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Your new baby practically fits in the palms of your hands. They have adorable tiny toes, back wrinkles, full rosy cheeks, and little expressions that make them all their own.
One minute they’re swimming in that adorable NB size sleeper you picked out, and the next thing you know, they’re lumbering around with their sippy cup.
And you are dreaming of the days when you could snuggle their whole little newborn body on your chest.
All that’s left are the photographs. It’s hard to believe, but your Portland newborn photography becomes even MORE valuable over time.
Let’s make sure those photos are timeless, authentic, and natural.
No props. No gimmicks. Just your perfect baby.
Hey, mama. You’re probably spending a LOT of time dreaming of your new baby’s arrival. Who’s eyes will they have? Will they have a full head of hair like dad did?
I can for sure tell you, mom, to mom, when your baby arrives, they are the cutest thing you’ve ever seen in your life.
Worth. The. Wait.
Trust me, you'll be obsessed. That's why now is the time to find your newborn photographer.
Sit back and relax in my baby spa! The studio is stocked with drinks, snacks, and toys for your older children. I only book one newborn session per day, so you don't have to worry about being rushed.
You don’t have to buy anything to wear for your maternity or newborn session. And you can feel confident that the pieces available are great for photos.
Focus on the beauty of your baby and not passing trends. You can count on me to have the studio stocked with timeless and natural fabrics and wraps. I use a lot of white and neutral colors to style your session. You won't find one cheesy prop in my stash - pinky promise.
Print your photos wherever, whenever, and however big you want. Hold your precious memories in your hands for years to come with the heirloom albums I offer.
schedule your session
• Send me an email through my website contact form letting me know your due date.
• I make sure I still have availability around that time.
• You look over everything I emailed back, decide that "Yep! This is our newborn photographer!" booking emails will be on their way. Then...we wait!
here's how it works:
get camera ready
• Baby is born and we firm up a session date. All sessions take place M-F.
• Photo session day arrives, and you will walk into the studio for a relaxed and stress-free newborn session.
• You leave happy and oh so relieved that you had these photos taken!
We loved both our maternity and newborn photos! Katie always responded to us promptly and was a joy to work with. I am pretty camera shy and feel awkward being photographed and Katie helped me pose and feel comfortable in front of the camera. She also did a great job calming our newborn and was very accommodating to our needs throughout the photoshoot. If you’re looking to capture the precious features of your little one Katie is who you want.
A $300 session fee is collected at the time of booking and covers the time and date of your session, access to studio wardrobe, and your online ordering appointment. The session fee is non-refundable. Digital files and products are purchased separately.
7-10 business days after your session I will email you to let you know your gallery is ready for viewing. You'll select a day for your online ordering appointment. Choose a day that works for your family. It's at this time you'll place your digital file and product order.
No need to pre-select a package. You'll select one of the three portrait packages or order a la carte during your online ordering appointment. Digital files start at $500.
I offer a complimentary maternity session at my studio for all mamas who have booked a newborn session. 10 digital files of your choice are included! Through this session I can get to know you a bit more and show you around the studio, so you know what to expect for the newborn session.
what to wear at your
• Suggestions for the whole family
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What's included in this guide?
Get all of my best tips and advice for what to wear at your newborn session. I will help you take the guesswork out of what to wear!
I get it, mama. Life with a newborn is tough, so you want to know exactly what to expect with your newborn session. A question I'm commonly asked is, “how long is the newborn session?”
The short answer is somewhere between one to three hours.
If you are anything like I was, you really want a photo of your new baby with their older sibling(s).
Your older child might fall in the 1-3 year-old-range, and this has you worried. And rightly so – ha!
Once you have booked your session, I will be emailing you a link to an online guide that details what you can do to prepare for our time together. It has info like my studio address, what to wear, what to bring, when baby should be kept away, and more. After reading this guide, you will feel confident and ready!
Absolutely. You can break your order into two or three payments - just let me know what works best for you and I’ll set it up.
It may feel like that, but trust me, you will regret not getting these photos. They are once in a lifetime because the newborn phase is so very short.
Fear not! Don’t let the distance keep you from booking your newborn session with me. Many of my clients come from the Portland, Tigard, Lake Oswego, and even Beaverton areas. Salem is about 45 min south.
My sessions generally start at 10:00 am, and the reason for this is two-fold. First, I have found that babies are less fussy in the morning. Second, traveling between 9 and 10 am is traffic-free.
Parents like you tell me time and time again that the drive was easy, stress and traffic free. Baby sleeps, you get a little peace and quiet and time to drink your coffee on the ride.
The other thing to remember is that a newborn session is an event. You will not drive down and then immediately turn around. You’ll likely be at my studio for 2-3 hours; then it will be time to grab lunch and enjoy historic downtown Salem before hitting the road again.
Mostly just yourselves and baby! I will touch on more of this in my guide that I email to you but I'll also suggest you bring things like an extra change of clothes, binky, and bottle.
As for all of the blankets, wraps, and bonnets - I have all of that here for your use at the studio. I follow all kinds of knitters and fabric providers on Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook to keep the studio well stocked with sweet and natural textures. If you see something that you like just let me know and I can for sure incorporate it into your session.
Absolutely. Book a full newborn session and parent, sibling, and family photos are included. Once you have arrived, set your things down, and get oriented to the studio, we will work on getting your family ready and dressed for photos. I like to photograph the family and siblings first so that for the rest of the session they are able to play.
At the studio, I have a train set, other toys, and lots of books. Many kiddos don’t even want to leave the studio once baby has finished up! There are also snacks and drinks for you here to keep little ones occupied.
“Katie was so patient and sweet with [my children]. My son especially was very difficult to keep in one spot and posed for the picture, but she still got amazing photos and was very gracious!”
“My two year old probably caused me the most stress! My advice would be to make sure they have snacks, toys, and are fed and well rested, but other than that just to go with the flow. My son was not very cooperative but [Katie] still got amazing shots!! My advice would be to trust Katie!!”
I see your beauty. I know you have insecurities, but let me show you the beautiful woman and mama that I see. I will crop all the photos of you and baby closely and from angles that compliment you.
“Six days post delivery is not always the easiest time to feel beautiful. I got up early so I’d have some extra time to get ready, but I say [Katie] worked magic!”
Baby may need to nurse a few times back to sleep but other than that I try to give mom and dad a break by doing most of the soothing. When you are done with your photos…its your time to relax! Have some tea, surf on your phone, or read a magazine. Kiddos are always welcome at the studio.
“They actual session was amazing! The setup in the studio is perfect for keeping older siblings occupied and Katie is so relaxed and put us right at ease.“
About ten business days after your digital files are picked out, I will have your fully edited files ready and will upload them to an online gallery for easy viewing, sharing, and purchasing. I will email you a link to the gallery. This is where you will download your high-resolution digital files.
“We have photos from both our newborn sessions all over our house and we love them and get so many compliments on them!“
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