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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.

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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 First Year Collective is right for you. Once you book with me, I'll mail you a welcome package with info on how to prepare for your session(s)!

1. Say Hello

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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 private online gallery will be ready for viewing! You'll purchase the digital image collection that best suits your needs. Then you can choose to add on luxurious heirloom albums, gorgeous framed fine art prints, gifts for grandparents, and more! A set of custom birth announcements is included for all of our First Year Collective members. (They also save on their digital images!)

5. Your Photographs

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The Newborn Process

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SESSIONS INCLUDE:

Reservation of your session(s) in the studio or outdoor location
Access to client wardrobe for moms, dads & babies
Assistance with wardrobe styling for the whole family
Private online ordering gallery
Design & planning services for artwork

*Session fees do not include digital files or printed images

Session Fee - one session  |  250
First Year Collective - up to four sessions  |  500

After your session, you'll choose a digital image collection. Collections begin at $800. Fine art prints, heirloom albums, framed art pieces and more are available. Please inquire for a full price guide.

*Session fees do not include digital files or printed images



Session PRicing

THE FIRST YEAR collective

a collection of sessions for moms who want to capture it all

Choose two, three or four sessions over the course of 15 months. 

The First Year Collective is a client favorite to preserve all of the important milestones throughout your baby's first year. 
* Digital images and artwork are purchased after each session *

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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!)

RALEIGH NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

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Now booking newborns, maternity, and baby's first year for 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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