Storyteller newborn sessions are for the more laid back, candid and carefree.
I'll document this special milestone in your home to capture raw emotions, real moments, all your special nursery decorations and any small detail or sentimental item you never want to forget.
As we relax in your home, I'll capture all your baby's cute features from their nose to their toes as you cuddle and love on them!
A great time to schedule your newborn session is between 10-14 days after birth/your due date.
If you'd like more time to recover and relax into a routine, I recommend scheduling 3-4 weeks after birth. The older they are, the more active they tend to be! It's all a personal preference.
Receive your images within 2 weeks with full print rights, a mobile app for easy access & social media posting, a desktop link for saving & downloading your images, and you can choose to purchase prints or design your own album all through your gallery!
After planning and coordinating the location and personalized details of your session, we'll be ready to make some magic!
You'll pay a 50% booking fee and sign a contract to reserve a spot on the calendar with me. Then I'll send you a questionnaire to help us start planning your session!
I don't own a studio, but I do offer the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden as a wonderful indoor option for those wanting controlled temps and to avoid harsh weather conditions. It's an additional $15 and I'll need to call to check availability and reserve your date 2 weeks in advance. Or we can book your session at other studios around Des Moines!
The retainer fee is non-refundable for the date you book with me. If it is less than 72 hours before the session and you need to move the date, we can cancel your current contract and you are more than welcome to rebook on the desired date with a new retainer paid. I do this because I most likely turned down other work/sessions for this date to book yours.
No. I believe in embracing your bodies exactly as they are. I'll generally edit out minor scrapes or bruises if requested or noticable, however, my goal is to capture your real and authentic selves at whatever phase of life you're in.
We'll always try to go with the brightest rooms in your home since this will result in the best quality image. If your home is exceptionally dark, I can also bring lighting (not flash).
We certainly can! I'm happy to personalize your session and include ALL of your family in your photos. Select locations like the Botanical Garden do not allow props or pets.
I require a non-refundable 50% booking fee and signed contract to reserve a spot on the calendar with me. All payments are made online through HoneyBook. Remaining payments are due 3 days before your session date.
Typically, I photograph within 1-2 hours from West Des Moines, IA. 40 miles of travel is included. Additional travel is $1 per mile.
I'll send recommended colors and outfit styles. I also will send an entire Pinterest board full of examples to spark inspiration. If needed, you can always email me any questions or photos and I'll provide feedback or helpful tips!
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