"If I am thinking correctly," said Pooh, " a new baby is probably, undoubtedly, the grandest gift that ever could be."
Newborn Session Details
Since you are here that must mean you have a bundle of joy here or en route! We would love to spend some time with you and create something special! Thank you for looking at Lace and Twigs Photography!
How long is a newborn session?
Newborn Sessions are 1-2 hours. You will receive the "How to Prepare" guide prior to your session. This is such an important guide and helps our session go smoothly. Sometimes we need to stop to cuddle, change their diaper, and feed your new baby! It is very warm in the studio, a balmy 80 degrees to keep your baby warm and cozy. Sometimes, if weather is permitting, we may also head to the garden at the end of your session or down to the dock. Your baby is always protected if we go outside.
Have you taken a safety class?
Safety is so important when it comes to your baby. I have taken safety courses with some of the most amazing photographers and have attended seminars demonstrating the techniques to keep baby safe. PPA, The Milky Way, Kelly Brown, and local cpr courses.
Do you provide props?
Each session is designed based on the details in your newborn questionnaire. We provide all props, clothing, set design, and any other items needed to complete your session. Any items you bring we will happily incorporate into your session if possible.
Can we bring someone with us for support and assistance?
You most definitely can. We do ask though that you bring no more than one person with you. Our shooting space is small, your session can take up to 2 hours, and we really want to make sure your baby stays asleep. If you bring an older sibling with your newborn too many people can cause more distraction than they are used to. Sleepy babies are happy babies and help the session go smoothly and quickly. It also takes much of the stress off of you. Having someone there to support you makes us very happy and we want you to be comfortable!
When do we reach out to you for our session?
Typically we book our newborn sessions when you are about 30 weeks pregnant. Once you have celebrated your baby's birthday, we ask that you contact us within 3 -4 days. The first few days should be focused on you getting to know your new baby and resting. You can always ask your partner to send us a quick message letting us know your baby has been born. These sessions take place within 14- 21 days of your baby's birth. The newer the sleepier. That is our motto for new babies!
May parents and siblings be included?
Of course! I like to begin with the siblings, parents and siblings, and then dad is welcome to take the kids to the park, grab a snack, or go for a walk. We finish up with baby alone and no one is grumpy. We ask parents to wear neutral, layered clothing. We do suggest bringing a second shirt in case of an accidental peeing or pooping. I don't know any photographer who has never been peed or pooed on. It is part of our job but sometimes in those sweet poses things happen.
How do I book my session?
To reserve your date and time, there is a $150 non refundable session fee. This session reserves your date and time, online, & edited gallery for viewing. We only take 2 newborns each week so we can focus on your baby's gallery. Once this fee is paid, the time on the date of your session, is removed and the date is no longer available. Our sessions are typically booked several weeks in advance so it is important to reserve your session as early as possible. Your fee is applied to the final balance of your session. The balance remaining will be $250 due at the time of your session. You also have the option of prepaying for your session directly through our site.
You can contact us using our contact form and you will receive all information in your email.
How long until I get my pictures?
We want you to have your images within 2 weeks. During the fall season, it may take up to 2 weeks for us to get your sessions to you. All of the images in your gallery are hand edited and curated based on the best of the best and do include composited images from during your session. This ensures a signature editing style as well as provides safety during your session.
Your images are currently being delivered via a private online gallery. Please make sure you have our email address saved in your address book to help prevent it going to spam or being redirected back to us. You will be able to make all selections through your gallery, the lab receives your order and then packages up your products to go directly to you.
Do you have baby plans?
We have 3 baby plans to choose from. Newborn and 1 Year, Newborn, 6 months, and 12 months Newborn, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months
Maternity sessions are complimentary when you purchase a Baby Plan.
Can we register for our baby shower with you?
Absolutely! Once you register all of your details with us, we will send you the registry cards. When your amazing friends and family contact us they will be able to either pre purchase the session, a gift card, or individual products.
Feel free to contact us through our contact form for details.
Where does my session take place?
This is my favorite part! We can photograph your new baby in our studio space in Plaistow NH or travel to your home. We pack up our travel studio and head to you. This is such a fun way of providing a lifestyle session, cooking breakfast or making an early day pizza with your children and including them in the fun. Lifestyle sessions are unique windows into your daily life, making what feels mundane now, treasures in your future. Lifestyle sessions are set up a little differently. If you think a lifestyle session is best for you, please contact me for details. You also have the option of choosing an on location, outdoor venue. Weather permitting with a newborn but for the adventurous families this is another amazing option.
The Newborn Session
Newborn Sessions are All Inclusive.
Your time up to 2 hours The date of your new baby's session All props and clothing will be provided by Lace and Twigs. (Due to current health and safety issues we will not be able to have outside clothing or props brought into the studio.) Your gallery of up to 30 edited images in a curated gallery with personal download pin and sharing of your password protected gallery. 50% off all prints and printed products purchased through Lace and Twigs Online Gallery. 24 Newborn Announcement Cards.