No session fee--packages only. Now, a more up-to-date way of delivering your photographs. Instead of more for digital, digital is less expensive and gives you the ability to reproduce as much as you like for your own personal, non-commercial use. Digital packages start at $549 allowing you to choose your favorite 12 images. Print is available for $749 for this same package and both include the session fee. After retouching and the post production work, your photographs (in our starting package) will come to you as 6 different high resolution 5x7 digital images or prints and 6 different high resolution 8x12 digital images or 8x12 prints. Larger packages and larger sizes are available in other packages. You also may purchase separately additional images to your purchased package. Having your own digital images allow you to make as many as you want, at the sizes that your package provides or smaller. Make prints, cards, books, give as gifts to relatives or try something new, such as; a metallic print encased within acrylic. It has never been more fun than this! You get to play with your own beautiful photographs of treasured memories. Even if you wish to do nothing more than make prints or put them on your computer-- your images are cropped, retouched and background darkened. They are ready to go as your own little masterpieces wherever you wish to have them reproduced. Your images come with a release from Newborn Photo Art.Tour our Galleries
Call: 305-256-9143 to ask questions and make an appointment. If I can't answer at the time you call, please leave a message with your phone number and name. If I am shooting or not able to pick up, please don't be offended. I will call you just as soon as I can, even if it is after 5pm. Your call is very important to me and I will be happy to answer all questions and set a special session date just for you. When you set your date, you will be asked for a $75 deposit to reserve that day for only you. I won't set more than one session on the same day, due to the unpredictability of all newborns and their changing needs. The $75 will be applied to the cost of your session. If your delivery date changes or someone gets sick, just call and your session will be changed to accommodate your plans, to the best of my ability. Your deposit is only non-refundable if you do not give a 48 hour notice that you are not able to come or want to cancel-- as a courtesy. In return, if I have an emergency or catch a cold, I will not be able to shoot your newborn and will give you that 48 hour notice also and a free 8x12 digital image from your shoot that has been rescheduled. If you don't want to reschedule, I will certainly send your deposit back to you.
Make your appointment early while you're still pregnant, if possible. The best time for a "newborn" shoot is within the first 5 to 21 days. After a newborn turns 2 months, you really don't have a newborn shoot anymore. If that mark has come and gone, you may as well wait until 3 months (another magic time) when baby is becoming aware and smiling. It may sound harsh to say a 2 month old is not the same as a newborn. The difference is I want you to get what you are expecting that you've seen on my web site. I want a newborn to be sleepy and limp. Many beautiful poses require a sleeping baby, alone or with mom and dad. This is not to say if your newborn opens his/her eyes in one of our poses while in position that I won't shoot the shot--of course I will. That is often--especially cute. However, most newborns want to be eating when their eyes are open; they don't stay calm very long before wanting to eat again. So, don't delay - give Newborn Photo Art a call as early as possible, even while still pregnancy.
Mom, Dad and Siblings: Everyone please wear black slacks and socks. Dad and little boys: please wear black shirt (we can take with or without shirts at different times). Little girls: I have small black little tube-tops and a few black little pants for boys and girls (sizes 2-5). Moms: I have black tube-top for you or you may bring your own tube-top. It your are entirely uncomfortable showing your arms, at this time, bring a black blouse so we can make that decision together by pose. Nothing needs to be fancy-especially the pants. I am trying to blend the bottom part of your bodies into my background. I prefer more skin on top to show intimacy for moms and dads and keep color from distracting from the baby. If you have any questions about this, please ask me. Important request: please bring a pacifier (even if your child is refusing it). You have no idea how it can help us get from one pose to the next. Also, best advice I have for this shoot to nursing mothers is if you can pump (just for this day) please do. If you are bottle feeding please bring plenty of milk. Feeding the newborn their fill at one sitting will make the difference as to whether we spend our time shooting different poses or our time feeding between every shot. I only want to give you the best I can for your collection of memories.
In approximately 1 week, I will put your gallery of proofs on my website and email you a link to your special gallery section for selection of your favorites. At this time you may pick your package or add to the package that has already been paid for at the session. Once you have chosen and paid for any extra choices, Newborn Photo Art will start working on your order-- correcting, retouching, darkening the background and cropping to designated sizes. This post-production process will take approximately 1 1/2 weeks (depending on the size of your order).
When your chosen images have had their final retouching , I will notify you that your pictures are ready for download or pick-up. If digital, you will be provided with another link to your "Final Download Gallery" by email, phone or texted--possibly a combination of all three. It's easy to download, they all download at once. If you'd like me to zip the images and email them instead--I'll be happy to do so.