Newborns are so tiny and fragile in those first few days after birth.  With the sleepless nights and whirlwind of emotions, that teeny-tiny phase seems to pass by in the blink of an eye. A Newborn Portrait Session is the perfect way to capture your tiny miracle as beautiful works of art to be cherished forever.

Newborn session info with Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington.

Scheduling Your Newborn Session

The snuggly sweet newborn images are best captured in the first 5 to 14 days, while your baby is sleeping soundly and curling up into those adorable womblike poses. Babies who are born early and spend time in the hospital, I recommend scheduling your session within the first week of being sent home. I recommend families to book their newborn session as early as possible to ensure availability. Your due date will be placed on my calendar, and I will anticipate hearing from you once your baby is born to schedule your session. I only book a limited number of newborns each month to allow flexibility in our calendar for last minute appointments. If you’ve already had your little one, I will try my best to accommodate you, or at least to recommend a fellow photographer with availability. But please contact me as soon as possible, I would love to meet you and your new little one. 

The Newborn Studio Experience

Newborn sessions last two to three hours, allowing plenty of time for feedings, snuggles and diaper changes to keep your baby content. The studio is kept warm and sanitized throughout the session, and all blankets are washed with the most gentle hypoallergenic detergents. I will capture a variety of sweet newborn poses. Sessions are scheduled for the morning or early afternoon for that soft, glowing natural light.  During your session I use blankets, wraps and knit accessories for my signature style: simple, organic, natural and fun.

In newborn sessions the main focus is on your baby, but I will include Mom and Dad for some timeless memories. If you have any older children, we will discuss the best way to incorporate siblings to keep the session experience calm and enjoyable.

The Lifestyle Newborn Experience

Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home. Sessions last an hour to an hour and a half depending on how baby is doing. They are best photographed 5 days to 6 weeks old. I photograph your newborn and family in a documentary style. Your home must have a good amount of natural light. We can utilize the nursery, your bedroom and living room. I will bring a few wraps, but no studio setup.

If you are wanting a studio session and a lifestyle session, I would love to do that for you, let's chat!

My Style

My approach is organic, natural and fun.  I strive to capture  your newborn baby in those precious first days.  Sleepy expressions, pouty lips, milk drunk smiles, and tiny toes.  These are your memories that have only just begun.  A newborn portrait session is the perfect way to preserve these fleeting moments as works of art to be cherished forever.  Years from now, you’ll look at these portraits and be transported back to this magical time in your lives.

What to Bring

Bring a pacifier (if you use one), and a few clean diapers. I always recommend for parents to get in a couple. I recommend wearing solid color neutrals.  It’s best to avoid chunky jewelry and watches, which can be distracting elements. I have my own blankets, wraps, dainty headbands, and knit hats. 

Artistic Editing

Your newborn portrait session is only the beginning of creating these precious memories. Following your session, I will spend an extensive amount of time post-processing the best images to showcase in your gallery.  

Displaying Your Art

Your gallery of beautifully edited newborn portraits will be ready within 7-10 days after your session. I offer a lovely selection of fine art prints, gallery wraps, contemporary artwork, and keepsake albums for a spectacular presentation of your most special memories. For additional details and to book your own newborn photography session, please feel free to contact us.


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