Book a Session
There is a $50 non-refundable retainer to secure the session date which is deducted from the total cost of the session, the remaining balance is due on your session date.
There is a $30 rescheduling fee for any reason other than poor weather which is at the discretion of the photographer.
An invoice for the retainer will be sent to the email address provided and must be paid within 48 hours for the selected date to be secured in my calendar.
Newborn Sessions last up to two hours and are located at The Studio in Reynolds, ND just a 15 minute drive from Grand Forks or in your home if you prefer where I will bring a few selected props and small portable studio setup or I can utilize their nursery.
Sessions include three to four different set ups and 8-10 edited images delivered via digital download within three weeks of your session date. A print release is also included, or you can order professional quality prints through me.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I schedule my newborn session?
It’s never too early to book your newborn session, it is best to schedule them within 14 days of your due date. Of course babies tend to come on their own terms, so should your little love arrive sooner or later then your expected due date I will work with you to reschedule if necessary.
When is the best time to photograph my newborn?
Newborn babies are ideal to photograph between 7 & 10 days old, when they are still very flexible and womb-like and spend most of their time sleeping, and are less alert from movement. If for some reason your baby is unable to be photographed during this time frame, don’t worry, with the exception of possibly a few poses, we will still be able to capture many beautiful and special images of your baby.
What can I expect from my newborn session?
I typically schedule newborn sessions in the morning around 9:30-10am, as they tend to sleep better and fuss a lot less. The majority of newborn sessions last around 2 hours. This will allow us to take multiple breaks for you to feed and soothe your infant. Please be sure to bring enough formula as they tend to feed more then normal during their session.
Can siblings and parents be included?
I always welcome siblings to come and be a part of the family photos. Please try to keep them calm during this time as a quiet atmosphere is very important in obtaining newborn photos. Having someone to keep the siblings occupied is a must, as I generally keep the studio door closed to avoid disruption, and to keep the room toasty warm for the newborn. It is important to have someone available to take the sibling(s) home after they are finished usually within the first half hour of the session. Newborn sessions are lengthy and siblings will get bored very quickly.
What should we bring for the baby to wear?
Most of my work is done using wraps, covers and nude. I have a posing workflow I generally go through, and try not to disturb the baby once they are sleeping by changing outfits, putting on pants etc . Besides, they are only this size for a very short time and clothes tend to add bulk and detract from their tiny features.cIf you are planning on family or sibling photos with your newborn, I suggest you wear something comfortable. Jeans with a black or neutral tone (Brown, beige, cream,etc.)
Do you provide any props for the session?
I have a collection of wraps, baskets, headbands and other adorable props that I utilize for my newborn sessions. Though there is nothing that you need to bring for your baby, if there is something special you’d like to incorporate into the session, just let us know.
What is included in editing?
Editing is the process of adjusting color balance, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. Advanced retouching (such as blemish removal, skin smoothing, etc.) is also included with newborn sessions on the images I have selected from your session.
What types of payments do you accept?
Retainers must be paid online with a credit card, the remaining session fee is due the day of and can be paid either by invoice, cash or check made payable to Paige Leier.