WHEN should I hire a Central, Pa, and NEPA Newborn Photographer?
Once you decide to schedule a Central, Pa, and NEPA newborn session with me, we will set a tentative date based on your due date. I understand that babies rarely come when predicted and I will accommodate their personal plans for arrival. But a due date will give us a baseline. Once your baby is born, please get in touch with me and we will firm up our date and time. Babies are best photographed in the first 18 days of their new little lives. If you are a c-section Mom, I know that recovery can be slow and painful so you are more than welcome to hang out on my couch and watch a movie.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
When we schedule your newborn session, we will have a conversation about what you are looking for. Do you want only pictures of the baby? Or are you more interested in your newborn being photographed with family, more than in some of my props? Are there specific poses you are looking for? For example, one of you is a soldier, do you want your infant to be photographed with props that you will bring from home like a flag or helmet? Are you bringing siblings? Will your partner be there? Do you want some skin on skin shots? All of these questions will help me to build a session that is a perfect fit for you.
I am perfectly comfortable with your children in my home as long as they stay in the designated area. There are movies for them to stay busy when they are not holding their new sibling. I would suggest bringing their favorite snack, toy, and book as well.
Newborns are best photographed in their birthday suits. I have yet to photograph a newborn in regular clothes and hope that I am never asked to do so, however, I do offer a few sleepers made specifically for newborn size. Newborn babies just don’t fill out regular clothes properly. They are so much sweeter without all that bulky fabric. I would be happy to schedule another session down the road to photograph your baby in any special outfits, especially christening/blessing outfits.
During Your Session:
Once you arrive I will give you some time in my studio to feed and soothe your baby. Once he/she is happy and sleepy we will start. The sessions can last anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. Please plan for 3-4 hours. It will be HOT(approx. 85*) so dress accordingly. Once your session is booked I will send newborn session instructions that have all of the details in it. All the props, headbands, hats, etc., are provided by the studio. One special item is welcome to be used, such as an heirloom.
I will get pictures with Parents and Siblings if you would like them. I love and encourage you to include the family and siblings for photographs. If there are siblings, make sure to bring someone along to watch the other children if your significant other cannot join.
-Packages start at $450
– -Session Fee is $150
-Please contact me for a detailed product list.
-Payment Plans Available
*taxes not included in price
Kristi James is a photographer specializing in newborn and family photography in Central, Pa, and NEPA and surrounding areas.
Newborn Photography is done in Bloomsburg, PA.
Serving, Berwick, Nescopeck, Williamsport, Sunbury, Selinsgrove, Loyalsock, Lewisburg, Watsontown, Millville, Mifflinburg, Milton, Muncy, Benton, Central, Elysburg, Southern Columbia, Orangeville, Bloomsburg, Hazleton, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Sugar Notch, Nescopeck, Nanticoke, Ashley, Jersey Shore, Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Poconos, Pocono Area, New Tripoli, Pottsville, Shamokin, Eagles Mere, Jim Thorpe, Kutztown, Lititz, Reading, Schuylkill Haven, Hamburg, Fort Indiantown Gap, Breinigsville, Emmaus, Northampton, Lehighton, Orwigsville, Fogelsville, York, Harrisburg, State College, Bellefonte, Dallas, and surrounding areas. Available for travel worldwide.
Kristi is known for her use of natural and studio light and unique portraiture for newborns, maternity, boudoir, couples, and family photography. Click to view a collection of my family, newborn, child, couples, and maternity work or visit my website to get in touch.