Once you decide to schedule a NEPA and Lehigh Valley, PA newborn session with me, we will set a tentative date based on your due date. I understand that babies rarely come when predicted and I will accommodate their personal plans for arrival. But a due date will give us a base line. Once your baby is born, please get in touch with me and we will firm up our date and time. Babies are best photographed in the first 18 days of their new little lives. If you are a c-section Mom, I know that recovery can be slow and painful so you are more than welcome to hang out on my couch and watch a movie.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
When we schedule your newborn session, we will have a conversation about what you are looking for. Do you want only pictures of the baby? Or are you more interested in your newborn being photographed with family, more than in some of my props? Are there specific poses you are looking for? For example, one of you is a soldier, do you want your infant to be photographed with props that you will bring from home like a flag or helmet? Are you bringing siblings? Will Dad be there? Do you want some skin on skin shots? All of these questions will help me to build a session that is a perfect fit for you.
I am perfectly comfortable with your children in my home as long as they stay in the designated area. There are toys and movies for them to stay busy when they are not holding their new sibling. I would suggest bringing their favorite snack and book as well.
Newborns are best photographed in their birthday suits. I have yet to photograph a newborn in clothes and hope that I am never asked to do so, however I do offer a few sleepers made specifically for newborn size. Newborn babies just don’t fill out regular clothes properly. They are so much sweeter without all that bulky fabric. I would be happy to schedule another session down the road to photograph your baby in any special outfits, especially christening / blessing outfits.
During Your Session:
Once you arrive I will give you some time in my studio to feed and soothe your baby. Once he/she is happy and sleepy we will start. The sessions can last anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. Please plan for the 3 hours. It will be HOT(approx. 85*) so dress accordingly. Once your session is booked I will send newborn session instructions that has all of the details in it. All the props, headbands, hats, etc., are provided by the studio. One special item is welcome to be used, such as an heirloom.
I will get pictures with Mom, Dad and Siblings if you would like them. I love and encourage you to include the family and siblings for photographs. If there are siblings, make sure to bring someone along to watch the other children if your significant other cannot join.
-20-30 images in a gallery from which you can purchase.
-Session fee does not include any product. Please contact me for a detailed product list.
-$300 minimum product purchase
Kristi James is a photographer specializing in newborn and family photography in the NEPA & Lehigh Valley, PA.
Newborn and Family Photography is done in the NEPA & Lehigh Valley, PA and she proudly serves her military family. Also serving Scranton, Nicholson,Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Saylorsburg, Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Mt. Pocono, Macungie, Emma’s, Nazareth, Pen Argyl, Kutztown, Coopersburg and surrounding areas. Also serving Carbon County, North Hampton County, Lehigh County, Berks County, Schuylkill County, Monroe County, Luzerne County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, the Saucon Valley and neighboring New Jersey counties. Available for travel worldwide.
Kristi is known for her use of natural and studio light and unique portraiture for newborn and family photography. Click to view a collection of my family, newborn, child, couples and maternity work or visit my website to get in touch.
Newborn | Family | Couples | Boudoir photographer
Serving Okinawa, JP until May 2017 Serving NEPA & Lehigh Valley, PA June 2017