in-home and hospital newborns

 

Newborn babies just rock our worlds. Capturing baby in his or her natural element, whether in the comfort of your home or in their first bassinet in the hospital, newborn sessions on location provide a true window into the beauty of your new family dynamic. As a mom of three littles, I know all too well how much you forget from those first weeks and months, in the chaos of night wakings, raging hormones and helping siblings and pets (and partners...and ourselves) adjust to all the major changes that come with a new addition.  As an experienced newborn photographer, you can trust me to capture your first family portraits and your adorable new baby and all of the details that make your story unique.

 
 
 
 
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The First Year Experience $1400

+ Includes your choice of a Signature Lifestyle or Studio Newborn Session
+ “Sitter” mid-year milestone mini session with complimentary gallery upgrade
+ First birthday mini session, either studio portraits and cake smash or outdoor family session with complimentary gallery upgrade
+ $200 print credit for heirloom quality prints, wall art or album
+ 50% due to book, with the remainder due at the sitter session
+ Add on a mini Maternity Session for $300


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Signature Lifestyle Newborn Session $750

+ Pre-session consult, wardrobe styling and guidance and session prep guide
+ Up to 2 hours with Rachel in the comfort of your home
+ 50 professionally retouched high resolution images in an online gallery with print release
+ Includes $100 print credit for heirloom quality prints, wall art or album
+ Session highlights baby’s relationship with mom, dad, siblings and pets
+ Images captured of baby in natural element – no props or nude posing
+ Signature Lifestyle sessions are scheduled ideally within baby’s first two weeks (but can be booked until baby is 12 weeks old) and are photographed on weekdays only. 
+ Nominal travel charges apply for sessions more than 10 miles from 60025
+ Add on a mini Maternity Session for $300


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Fresh 48 Hospital Session $550

+ $150 discount when booked with a Signature Newborn Session
+ Pre-session consult, wardrobe styling and guidance and session prep guide
+ Up to 60 minutes with Rachel at Prentice, Evanston, Lutheran, Highland Park or Lake Forest Hospitals
+ 35 professionally retouched high resolution images in an online gallery with print release
+ Photographed documentary style - no props or posing
+ Includes baby, parents, siblings and grandparents if you wish
+ Limited number of sessions booked each month. Please contact me early to ensure availability.


 

when to schedule

Newborn sessions are booked using your due date as a placeholder in my calendar and are then scheduled as soon as baby is born. These can be booked any time from when you’ve gotten the good news that you’re expecting to when you’re holding your newborn in your arms.