Lincoln NE Newborn Photography Session Info

Like choosing a photographer for your wedding, this is a moment in time that can’t be redone. 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 image. From delicate eyelashes, fresh wrinkly baby toes, soft kissable pouty lips, fuzzy little shoulders, to those first sleepy smiles, Sarah takes great care in capturing all the details of your newborn and providing you with beautiful and timeless images you will cherish forever.

Over the last 12 years Sarah has photographed hundreds of newborns and is truly dedicated to creating an extraordinary newborn photography experience for her clients. Along with years of experience safely posing & handling newborns, she has also received several awards, had her work featured in national publications, and has been a teacher & mentor to other professional photographers in the area of newborn photography.

CHOOSING YOUR SESSION

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.

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

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 fully customized portrait experience and are perfect for clients whose desired result is gift prints, a beautiful wall portrait, or a custom designed product for their home.

  • STANDARD NEWBORN SESSION
  • $150

  • - Full newborn session (generally 2 - 2.5 hours)
  • - Online slideshow & ordering
  • - Professional printing & order fulfillment
  • - $400 order minimum
  • STANDARD BEBE PLAN
  • $675

  • - Newborn, sitting age, and 1yr session
  • - 25 birth announcements
  • - Complimentary 8x10 with each session
  • - 10x20 Storyboard upon completion of 1yr session
  • - 10% off additional a la carte products
  • - $400 order minimum per session
  • BEFORE & AFTER SESSION
  • $550

  • - A mini maternity session followed by a full newborn session
  • - 8x8 album with 10 maternity images OR 10 digital files from the maternity session
  • - All prints & products from the newborn session purchased separately
  • - $400 order minimum

DIGITAL SESSIONS

All inclusive sessions that include digital files and offer additional discounts on prints & products. Digital sessions are best 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
  • $450

  • - 1 hour documentary style session in your hospital room within 48 hours of baby's arrival
  • - Online slideshow
  • - All digital files with print release
  • *Please note: sessions must take place during daytime morning hours
  • NEWBORN MINI
  • $450

  • - Perfect for those who don't need a full session but still want high quality newborn photos
  • - 1 hour session & 2 portrait setups
  • - Online slideshow & ordering
  • - 8 digital files with print release
  • - 30% off additional a la carte products
  • *Does not include parent/sibling images
  • FULL DIGITAL NEWBORN SESSION
  • $950

  • - Full newborn session (generally 2 - 2.5 hours)
  • - Online slideshow & ordering
  • - All digital files (usually 30-50) with print release
  • - 40% off additional a la carte products
  • DIGITAL BEBE PLAN
  • $2250

  • - Newborn, sitting age, and 1yr session
  • - 15 digital files from each session with print release
  • - 25 birth announcements
  • - 40% off additional a la carte products
  • *Upgrade to 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I schedule my session?

Most clients reserve their session in their 2nd trimester. Sarah often books up 3-4 weeks in advance, so please call Sarah BEFORE your little one arrives. A tentative session time will be reserved based upon your due date.

There are so many newborn photographers, how do I choose?

Like choosing a photographer for your wedding, this moment can’t be re-done. There are many things beyond price to consider when choosing your newborn photographer as there is so much more that goes into a newborn session – preparing the setups for the session, hours of handling your baby the day of the session, meticulous posing to ensure baby is natural, relaxed, and comfortable, knowledge of lighting and posing to ensure mama always looks beautiful, editing the images to perfection, etc. You want to choose someone who has experience handling newborns and will do it safely, someone who ensures the quality of their work, and provides you with beautiful, timeless images. Price is always an important consideration, however, the least expensive photographer is also probably the least experienced.

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 for a session? What if I'm not feeling well?

No worries!  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.

What should we expect at the session?

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. 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. :)

Should I bring a special outfit for the session?

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 do newborn sessions 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 re-create these images I found on Pinterest??

Sarah wants you and your family to have unique, original portraits that reflect who you are. If you see an image that inspires you, she is happy to discuss what is most meaningful to you about the image in order to create something that you’ll love. She won’t, however, re-create a list of 10 Pinterest images. :)