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YOU BOOKED A PHOTO SESSION
You're having your portraits done! Yay! You're longing for beautiful images of your growing belly, your beautiful new miracle and your sweet family, so you booked a session to capture those special moments...but now you're nervous and dreading the session.
Most people feel self conscious about being in front of a camera (me too!). But my goal is to make this a fun and relaxing experience. I've done hundreds of photo sessions and by the end of the first click, the nerves will dissipate and you become a natural. Your newborn session will be one of your favorite sessions to date. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and watch me work with your sweet baby. Feel free to take behind the scenes shots, but don't forget to tag me! I love seeing everyones photos as I pose their littles.
This process will be easy, fun and an overall great experience for you and your family.
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This is one of my favorite parts! This is where things start to come together and where I get to see your style. Make sure you fill out the questionnaire, this will help me prep for your session.
Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful and memorable experiences a woman can go through. I am so excited that you have chosen me to capture this special time in your life. I provide a stunning client closet to each of my clients for their sessions. You get to choose through several designer gowns and with my help, we will make sure you select the most flattering dress for your growing bump.
Do you like pastels, neutrals or jewel tones? Do you want prop poses? Are there certain props you've seen on my page that you have to have? Do you prefer the table posing? Whats your favorite pose? Let me know your favorites and I will design a stunning custom set, just for your sweet babe!
Just like your newborn session, we will design beautiful custom sets for your baby's milestone session. I have a client closet full of couture outfits for your baby to borrow during the session.
Designing family sessions are much different than planning your other sessions. During family planning, we will take a look at your personal wardrobe and find the most flattering and coordinating outfits for your family. We don't want matchy, matchy and we don't want clashing patterns, so I am here to walk you through and find the best outfits for your photographs.
This is our most loved artwork collection
$1000 Artwork Credit
30 Page 10x10 Heirloom Album
Social Media Album with 25 Images
Full High Resolution Digital Collection
(Printable to 8x10 Same as Box)
3600 (15850 value)
This is our most popular
$700 Artwork Credit
20 Page 8x8 Heirloom Album or
Keepsake Box with 20 5x7 Matted Prints
Social Media Album with 20 Images
20 High Resolution Digital Image Collection
(Printable to 8x10 Same as Box )
2700 (9450 Value)
This is our keepsake
$500 Artwork Credit
Keepsake Box with 10 5x7 Matted Prints
10 High Resolution Digital Image Collection
(Printable to 8x10 Same as Box)
1900 (5000 value)
This is our basic
Keepsake Box with 5 5x7 Prints
5 High Resolution Digital Image Collection
(Printable to 8x10 Same as Box)
1300 (2500 Value)
Set of 05 prints
Set of 10 prints
Set of 20 prints
16x20 Gallery Wrap
20x20 Gallery Wrap
20x30 Gallery Wrap
24x36 Gallery Wrap
30x40 Gallery Wrap
40x60 Gallery Wrap
Wooden Hanging Trio
16x20 Hanging Canvas
20x30 Hanging Canvas
20x20 Round Wood Print
30x30 Round Wood Print
40x40 Round Wood Print
16x20 Wood Frame Print
High Resolution (printable to 8x10)
Social Media Images
Custom Family or Maternity Film
Tips for a Successful Newborn Session
Thanks so much for booking your newborn session with Nicole DeHoff Photography. After years of photographing newborns and having my own babies, this is what I have found works best in keeping newborns happy and sleepy during their session with me.
When photographing newborns the session prep must start prior to the newborn session. Following these steps is crucial to getting those sleepy, relaxed poses that we all know and love.
If you are nursing, please try and avoid anything that
may upset baby's belly for at least 24 hours prior.
Be prepared to nurse on demand during your session. If bottle Feeding, please bring extra bottles/formula for your shoot. Baby's tend to want to eat more frequently when they're being stimulated.
We will also feed baby upon arrival. If you are not nursing, I will handle the feedings, so you can sit back and relax!
Please have a pacifier on hand. Preferably the soothies
they send home from the hospital. This will help settle the
baby during posing. Pacifiers are not always used, but are helpful during the session. Using a pacifier for a short amount of time, will not cause nipple confusion. If you do not have one or forget to bring one, I have new ones on hand.
Please have baby in easy to remove clothing - i.e. button
or zipper sleeper. Nothing that goes over the head. If baby is asleep upon arrival, we will dive right into the session. We do not want to wake baby if we do not need to. If you are participating in photos, please wear a neutral colored top. No patterns, bright colors or wording/pictures. We don't want to take away from baby! Same goes for dad and siblings!
Please keep baby awake for at least on hour prior
to your session. This will eliminate extra time spent trying to get baby asleep. As a mom of five, I understand that this may be difficult. If you're having trouble, try giving baby a bath or playing with baby.
and your session
These shots are typically done at the beginning of the session.
They are not guaranteed, as young children have a mind of their own and do not always cooperate. I do not force children to take a photo, but I do my best. Upon completion of sibling shots, I ask that someone take siblings home. This is best for safety of baby and studio liability reasons.
All props, backdrops and accessories are provided for your session. Each session is hand designed and customized for your baby. Props and accessories in my studio, are made to fit perfectly and safely. Please leave any commercial bought accessories behind. If you're looking for something specific, please bring this up in your consultation and I will do my best to have something made. If you have an heirloom item you'd like to use, I will do my best to incorporate it, but I ask that you limit it to one item.
What you wear for your photoshoot can make or break your pictures. You want to stay away from too many patterns, neon colors and matchy matchy. I am here to guide you in choosing your outfits for your session.
Neutral colors are best if you are participating in family photos for your newborn session. I recommend sticking to white, cream, gray, or black shirts. Tank tops or t-shirts for women are great options & fitted t-shirts are great options for men. You may also pick from my maternity gowns if you want something a little more dressy. Please keep pants/jeans fitted and pockets empty!
The same principle applies to siblings! Neutral colors photograph best. Please leave the fun t-shirts for after the session.
Planning outfits for family photos can be daunting. The larger the family, the more complex it gets, but hopefully this guide will help!
Select options that fit your style. Make sure you love the look you're going for, as these images will be on your wall! Soft pastels and neutrals are great for spring, where bold colors and jewel tones are great for summer, fall and winter.
When selecting these images, stay away from clashing colors and patterns. A good rule of thumb is to have one person in a pattern and style from there. Mix and match with colors in the pattern and throw in a neutral option to help break it up. Below you will find some examples from google.