Mini Newborn Session - $250
Short. Sweet. Simple
Designed for those who prefer simplicity, this session is for your newborn
baby only. This session is 60-90 minutes and will include 8-10 digital
images with a print release. There will be one blanket setup and one
coordinating wrapped setup in a prop or on a flokati.
*This session is intended for your baby only. No parent images or sibling images will be
taken during the session. All props will be provided by Angela Merchant Photography.
$50 non-refundable deposit due at booking.
Newborn Session - $400
This newborn session is designed for parents who desire a larger variety
of posing and props. These sessions will take 3 hours, include access to
all props, and yield 15-30 digital images with a print release. The cost for
this session is $400 with no additional purchases required.
Parent and/or siblings photos are optional. Please allow an additional 45
minutes to 1 hour.
*$50 non-refundable deposit due at booking. Balance due at session.
Frequently Asked Newborn Questions
1) When should I schedule my newborn session with you?
In order to provide the quality experience my clients have come to expect, I take
a limited amount of sessions each month. Often times my schedule is full 3-6
months in advance so the sooner you book the better chance you will have at
securing a spot.
2) How do I book my session with you?
After you have looked through my portfolio and you are ready to book a session
with me, I will send you an invoice for the deposit. This deposit will guarantee you
a spot on my schedule during the month you are due. Once your baby arrives we
will schedule the actual session.
3) How soon after I have my baby should I contact you?
I do ask that you get in touch as soon as possible so that I can start the process
of planning and setting up for your session. We will want to photograph your new
baby between days 6-10 so the sooner I am contacted the better!
4) My baby is really fussy and I am worried he/she will not sleep. Will this
be a problem?
Occasionally I have babies in the studio that are fussy for various reasons. Often
times it is simply gas and other times they have a very strong urge to suck. For
these 2 reasons I require all my clients to bring gas drops to the session as well
as a pacifier. If you forget to bring a pacifier I have extras on hand and will use it
*If baby still will not sleep even though he/she has been fed, burped etc., I will
continue with the session but skip posed shots for wrapped shots.
5) My baby sleeps all the time so I do not think it should be a problem….
That would be dream for me! However, most babies are not used to being naked
and posed at the same time. For that reason, I ask you to please follow all the
guidelines in the prep packet so we can maximize all of your baby’s sleepy time.
6) I have a bunch of props and outfits from Etsy. Can I bring those?
I have simple props and lots of outfits, hats, and headbands in my studio so I do
ask that no outside props are brought in. All of the props and outfits I use are
handcrafted especially for newborn photography so they are a perfect fit. *If you
have a sentimental item or family heirloom please contact me prior to your
session and we can discuss incorporating that into your photos.
7) Where will the newborn session take place and how long do they take?
All sessions are held inside my home studio which is located in West Wichita.
Most newborn sessions take between 1-4 hours depending on the type of
session you booked. Sessions with siblings do take longer which is why I ask that
the siblings only be present during their portion of the session (The family
portion is held at the end of the session).
8) Why should I book with you?
I have been specializing in newborn photography for the past 3 years. My
business has grown tremendously since then which has given me the opportunity
to photograph hundreds of babies! Along with numerous workshops and
seminars I have attended, I have also been trained by some of the best newborn
photographers in the country - and quite possibly in the world. My training has
allowed me to learn how to properly and safely pose newborns as well as learn
techniques for soothing and handling your newborn in the most gentle way
possible. Newborn photography is my passion and it is my honor to capture this
fleeting moment for my clients!
*** 2016-2017 Shooting Schedule Update ***
All newborn sessions will be shot during the week Monday - Friday. Newborn
sessions will be scheduled between 9 and 10 a.m. Weekend and evening
appointments are not available at this time. Please keep this in mind when
booking your session.