A WORD FROM SARAH

From your baby’s delicate eyelashes, fresh wrinkled toes, soft kissable lips, fuzzy little shoulders, to those heart melting first sleepy smiles…capturing all the details of your newborn and providing you with beautiful, timeless images that you will cherish for a lifetime is a tremendous honor. A session with me is more than just sending you off with digital files, my goal is to create an extraordinary newborn experience for every single client. This is such a special time. Twenty years from now I want you to remember the way your heart was overflowing with love & amazement with each pose and click of the shutter.  I want you to remember sitting in my studio still in disbelief that this beautiful and perfect baby is really yours. Like choosing a photographer for your wedding, this is a moment in time that can’t be redone. I truly love what I do and enjoy getting to know the families that I work with. I would be more than honored to work with your family and grow with you over the years.

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THE DIFFERENCE

Sarah is Lincoln’s premier newborn photographer and her work is easily recognized by the beautiful lighting, flawless skin tones, and meticulous posing perfected in every single image. Over the last 12 years, Sarah has photographed hundreds of newborns. Along with years of experience safely posing & handling newborns, she has also received several photographic awards of excellence for her newborn work, had her photography nationally published, and has been a teacher & mentor to other professional newborn photographers.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The average newborn session generally lasts about 2.5-3 hours. Sarah will chat with you prior to the session and have the studio warm and ready to begin once you arrive. Ideally Sarah prefers babe to sleep the entire time. Throughout the session Sarah will work with your little one, posing, soothing, cuddling to sleep, etc. Parents just sit back and relax, and sometimes even nap. :) A full newborn session usually includes simple bean bag poses, a couple different prop poses, and then family/sibling images if desired. Newborn mini sessions are baby only, have slightly less variety and are limited to one hour. The studio has a constantly revolving supply of props available to choose from…hats, headbands, chairs, wooden boxes, baskets, etc. About 95% of the props seen in images are available in the studio. Approximately 7-10 days after your session, your gallery & ordering/download link will be available.

FAQs

When should I schedule my session?
You’re welcome to reserve your date at any time, however Sarah recommends booking your session for sure once you reach the 2nd trimester. Sarah often books up 3-4 weeks in advance, so please call Sarah BEFORE your little one arrives to guarantee a spot. A tentative session time will be reserved based upon your due date.

Why choose Sarah?
Experience. Quality. Reputation. There are many considerations beyond price to think about when choosing your newborn photographer. The art of newborn photography is much more than just clicking a button – it really is a fine art – which you will have a greater appreciation for after your session. :) From preparing the setups for the session, hours of handling your baby the day of the session, meticulous posing to ensure baby looks relaxed and comfortable, knowledge of lighting and posing to ensure mama always looks beautiful, editing the images to perfection, etc. Price is always an important consideration, however, newborn photography is hard work and usually the least expensive photographer is also the least experienced. The investment is worth it and Sarah guarantees you will love your images.

Do we come to your studio?
Yes, Sarah has a home studio in southwest Lincoln – 27th & Yankee Hill area. Have a peek at the studio here!

Is one week too soon? What if I’m not feeling well yet?
No worries at all! In order to capture the true essence of a newborn, the ideal time for a newborn session is within 7-10 days. At 2+ weeks babies start to be awake more, require much more soothing during a session, and aren’t as easily posed as newborns at 7-10 days. Once you arrive at the studio, Sarah will take over. Moms are required to do very little except feed babe when needed, other than that you will be able to relax on the couch, so there is no worry if you aren’t feeling 100% – that is to be expected. If you get babe here, we’ll take care of the rest.

Should I bring a special outfit?
Most newborn images are done without clothing. Sarah will be in touch before the session to go over everything you need to know before the session.

How long will my session last?
Sessions are tailored to the individual newborns. The average session lasts about 2.5 hours…however, sessions can last 3+ hours depending on the needs of your little one. Plenty of time is allowed for feeding and soothing. *Newborn mini sessions are limited to 1 hour.

