newborn studio sessions

"A new baby is like the beginning of all things. Wonder, Hope, a dream of possibilities"

- EDA J LESHAN

Those first early days of your baby’s life are some of the sweetest and sleepiest moments and they pass us by so quickly. They are the fleeting moments that we often forget about. Those teeny tiny little noises they make and the gas bubble smiles quickly turn into giggles and laughter as they clumsily start running away from us. These moments are some magical moments to capture, the little noses and toes and tiny hands quickly change and grow. I love capturing all the sweetness of those brand new babes. There is so much beauty in seeing them all cozy like and setting up a beautiful posed image. Styling and posing baby’s in a peaceful slumber is just so magical and really is an art. I love that I can say I am a newborn artist. This job is so magical in so many ways.

"Melissa was so kind and gentle, It just made the experience that much more, she was so graceful with her poses, and was so patient, and caring with our sweet little newborn baby"

- Tammy Albright

the images

Generally the best times are those first 7-14 days but I do have great experiences even when babies are a little older and can still make magic happen. Some are not ready for those first days for various reasons. The sessions can be anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to allow for snuggling and feeding. I do suggest booking ahead of time, obviously we never know the day they decide to make their grand entrance but going by due date and allowing a little wiggle room before or after is always important. Due to this I only schedule so many bookings each month so it is good to try and schedule ahead of time. I will send out a prep guide prior to all this so you are all ready and set when the day is here. The studio is amazing and gorgeous. It is my good friends studio in downtown Niles that I rent and have all props available there at the studio. It is a wide selection of colors and varieties of some beautiful things and props. I have a slight addiction to buying lots of these beautiful things so there is variety. I love styling my sessions and always ask for colors that you love so I can style and work with that. There is an option to bring the studio to your home as well and if the weather is beautiful and warm we can take part of our session to a nearby nursery to the beautiful outdoors. I also offer lifestyle newborn sessions in home and outdoors as well. Many beautiful amazing options for that welcome to the world newborn session.

what to expect

most popular

1 hour session
10 edited images
high resolution digital files

wrapped mini

$475

2-4 hour session
posed studio images
30 edited images
high resolution digital files

newborn deluxe

$600

same as newborn w/family
5x7 glass or wood box w/ prints
wood framed image or canvas
50 announcement cards

with keepsake

$1435

2-4 hour session
posed images w/family
60 edited images
high resolution digital files

newborn + family

$750