Babies don't keep. I know this is true because I'm getting ready to send my oldest off to college next year. So these moments are extra precious to me - their tiny toes and fingers, how their hands look so tiny in yours, how their little head nuzzles next to yours. When your new little one comes home from the hospital life might feel a little upside down. Photos are memory keepsakes that will always take you back to these moments—moments that are fleeting and go by so fast. These photography sessions capture those memories in the comfort of your home so that you can be transported back to this time and these feelings when you look at your images.
Contact me for a date and a no-hassle way to schedule. You just look at my scheduler and find a date that works for your family!
Our pre-session consultation—over the phone or email—will give us the opportunity to discuss ideas for our time and help you decide how your family should dress.
Show up and just have fun! I will do all the hard work once you're there. During the session, I will come to your home to photograph intimate, loving moments of your family interacting with the newest member of the family. This should take place within the first 10-20 days of bringing the baby home.
Our 2 hours together will allow time to feed the baby, if necessary, and to capture many sweet moments and poses.
Because I am a natural light photographer, sessions will take place during the day so we can use the light that
enters through doors and windows.
When your images are ready, I will upload at least 20 high-resolution images that are prepared for printing. These are displayed in a private, password-protected gallery on my website. You may download the images or print them directly from the professional lab connected to my website.
2 hours in the comfort of your home
Style Guide to help you and your family prepare for our session
Minimum of 45 high-resolution images in a private, online gallery
I love to capture your family interacting with your newborn in the comfort of your own home to help you preserve those precious first days at home with your little one!
Heirloom Album to showcase
all three sessions
I will send you a Style Guide with tips and tricks for how to prepare for your session, including what to wear. I know that choosing outfits can be tricky. I love it when clients send me photos of their outfits if they need extra help deciding.
What do we wear?
Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home. If you have reasons why you don't think your home is a good fit,
I have access to a beautiful space.
Where does the session take place?
Please fill out the contact form on my website. I will send you my Scheduler to make scheduling easy-peasy.
How do I schedule a session?
Nope! No judgment from me. I am a mom of 4, and I know what it’s like to have kids that aren’t feeling it that day, don’t want to listen and make everything a little more challenging. I get it and have experienced those same things. I’ll do my best to help, but sometimes life is life. This is your family and documenting the crazy might be the best way to capture life right now.
What if my kids act up and don’t cooperate? Are you going to judge me?
Please contact me if you need to change your date. I am a human too, so I get that things happen.
What if I need to change my date?
I will post a sneak peek within a week of your session to Instagram (instagram.com/emilysommerphotography) and to Facebook (Facebook.com/emilysommerphotography)
Will I get a sneak peek?
During my non-busy season (January through April), my typical turn-around time is 2 two weeks. During my busy season (May through December), my typical turn-around time is 4 weeks, although I will rush, rush, rush to get images for Christmas cards.
What is the turn-around time?
I will address any issues that I believe need attention. I will choose 10 images to fully edit if a lot of re-touching is necessary. Please pick out your 5 favorite images you’d like addressed in addition to the ones I already edited. If you would like additional images re-touched, there is a fee of $10/image.
Do you address issues such as acne and stray hairs?
Your fee includes our session and a gallery full of beautiful, edited, high-resolution images.
What is included in the fee?
I love to see your prints off your computer and on your walls and displayed throughout your home. Your gallery is connected to a store that makes beautiful, archival prints.
Do you offer prints?
You will not get every single image from our time because sometimes I can tell the smile isn’t genuine or the background wasn’t working. I choose the best images from our session that represent the formal and candid images.
Do I get every pose and background from our session?
I do not give clients raw images from our session.
Can I have the raw images from the session?
While I am an outdoor and in-home lifestyle photographer, there are certain times when a studio is necessary. I have access to a beautiful studio that we can use if your situation calls for it.
Do you have a studio?