In-home, lifestyle sessions can be done with babies up to 12 weeks old. I recommend booking your newborn session as early as possible to make sure I have availability around your due date, but if your baby is due soon or has already arrived, don't worry! Send me a message and I'll see if I can fit you in.
What to expect
In-home sessions take about 2-3 hours. I recommend feeding the baby just before the start of your session. We'll do shots of baby alone and with parents, siblings and pets. If you like I'll bring along a selection of swaddle wraps, blankets and hats/headbands from my studio.
What to wear
Teeny, tiny newborns tend to get swallowed up by clothes. A diaper cover, swaddle or birthday suit is much cuter! That said if you have a cute onesie or sleeper that you love, that can work. Light colors and small patterns work best.
For parents, I recommend wearing light, neutral colors such as ivory, cream, beige, white and gray. Pastels are fine too. Adding a little texture, such as lace, embroidery or a sweater knit looks great. Avoid large patterns, which can be distracting. Every rule is made to be broken, so if you have an outfit you love that breaks the rules then you should go with it!
Studio vs. in-home?
If you're having trouble deciding between a studio or in-home session, consider what type of photos you're looking for. If you prefer natural, lifestyle photos—the family together on the bed, mom holding baby in the nursery, baby asleep in the crib—then I'd recommend an in-home session. I'll bring along a selection of wraps, blankets, hats and headbands so that we can also do some lightly posed shots of baby as well.
If you prefer the look of studio photos or your home lacks the natural light or space needed for an in-home session, go with a studio session. My studio photos are lightly posed, and my studio is stocked with blankets, swaddle wraps, hats, headbands and other newborn props.
newborn in-home pricing
In-home Newborn Session - $650
2-3-hour photo session
Parent and sibling photos included
25+ artistically retouched, high-resolution digital images with full printing rights and one 8x10 print
Add a Pregnancy Session for $250
Baby's First Year Package - $1200
Includes a Full Newborn Session with Pam at your home or at her Evanston studio
Includes 2 portrait sessions with Pam at her Evanston studio—one when baby is sitting up (usually 6-8 months) and a one-year birthday session