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I grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota in the small town of Spearfish. sur Being surrounded by the natural

Eventually I was able to focus my talents on the creation of my photography career photographing

environmental beauty impacted me

weddings, high school seniors and. of

early in life. I was propelled down a

course, newborns.

creative path, being influenced by my

I’ been married since 2006 and have I’ve

parents, teachers and friends and then

two wonderful children. My wife and I

found myself graduating from

moved to Hutchinson in 2007 and we

Moorhead State University with a BA in

fell in love with the area immediately.

20 2003 and a BFA in 2004. At first my creative efforts were put into use into a series of graphic design jobs.


All the newborns that I’ve photographed have been on location and never at a studio. I feel it makes for a more relaxing experience for you and your baby to be in the comforts of your own home. From the moment I created photos of my own son many years ago I knew my purpose was to capture the personalities in photographs and preserve the unforgettable moments. I llove to laugh and have a good time during the session even when I get peed on!


The beginning of a baby's life is amazing and delightful. They stretch, wiggle, pucker, make silly faces, and they are a total miracle. It's wonderful to capture these first extraordinary moments to remember and share with your loved ones. Wade McDonald will document this amazing event in your life in a unique and special way.

The first few days of your little one's life are exciting, beautiful, and full of inno innocence. Newborn photographs tell the story of a baby's introduction to family and the world. The images of your baby's first experiences will provide you and your family with memories of this momentous occasion for decades to come.


Newborn sessions take place your your home and are focused on making the baby look sweet and tender with different poses. We will use blankets, wraps, and headbands to create these beautiful scenes with your adorable baby.

• Two-three hour session at your home • Blankets, bowls, baskets, flowers, and headbands are provided • We generally arrive 20 minutes early to set up props and meet the baby


A special blanket, a family heirloom prop, the cute hat Grandma made, or a special stuffed toy can all be easily incorporated into your baby's first photographs. Wade McDonald Photography has a variety of props to enhance your baby's first photography session. Have plenty of diapers, baby wipes, and formula on dia hand, along with any other items you wish to be included in your baby's photo shoot. Most photographs are taken without clothing, but don't hesitate to set aside that special item of clothing you would like baby to wear.


Wade McDonald has plenty of experience working with newborns and knows you should always expect the unexpected. Pee, poop, and spit up will happen, and it is apt to be deposited on props, blankets, the parent, or even on the photographer. Don't panic or be embarrassed. It's a normal part of newborn photography sessions. Baby will also have fussy moments, and that is just fine. You won't be rushed through your session, and will have plenty of time to cuddle, change, feed, and relax your little one. A newborn session can take a few hours to allow for all the moods and needs of your baby, so keep your home extra warm for baby's comfort and safety. ba


If you want to have some newborn poses including parents or siblings, choose solid color and coordinated clothing, but don't have everyone match. It's important to let the baby shine in every image, so avoid clothing that can detract from the family's star of the day. If Mom wants a skin-on-skin image with the baby, a strapless or bandeau top works very well. It is also best to have siblings attend only when it is time for them to participate in the session. It is unfair to expect toddlers and older children to sit still and be quiet during a lengthy newborn session.


When you choose at least one item from the 4 sections, you’ll have created your very own custom collection, complete with special pricing and even bonus items!

A full price list with all the products will be available at your free consulation before your session. You do not have to create a collection to purchase products. Individual products can be purchased from the À la carte pri price list.


• Reveal of all your edited images • Selection process of favorites • View custom products available • Custom wall design consultation • Order your favorite photos and products

Upon completion of processing your photos, we will set up a viewing and ordering appointment to reveal your gallery for the first time and I’ll help you choose the right photos and products to display in your home. Please make sure all the decision makers are able to attend the viewing and ordering appointment. All the products including prints, canvases, and albums will be discounted for your ordering session. The ordering session is the on only time to purchase your photos at the discounted price. If all the decision makers are unable to attend the ordering session we will reschedule your appointment. All the products will return to the À la carte pricing after the ordering session.


Newborn Session Guide  

Newborn photography in Hutchinson, Minnesota.