A Newborn Changes Everything.
The connection is instant, the love unconditional, the feelings of protectiveness big. Then feeding schedules, diaper duty and the hunt for 3 or 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night seep into your life. Things get busy. One day as you’re gazing down at your baby you realize that he or she has already begun to change.
You don’t want to forget a thing and it ALL feels SO important…
This is where we come in.
Newborn photography will help you remember this once-in-a-lifetime stage in your and your baby’s life. This may be your 1st new baby, or maybe it’s your 4th, but we’ve been here more than a thousand times. We’ll expertly lead you through the process of having your baby photographed while we create images you will love.
Here’s the thing about pictures you love. The pictures you love today will mean even more to you months, years, even decades from now.
Is your baby older than 4 weeks?
With our Baby Plan we photograph your baby at 3, 6, 9 & 12 months of age. Throughout the year we will expertly lead you through the process of having your baby photographed while we create images you will absolutely love. If your baby is under 4 weeks, we include a newborn session free. So, if that’s the case, keep reading right here to learn how the newborn session works.
The pictures we create for you will be the ones you love…the ones you NEVER put away.
They’ll be in a permanent spot somewhere in your home, maybe your office. You’ll glance at them every day and that will nudge to the surface some of the wonderful moments during your child’s growing up years. Your heart will warm and the day will lift.
That is what pictures you love will do for you.
Is there ANY other investment that increases in value over time like that?
How the Newborn Session Works
Before the Session
You only have to plan as much as you want to.
If thinking up an idea or two these days leaves you empty, then you’ve come to the right place. Just before the session we’ll listen to what is important to you, ask a few questions, then we’ll create visions you didn’t know you had right before your eyes. Here’s what one of our clients, Michelle, had to say about her experience with us:
You don’t trust your newborn pictures to just anyone-so a huge thank you to Karen for doing such an awesome job of capturing the moment that will soon feel like a lifetime ago. Scheduling was easy, picture day wasn’t stressful, the props are awesome and of course the pictures came out fabulous!
We love to incorporate your ideas. Here’s a few examples of things you can bring.
- A crib quilt or favorite blankie
- Hats, headbands and other headpieces
- A favorite stuffed animal
- A uniform or other gear to symbolize Mom or Dad’s profession. Maybe Mom’s a police officer or Dad’s a firefighter. Bring all that gear & we’ll build a set on the spot!
- Maybe you’re an ER nurse or you teach school. Bring a few of the things you use every day – your stethoscope, your books, your ledgers. We’ll create something that is uniquely you.
- Are you sports fans? Have a sports shirt? Hat? Bring it. We have footballs, baseballs, mitts and bats and soccer balls but bring anything else you want to include.
Don’t forget the family pictures!
I know. I hear you. How can anyone consider taking a picture of you just after you’ve given birth? Well, I’ve got your back with this one. I know how to slim and flatter you and we’ll assist you with what to wear and what to bring.
Do a tiny bit of advance planning with our direction, then leave the rest to us. And if you’re still not convinced, no worries. We’ll never force you to do anything you really don’t want to do but we know that down the road you’re gonna love these pictures. And, as important, your family and most especially your baby – when he or she is older – will love having these pictures to look back on.
During the Session
If baby-gazing isn’t already your favorite pastime, your baby hasn’t been born yet! You’ll have lots of time to do just that during your session.
Most of the time you don’t need to do a thing other than watch your gorgeous baby as we create little pieces of baby art. What could be a better way to spend a few hours of your time?
A word about fussing. Here’s the thing – ALL babies fuss. It’s just how they talk to us. We schedule ample time to feed and comfort the baby. We create a calming atmosphere and we have an endless supply of patience, as well as a a special ability to quiet almost any baby. That all comes in pretty handy. We can count on the fingers of one hand the number of newborn sessions that we’ve had to reschedule due to fussiness.
Session Timing & Scheduling
Newborns move at their own pace and we’ll let them take the lead. Expect to relax at our comfy studio for up to 3 hours. This leaves enough time for unhurried changing and soothing.
In scheduling a newborn appointment, it’s best to contact us either before your baby is born or as soon as possible after birth. To ensure each client gets my full attention and a relaxed session there are only 10 openings for new babies each month and we fill every one, every month. The sooner you sign up, the sooner we can lock you into a given month.
What we say is one thing, but what our clients say is EVERYTHING!
Here’s what just a few more of our clients had to say about their experience with us:
The studio is very welcoming and comfortable, we always have everything we need there and it helps us feel relaxed so we can focus on the experience. We have done Newborn, 3mo, 6mo and 9mo and we love seeing all the different ideas and sets Karen has. We love the variety of props and Karen always has ideas and suggestions. Karen is also very open to any props you want to include and always finds a way to incorporate your vision.
We (I) am so obsessed over our Milestone piece. Thank you for capturing our little one’s special moments.
Karen was so kind and patient during our newborn session. She had everything we needed and we didn’t feel rushed. The variety of props was great and she had just what we needed to coordinate with the look and feel of the nursery. We can’t imagine having anyone else photograph our newborn. We have found our photographer for all our special moments. We can’t wait to come back!
What We Offer
Whatever your interest, if you appreciate fine portraiture we have something for you! We offer a wide variety of products – desk portraits, wall pieces, parent brag books, mini canvases, books and albums, French Country frames, announcement cards and more. There are plenty of samples in our studio and we’ll be able to show you almost anything you may want to see with your own images with our beautiful viewing room.
