Maternity & Newborn
Information & Investment
Thank you for considering DVOC Photography to photograph memories of your baby’s first days!
Years from now, you’ll have the joy of heirloom keepsakes that remind you of the first weeks’ bonding experiences.
Booking Your Session
Newborn sessions are scheduled within the 5 to 14 days after birth. I prefer 7-12 days. However, I've photographed newborns up to eight weeks new. When you book your session, I’ll put your due date in my calendar as a tentative date. Since due dates and birth dates can be quite different, though, I ask you to call or email me within 48 hours of your baby’s arrival so we can finalize your newborn session time. Sessions last from 2 to 4 hours. Adapting the pace to your baby’s comfort and emotional state is the best way for me to make this a low-stress experience for both of you, and tends to result in the best photographs, too.
Preparing for your Session
A full baby is a happy & sleepy baby! That’s how we want them! Sleeping babies are so fun! Most babies let me mold and move them, curl them and pose them all while sleeping. This is a result of a full tummy. I suggest feeding baby and top off before we begin the session. I totally understand if you are on a schedule, however we may have to tweak it a bit during the session. Babies have an instinctive nature to sucking so having a pacifier on hand, if only for the session, is a terrific soother. More feeding, sleeping and such. Baby is the boss! We work around them. Keeping baby happy will ensure the best pictures!
During the Session
I always create all sorts of poses in my mind that I'd like to accomplish, please remember this - baby dictates the flow of the shoot. Some babies are sleepier than others therefore, easier to move through the session with many poses.
I may ask for parents’ help too.
Ideally, we'll strive for at least three poses.
During our session, I know watching the poses can be exciting and you may have the urge to capture images of baby during my workflow. In order to keep the quality of my work consistent, please refrain from cell phone photography. However, if you wish to take photos, please take them as "Behind the Scene" shots. Feel free to post those and tag me online! Those are awesome to look back on as the years go by.
After the Session
A day or so after your session, we will schedule your online proofing appointment. You'll receive a link to gain access to my computer just before proofing time. I'll guide you through and you will make your choices for the images included in your package...
Your chosen images are then professionally edited and delivered to you in a digital download gallery. Newborn acne and blemishes, scratches, etc (jaundice is not uncommon at this age) will be lightly edited. I don’t edit out the flakes of skin that are common on newborn babies unless they take away from the image. I feel that this is part of the baby’s newness and adds to their individual look.
Your gallery provides you with product purchasing menu, all of which are heirloom quality.
Payment plans can be set up to suit your budget. Once all payments are complete, I'll hand deliver your beautiful portraits from an unforgettable photography experience with your new baby!
Maternity & Newborn - 780
Baby's First Year Membership - maternity, newborn, six month session, sitter session, first birthday and one year family session. This package includes your favorite images from each session 1465
Milk Bath w/Flowers: - add something extra special to your chosen package. Not only will you have unique photos but milk baths also leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft 40
Heirloom Portraits - includes four 11x14, four 8x10, four 5x7 professional prints AND an heirloom, leather bound memory box holding 100 4x6 professional prints and a custom engraved, crystal USB containing the images from all of your sessions 880
Baby Shower - receive an hour and a half of photography coverage 425
Birth - by special request only
Each session includes:
Consultation to review the details of your session
Online proofing appointment to choose your favorite images
Meticulously hand-edited portraits delivered in a digital download gallery
Baby's First Year Membership provides a three month payment plan after retainer is paid.
Clients typically spend north of 1200 on commissioned artwork.
Packages start at 525
A retainer in the amount of half the session fee is required to secure dates and is due upon booking