We know there are many choices in the Findlay and Sandusky area for photographers. Please take some time to browse our website, our galleries, and information pages to read about us and what makes us different. We are a full-service studio, which means that we do not simply snap photos and hand you a CD. Our goal is to provide you with custom artwork of your family's special moments. We have prints, canvases, frames, albums, specialty items, and yes - digital files.
In today's digital world, we know it is important for most people to be able to share and preserve images digitally. Every session will include digital images with a print release; however, we want you to hang your favorite images on the walls of your home so that your children and your children's children can enjoy them for years to come, so we offer additional print products as well.
I'll start by sharing my background with you since this is so important when it comes to newborn portraiture. I specialize specifically in newborn portraits and have received extensive training on newborn safety. This is critical to have when handling these gentle little babes because unfortunately, there are some people practicing unsafe positions and poses. It is important to make sure your photographer has the proper newborn training.
Newborn sessions take place during the week (M-F) in my studio located in Findlay and Sandusky, and they last one to three hours which includes time for diaper changes during the session, feeding breaks and soothing time that the baby might need. I provide all props, accessories, outfits, etc. for the session and work closely with you in selecting the color story for your session.
Here is the pricing of our current newborn promotion we are running.
Studio Mini Session
1 Hour Session
5 High resolution digital images
1 Color Fabric Backdrop "baby on beanbag"
No Sibling or parent poses
Studio Half Session
1-2 Hour session
1 color fabric backdrop "baby on bean bag"
1-2 Prop poses
1 Parent pose (both parent's together & baby)
-if not doing family photo will do an additional fabric backdrop or prop pose-
20 High resolution images
Newborn Full Session
2-3 Hour session
2 different color fabric backdrops "baby on bean bag"
2-3 Prop Poses
1 "baby on fur" (detail macros of toes/hands etc)
2-3 Sibling poses
Baby with each parent Individually
Full family photo
-if no sibling and family photos, will do additional prop and/or fabric backdrop setups-
30-50 High resolution images
1 Hour Session
20+ High resolution digital images
Sibling and Full family poses included
Fifty percent of the session fee is due to book your time on our calendar and depend on the type of session.
Yes, depending on which session you choose to go with. When booking a newborn session with siblings we do plan extra time for more poses and also to capture your full family together and siblings with their new baby brother/sister. Be sure to let me know ahead of time if you would like parent/sibling portraits so that I leave time at the end of the session.
All you need to bring is yourselves! I have a crazy large amount of blankets, baskets, hats, headbands, diaper covers, backdrops, and other props in the studio for newborn and baby sessions! If there is something specific that you would like to have photographed with your baby, please feel free to bring it along.
We prefer to book family sessions at least 3 weeks in advance. If you are interested in maternity and newborn sessions, it is best to contact me when you are in your 5th-6th month of pregnancy. The best time for maternity portraits is when you are between 32-36 weeks, and I typically book up about 4 weeks in advance. If you choose to book a maternity session with your newborn session, we put both sessions on the calendar when you reserve the package. If you are wanting a newborn session only, it is best to reserve your session about 6 weeks before your expected due date to ensure availability. Please do not wait until your baby is born because during busy times, cannot always ‘squeeze in’ additional sessions.