maternity and newborn photography

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what to expect

• Personal Stress-Free Session, so you can 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.

• Access to Studio Wardrobe, so 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 all great for photos.

• Simplicity, so you can 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.

• Digital File Packages, so you can print your photos wherever, whenever, and however big you want.

when you work with me

here's how it works:

2. photo session

get camera ready

1. booking

schedule your session

3. ordering

pass the tissues

• 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!

• 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!

• About 7-10 business days later I’ll email you a gallery to your proofed portraits, and the ordering process begins! 

• Prepare to be delighted, mama. 


your portrait session roadmap


book session

plan clothing

photo session day!

Schedule online ordering appt

online ordering appt


download photos

finalize album design

album and prints are ordered and mailed

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thank you!

I was totally thrown off by forgetting my clothes, (gah, who does that?!!)

and thought that might affect the shoot, but Katie made us feel so comfortable from the moment we walked into her studio. It was honestly probably the most relaxed I felt all week, my husband and I joked that her studio felt like a baby spa - so relaxing and welcoming. After the session, my husband and I have called each other whenever one of us saw a picture on Instagram first, both just so excited and so thankful for these pictures. We cannot thank her enough! Some of my favorite pictures she took are the detail shots (the hands, feet, toes), I'm so thankful she included those!”


"we can't imagine more beautiful wedding photos..."

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amy + peter


"we can't imagine more beautiful wedding photos..."

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kind words


I offer a complimentary maternity session held at my studio for all mama's 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.


refer a friend

For every friend that you refer to me and books a newborn session, you get a $50 credit to Arcadian Photography that is good for 1 year. There is no limit to how many credits you can rack up.

So get those fast fingers ready and text/email your friends who are expecting a baby this year. Tell them to mention your name, so they get $50 off their newborn session.

refer a friend

you get $50, They get $50

as a new parent,

you are living the day to day in a blur

With each booking you receive a personal session that includes my time and talent, and an online gallery for easy viewing and ordering. Digital files, high-quality prints, albums, and other products are sold separately through packages. All sessions take place on weekdays, Monday through Friday.

and you don’t want to be left a few months after your baby’s birth regretting that you didn’t have newborn photos taken. Or worse (like me! Totally guilty.) Try to take them yourself and nothing went as you had envisioned.

Don’t worry. I’ve got you.

I have the talent, experience, knowledge, and heart to make sure you have breathtaking images of your newborn to keep forever.

These images will take you back in time to when you first met your baby.

here's what others have asked


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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