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The Newborn Experience

As a top Raleigh newborn photographer, my clients hire me for my soft color palette, baby-led posing, and beautiful light. Newborn sessions take place at my natural light photography studio in Wake Forest, NC when baby is 7-10 days new.

To ensure the best service and attention for each of my clients, I book a limited number of newborns per month and typically book a couple of months in advance. Reserving your newborn session during your second trimester is recommended.

Telling Your Baby's Story 
From the Very Beginning.

Like what you see? Let's chat! Contact me for detailed pricing information and availability. I book a limited number of sessions per month, and typically book out a few months in advance, so reaching out early is recommended. 

Once I receive your inquiry, I'll send you a detailed pricing guide, and we can chat about whether a single session or our Baby's First Year plan is right for you. 

1. Say Hello

Inquire For Details

Since newborns like to arrive on their very own time, I'll pencil your due date on my calendar once you book your session. Then when baby arrives, reach out to me and we'll schedule your session for a day when baby is 7-10 days old or so. Newborn sessions take place at my photography studio in Wake Forest, usually on weekday mornings.

2. Schedule it

Even when you're feeling a little sleep-deprived, I want you to look and feel your best! I have a growing collection of dresses in my studio wardrobe that you are welcome to borrow for your session, and even a few things for dads too!

And I can recommend a hair and makeup artist who can come to your home beforehand so you can feel pampered and prepared.

I'll also help with styling guidance for the rest of the family as well so everyone looks and feels pulled together and beautiful!

3. Planning it

Before your session, I'll send you a short list of tips to prepare. We'll start with family photos first, while everyone is feeling fresh and ready. We'll typically pause for a feeding, then move on to individual photos of baby. No matter what, I'll always follow baby's lead and pause for feeding and diaper changes when necessary. Overall, newborn sessions last about two hours or so.

4. Your Session

Within two weeks of your session, your gallery will be ready! You'll order a collection containing digital images and a print credit that you can use towards luxurious heirloom albums, gorgeous framed fine art prints, birth announcements, gifts for grandparents, and more from my professional printing labs!

5. Your Photographs

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The Newborn Process


Session Pricing

maternity | newborn | baby | family

$200 session fee includes:

Client wardrobe for moms, dads & babies
Relaxed + easy posing guidance
Professional retouching of images
Private online gallery for ordering

*does not include digital files or printed images

After your session, you'll choose a collection that includes digital images and a print credit.

Collections begin at $500

2-4 Signature sessions of your choice:
maternity | newborn | sitting | first birthday 

2 sessions | $300
3 sessions | $400
4 sessions | $500

*does not include digital files or printed images

After each session, you'll choose a collection that includes digital images a print credit.

Collections begin at $500



Love Christy! My husband and I had maternity & newborn sessions to celebrate the birth of our son. We can't say enough great things about our experience! Christy has an amazing eye for the sweetest photos & infinite patience for working with little ones. The finished products are true works of art (ok, biased parent here, but seriously!)




Now booking summer & fall 2024!

To inquire about a photography session, please fill out the form or contact me directly at hello@christyjohnson.com. Office hours are weekdays 9am-5pm. I recommend booking early for best availability!

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