Cherishing moments, capturing memories.

Cherishing moments, capturing memories.

Cherishing moments, capturing memories.Cherishing moments, capturing memories.

Newborn Photography Guide

About Me

My name is Lydia, and I began my business of L&R Photography in 2013. When I began I found such a strong love and interest in family photography and I have learned and grown with it ever since. I especially enjoy capturing baby’s first moments, keeping in mind that their safety and comfort are of top priority. I devoted my time and earnings in perfecting my newborn sessions, as it has been my #1 booked session for the past 2 years. I created a new studio space in home dedicated to working with newborns, making the session process, easy and pressure free for all moms and dads. My style of newborn sessions is the posed approach, using professional studio lighting, while using wraps to bundle newborns up for their first modeling gig!  I’m getting to do what I love most in photographing the tiny little humans and I would love to give you beautiful and professional portraits of your baby!

How It Works

  • My recommended booking time would be to book 2-4 months prior to baby's arrival. If baby has already arrived just check with me for availability! I may be able to squeeze you in on my schedule! I always encourage to book prior to baby's arrival because there are times where I am 100% fully booked and cannot schedule your little bundle of joy in the time frame that allows us the "curled" newborn poses. I understand due dates are not always a guarantee, So the way that we schedule is once I have received your booking retainer, I set you up in my calendar on the due date (unless otherwise discussed!). 
  • Once baby has officially arrived you let me know when you’d like to schedule; I understand everyone adjusts to baby’s arrival in different ways so you let me know when you’re ready to bring baby in within the recommended time frame. I always make scheduling the little one my top priority since we have such a small window to work with for photos. Photos being done within the first 12 days of life is always what I recommend as it is best for poses and capturing the greatest amount of photos, but of course is not mandatory. Once baby is past 4 weeks old, Session will more than likely be an all wrapped & bundled session.   
  • Newborn sessions are only done Monday-Friday at 9:00 or 10:00 AM. Due to the sessions sometimes lasting up to 3 hours long, per my own childcare reasons, I can only schedule newborn sessions at this time of the day, no exceptions. 
  • Once sessions have been officially booked, I will send you a preparation guide for the session.
  • I also ask that only necessary immediate family come along with you (parents & siblings [if any] of baby only) to the session. I have very limited space in my studio & I want to be sure that the space remains comfortable for everyone.
  • Photos with parents and siblings are always welcomed, and are done at the beginning of the session (for those with little ones keep in mind the session can take up to 3 hours, I know they aren't as patient as we are!) I only allow 20 minutes for parent and/or sibling photos, since it is primarily a newborn session.
  • Studio temperature will be kept warm, at a constant 80 degrees so baby remains comfortable throughout the session; so moms & dads, if you’re not going to be in photos I would advise to dress light, as it does get hot for us! 
  • I have materials and set ups ready when you arrive. Prior to session I have all clients fill out a Newborn questionnaire form, this allows you to choose colors for the session (and all color options are displayed above the form), let me know of any important details I may need to know about baby or family, and help me make session options/requests easiest for you! 
  • My usual set up is 2 fabric backdrop colors on my bean bag set up and 1 pose in/on a prop (basket, bucket, or bed) when choosing colors you can either specify which color you want me to use for the prop pose, which prop you'd like to use if any, or I can choose for you! 
  • All fabrics and wraps are washed with Baby Dreft Laundry detergent as soon as I purchase them, and after every time they are used in the studio, cleanliness for baby is extremely important to me, and if you're like me who has a baby with extremely sensitive skin, this detail is important to you!
  • If you are expecting multiples, please let me know as soon as you can what colors you'd like to use, even if they haven't arrived yet, as I may have to purchase additional items to match what I have, since I am doing photos of multiples together! 
  •  There is changing table area in my studio where baby can be changed (and it is sanitized after every single use)
  • I wash my hands before baby arrives and am constantly using hand sanitizer throughout the session so you know your baby is in clean hands. 
  • I often use white noise, a baby shussher machine, & soothing techniques that I’ve been trained in to comfort & soothe baby. 
  • Feedings do usually take place during the session, If okay with parents I always recommend bringing 2-3 bottles of pumped milk, or water ready bottles for formula, to feed baby during session. If you're strictly breastfeeding only, that's always welcomed in my studio & if we need to stop for feedings, that is completely fine with me!
  •  I will be the one to pose baby, patience is necessary for all sessions. If your assistance is needed, I will be sure to ask away! Baby’s comfort & safety is most important to me!
  • Crying will sometimes happen & that’s okay! It’s totally normal & baby is not hurting, baby is only wanting to not be disturbed during their sleep, If baby does not want to go in certain poses after some soothing and a couple of attempts, I will move onto the next pose.  
  • Once we have finished the session I will work on the photos to publish to your gallery. My turnaround time is 3 weeks! I do skin adjustments that include blemish removal, skin softening, and redness removal.
  • Once session has been done I will send you a gallery to your email where you can select your 20-25 images. Once I have received your "favorites" chosen I will edit them and have to you in 2 weeks. If you wish to purchase additional images that can be done through the gallery. If you wish to purchase a watch me Grow package, please let me know prior to booking.

Package & Pricing

Each and every Session is unique to each newborn,

all Newborn Packages include:


1 to 3-hour session in my home studio with your newborn

 within their first 12 days of life 

(strongly recommended but not mandatory)

Please note any baby past 4 weeks old

 will have a regular, all wrapped, 1 hour milestone session. 


 20 high-resolution digital files with Photo Print Release for newborn only sessions

 (option to purchase additional images from session)

or

 25 high-resolution digital files with Photo Print Release for family included sessions

 (option to purchase additional images from session)


Customizable Session-

Parents get to choose fabric backdrop colors for session



Wraps, headbands, bonnets, hats, and Crochet outfits available for use for each newborn 



All finals from the sessions are uploaded and published onto an online gallery that will be up for 30 days, through this gallery you can download each purchased image in High resolution and share on social media


These details listed are included in every newborn session, 

at the investment price of

$275- Newborn only 

$300- Newborn + Family 

 $125 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure your spot, remaining $150-$175 due at time of session. 

Digital finals are wonderful to have but having photos on something physical is assuring the memories are kept forever. I offer beautiful professional products that will help you keep these memories in your home forever. I offer these wonderful products from a professional print lab that is #1 recommended for all photography businesses! And I must say they do match my colors extremely well! 

Products & Pricing

PRINTS

4x6………$4

5x7….…...$6

8x10…....$10

8x12…....$12

11x14…....$15

12x12…....$16

12x18…....$18

16x20…....$50

20x30…....$60

CANVAS

5x7….…...$20

8x8..….....$25

8x10……..$30

11x14…....$40

16x20…....$65

20x30…....$80

30x40.....$100

ALBUM

6x6………$60

8x8….…...$70

8x10…....$75

10x10….$100

12x12….$125

Albums are hardcover with enriched luster pages*

Orders for product can be placed through the online gallery.

For Albums, clients will favorite 10-20 photos on the gallery, and I

will then create the album and send the design to you for your

approval, before submitting the final order. Proofs for Canvases will

be sent for approval as well!