we want baby to be comfortable enough to sleep in the nude. You may want to dress in ‘light’ clothes, so as not to get too hot yourselves and stay comfortable. I use a heat bad on my posing bean bag to ensure your naked baby doesn’t feel too exposed being naked. I also use ‘white noise’ as background noise as a way of settling baby, this has proven to be a great comfort for newborns. Being a mom myself, I will at all times have your baby’s safety and comfort as paramount. When baby reaches that deep sleep cycle, I will be able to position him/her into various poses to achieve maximum cuteness! Remember that we will follow the lead of the baby. Not all babies like certain poses, but I promise we’ll do the best we can!


YOU are so loved! TO INFINITY & BEYOND!


Pregnancy

Anouncement Session

Sessions take place outdoor during the sunset hour and last 60 minutes. These are ideal for announcing a pregnancy or gender reveal.

Pregnancy announcement session // $450 Includes: •60 Minutes of shooting time •Online gallery •15 edited photos via download


YOUR Investment NEWBORN SESSION 2//hour session

•Organic in-­home session, newborn is posed gently with no props •Sessions should be within the first 5-­14 days after the birth of your little one •Sessions may include family shots, just siblings, or just parents (up to 4 people, each additional person will be an additional $25) •Sessions may take place anywhere in the greater Chicagoland Area (Specific location TBD) •Travel fees will be included for sessions over 20 miles outside the 60625 zip code •Session fees are payable at the time of booking, we accept cash, check or credit cards.

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SESSION INCLUDES $750 //plus tax

•Approximately 2 hours of photography time •Up to 50 digital images via download •Custom-­designed 8x8 layflat album •Three 8x10 gift prints

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+ADD ON A MATERNITY SESSION COMBINE //save 50% •10 Digital files •$450


CLIENTLove Just viewed the pictures from my beach session with my daughter and mom! Your work is awesome, as usual! You captured some special moments for my family!! Monika is extremely personable, professional and knew exactly what I wanted but was so creative. She makes you feel comfortable from the beginning, which is important when you are being photographed. She is great with children and was able to get some wonderful photos of my 9 month old who doesn’t want to sit still. I would highly recommend Creative M Portraits. I plan on using their services for many more occasions!

-­ Sandy

We had a very good experience with Creative M Portraits! Monika captured absolutely spectacular images of my newborn son and my preschool age daughter as well as our first family portrait following our baby’s birth. She spent several hours working with us. Patiently waiting to catch great moments. She was happy to meet us at home and work around the chaos of having a newborn. I absolutely recommend her!

-­ Ali and Eli

Monika takes beautiful photographs and is easy to work with. She has a great sense of humor, which is important when taking pictures of children!

-­ Lynn


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