everything you need to know about your 

NEWBORN SESSION

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Hello…

I’m Karla, the photographer behind the camera at Brittany Avenue Photography (named after the street I grew up on).  I’ve been in the photography business for ten years and photographing baby’s first year has definitely become a favorite and specialty of mine over the years.  

I would love the opportunity to work with you and your family and am happy to answer any questions that you have!  

xo, Karla

WHAT TO EXPECT

A lot of my clients are first time moms that maybe haven’t hired a photographer since their wedding, so an important part of my job is preparing moms before their session.  Once you’ve booked your session, I’ll send a prep guide that covers everything from what to wear to tips of what to do the morning of your session.  

My newborn sessions are relaxed and low key.  We follow the lead of the baby for relaxed, natural posing and capture genuine moments of your family with your sweet little one.  I strive to make the session as stress free as possible so you can enjoy this time with your precious baby.  

SCHEDULING YOUR SESSION  

The session fee and contract are due at booking to secure your session.

Once I receive those, I’ll pencil in your due date to ensure availability for your session, 

but we won’t schedule the exact date of the session until after baby is born

since you never know if they’ll be born early or late. 

*The session fee does not include any digital images or artwork.

 

 

 

THE SESSION FEE INCLUDES:

Pre-session consultation by phone or e-mail,

Access to Client Wardrobe

Client Prep and Wardrobe Styling guide 

Session at our studio or in your home

Newborn sessions are approximately 2 hours; all other sessions are 1 hour

Digital files, prints, and products are purchased separately.

*A collection must be purchased with each session.  All prices are subject to Texas sales tax.

SESSION FEE OPTIONS:

Choose a single session or save when you book multiple sessions

SINGLE SESSION

$250

Includes one session (studio, outdoor or lifestyle session in your home)

*Add $50 for in home sessions.  A collection must be purchased separately

Houston maternity photographer

MATERNITY/ NEWBORN SESSION PACKAGE

$400

Includes two sessions that can be used for maternity and newborn

*A collection must be purchased for each session

BABY’S FIRST YEAR PLAN

$500

Includes 3-4 sessions from maternity through baby’s first birthday

*A collection must be purchased for each session

Houston maternity photographer

THE COLLECTIONS:

Choose a collection after you view your gallery

COLLECTION I

 

$500

20 edited digital images

Digital download + print release

 

COLLECTION II

 

$750

30+ edited digital images 

Digital download + print release

Linen keepsake box + print proofs

 

 

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COLLECTION III

 

$1200

30+ edited digital images

Digital download + print release

Heirloom album

 

FINE ART PRINTS & ALBUMS:

CUSTOM FRAMED FINE ART PRINTS

Choose from our selection of gold, silver, white, gray and wood frames.  Fine art print and 3″ mat are included.

 starting at $350 

 

HEIRLOOM ALBUMS

Layflat pages, available in linen, leather or velvet covers  

20 pages included

Traditional heirloom album  $750

Deluxe heirloom album  $1100

 

Heirloom album

Frequently Asked Questions…

Q:  How far in advance should I book my newborn session?

A:  Most of my clients book their newborn session during their second trimester.  I book a limited number of newborn sessions each month, so this not only ensures my availability, but also gives my clients plenty of time to prepare for their session. Plus, it’s one less thing to worry about after baby is born! Once I receive the contract and session fee, I’ll mark your due date on my calendar to ensure availability for your session.  Since you never know if baby will be born early or late, we won’t schedule the exact date of the session until after baby is born.

Q:  When is the best time to take newborn pictures?

A:  The ideal time is when baby is less than 2 weeks old since that’s when they sleep best.  That being said, I’ve done plenty of newborn sessions when baby is 4+ weeks old, and that is completely fine too!  Baby will be more awake for the pictures once they’re older than 2-3 weeks old.

Q:  When is the best time to take maternity pictures?

A:  I recommend doing the maternity session when you’re around 30-32 weeks.

Q:  Can Mom, Dad and siblings be included in the newborn session?  

A:  Yes, family members are encouraged to be included in the session!  Most of the session will be focused on the connection between you and your baby, and I promise those are the pictures you’ll really treasure when you look back on the session years from now.

Q:  What is your turn around time for editing?  

A:  After your session, I’ll narrow down the images from your session to edit and include in an online gallery.  The link to your gallery will be sent 2-3 weeks after your session (usually closer to 2 weeks, but up to 3 weeks during my busy times).   Once you view your gallery, you’ll be able to choose which collection you want to purchase, as well as any fine art prints, albums, etc.

Q:  How many images are included in a gallery?

A:  This varies with each gallery, but a typical gallery will have around 30-40 images for you to choose from.  

Q:  Do you bring props etc for an in home session?  

A:  For in home newborn sessions, I bring my studio light, a Moses basket for naturally posed individual pictures of baby, white blankets, wraps and headbands.  If you want to borrow a dress from my client wardrobe, I’ll bring a few dresses with me as well.  You’ll be able to view the selection of dresses I have online before your session and can let me know which dresses you want me to bring.  

Q:  If I’m doing an in home session, does my home have to look a certain way?  

Your house doesn’t have to be decorated any way in particular.  I do think that homes with neutral, minimal decor tend to photograph best so that there aren’t a lot of distracting things in the background.  If you’re considering an in home session and have questions about how your home will photograph, feel free to send over some pictures. 

Q:  What should I wear for the session?

Once you book your session I’ll send over a Client Prep Guide that will go into detail about what to wear for your session.  You’ll also be able to view my client wardrobe online to see if you’d like to borrow any dresses for your session.

Q:  Is hair and make up included with the session?

Professional hair and make up is not included; however, I highly recommend that moms have their hair and make up professionally done for their session.  I have a few hair and make up artists that I work with that I can recommend for your session.  They will either come to your home (for an in home session) or to my studio to do your hair and make up before  your session.

Q:  Can dogs be included in the session?

Yes, your dog is more than welcome to be included in the pictures!  These are always some of my favorite pictures! 

NEED HELP DECIDING BETWEEN AN IN HOME OR STUDIO SESSION?

click on an image below to see a sample gallery from the session:

Studio Newborn Session

In Home Newborn Session

READY TO BOOK?

If you’re ready to book your session, please send me an e-mail so I can confirm availability and then I’ll send over a link to the contract to secure your spot.  Once I receive the contract and session fee, I’ll put your due date on my calendar to reserve your session.  We won’t schedule the exact date of the session until after baby is born, since you never know if they’ll be born early or late.  I’ll also send over some information to get started planning your session.

If you have any other questions that you would like to discuss before booking, please feel free to reach out through e-mail or text.  If you would like to have a phone call to discuss any questions, send me an e-mail or text and we can schedule a call.  

E-mail:  brittanyavenuephotography@gmail.com

Text:  832-549-7652