Some people call me the Baby Whisperer. Others question if I am a Baby Sorceress. And some even offer for me to come and live with them to help calm their crying babies. Sorry, folks, I’ve got a family of my own to take care of after I’m finished snuggling your sweet new babe!
I’m Jamie, your personal Baby Whisperer. I’ll use my 12+ years of newborn experience to photograph your sweet new baby in a timeless yet modern style, using neutral props and color tones to enhance the beauty of what you’ve created. Your eyes may water a bit when you see your images. I won’t tell anyone, I promise.
My studio is located near Hockessin, Delaware; it is convenient for anyone coming from Newark, Bear, Middletown, Dover, Landenberg, Kennett Square, Avondale, West Grove, Philadelphia, and beyond. The studio is a separate space all on its own, strictly dedicated to families and babies. No dogs or husbands to interrupt our sessions here!
Studio Session Options
There are two studio newborn session options to choose from. Some families prefer just the baby be photographed (“Simply Swaddled Session”), and others want family portraits created, as well (Family Newborn Session). Both sessions will focus on capturing the newness of the baby, close-ups of their tiny features, and have sets pre-designed based on your personal preferences.
Family Newborn Sessions
Family Newborn Sessions are for the whole (immediate) family. We will photograph parents and siblings (if any), each parent alone with the baby, and the siblings with the baby. The remainder of the session is spent photographing the baby in a variety of sets. These galleries consist of about half family portraits, and half of the baby alone.
Simply Swaddled Newborn Sessions
Simply Swaddled Sessions are for the baby only. The baby will be posed using a variety of wraps and neutral props, creating a beautiful gallery of 25 images.
Investment – Studio Newborn Sessions
Each session has a “session fee” which covers the session preparations, the session itself, and the gallery preparations. Packages are purchased separately at your Reveal and Ordering Appointment. Family Newborn Sessions fees are $195, and Simply Swaddled Session fees are $145. Packages start at $495 and include 10 digital files of your choice.
In-Home Newborn Sessions
Maybe you want a little more candid imagery. You want to capture your new baby in the home that you brought him to. An In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session may be the option for you! In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Sessions are photographed in your own home, capturing those sweet days when baby first arrived. Your home is a special place, and the place where you are most comfortable. Siblings are encouraged to take part in the session, and so are pets!
The images are meant to capture candid, raw, organic moments to preserve this special time in your life. Some images may not show everyone’s face, but rather will depict how tiny the new baby actually was in dad’s hands, or the snuggles that mom loved to give in the rocking chair. Creating these memories does not mean creating the most perfect, looking-at-the-camera-and-smiling images. In fact, you will rarely hear me say to look at the camera at all!
Ultimately, the main goal of a Lifestyle Newborn Session is to capture the baby in his first few weeks at his new home. Lifestyle sessions lend themselves to being a bit more flexible since we are not posing the baby into those squishy newborn poses. Lifestyle images are mostly unposed (with a little bit of guidance to ensure the best angle and lighting is captured), so these sessions can take place anywhere from one to twelve weeks of age.
Investment – In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Sessions
Because of the candid nature of these sessions, In-Home Newborn Session pricing differs from studio sessions. Session fees are $150, and cover up to 20 miles of travel from the studio. Packages for these sessions are all-inclusive, which means you will receive the entire digital gallery and a complimentary 10 x 10 coffee table book ($1295).
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