Am I the right fit for you?

I want you to find the perfect newborn photographer to document this fleeting stage of your family life -  so let's see if we are good fit!  

~ I prefer to focus on relationship and connection over props and outfits.  I am not one to style a newborn into unnatural poses that require photoshop. 

~ In my renovated barn studio, I like simple, muted-tone, natual fiber items. I have woven baskets, sheepskins, hand-knit wraps & blankets. 

~ I often include something fresh that reflects the season (spring time willow twigs, a handful of peonies, or a tin of evergreen boughs)

~ If the season is right, I love to get a handful of shots outside.

~ I will spend a portion of our time taking photo-journalistic style images of you interacting with baby. I will guide you into moments that allow me to take intimate, unposed images that show your love and connection to each other.  

Newborn Session

collection includes:

• Optional pre-shoot consult with Amy to answer any questions  

• Relaxed 3 hour session in the renovated barn studio  

• Flushmount Coffee Table Album  {view here}

• Minimum of 60 edited high res images on a flash drive with print permission

$875

*Booking multiple sessions together {a milestone package} will earn you a partial or whole credit to attend one of our monthly workshops. Please contact us for details.

View 2018 workshops  ~

We would love you to join the AKP client family…

...but our ability to accept new clients is limited!    To be sure we can fit ALL the babies, we cap the number of due dates we book each month.  We then schedule your actual appointment once baby is born. If you are thinking of a newborn session please contact us now and let us know!

What do we wear?

Babies are at their best naked, or in a simple swaddle or knit diaper cover.  Hats and headbands are great, anything knit adds beautiful texture to contrast with baby's skin.  Many parents like to have something unique (usually off of etsy) to add to the session.

Parents will be photographed during the sesssion, and should wear clothing they are comfortable in.  Neutral or muted colors are perfect; please avoid strong patterns, and black shows baby spit-up, just fyi!

Siblings are best dressed simply.  White, neutrals, and pale colors are great.    

Does it have to be a three hour session?

After working with hundreds of families over the years we have learned a few things!  Namely, that newborns need plenty of time to be newborns, and the last thing tired parents need is a photo session that feels like a stressful time crunch. 

We reserve 3 hours for your newborn session – plenty of time to not worry about fussiness or feedings – there will be both, and that’s no concern.  Your session may only require 2 hours, but we book 3 so good photos are a guarentee.  Only once in 10 years has a baby fussed for an entire 3 hours, and in that case you have my full sympathies, and we reshoot on another day at no charge! 

Most of all, we hope that you can relax into the experience, and enjoy a few hours of newborn snuggling!

What should we bring with us?

Necessary items:

  ~ Feeding supplies - enough for baby to eat a number of times during the session  

  ~ Lots of diapering supplies

  ~ Onesie you like - some babies just hate being naked...

 

Optional items:

(If you have none of this don't worry- we have all of this at the studio, but we love for you to bring your favorite things to make your session unique!)

  ~ Favorite swaddle

  ~ Your favorite baby lotion for dry skin areas

  ~ Knit diaper cover/knit pants

  ~ Knit hats

  ~ Headbands/tiebacks for girls

  ~ Special items/blankets handmade for baby

  ~ Vintage pieces handed down to you

(Most people find great handmade newborn items on Etsy)

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