What to Expect
1. Let's chat and book you in
Congratulations on your baby! Once you're booked in, we will first discuss the details of your session. This also gives us a chance to get to know each other a little before the shoot. We chat on the phone, or just over email, whichever is more comfortable for you. You can let me know what you'd like from our session together and if you have any questions. We will discuss what colours/ tones of props you'd like, the poses/ shots, little details, etc. I will also go over what you will expect during and after your session with me.
2. The session
(For "Newborn and Family" session) I typically book newborn sessions late morning. I will arrive at your house and bring in my props, equipment, and set up. This takes about 30 minutes, at that time I'd like you to give your newborn a full feed. I will start by photographing your baby with a variety of props and poses. Once we finish up with just the baby poses we will move on to the family portion. Typically I will photograph the newborn for about 1.5- 2 hours, depending on how many breaks we need and the family portion is around 30 mins or so. With set up and take down you can expect me to be there for around 3 hours.
3. Choose your favourites
A few days after the session I will upload an unedited, low-resolution gallery for you to pick your favourite images. Once you have selected the images you'd like, it will take me about 3 weeks to edit them. As soon as I finish them I will send you a link to the new downloadable gallery. You will then have the opportunity to purchase prints, and wall art from my preferred vendor.
Newborn Session Fee
+$75 to add parents/siblings
Traveling to your home with high-end studio equipment, props and backdrops
Up to a 3-hour session
A variety of sets for just the newborn, including buckets, bowls, flokati fur, backdrops, wraps, outfits
Newborn + Family/Sibling session includes a variety of family poses as well
Colour tones of the session are customizable to your liking
The session fee does not include any digital photos
*Book both maternity and newborn sessions to receive $50 off
Please note that digital photo collections are selected after the session takes place. The session fee and digital photo collections are separated to give you the flexibility to hand-select the images that you absolutely love. The session fee is due upon booking. Your due date will be marked down and we will finalize the exact time and date of the session once your little one is born. Sessions are typically booked when your baby is around 5-14 days old but can be booked later.
Digital Photo Collections
Digital Collections start at $225.00
Your favourite images are selected after the session takes place. This gives you the option to pick the images that you really love and allows you to select the collection that fits your needs.
Digital files are delivered in high resolution on an online gallery for download.
"Shelby was so patient with my 4 week old newborn and 2.5 year old. We did a newborn with sibling session and they are such precious photos. She captured so many great pictures and was able to capture my toddlers silly personality in the photos which I love. I highly recommended Shelby!
"Wonderful experience! very accommodating, took time for different angles and shots with in the area we chose for our photo session ♡ Thank you Shelby"