newborn photoshoot

common questions

When is the best time to schedule my newborn portrait session?
The best time to schedule your session is before your little one is born. This way you can rest assured that your newborn photo shoot will occur within 2 weeks of birth, the very best time to get the sweetest photographs! My weekly calendar fills up quickly and I only take on a limited amount of newborns each month. Let’s make sure that we have your session on the calendar before the birth so that you don’t have to think about it once the baby is born. You can schedule your appointment Monday-Friday right here.

How do I book without knowing my session date?
Your due date will be your session date so that we can be sure that you are on my calendar for that month. Once your baby is born and you are ready to go home, all you have to do is send me an email and from there we’ll schedule a definitive session date and time within the first 5-10 days of your baby’s arrival. Once you book your newborn photo shoot session I’ll send you a detailed email with all the information you need to know including scheduling once the baby is here, what you can expect from your session, how to prep yourself and your baby and other helpful insights and tips.

How soon should I have my newborn session after giving birth?
The sooner the better! Newborns tend to stay sound asleep a few days after birth and because of this we are able to gently move your little one into sweet poses. After a couple of weeks, this is not as easy to do. After the 14 day mark babies begin to stretch and the poses won’t be as easy to accomplish.

Can I incorporate sibling and family photos with my baby?
Absolutely! Photographing your little one surrounded by family is an incredible experience for everyone involved. To include siblings, pets, or twins into the session is an added $50 to the session fee.

How much do newborn sessions cost?
Your newborn session fee includes your session time and 30-50 uniquely edited images for you to review when you come in for your viewing session. To view full pricing click HERE. Below are two pricing examples based on who will be photographed at your session. $195: Session fee for newborn and parents $245: Session fee for newborn, parents, with a sibling, pet, or a twin newborn session.

How long will my newborn photography Denver session take?
Your session will take between 1.5-2.5 hours, pausing to allow times for feeding and changing. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable and the pace of our session will be determined by the baby.

My baby is already born, am I too late to schedule a Newborn Session?
If I have an opening in my calendar I am happy to accommodate. Most often, however, I am booked out months in advance. Also, I really love to take newborn pictures 5-10 days after birth. After that, some of the most adorable poses aren’t as easy to achieve.

What is the turn around on my images?
You will receive your images 2 weeks from your session date and be able to view them in an online gallery set up just for you!

Where do the studio sessions take place?
Your session will take place in my private and cozy Denver baby photography studio in Littleton, Colorado. Just bring yourself and your little bundle of joy and rest assured that the studio is fully stocked with all the necessary props, toiletries, and snacks to keep you comfortable throughout your session. You can also take a brief tour of our studio by clicking on this link A Look Into Our Studio.

Who supplies all the cute hats/headbands for the baby?
I do! In my studio you will find a large supply of hats, headbands, and wraps that we can play with. What should we wear for the family pictures? I want you to feel comfortable so I suggest wearing clothes that you can move freely in. I also recommend soft toned, solid colors, avoiding loud prints and patterns so that we can keep the focus on the baby. If you would like a more traditional look, a black t-shirt is a nice choice but I have found that many of my clients like a more modern, light and airy look with soft and muted colors.

What happens after my session?
After your session we’ll discuss when you when you can expect your photographs to be available for viewing in your online gallery. Together we will we will schedule a time 2-3 weeks after your session date for your reveal and viewing session.

Do you offer Maternity Photo Shoots or Baby’s First Year plan?
Yes! You can view details on my maternity photo session and baby plan HERE

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If you have any further questions about newborn or maternity sessions please reach out and we would be happy to answer them. Thank you again and looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Warmly, Katie Van Buren