The postpartum period is beautiful...but it is also hard. As a mom, you juggle so many responsibilities and mental to-do lists every moment of every day. I know how quickly you can lose yourself in the shuffle! That's why I have designed the entire newborn portrait process - from start to finish - to make your life EASIER. It is my joy to not only give you a relaxed, stress-free session experience in the comfort and beauty of your own home, but also to take the task of heirloom design and wall art arrangement (and even installation) off of your plate. You just delivered a baby, after all! Give yourself the gift of allowing someone else to turn your images into art, and that art into tangible displays throughout your space. I take care of every last detail, because you have better things to do (like survive--I mean--snuggle that sweet, perfect baby). ;)
in the comfort of your home
I believe that snapping photos of your family is really only half of my job! In order to craft your best-fit experience, I make it a priority to first learn about your unique home, your family dynamics, and your end goal for your portraits. We can chat all about those things when we connect via phone, e-mail, or zoom! I'll also send you a comprehensive Session Prep Guide to help you know exactly what to expect for our session and how to set everyone up for success--including wardrobe ideas, baby/sibling prep tips, and even more heirloom display inspiration.
I so strongly believe in the importance of displaying photos of our kids and families throughout our spaces; it's not only impactful to us as parents, but just as impactful to our kids to physically see these images every single day. To see your love for them in one more tangible way.
To be reminded constantly that they are adored, that they belong.
I also know how overwhelming it can be to receive a gallery of 50+ digital images and no direction or guidance on what the heck to do with them! The options are endless, and it's so easy to just forget about all those pretty photos a few weeks after downloading them. I’d love to take care of the task of preserving and displaying your photos right off the bat, so that it’s one less thing you have to worry about in your postpartum haze.
I won't be asking your family to sit and say cheese much - that’s not my primary goal. You’re going to sit and snuggle and look at your baby, your family. You are going to get images that exude love. Your child is going to look at these one day and clearly see how loved they were from day one. And I hope these images also help YOU see yourself the way your kids see you!
Another benefit to taking newborn photos in the comfort of your own space is that big siblings are far more likely to enjoy (and mostly cooperate for) taking a few shots with baby! They get to stay in their element, and I love how much that brings out their little personalities in photos.
We will also prioritize all the little details of parenthood that mean the most to YOU. Rocking your little one, the nursery that you spent months decorating, your favorite tiny PJs you didn’t think a human could fit into; what are the little things that are special for you? Let's document them!
Sessions normally take around 2 hours, completely depending on how baby is feeling. I do not contort babies into any formal poses or incorporate photography props, and it's not necessary that baby stay sound asleep for our entire session. I will guide you through each moment of our time together, but ultimately the moods and needs of your unique family dictate the types of photos we take. My goal is truly for you to be fully present in the moment with your baby, not stressing about a single thing you have to do for once!
Within a few days of your session, I will send you a proofing gallery to view! This will be in slideshow form initially, and will contain your complete gallery of images (for most sessions, you can expect 50-60 images to choose from). The slideshow will be available for 48 hours, starting when you click the link. During that 48 hours you'll have the opportunity to select your chosen collection. Your gallery will walk you through the steps to purchase your collection, and pick the images you'd like to keep. Easy peasy! Once you've selected your images, I'll get to work completing final edits (all the skin-smoothing, color enhancing, retouching magic) and send you your downloadable high resolution files within two weeks of your order.
Each collection comes with varying amounts of heirloom product credit, which can be applied toward additional digital images and/or gorgeous heirloom products like wall art, albums, and archival quality prints. I hope you take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy tangible art created FOR you with your most loved images! It is truly priceless.
A nonrefundable session fee of $199 is due at booking, which guarantees your spot on my calendar and covers my time planning and shooting your session. You'll have the opportunity to view a proofing gallery of your images online before selecting your collection. Collections begin at $450 and include varying amounts of digital files and product credit. I'll walk you through the full investment guide prior to booking, and there will be no price surprises when it comes time to order your files and heirlooms.
ALL newborn sessions include a phone consult, access code to my online wardrobe styling service, my comprehensive session prep guide, use of my newborn client closet, and a full-length (up to two hours) session. Professional hair and make-up in your home is also available as an add-on to your session! #TREATYOURSELF!
Psst...don't forget about those other milestones! All newborn clients receive priority access to my First Year Membership for Milestone Sessions!
