Newborn sessions are best taken within 14 days of birth
Studio newborn sessions take place at my studio in Vancouver, B.C., where you will be able to choose from my full range of props and accessories, which include a nest, baby bed, baskets, crates, a variety of wraps, headbands, hats, and more. In the studio, we also have access to all my lighting equipment and backgrounds, as well as equipment that is ideal for newborn photography, such as a large posing beanbag, and heater set to optimal conditions for newborns. The lighting we use is always diffused and safe for newborns. We also use natural light from the large windows in our studio depending on the effect we want to achieve creatively, and the amount of natural light that is available at the time.
To suit your convenience and preference, we do offer both Studio and Lifestyle newborn sessions. Lifestyle package information is available here: http://celinalam.com/lifestyle-newborn/, and offer more relaxed, candid type of imagery, at your own home instead of more posed and styled images which would be done at my studio. For a more detailed comparison of the two types of sessions, please read this blog post: http://celinalam.com/now-offering-l…wborn-sessions/. If you like both styles, I would be happy to offer a 10% discount (off the lower-priced session) if both sessions are booked at the same time so you don’t have to choose between them!
To capture the “newborn” look, and have the baby as sleepy and relaxed as possible during the session, newborn photos are best taken within 7-14 days from birth.
Since there is a limited window of time for this type of session, please try to book as early as possible, well before the baby is born to ensure that I will be able to schedule a session for you. A tentative timeframe can be scheduled around your due-date, and a specific date confirmed when the baby is born.
The baby will be most posable and relaxed while they are asleep. Most newborn babies also cannot focus their eyes very well at this stage, so for most of the photos the baby will be ideally asleep. The session can take 3 or 4 hours, sometimes slightly longer, to allow time for feeding/changing/soothing the baby, and waiting for him/her to fall asleep. This may sound like long session, but it’s important not to rush or skip the soothing process, so that we can safely pose them and have them looking as peaceful and relaxed as possible in the photos.
*All my packages currently include high res digital files. When comparing photographers and prices, please note whether the packages include digital files, or session time and talent only, since sometimes photographers charge this separately. My current prices do include both session time and digital files.*
$599 – Studio Newborn Package
- up to 4 hour session (approximately)
- Images focusing on the baby
- Unlimited use of all the newborn props, wraps, outfits and accessories in my studio as time allows during the session
- A few images of the baby with baby’s parents and siblings
- Images are retouched and edited for artistic style.
- Total of 20 high resolution jpeg images with print release on USB flash drive
- In-person viewing session held after your photos are ready. You will be shown a proofing gallery of 30 or more images, from which you can select your final 20 images to take home on a USB flash drive.
- You may also purchase additional images from the remaining images in the proofing gallery at $50 each, alternatively, you can add $299 to get all of the remaining (10 or more) images from the proofing gallery (hi-res jpegs, including print release)
- Final, selected images in a private online gallery (available for at least 6 months)
$200 retainer deposit required at time of booking, the remaining amount is due at the session. Prices and packages are subject to change without notice, and are subject to applicable taxes.
Prices are non-negotiable.
After the session, the full set of photos can take approximately 3-5 weeks to process depending on how busy things get. If you need the photos by a certain date, please allow enough time when booking.
The package includes images with the baby and the baby’s parents and siblings only. To keep things simple and allow the session to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, please do not bring extra people to the session unless you want them included in some of the photos. There is an extra fee of $45 per person who attends the session other than the baby’s parents and siblings.
Maternity + Newborn Bundle – $50 discount on the Newborn session if both Maternity and Newborn sessions are booked together.