A new baby!
What a wonderful time in your lives! Thank you for considering us to capture your newborn’s first portraits. We look forward to working with you and your family to create a beautiful collection of images from this very special chapter in time. With backgrounds as labor & delivery nurses, we are experienced and comfortable with safely handling your tiny new bundle.
The best point to schedule a newborn session is within the first 12 days of life when infants are sleepy and easily posed*. We understand the needs of you and your newborn – frequent feedings, changing and cuddling breaks are all factored into our newborn sessions. Our style focuses on the natural beauty of your child, many photos are done with the baby naked/gently wrapped or simply diapered. Be assured, our studio space is warm and additional heaters are running to keep your baby toasty while we work with them.
Our studio sessions come with access to all of our props and accessories (backdrops, hats, headbands, wraps, etc). Based on the details/color preferences we will have discussed with you prior to your appointment, we will “style” your session so that everything is ready for your arrival. From there we’ll add your personal touches, so feel free to bring along any special items (hospital crib card, small stuffed animals, handmade or monogrammed blankets, hats) you’d like to incorporate into the pictures. If you choose to have us come to your home for the session, we focus on “lifestyle” photos that capture your family in the comfort of your familiar surroundings. We come with a small “portable studio” setup and a select number of props for newborn portraits.
A newborn portrait session is a celebration for your family, so we always offer family & sibling pictures as part of the session at no extra cost. Parents – you’ll be glad you got into a few photos despite how exhausted you might be feeling. Your children will look back on these photos one day and see their amazing, strong, and loving parents…what a gift to be able to give them!
* Every newborn session is unique, we photograph babies according to the poses and props that they will tolerate. Every effort is made to keep newborns warm, content and above all else, safe. Please understand we may not be able to attempt or obtain specific photos you have in mind, we will work with you and your baby to produce the most beautiful images possible. In order to create those sweet, curled up poses, we must take the time to ensure our newborns are calm, comfortable and safe. Please note our newborn sessions last a solid 2-3 hours. Newborn sessions take place on weekday mornings, please note our weekend appointments are limited.
Visit our “Planning FAQ’s” section for tips on what to wear, what to bring & more. If you haven’t already, consider booking a maternity session as a combo with your newborn session for a discount off the stand-alone prices.
Pricing & Collection Options
We offer two convenient Collection options for Newborn portrait sessions. Regardless of which you choose, you will receive all final images in digital form, fully edited without hidden upcharges. (More details available in our “Pricing” section).
Choose from our Nutmeg Newborn Signature Collection ($895) which includes the portrait session itself, editing & retouching, a private online gallery, all final images in high-resolution on a USB, a loose print package, a large hand-crafted gallery canvas and a print release. The works!
Your second option is the Nutmeg Newborn Classic Collection ($595) which includes the portrait session itself, editing & retouching, a private online gallery, all final images in high-resolution on a USB, a loose print packages and a print release.
Please note that Mini sessions and Petite Collections are not available for newborns.
Pricing is for sessions held at our Litchfield studio. Home visits are available for an additional flat fee of $50 plus travel fees for locations further than 30 minutes from zip code 06759.
Birth Annoucements & Extras
Upon request, we will include custom-designed photo birth announcement samples in your image gallery. Please note, announcements are a specialty item and are not included in our Collections, please inquire for pricing.
We offer beautiful, archival quality newborn albums in various sizes from small “brag books” to large coffee table albums. They arrive to you beautifully boxed and are the perfect way to show off your sweet new bundle to family and friends.
Gallery canvases and print enlargements are available in many sizes and are the perfect way to decorate your home. You have invested in professional quality photography and deserve to see your images as such in print. Prices are reasonable and quality is guaranteed.