Congratulations on the new addition to your family!
My relaxed lifestyle newborn session takes place in the comfort of your home. This means you have everything you need close by, allowing you to relax in familiar surroundings.
You're not only looking for photos of your newborn baby, but also the special moments of interaction with you, your baby's sibling(s) and if you have pets they're welcome to join in too!
No crazy props or poses, just beautiful, joyful, natural photographs.
1. You fill out the contact form here.
2. I start everything with a phone call and will be in touch within 48 hours to say hello, answer any questions and schedule your Lifestyle Newborn Session.
3. Digital contract and session fee invoice are sent to secure your session date and time. Signing and payment is online.
4. I'll touch base a few days before your session to go over any last minute questions.
5. Relax and enjoy the session!
6. Review your proof images online 2-3 weeks after your session date and decide which Collection you'd like to purchase. Each Collection includes a credit towards print orders from your gallery.
SESSION FEE $350
The session fee covers my time, both before and during your session, and is required to secure your booking. It includes a pre-session consultation, approximately 2 hours of photography experience, and an online gallery of proof images for viewing. Each image is creatively processed by me to reflect my style.
Digital Collections and print products may be purchased separately after you have viewed your gallery. This gives you the opportunity to decide which Collection best suits your family.
Session fee does not include digitals or prints (see below for Collection options).
Your private online gallery is delivered 2-3 weeks after your session.
10 high-resolution digital JPEG files downloaded from your gallery.
$50 complimentary print credit in your gallery shopping cart.
20 high-resolution digital JPEG files downloaded from your gallery.
$100 complimentary print credit in your gallery shopping cart.
ALL high-resolution digital JPEG files downloaded from your gallery (minimum 75).
$150 complimentary print credit in your gallery shopping cart.
Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home and are scheduled in the late morning.
If siblings are involved, I usually start off with photos of them with their new brother/sister, then they can go and play if we've lost their attention - they can always come back later! We’ll have plenty of time for photos of baby alone and these are usually taken when they are sleepy, swaddled or undressed, and placed in natural poses, without props.
All homes work - small, medium, big, and although good, natural light is preferred (we only need one good window), I can work in all light situations using a setup that creates natural looking light if necessary.
When it comes to a newborn session the baby is in charge, so plan on spending up to 2 hours together which allows enough time for feeding and diaper changing breaks, and older siblings to participate at their own pace.
"If I could give 10 stars I could!! We hired Jo for our newborn photoshoot. I have to say I was a little apprehensive to even have photos taken of myself postpartum but I am so happy that I did it and there is simply one reason - Jo Bryan. From the moment we connected I felt I had known her forever! She is professional, authentic and most of all a super talent with an exceptional eye. When she came to my home, she made us feel so comfortable with her down to earth demeanor and stress-free approach. The end result are the most beautiful photos which I will treasure forever."