CHARLOTTE NC NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY
A new baby is only new for a very short time. As much as we think we will remember the precious moments, we won't. The kissable, chubby cheeks, tiny fingers and toes, soft silky hair, pouty lips, and sweet newborn scent will soon be a faint memory. Newborn photography preserves these details and this is my specialty! My newborn photography style is simple, clean, and baby focused. I have attended many newborn photography training and safety workshops and have handled and cared for newborns personally and professionally for over 35 years! Rest assured that your baby’s safety, comfort, and capturing timeless moments are my primary goals.
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD MY BABY BE PHOTOGRAPHED?
My preference is to photograph your baby between 5-14 days old when they are still sleepy and flexible for those cute cuddly poses. For those who are new to newborn photography and missed this 14 day window, we can still photograph your newborn up to 4 weeks of age. However, this is with the understanding that your baby may not be as flexible for some poses, may be mostly wrapped, and may be wide awake for the majority of the session. I recommend that you book early during your pregnancy to ensure availability as we are usually booked 4-6 weeks in advance for newborns.
HOW CAN WE SET A SESSION DATE SINCE WE DON’T KNOW WHEN MY BABY WILL ARRIVE?
This is a very common, yet good question. When booking your newborn session, we put your due date on the calendar initially to hold and guarantee your appointment. Once your baby is born, you’ll notify me and we update the calendar with a true session date within the first 14 days of life.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKE?
That depends on the session you choose. A full newborn session ‘in studio’ including parents and siblings can take up to 3 hours. This time also allows plenty of time for feeding, changing, soothing, and posing. ‘In-home’ sessions last about an hour, plus about 30-45 minutes for setup and breakdown (fee applies for in-home sessions).
DO YOU HAVE NEWBORN PROPS?
Yes! We have a very large collection of newborn outfit, props, headbands, blankets, swaddles, backdrops, and other accessories in a variety of sizes and colors to style your baby’s session. We provide everything so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything extra to the session.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND HOW DO I BOOK?
The final cost will depend on the package and optional products you choose. The smallest package is $450 which includes a $150 booking fee, 10 edited digital photos, and a print release. To confirm your session, the booking fee and a signed agreement are required up front. The balance of the package is due no later than 24 hours prior to the session date. Additional Digitals, Albums, Canvases, and other optional print products are also available for purchase. Please contact us for more details or to book.
CAN I BOOK MY BABY’S FIRST BIRTHDAY SESSION TOO?
YES! In fact, you’ll save $50 in booking fees plus earn freebies by booking the Newborn and Birthday sessions at the same time as a bundle. Additionally, if you are currently pregnant, you may do a 3 session bundle and save $75.
CAN FAMILY MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN THE PHOTO SESSION?
YES! We love nothing more than for spouses and siblings to participate in the shoot! Studies show that as your child grows and sees himself/herself in family photos, they feel more loved, connected, and experience a boost in self-esteem.
DO YOU SELL DIGITALS, PRINTS, BOOKS, OR CANVAS?
Yes, Lisa Yvette Photography is a full service studio offering not only Digitals, but also high quality print and keepsake products. Please contact us to inquire about detailed pricing and available products.
WHEN WILL WE GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS?
You will see a soft edit of your photos on the day of your session. A full edit of your beautiful photo gallery, ordering and receiving your prints from our lab will take some time. Please allow 1-2 weeks for digitals delivery and 2-3 weeks for product delivery.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?
We understand emergencies can and do happen. To avoid rescheduling fees, please give us 24 hours notice if possible. You’ll be rescheduled to the next available date. Note: We will only reschedule ‘once’ for personal reasons. If a second reschedule is required, you must pay the booking fee again.
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
Our studio is located in the Southwest Charlotte area known as Steele Creek, near McDowell Nature Preserve and Park. We are just about a mile from both Tega Cay and Lake Wylie SC.
My baby’s skin is peeling or has a rash. Do you edit?
Yes! Every photo that you see on the day of your baby’s session is hand retouched by me using professional editing software.
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