Newborn Sessions with Mary Bosotu

There is nothing more adorable than professional photos of a newborn baby.

Capturing those first days of life are wonderful and ones that you can never get again. Often the first couple of months with a new baby are a blur, so having keepsake photos are a fantastic way to pause the clock, if only for a few moments. 

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Once session is booked, we will be working together to customize your session, in terms of colors and more, to fit your style and needs. All props, including headbands, wraps, outfits, wood props, backdrops, blankets, bonnets, layering pieces and more are provided by the studio. You do not need to bring anything except baby and if you have any sentimental heirloom you wish to use.

Once you arrive, baby will feed first if needed then we will start preparing baby for the session, meaning all clothing will be taken off except diaper
The studio will be kept warm especially the blankets and props we will be using for baby. Staying warm helps keep baby calm and in pose. Maintaining a calm environment helps to keep baby calm. I recommend mom and dad come in very comfortable loose clothing.



what to expect in the photography process

1. Send an inquiry via our Contact Page
2. Set up a consultation call to discuss session details
3. I will send you package information to choose from
4. Once you choose your package, I will send you a contract and invoice
5. Once contract and invoice are taken care of, you are officially booked
6. Your session will be held on the date we agree upon
7. Your high-resolution photos will be delivered to you in 10 business days.


what to expect from your photographer

I have all the props readily available for your baby's first shoot. All newborn sessions take place at my studio which is designed and equipped specifically for newborn photography.

The studio is stocked with water, snacks, wipes and more.




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newborn sessions starting at $450
all sessions come with high-resolution digital images and option to purchase heirloom albums and wall art

I KNOW MY DUE DATE, BUT WHAT IF MY BABY HAS A DIFFERENT PLAN IN MIND?

Lol! No worries. It’s actually better to pay the retainer to reserve baby’s spot as soon as you know the expected delivery date. It is not uncommon to book your newborn shoot, when you are just a couple of months pregnant. This allows us ample time to go over color choices ahead of baby’s arrival and customize a session specific for your baby. Shoots are done within first 14days and, trust me, at that time you don’t want to be thinking about how to book a photo shoot when you are sleep deprived and getting the hang of feeding an infant. Also, when you book after arrival, dates often are booked and I may not be able to fit you into the already filled up schedule. Those clients with a pre-paid retainer always get date priority.

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I DON'T WANT PHOTOS OF A CRYING BABY. HOW CAN WE PREVENT THIS?

As the saying goes, babies eat, poop, and sleep. For studio posing, they do best when they are in a very deep sleep. We highly recommend that you feed your baby right before your leave your house for the shoot so that baby will sleep for at least an hour after arrival. Feel free to bring a pacifier to help sooth an upset baby to help get the best photos possible.

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WHAT IF MY BABY POOPS OR PEES DURING THE SHOOT?

Poop happens. A lot. It is completely common for a baby to soil their blankets during a shoot. They cannot control it afterall. We recommend bringing a couple of blankets in case one happens to get dirty. We also have several props that we use regularly for photo shoots. Please don’t feel embarrassed should an accident happen. I can assure you it happens more times that I can remember and its completely normal. Concerned about cleanliness? Not to worry. I wash all used props and blankets after each newborn session with non-scented detergent. Baby’s safety is our number one priority.

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WILL MY BABY BE COLD?

We regulate the temperature with the understanding that newborns need warmth. In addition to the blankets the photo shoot room is kept warm, since they are only wearing a diaper. We recommend that anyone who is attending the shoot dress comfortably, as sessions are usually an hour long. Having photos of those first few days of your baby’s life are so precious. With proper planning you can have a wonderful photo shoot with memories to last a lifetime.

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