FULL GALLERY | Barreca Family
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Fill out the inquiry form linked at the bottom of this page to start the process (or even just to learn more)! You'll be able to request a date from my availability calendar and fill out a short questionnaire telling me about your family and your photo needs. I'll reach out within 48 hours to go over my investment guide with you and/or schedule an in-person design consult!
step 1 - reach out!
Once we agree on a date (or general timeframe for newborns not born yet), you'll receive an official booking link through which you will be able to sign my contract and pay the session fee. You'll then receive your access code to Style & Select, and I'll send you my comprehensive Newborn Session Prep Guide to help you know exactly what to expect on session day!
book your date!
Can you actually believe your family is about to grow?! This is happening!!
I'll be in touch as your due date nears, making sure we discuss all your questions and requests regarding your session and end products. I'll send photos and videos of all the beautiful heirloom possibilities, or I'm happy to stop by your home in person instead!
When baby arrives, text me the exciting news!! I can't wait to celebrate with you! Once you're settled in at home, we will pick an official date and time for our session.
Wooot! The best part! All you have to do is relax and enjoy your baby, and allow me to do the work. We'll get shots of babe alone, as well as with parents, siblings, and the whole fam together. I've been known to also include fur siblings whenever I have the chance!
If everyone is feeling happy and content throughout the majority of the session, photos could take a little over an hour. But since we live in the real world with real human children...plan on blocking off two hours for our session. :)
Check out this blog post with more details on what to expect/ways you can prepare for our time together!
A few days after our session, I'll send you your proofing gallery in slideshow form! Then you'll select your collection and choose your images. I'll then get to work completing the edits on your chosen images, making them PERFECT for you!
You'll receive your final edited gallery within 2 weeks of making your selections. This is when you get to download your files and go shopping with your heirloom product credit!
Ready to get started?! I can't wait to hear from you!
GALLERY REVEAL & ORDERING
I don't know yet if I want an album or wall art. Will I be able to just get the digitals?
You sure can! While I am a full service photographer and specialize in designing tangible art, I will never push products on you if that's not your jam. Your product credit can be applied to the purchase of additional digital files (though you may find it more cost effective to upgrade collections as opposed to purchasing a few additional files)! I am also happy to provide guidance on the best consumer retailers to print your high resolution images.
How long do I have to decide what products I'd like to order?
After selecting your collection, your product credit and online store will remain active for 30 days. I am available to send you additional product videos or even stop by your home to show you samples in person, if you prefer!
Will you help me install my gallery wall?
Absolutely - I provide complimentary installation with each gallery wall purchase. Take me up on it!
How far do you travel for newborn sessions?
I am happy to travel anywhere within a 20 mile radius of Brownsburg, IN. For locations beyond 20 miles, a small adjustable travel fee will be applied.
Are you taking safety measures for Covid-19?
Absolutely. I remain up-to-date on vaccination (in addition to pertussis and flu vaccines) and am happy to wear a mask during indoor newborn sessions. All my blankets and clothing are washed between uses. If I (or a member of my household) is showing symptoms of any sickness, we will reschedule your session. If there are additional measures you would like me to take when photographing your newborn (e.g., not touching him/her, wearing gloves, or even doing the entire session outdoors) I will happily respect your wishes!
I'm worried my big kids won't behave!
Kids, by nature, are messy and chaotic and real. That is exactly what I want to capture. Don’t worry about it. Trust me. Your session is not the best time to try to be controlling and disciplining your kids. Just let them be kids! That’s why lifestyle photography is so great...the goal is to capture your real life!
Seriously, don't worry.
Should I buy my baby anything special to wear?
Only if you want to! I come with all the photo-friendly onesies, gowns, and swaddles baby could need. No need to purchase anything!
Do you offer any discounts/packages for baby's first year milestone sessions?
Yes! Ask me about the First Year Membership option when we chat more!
let's do this!
Submit an inquiry to start the booking process
In order to learn more about your family and start creating a session AND end products that will serve you best, I'd love to first hear more about your vision! Tap "INQUIRE" below to fill out a quick questionnaire about your family and your needs, and request a specific date from those available on my calendar. After I receive your inquiry I will reach out within 48 hours (usually sooner) to go over my investment guide with you and answer all your questions before confirming your booking! If you have a specific question in the meantime, shoot me an email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.