Newborn photography sessions include a customized 2 hour session including a gallery of high resolution photos available for download and a print release. Galleries typically will include 20-30 unique photos. Baby, family, and siblings images are included in the session.My downtown Howell studio comes stocked with everything you would need for your newborn session. You are more than welcome to bring any sentimental items you would like to include and if you have any questions about styling please let me know.
In Studio Sessions
Newborn in studio sessions can take place up to 3 weeks after birth for a “natural” shoot, or up to 2 weeks after birth for a posed session. Many clients like to mix a few poses with natural moments. Some families who love the lifestyle look but do not feel their homes have enough light, will opt for a natural newborn in studio session.
Lifestyle newborn sessions are the perfect way to capture your new baby in your home in a relaxed way. This is a great way to get images in your new nursery, with pets, etc. During these sessions, I will capture your family in a way that you can look back on and remember how you really were. Siblings do great in this situation as well, allowing me to capture authentic moments. No posing (either of the baby or family) is done in-home, just gentle and relaxed direction, which allows for natural connection and interaction to occur. All family members are included.
Reviews & Feedback
I consider myself lucky to have found Keri randomly on FB. She was super accommodating for my newborn session which was complicated to schedule because of health issues. I used her for every milestone and loved each one more than the last. I also used her for my other son's senior pictures which were also great. Super open to different ideas and super reasonably priced. I definitely recommend her.
The only photographer I'll use!! She took my newborn first look and my breastfeeding shoot, and happened to get some great shots of my photogenic 6 month old by herself. We are coming up on a year and I hope I'll get to use her again!
Keri is the most fantastic photographer to work with and she makes being in front of the camera easy and stress-free!! We have literally trusted her with every big life event since we got engaged. She did our wedding, new born photos, family photos, our son's first birthday photos and mommy and me shots, among others. She is such a pleasure to work with and the photographs are amazing. I can't tell you how many people see the shots on my desk at work and ask for her information. I won't trust anyone else with our photography needs! K & D Photography is AMAZING!
I chose K&D Photography because I didn't want those cheesy, staged-looking photos you see a lot. I wanted to capture our relationship and our love for each other, and that's what Keri did. As soon as we arrived at the session, she was laid back and treating us like friends, not a client or subject. I also give her kudos for directing and dealing with a grumpy bride-groom. The photos turned out magical.
Our family had an amazing experience with Keri of K&D Photography! I found Keri on Facebook while I was searching for a wedding photographer for our unorthodox surprise wedding (we have since also shot family photos with K&D)! And boy did she deliver! We treasure every picture taken. She has a style that is very photo journalistic, so her pictures tell a story, stir up feelings of joy and take you back to cherished memories, while we did some standard family photos for Grandma to hang on her wall, most of our pictures aren't the standard 1990's staged group photos. If you are looking for a photographer that will deliver amazing art you will want to display in your home for the next 100 years, you've found her!
Newborn Photography Querstions
I always recommendation to schedule your newborn session while you're still pregnant to ensure you don't miss your 2 week window. If baby is already here, it's not too late, but again, making sure parents understand they may not get some poses is key.
Newborn babies are ideal to photograph between 5 & 10 days old, when they are still very flexible and spend most of their time sleeping. If for some reason your baby is unable to be photographed during this time frame, don’t worry, with the exception of possibly a few poses, I will still be able to capture many beautiful and special images of your baby.
A typical session is approximately 3 hours long. It is a rest and relax time for the parents, handing off only as needed to mom and dad for feeding and changing. Feel free to bring a book, catch up on emails, texts or Facebook, take a nap or simply sit back and enjoy watching the session!
Yes, I absolutely love to capture the sweet bond between parents and their newborn baby. This is something we discuss during the consultation or throughout our communications. The images with parents are typically done at the end of the session, unless there are siblings, in which case they would be captured at the beginning. Every session is different in its own right so we just kind of play it by ear sometimes.
The studio is fully stocked with plenty of different background options & props such as buckets, crates, bowls, etc. & baby accessories like headbands, diaper covers & rompers, and a large selection of hats and bonnets. Each and every item in the studio has been selected because it matches my style and aesthetic. The goal is to make sure your newborn baby is the star of the image, and all of the props and accessories compliment the setup and highlight your baby.
For newborn sessions, I keep the studio somewhere in the high 70's in terms of temperature. Newborn babies have just left the comfort of their mom's 98 degree body. They can't quite regulate their own temperatures yet and can get cold easily. If we're not hot, they're probably not comfortable. Keeping a warm working space is crucial to keeping baby cozy.