East Ivy Photography
Chattanooga's Newborn Photographer
Newborns are truly tiny miracles! I’ve been around enough newborns to know one thing for sure: they don’t stay that tiny for long. The newborn phase is by far the shortest time of all of your baby’s milestones. It’s a race to age one and it starts FAST, right out of the gate.
Preserving your memories by photographing your baby’s delicate toes and brand new eye lashes is one of my most favorite things in the world to do.
If it’s the curled up, sleepy posed newborn photos you’re after, these are best taken between 4-21 days after your baby’s birth. This is the time when most newborns are at their sleepiest.
With that said--if you are reading this and you're baby is already a week or two old, please don't worry! There is plenty we can still photograph about your 4 week old baby! Often an “older” newborn can still be coaxed into a pose or two, so don’t stress!
Newborn sessions typically last 2-3 hours, and take place in studio. Partners as well as older siblings are always encouraged to participate.
We start with family/sibling photos. Once we have finished family photos, everyone else can change into comfy clothes and relax. Kids are welcome to play with toys in the studio lounge, watch TV, have snacks, or play outside.
Baby usually needs a feeding and settling midway through his or her session, and there is a quiet, private, comfortable place to nurse.
After baby has had a good feed (either a full bottle or 20-30 minutes of breastfeeding) I'll move on to posed solo newborn portraits.
Newborn portrait clients will have access to several neutral backdrops for family photos, along with my wide variety of wraps, blankets, hats, and headbands, plus the newborn poser and collection of baskets, buckets, and other newborn props. The studio is kept warm, around 80 degrees, for baby's comfort when undressed.
Your session fee includes pre-session consultation, photographer's time and talent, approximately 3 hours of shooting time in my fully stocked studio, full use of all props and access to my extensive client closet, and your reveal session.
Albums, wall art, and extras may be purchased a lá carte, or you may choose to Create-A-Collection to access preferred pricing.