Thank you for trusting me with your little love. It is my heart’s desire is to create beautiful images for your home that remain long after this decade’s furniture is replaced. I want you to be over the moon in love with your artwork and experience and enjoy your images every day.
A Retainer ($300) is paid to book and secure your date. It covers the time and talent of the Photographer, a phone or e-mail design consultation, your custom styled session, use of props & the studio, and your viewing session 1-2 weeks after your session. It is due at the time of booking to reserve your date and is non-refundable. The Retainer fee does not include any prints, products or digital images.
Digital Collections start at $1000 and are purchased prior to your session. A la Carte products may be purchased in the ZHS Keepsakes Store at any time.
For details on pricing please contact the studio.
Send me an email below to receive the price list, then choose your session type and submit your retainer. Everything can be done via that link. Your due date will be added to the calendar and when your baby arrives (early, late or right on time) we set the session date within the first 3 weeks. Missed the three week window? That's okay, babies of all ages are accepted.
BEFORE YOU DELIVER
Every session is custom designed to suit each client. Once you book you will be sent a design guide and prep guide with everything you need to prepare.
WHEN YOU DELIVER
Send an email to tell us your love has arrived and we'll set the date for your session.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Parents LOVE to watch the amazing art of newborn portraiture. Naps are okay too.
AFTER THE SESSION
1-2 week after your session you'll come back to the studio to see all the images from your gallery in a professional presentation & pick the images you want.
Your chosen images are then fully re-touched & perfected, and any products you ordered are prepared for production. Final online galleries are delivered about 4-6 weeks after your image choices are submitted. Product orders can take 3-6 weeks to arrive.
"WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN?! Thank you SO MUCH for these absolutely incredible and priceless photos! What a masterpiece! We were so emotional going through them we could have napped afterwards ;-) BEYOND BEAUTIFUL, the words aren't even coming to me because it's hard to describe what you have done for us, what you captured that day, and created for us to have for a lifetime. THANK YOU WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS."
A newborn session is a beautiful way to honor this moment and hold it close forever. Your images are more than photographs, they are hand-painted, digital works of art made with love, from one parent to another.
I am most known for my special edits where I place babies into magical scenes. Every hand-edited digital composite is made from two images – a custom designed background and an image of your baby. Special Edits are $250 each for the time it takes to capture and create one.
Props and the Studio
Sessions are styled head to toe with props from my internationally sourced couture collection. Every prop is hand made by a talented artisan who creates exclusively for newborn and baby photographers.
Every baby is handled with the same love and care I gave my own baby. In addition to being vaccinated and insured, I am fully trained in newborn photography, safety, posing, and utilize only the best tools created for this industry.
After every session the studio is cleaned & sanitized, and washable prop are washed in organic soaps made for newborns.
While most newborns are photographed around 5-30 days old, my favorite range is 14-21 days. This allows time for feeding issues to be resolved while we wait for the umbilical cord to fall off, jaundice to subside, and for boys that are circumcised, 7 days of healing necessary.
Sessions for twins, preemies & NICU babies are held as soon as they are sent home.
The best time to book your newborn session is two months in advance. The tentative date is reserved with a retainer & contract, and the actual date is set once your little one arrives. This gives us time to discuss style, colors, props and wardrobe so I can deliver images you love and adore. Newborn sessions take place weekday mornings in my Midtown Studio.
Viewing & Ordering
1-2 weeks after your session you will come back to the studio for your Image Reveal Ordering Session. This is when you will view your images in a professional presentation and purchse only the artwork you love. I guide your through you images, answer questions, and discuss image potential. A complimentary Home Decor service can be added on to help with display and preservation of your artwork.
Year after year, these images are the ones we gravitate to the most and hold closest to our hearts.
Parents are thoughtfully guided through posing so you dont have to worry about anything. Come as you are, get ready at the studio, or hire my in-house Makeup Artist, Anabelle, for a professional makeup application. My clients adore her!
I’ve worked with young children my entire life but still, sibling images can tricky! You will be sent a Sibling Guide so you know how to prep the kids before the session. I know how important these images are so I’m always very patient and keep it fun. That's when the magic happens and it’s worth every second.
Pets are family too! Pets can be added to any session for $100 for the first pose and $50 each additional pose to cover the time it takes. Each setup takes about 20 minutes.
My pricing reflects the amount of experience, resources, time, effort, and money it takes to offer a custom art photography session and operate a professional photography studio. The session itself is a very small part of the artistic process. Countless hours are spent editing every image to perfection, sourcing or creating unique props, and the latest keepsakes just for you. My goal is not to make a quick buck, but to give you finished artwork that makes your heart swell every time you look at it. I know how much this means to you because it means that much to me.