Coffee Table Artbook Sample
View an entire year in a baby’s life through one of our famous coffee table artbooks. The artbook is one of our signature pieces and included in a number of packages. No two books are alike, because no two babies are alike! We combine the images from your sessions with our design skills for the the perfect way to remember your baby’s entire first year. To move pages use the navigation arrows on the left and right side of the book or click on a thumbnail below the pages.
Here’s The Deal
Do what most of our clients do –
Join us for our Baby’s First Year Plan!
With the Baby Plan, we photograph your baby at the ages of 3, 6, 9 & 12 months. We’re covering the whole first year of baby’s critical milestones!
Included in the price are the fees for all the sessions (portraits are additional, keep reading…). Add on a newborn session for a total session cost of $129!
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And, we’re offering the Baby Plan Sessions at the ridiculously low price of:
(that’s over 65% off our regular price!)
What does this plan include?
This price covers the time in the studio to take your photos and the time to come back and pick out your favorites. We have a variety of packages for prints and digital images based on your needs. Packages start at $500 per session.
Check out some of the great products available with our packages once you decide to take advantage of our Baby Plan deal! Keep scrolling for our FAQ’s.
Why do we offer such a great deal?
We believe that if we offer you a deal that you can’t refuse that you’ll become a client for life. That’s why we’re willing to almost give away a GREAT introductory product at such a low price. We want the opportunity to convince you that we are the absolute best photography studio you could possibly choose for your child. We believe that you’ll love the experience with us and love what we do for you so much that you’ll not only become a client for life, but you’ll also tell all your friends and family members about us, too. And that, to us, is priceless!
Yes, But I Have Questions…
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My baby has a skin problem. Should I wait to sign up?
It’s a trick question, right? Almost all babies have some kind of skin problem going on and we never know when it will clear up. Don’t worry, with our expert retouching on any purchased portrait you’ll see flawless baby skin, just as it should be.
Do you travel? I can't imagine getting out of the house right now.
All our sessions are done in our beautiful studio located in Amherst NH. It’s easy to get to and there’s lots of free parking. You don’t need to clean your house or make room for all our gear – all you have to do is show up at our place. In the studio we have everything you’ll need to be comfortable including a changing area, toys for the siblings and snacks for you. We keep things warm enough in the camera room for a newborn to be comfortably naked. You may sweat a little but your baby will love it.
We have everything we’ll need close at hand including our vast prop closet, to create images that you will love and that will be personal you. If having a photographer travel to your home is a deal-breaker, though, then we are probably not the studio for you.
How much is this going to cost me?
There are two parts to our pricing, the session fee and portrait pricing.
The session fee covers our time and talent in the camera room, or time to process your images in preparation for your review and our time to review your images with you. We mentioned earlier that the session fee for all your baby plan sessions (including the newborn if you join us early enough) is just $99 – over 65% off our regular pricing.
For portrait pricing, we have lots of options, too numerous to list here so we’ll provide some ballpark figures. Some people spend more, some spend less than the figures here, depending on their wants and needs.
- Our gift portraits (8×10 and smaller) are meticulously retouched, professional mounted and delivered to you in a gift box with our special personal touch. Prices start at $89. Wall portraits are hand-finished and sealed. Our canvas pieces are available in 2 finishes and gallery wrapped or choose a framed piece with your choice of several moldings; prices start at $395.
- Clients who join us for a single session usually spend $650-$850 in packages that may include items such as a wall piece, session album, gift portraits and digital images.
- Our baby plan clients generally spend $500 – $800 per session over the life of their plan in packages that may include items such as albums or books, gift portraits, framed pieces, custom announcement cards and digital images.
I'm not sure about investing in pictures right now. With kids there are a lot of expenses.
None of our clients has ever regretted investing in quality pictures with us. When my own daughters were babies, I was not photographing and did not choose to have any professional pictures taken. I would give anything to go back in time and re-think that decision. Photography may be one of the few investments that is guaranteed to be worth more years from now.
That said, we do understand the financial reality families face these days. Been there. So, we offer several payment options – Visa, MC, Discover, American Express checks, cash or money orders. We also will break down your package into equal payments over the 4 sessions. This is HUGE for many of our clients – select the images you like, we’ll help you find the package that’s best for you and then we’ll craft a payment plan that will fit your budget. It’s not a layaway, take your pictures home and pay over time. How cool is that?
I'm convinced but my husband isn't yet...
We know that moms & dads make buying decisions differently. We CAN tell you that we have hundreds of dads who have decided, once they joined our family, that it was the best thing they ever did. Read what Mark Barnes, a true Pixel Perfect convert and believer, had to say and let your baby’s dad know that this is one of the best investments in his family that he will ever make.
“I have to say that I was skeptical at first but once I saw the images I was sold. This is one of the best investments we have ever made!” – Mark Barnes, Natick MA
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DO NOT Put This Off Until Tomorrow!
Remember, there are only 10 openings for new babies each month and we always book EVERY available slot EVERY month. Even if you are still expecting don’t wait to sign up – call as soon as you can so we can book you into an available slot!
It’s human nature to put things aside that we keep meaning to get back to but then life often gets in the way and the next thing you know, your baby is walking and talking. So if you’re interested please don’t miss out!
If you’ve read this far, thanks for sticking with me. I truly hope you can be part of our studio family. I’d love to have the opportunity to share this first year with you and preserve your family memories!
P.S. Remember, again – most people will put this aside and “get back to it later, with good intentions.” Please, don’t let this be you!