Can you recreate these images I found on Pinterest?
If you see an image that inspires you, Sarah is happy to discuss what is most meaningful to you about the image and create something similar in style that you’ll love. She won’t, however, re-create a list of 10 Pinterest images. :)

NEWBORN SESSION OPTIONS

Upon booking your session, you will choose either a print or a digital session. Read more and view the session options below.

While we prefer to provide our clients with beautiful tangible artwork they are proud to display in their homes and pass down as keepsakes, we also understand that many clients are drawn to the convenience of digital media and prefer to own the digital files from their session for safekeeping/archival purposes and flexibility in making additional prints as needed. For those reasons, we offer both print and digital sessions.

PRINT SESSIONS

You pay a session fee and all prints, products or digital files are purchased separately. Print sessions are designed for clients who want a customized portrait experience and enjoy the convenience of ordering online and having the final prints arrive at their doorstep beautifully printed and ready to frame.

STANDARD NEWBORN SESSION

Full newborn sessions include simple posed images, prop poses (bucket, box, etc), and parent/sibling images if desired.

– Full newborn session (generally 2 – 2.5 hours)
– Online slideshow & ordering
– Professional printing & order fulfillment
– $400 order minimum

STANDARD BEBE PLAN

Document your little one with 3 sessions from newborn through 1 year. $225+ savings!

– Newborn, sitting age, and one year session.
– 25 birth announcements
– Complimentary 8×10 with each session
– 10×20 Storyboard upon completion of 1 yr session
– 10% off additional a la carte products
– $400 minimum order per session

*Add on a mini maternity with 10 digital files for $300.

BEFORE & AFTER

The perfect way to capture your growing belly and brand new baby.

– A mini maternity session followed by a full newborn session
– 8×8 album with 10 of your favorite maternity images OR 10 digital files
– Prints & products from the newborn session purchased separately
– $400 order minimum required

DIGITAL SESSIONS

All inclusive sessions that include digital files and offer additional discounts on prints & products. Digital sessions are perfect for clients who prefer to make prints on their own.  Files are delivered via digital download and include a print release as well as print lab recommendations.

FRESH 48 HOSPITAL SESSION

A documentary style session done in your hospital room within 48 hours of baby’s arrival.

– 1 hr session
– Online slideshow
– All digital files with print release

*Sessions must take place during the daytime morning hours

NEWBORN MINI SESSION

Perfect for clients who don’t want all of the bells and whistles of a custom standard newborn session, but still want beautiful high quality newborn photos at an affordable price. *Does not include parent or sibling images.

– 1 hr session
– 2 portrait “setups” with various poses
– Online gallery
– 8 digital files with print release
– 30% off additional a la carte products

NEWBORN FULL SESSION

The full newborn session includes simple posed images, prop poses (bucket, box, etc), and parent/sibling images if desired.

– Full newborn session (usually 2-2.5 hours)
– Online slideshow & ordering
– All digital files (approx. 40-50+) with print release
– 40% off additional a la carte products

DIGITAL BEBE PLAN

Document your little one with 3 sessions from newborn through 1 year. $550+ savings!

– Newborn, sitting age, and one year session
– 15 digital files from each session with print release
– 25 birth announcements
– 40% off additional a la carte products

*Add on a mini maternity session and 10 digital files for $300.
*Upgrade to Digital Bebe Plan that includes all files from each session for an additional $450, $2700 total.

*A travel fee of $50 will be added for all photography sessions outside of Lincoln, NE.
*$400 minimum order for all print sessions.
*Bebe Plan session fee is non-refundable.
*Digital Bebe Plan payments: $150 due to reserve the session, $950 due at newborn session, $575 due at 6 month session, $575 due at 1 year session
*Add a maternity session to the Bebe Plan for $300.  Includes mini maternity session and 8×8 album with 10 maternity images OR 10 digital files from the maternity session.