If you are here looking for information on newborn sessions, first off, congratulations! That teeny tiny human is going to ROCK. YOUR. WORLD.
Those first few weeks after your child is born are life-changing. It’s as if your whole world has opened up and you’ve discovered that life wasn’t as bright or colorful before your baby entered the world.
I want to capture what you’re feeling. I want to document the looks exchanged between mother, partner and baby. Those are moments so precious that you can’t even describe them with the letters of the alphabet. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but I contend that a picture is worth far more.
A picture captures impalpable essence.
My style is simple and organic, focusing on your baby and all of their perfect details rather than elaborate props and bright colors or backgrounds. I will capture your newborn resting peacefully in soft, safe props that have been hand-picked and collected to provide timeless, beautifully organic images. I have over 100 individual pieces for you to pick from (yes, I have a bit of an obsession collecting these one of a kind, hand-made, delicately knit hats, outfits, and tiebacks). I have trained with two of the most influential newborn photographers in the world to learn how to position and pose a newborn baby artfully, but more importantly – safely. No matter who you decide to hire, please please please make sure they are insured and licensed!
Want to see what goes on behind-the-scenes of a Newborn Photography Session with me? I wrote a blog post specifically about that and you can find it here
Now, I know you’re going to be exhausted and likely haven’t had the time or energy to brush your hair or leave the house but DO NOT FEAR! The best part about a newborn session with me, is the fact that you don’t have to do anything but show up and relax on my couch, snacking on fresh-baked cookies! I do all of the work while you can sit back, relax, check-in with news or social media, rest while you watch me take care of your newborn baby with the most gentle and patient care, and yes – I did say fresh-baked cookies!
I take limited newborn sessions each month so that I can provide the best experience possible and you should contact me at least 6-8 weeks before your estimated due date for the best chance of snagging a spot! Because that “newborn look” tends to fade quickly, newborn sessions are done between 5-12 days old. Of course babies come on their own terms, but your deposit and EDD serve as your place-holder and guarantee your spot in my calendar.
Newborn Session Fee is $250 and Includes:
- Styling Consult via phone or email prior to your session to discuss favorite colors, themes, your vision, and how you plan on displaying the final images in your home. We will work together and design a custom color palette to coordinate with your baby’s nursery and made to fit seamlessly into the existing decor of your home
- 3-4 hour fully-styled session in my studio OR 2-3 hours in your own home as a lifestyle/documentary newborn session without props
- Unlimited props, outfit changes, backdrop changes, all provided for you from my large collection
- 25-30 finely edited, high-resolution images from your Newborn Session presented for your ordering consultation with me 2-3 weeks after your photography session. In addition, I will walk you through ordering a custom print package tailored to your needs and based on your style and vision. With my help, you will be able to purchase custom albums, and other heirloom quality pieces of art to display in your home. Digital images are NOT included in your session fee, which is due at the time of booking. Custom wall collections begin at $750, and heirloom quality albums begin at $595
Christin Lewin specializes in Baby and Family Photography in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, including Columbia, Ellicott City, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Laurel, Frederick, New Market, Mt. Airy, Towson, Clarksville, and surrounding areas.