I’ve been in your shoes, mama.
You’re anxiously anticipating your new babe’s arrival and imagining the first time you lay eyes on your precious bundle. You want to remember every little moment: the overwhelming joy you feel when you first hold your new babe and wonder how you can possibly love someone so deeply and so fast. You’re staring at them trying to remember every little detail - from the way they smell, to their teeny-tiny toes, to how peaceful they look in your arms.
That's where I come in.
Your babe won’t always be this little. Let’s create heirloom images that allow you to relive life’s most magical moments.
As a mom to three grown boys, I understand not only how quickly time passes, but how quickly your babe grows. I’m here to help you remember fleeting moments; to capture beautiful images of your babe that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
I didn’t always have this business; I was a stay-at-home mom, but you’d often find me, camera in tow, documenting everything, from sports and activities to life’s major milestones. It was a way for me to relive even the most mundane moments and preserve memories. Fast forward, and now that my boys are grown, my photographs remain my most treasured possession.
I work with parents who want to document the special moments, with moms who want to get in front of the camera instead of behind it, and with families who want heirloom images that can be passed from generation to generation.
You’ll receive a link to download your final digital images two weeks after selections have been made from your proofing gallery. Memory boxes, albums and prints are delivered two weeks thereafter.
You can expect your session to be relaxed, stress-free, and enjoyable, full of snuggles and as many feeding breaks as your little one desires. Your session will be at least two hours long (longer if including family & sibling images!) and while I work, you’ll lounge on a cozy chair and enjoy complimentary bottled water, snacks and a few minutes of quiet time scrolling through social media. At the end of your session, I’ll provide instructions on how to choose your images from the proofing gallery and if an heirloom or signature package is selected, we will select fabric and color swatches for your box or album.
After your contract is signed and the retainer is paid, you’ll receive a detailed planning questionnaire, which includes photos of all props and set options, where you will select your session preferences. A few days before the session, you’ll receive a guide with tips to prepare for our time together.
“I'm so happy with the way my baby's newborn photo session turned out. Bonny definitely exceeded my expectations. She did such a great job with the pictures and the way she styled each pose. Best of all she was super patient with my newborn and also with my toddler. I'm so glad we scheduled with her and would definitely recommend her 100%. Her pricing is also fair and worth every penny. Thank you Bonny for making this such a pleasant experience.”
“Bonny...All we can say is WOW! The entire experience with you was easy, fun and stress free. My husband and I were so impressed with your warm greeting, comfortable setting and professionalism. We weren't 100% sure what to be prepared for but from the wardrobe offerings to the backgrounds and even the changing table, you had it all covered. We deeply appreciated the patience and creativity you displayed throughout the entire process...the photos are nothing short of amazing. We've already got one framed! I would highly recommend Bonny to anyone interested in looking for a newborn baby photographer. She was gentle with our baby and simply a joy to work with. Thank you!"
"Bonny is absolutely amazing! We went to her for newborn portraits for our 2 week old baby girl and were immediately at ease. She is so patient and gentle. She warmed the studio and had white noise playing. We were blown away that our baby stayed asleep the entire time, even with being changed and repositioned. The end result was beyond our wildest dreams and we received the final portraits before her anticipated turn-around time. Thank you so much Bonny for these portraits - our whole family loves them."
The sooner the better! Most newborn sessions take place between 6 and 14-days after birth as newborns tend to stay sound asleep throughout the session and we are able to gently move your little one into sweet poses. After the 14-day mark, babies begin to move and stretch more, making the poses and images more challenging to achieve. But don’t worry, it is still possible to do a session after 14 days, we can work around what your baby is comfortable with!
The best time to schedule your session is 6-8 weeks before your due date as my calendar fills up quickly! I only take a limited number of newborns each month, so let’s make sure we get your session on the calendar as soon as possible and there is one less thing to worry about after your little one is here!
All newborn sessions are done in my climate controlled studio where you’ll have access to my suite of props and (and I’ll have access to all of my equipment and gear!)
A retainer fee of $75 is due at the time of booking to reserve your session. This payment guarantees your newborn baby’s shoot gets on my calendar - no matter when the baby arrives and locks in your pricing. The remaining balance is due on the day of your session.
Absolutely! Photographing your little one surrounded by family is an incredible experience for everyone involved. If you want sibling or family photos, you’ll need to book a Signature or Heirloom package.
I do! In my studio you will find a wide variety of hats, headbands, wraps, outfits, and props, such as bowls, baskets, crates, buckets, beds, and baby carriage, just to name a few! Prior to your session you will fill out a questionnaire where you will pick your color and prop preferences and your session will be styled with those preferences in mind.
I offer numerous poses during your session and we will absolutely try to capture your desired poses and images! My main priority during your session is the safety and comfort of your newborn. I will never force your baby into a pose that they can’t settle into or that they don’t like and it is for that reason that I cannot guarantee all poses.
Of course! Extra images are available for purchase at $25 for each additional image requested. As an added bonus, you’ll receive one free for every additional four images purchased!