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Every session starts with a conversation. I want all of the details! When you're due, what you're having (if you know), what you're craving...you name it! Nothing is off the table when you're with me. Think of me as just another mom friend because I remember what it's like. I know it's not all glamorous (though you will be during your session), and I'm happy to listen and talk to you about your experiences.
Reach out and let's start talking about what you're looking for in your in-home lifestyle newborn session. We'll put you on the calendar for your due date, and once your baby arrives, we'll schedule a firm date for your session.
After I've penciled you in on your due date for your newborn session, you'll receive my newborn prep guide that goes over a lot of the little details that will help make your session go smoothly.
While we wait for your precious little one to arrive, we'll start the conversation about what everyone will wear to the session. Don't panic, I'm here to help with suggestions!
Planning Your Session
When you hire me as your in-home lifestyle newborn photographer, I am at your disposal. Ask me anything. I want your session to go as smoothly as possible when the time comes. But I also want to be supportive in any way that I can be. Honestly, no topic is off limits! I am here to support you and to help you.
Once your baby is born, you'll want to let me know as soon as possible so that we can officially get your session on my calendar. But don't worry, your due date will be your placeholder, and I only take a certain number of newborn sessions per month to ensure I have time for everyone!
Keeping In Touch
A few days prior to our session, I'll reach out to confirm our time and your address. This is a great time to ask any last minute questions or discuss any ideas you may have for your session. I'll come to your home at your session time, and we'll get right to it!
We will go through your session at yours and your baby's pace. I schedule sessions with enough wiggle room to allow for breaks, so don't be afraid to speak up if you or the baby need one. I remember how much time and attention newborns need so don't feel like you're taking too long to get baby fed or settled. Don't worry about a thing! You're all going to knock this out of the park!
Your Newborn Session
We made it through your session, and you can focus on bonding with your newborn knowing that you'll get your photos soon! You can expect to receive your session gallery within four weeks of your session, but I always try my best to get them back to you sooner. I know how anxious you are to see the photos. Once you've wiped away the happy tears, you will have the opportunity to select your included digital images as well as purchase any additional digitals and print products through your private online viewing gallery.
When you want to preserve these precious newborn details and the early memories of having your newest addition at home with you, an in-home lifestyle newborn session is the perfect way to do just that.
With this type of session, you'll get up to 2 hours of my time in your home. Your package includes 20 digital images and a set of 3 mini brag books (great to share with both sets of grandparents) after our time together.
You'll receive guidance leading up to your session on what to wear, how to prepare, and what to expect. I'll be available every step of the way to assist you in any way I can to make sure you're prepared for your big day!
Do you want to document your entire motherhood journey with me? Say no more! I've got you! Created especially for moms like you, these packages will capture it all!
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"I have been doing mini photo shoots for several years with random photographers, but we have finally found a home with Melissa. I love her communication, assistance with picking outfits, colors, poses, etc. Everything came out beautifully and it wouldn't have been so if it weren't for her!"
"Attention to detail, thoughtful, creative and caring are a few words that come to mind when I think about my newborn session with Melissa! She made everything so easy from start to finish! Her booking process is seamless, user friendly and SO informative. She covers all the bases when you’re her client and she treats you like a long time friend. You will NOT regret your session with Melissa!"
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