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Newborn Sessions

quiet, cuddly, and honest newborn sessions

If you’re a planner and you haven’t had your little one yet, you’re wondering how in the heck you are supposed to pick a newborn photographer.  The last time you’ve worked with a photographer was probably at your wedding, amiright?!  (Read below on my tips for scheduling a newborn session – and finding the right photographer.)  Besides knowing that you REALLY want to get gorgeous newborn photos of your new family, you’re worried about having your house in order, feeling ready (emotionally and physically) to be in the photos, AND getting the nursery ready, meals frozen, and SO MUCH MORE.

And if you’re reading this in a sleep-deprived, bleary-eyed, riding on a roller-coaster state of emotions, I hear you.  As a mom of two (who are now 14 and 12), I remember those first days and weeks like they were yesterday.  I was one of those who sobbed as my Mom was leaving and begged her to stay one more week to help with my then 2-year-old and newborn.  I couldn’t bear to lose her wisdom, comfort, and unconditional support (and her midnight visits bearing gifts of buttered peanut butter toast.  Yes, double buttered. I’m forever hooked.)

I’m here to tell you I absolutely love being part of this huge milestone in your life.  Being there to document the monumental change in the most important thing in your life – the birth of a family – is such an honor!  And I LOVE to tell your story in an un-forced, quiet and creative way that reflects all of you at this moment.  I have worked with many, many new moms and can help answer any questions you have as you’re working to figure out the right photography choice for you.

I can only imagine where these tiny feet will go in their lifetime. My only hope is that they never forget the way home.


Newborn Home session | $550


  • personal pre-session chat
  • 1 to 2-hour custom newborn photography experience on film in the comfort of your own home
  • 60-70 unique and diverse images of your newborn session in your online gallery
  • complimentary 11×14 gallery board of your favorite image
  • does not include digital files or additional products


 Milestone session | $450

*exclusively for existing clients within 1-year of  newborn session

  • 30-min session
  • perfect for use as a mini-maternity session or capturing baby’s developmental milestones
  • outdoors or at your home
  • 5 hi-res digital files included
  •  additional digital and print products available (see pricing page)


Newborn Session Seattle : Simone Rose

I had the opportunity to photograph a newborn session in Seattle for the most beautiful family recently!  They welcomed their new baby girl, Simone Rose, to the world 8 days earlier.  They were all troopers.  We ran into some camera and strobe issues...

Welcome to the World, Kavanaugh!

This little guy was one of the most laid-back newborns I've photographed in a while.  He must take after his parents.  I can't believe how calm and cool they were through the whole process.  Maybe it also helped that he got to snuggle in mom's and dad's...

NAPCP Merit of Recognition Award: Newborn Category

I woke up to an email this morning that made my day!  I've been attempting to put my work out there more, submitting to contests, magazines, and blogs.  It's a scary thing to do.  Fear and doubt often rears its ugly head, telling me my images aren't...

North Seattle Newborn Photographer : And Then There Were Six

This was my first in-home newborn session since "the change", and I was so lucky and honored to be able to reach out to my good friend Lindy, who recently had twin girls, and ask if I could come over and "experiment" on them.  Not only does Lindy have new...

Seattle Newborn Photographer : Ben

Little Ben was born 7 weeks early so he had to spend a little time in the hospital.  I got to photograph him within their first week home, and it happened to be one day before his original due date!  He was still such a little peanut. Mom and Dad were so...

Newborn Family Photography : Torin

I absolutely love newborn family photography.  It's my new favorite type of session to photograph, and I'll tell you why.  First and best, I get to meet and document a new little life, a new little miracle.  I get to spend a few hours with this new...

Seattle Maternity photography : Maria

These lovebirds grew up in Atlanta, GA and had a film photographer shoot their wedding.  We had a lot in common.  They were excited to hear that I shoot film during my sessions (and her Seattle maternity photography session was no exception) and that I had...

Newborn Photography Seattle : Ava

In home newborn photography in Seattle is quickly becoming my favorite type of session.  I think it puts new parents at ease knowing they can relax in their home with all their baby accoutrements nearby.  And I just love design.  I love looking at a...

North Seattle Newborn Photography : Cecilia

I already loved shooting North Seattle newborn photography, but my love has gone to a new level with in-home newborn photography vs studio newborn photography.  I can't even stand it.  And I'm sorry if I'm getting annoying to you because I've probably said...

Mozi Magazine Feature

My oh my, what an amazing few weeks it has been!  I'm so excited to share a sneak peek of my feature in Mozi Magazine's first ever film issue, where we went behind the scenes on one of my recent in-home newborn sessions!  It's truly an honor to be...

In Home Newborn Session Seattle WA : Kiera

I am absolutely loving in home newborn sessions, even here in Seattle, WA where it's super dark and rainy this time of year.  The last time I worked with this family, we met at my old studio for big sister's newborn session.  Since I can't offer the studio...

Newborn Film Photographer Seattle : Lucas

Meet Nicole Conner of Nicole Conner Photography and her family.  She gave birth to baby Lucas a few weeks before our in-home newborn photo session and he arrived a week early at a whopping 10 lbs 4 oz!  Nicole wanted some updated family photos with their new...

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