Newborn Session Details

Newborn Session Details & Info


The Details

Newborn sessions typically take approximately 2-4 hours of time (this is not a guarantee of the amount

of time spent per session, but rather an estimate to give you an idea of the time-frame). I allow plenty of

time for you to feed and nurture your little one as needed. I have a LARGE variety of props including

Blankets, containers, hats, backdrops, headbands, etc that I am happy to provide for your session.

I have two major categories of props, 1. Bright/Modern/Colorful/Fun or 2. Neutral/Pastel/Traditional/Vintage.

Please let me know ahead of time which category your style preferences align with so I can be sure to set up

the appropriate items.

Newborn Session – $425*

*(Twins add $100.00)

This includes only the photographer’s time and talent for approximately a 2-4 hr. period of time.

*Digital Images available for download  (35 images)


Belly to Baby Package $550

(1) Maternity Session – 30-60 minutes ($225 value)

(1) Newborn Session – see above

*Maternity images (20 images) are included on the disk with the newborn images

Birth announcements are available upon request.

General Information

Thank you for choosing Christi Wilson Photography to document the most fleeting stage of your child’s life …

the first few weeks. Celebrating the birth of your child with a photo session will preserve this short period of

time when they are so little.

Your comfort as well as your newborn’s is most important. Please be assured that this will be my top priority

during your session with Christi Wilson Photography. I strive to not only capture beautiful moments for you,

but also make the experience enjoyable and comfortable.

Please read through the information below that will answer most of your questions as you plan for your

newborn session with Christi Wilson Photography. If you have any questions that have not been answered

please do not hesitate to contact me!

When should I book my newborn session?

It is recommended that you tentatively book your newborn session for the week (10 days max) after your

expected due date. It is best to capture newborns as young as possible (birth-10 days is ideal) while they are

still very sleepy and supple. Please contact me (call, text, e-mail) to let me know when you’re having baby so

that I can clear my schedule for the following week – once you know when you will be coming home from the

hospital, we can finalize the specific details of date/time.

What should I do before the newborn session?

Please feed your baby before you arrive so that he or she has a full tummy. Newborns love to be warm

and cozy, but who doesn’t love those adorable photographs of a newborn in their birthday suit? When you

arrive we will be removing the babies clothes and wrap them warmly in a blanket. I will have my studio set

at 86 degrees so that the space is nice and warm – I always say, if you’re sweating, it’s perfect! Comfortable

babies sleep, and a lot of the poses that I try with little ones look ideal with sleeping babies. No need to

worry, I love awake babies, too.

What should I avoid doing before my session?

Should your newborn need immunizations (shots), please make sure your pediatrician appointment is not

scheduled the same week as your session with Christi Wilson Photography. Babies react differently to

immunizations and can become quite sore. Unhappy babies do not photograph or sleep well.

Please also do not plan any large/long outings prior to my visit – I have found that newborns end up being

rather fussy and sensitive if they have been out and about prior to the session.

What clothing should I have for my newborn?

I prefer to photograph newborns in as little clothes as possible, but feel free to lay out a few outfits that you

may want him or her in. I can advise you as to what would photograph best, if you wish. Please be aware

that many clothing changes may make your little one upset, so it is best to limit to one or two changes max.

If you have a special blanket or fabric you would like to use, I will gladly use it. Please communicate with

me prior to the session – I have a large variety of blankets, backdrops, containers, hats, etc that I can pull

from for your session if you would like. The more information you can give me about your taste and how you

envision the final photographs will help me have the correct items set out for your session.

What should siblings wear?

Solid colored shirts and jeans or khakis for boys are recommended. For girls, solid colored tops or

dresses and jeans or solid colored pants. Try to avoid busy patterns on clothing as well as cartoon

characters. Siblings are welcome to join for pictures with baby at no extra charge.

What should parents wear?

I often use parents as backdrops for baby, so please wear a solid colored top (black, white, neutral are

ideal) and solid pants (jeans, khakis, etc) if possible. Mom and Dad are welcome to join for pictures

with baby at no extra charge.


After the session is completed what to expect:

You will be notified (via e-mail) approx. 3-5 days after your session to let you know that your {SNEAK

PEEK} is available on my Facebook Business Page. This is a great opportunity to see a few of my favorites

from the session as well as ‘tag’ yourself so friends and family can catch a glimpse of your precious new little

Approximately 7-10 days after your {SNEAK PEEK} is posted, you will again be notified (via e-mail) that the

proofs of your entire session are ready. Session proofs are located on a private online gallery. You will be

given a link to your gallery and a password that will give you access to a private online gallery where you can

images and share with family and friends. Your images will appear in the gallery for 14 days. Your print order

must be placed, and payment must be made within that time. No exceptions. Please allow approximately 14

days from date that payment is received to receive your prints (sometimes a bit longer for specialty items).

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions you may have. I look forward to your session!

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