Capturing the precious moments of your baby's first days of life.
what to expect
When is the best time for newborn photos?
Between 5 -12 days of life.
where will the session take place?
Sessions conveniently take place in your home. I will bring everything necessary to turn a small space in your most naturally lit room, into a mini studio.
how should i prepare baby for our session?
I always recommend to try to keep your baby awake for a couple of hours before your session, and feed baby right before I am scheduled to arrive. This will ensure the best possibility of a happy and sleepy baby.
How long will the session last?
Lifestyle Newborn sessions last up to an hour, Mini Newborn sessions typically last 1-2 hours and Deluxe Newborn sessions last 1.5-3 hours (depending on how sleepy baby is).
What if I need to feed baby?
If baby begins to act hungry or fussy, we will take as many breaks as we need to ensure that he/she is happy and comfortable.
what should my baby wear?
For Lifestyle sessions, feel free to either swaddle baby, or dress them in whichever outfit you would like them photographed in. For posed sessions, please have baby in a diaper and swaddled before we arrive. I will bring all wraps, blankets and hats/headbands to the session. Unless there is a special outfit that you would like included in the photos, you do not need to worry about clothing at all.
Will our session include family photos?
Deluxe newborn sessions include photos of your baby in 3 sets along with family photos with the baby. This also includes individuals of mom & dad with baby and any siblings with the baby. Lifestyle sessions include "unposed" family photos, as well as sibling photos with baby. Newborn Mini sessions do not include family or sibling photos.
Will you provide props?
Yes! For posed sessions, I personally craft specific sets that will be unique for your baby.
How many sets will you do?
For Mini and Deluxe Newborn sessions, I will photograph your baby in 3 different sets. For lifestyle sessions, there are no sets, just photos of you and baby in your natural environment.
How many photos will we receive?
Your session will include 25 high resolution, edited images for your to download directly to your computer along with a print release.
When will we get to see our photos?
Your photos will be on my gallery within 2-3 weeks of your session date.
How do we schedule our newborn session?
I will tentatively schedule your session a week from your due date. I ask that you contact me as soon as your baby is born to determine if we need to adjust your session date.
Do you offer a discount for Maternity + Newborn sessions?
Yes! If you book your Maternity and Newborn session together, you will receive $50 off your Newborn session fee.
PORTRAIT AGREEMENT OVERVIEW: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Kayla E. Photography and the Client. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties. The agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
PAYMENT: The total session fee for a Lifestyle Newborn session is $250, Mini Newborn session is $350 and a Full Newborn session is $425. A $50 retainer is required to book your session date. This retainer is non-refundable, even if the appointment is rescheduled or cancelled by the client for any reason. The remaining balance is due in full at the time of your session. Payments may be made by personal check or cash. Returned checks incur a $25 fee. Session fee includes 25 high resolution digital images on an online gallery.
A $50 discount is applied when booking your maternity and newborn session together. This discount will be applied to the newborn session fee.
GALLERY: Your session package includes 25 photos images on an online gallery. Images can be downloaded from the gallery, directly to your computer. Upon download of photos, you will receive an email containing the link to download, along with a print release.
CANCELLATION: Please give at least 48 hours notice if you must cancel your session for any reason. Your deposit is non-refundable.
NEWBORN POSING: I understand that Kayla E. Photography will only practice poses that are safe for the baby. Any request by the client for a pose that is unsafe for the baby will be declined.
COOPERATION AND PHYSICAL LIABILITY: All parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this session. Photographer is not responsible for missed images due to any individual's failure to appear or cooperate during the session. If there is any threat to the photographer or their equipment by any subject, Kayla E. Photography reserves the right to end coverage immediately with no further liability to finish the session, with no refund given. Additionally, client is responsible for the conduct of all participants during the session. Any damage to equipment caused by the client are the sole financial responsibility of the client. Client agrees to hold Photographer harmless for any injuries or damages sustained preceding, during and immediately following the session.
LIMITED LIABILITY: If Kayla E. Photography cannot perform this Agreement due to fire, or other casualty, strike of God or other cause beyond the control of the parties, or due to the Photographer’s illness or emergency, the photographer shall have no further liability with respect to the agreement. If the Client wishes, another session can be scheduled. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or media malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of the Photographer. In the event that Kayla E. Photography fails to perform for any other reason, Kayla E. Photography shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the retail value of the Clients order.
TIMELINE: Images will be loaded to an online gallery for viewing approximately 2-3 weeks after your session. Orders must be made within 3 weeks of gallery activation. After 3 weeks, your gallery will be deactivated and photos will no longer be available.
MODEL RELEASE: Kayla E. Photography reserves the right to use images created under this agreement for advertising, display, competition, marketing materials, web site, publication or other purposes. By signing this agreement, Client warrants that he or she has actual authority to agree to the use of the likeness of all persons included in the portrait in this manner and shall indemnity and defend the photographer in the event of litigation arising out of such use.
COPYRIGHT: All images taken at your session will be copyrighted by Kayla Nolden and are protected by Federal Copyright Law. It is therefore unlawful to reproduce her work in any manner. This includes copying from the internet, even if they are watermarked. Please do not screenshot your photos from your gallery and do not alter the photos in any way. This includes adding filters via Instagram or Facebook.