I'm always excited to meet new babies during their first few weeks of life. I remember how quickly those first few weeks with your little one pass by in a blur of exhaustion, elation, joy, tears, and wonderment. Your family is forever changed when you welcome a new baby into the world and I am as passionate about the artistic newborn photographs I create as I am about making your newborn photography session a stress-free, relaxed, and memorable experience. Clients tell me how much they appreciate knowing that no matter how tired they are, I have taken care of all the details for their session and that they are able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience.
As a mom of three, I know how important your family’s first photographs after your baby has arrived are. At the same time, I understand that the last thing you want to be worrying about is bringing your entire family to a photography studio for a session. My clients tell me again and again how much they appreciate how quickly, efficiently, and easily I pose their families and entertain their children. They are amazed at the beautiful family photographs that result from only 10-20 minutes together in the studio. Because I know how important those first sweet sibling photographs are to you I make the experience quick and enjoyable for big brother or sister so that you can feel confident you will have those special photographs no matter what your children's moods are on the day of the session!
When you hire a newborn photographer I know it is not only important that you have beautiful photographs of your little one but also that it is done by someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about how to safely and comfortably pose delicate new babies. I am a Nationally Accredited Newborn Photographer (Professional Photographers of Canada) with over 9 years of full-time experience and my attention to safety and your baby’s comfort is always my priority. I have taken workshops and courses with over a dozen newborn professionals, including two internationally recognized experts in safe posing and newborn physiology.
When booking a newborn photographer, I know how overwhelming it can be to make a decision about which photographer to hire. Clients who choose to invest in a session with me tell me that any reluctance they had about the distance they had to travel, the logistics about leaving the house, or even the cost, were reassured that they made the best decision when they entered my studio and again when they saw their gallery of images. They explain that they appreciated not only my professional set-up but also my effort to make both them and their little one as comfortable as possible.
Your final images are professionally edited, retouched, artistically enhanced, and delivered to you via digital download one week after you make your selections from your online gallery.
Complimentary prints are included in every session and delivered directly to your door to ensure you have beautiful artistic memories to display in your home.
I know how important these first memories are for you and your growing family and that welcoming a new baby to the family comes with a lot of unexpected costs. Payment plans are available for sessions and packages. There are no fees, no interest, and the payment plan is structured to meet your needs.
I am incredibly proud that my newborn photographs are on display throughout the community of Ottawa. To see my most recent sessions, visit the Sara McConnell Photography Blog.
Newborn Photography Session Information
Newborn sessions are for one to five week old babies and take place on weekdays in my professional photography studio. In order to accommodate babies whether they arrive early or late, sessions are pre-booked during your pregnancy to reserve a space in my schedule.
Your session will be styled based on your preferences for poses, colours, and props. Sessions can be simple poses against timeless organic backdrops and textures or involve the use of bright colours, props, and more elaborate sets: the choice is yours!
Extraordinary Newborn Session
The Extraordinary experience allows for the most variety of props, accessories, colours, and poses and are ideal if you would like elaborately styled photographs or the most variety of photographs from your session. Parents and siblings are welcome to participate. After your session, you will be provided with a gallery of 30-40 images to choose your final images from. Sessions are 2 hours in length.
The session fee includes 15 edited, retouched, and artistically enhanced digital files of your choice in colour and black & white as well as 8 complimentary gift prints of your choice or one 16x20 wall art print.
Memories Newborn Session
This session is ideal for families that would like both those first family/sibling photographs as well as photographs of their baby on their own in props and on the posing fabric with some variety in colours and poses. Parents and siblings are welcome to participate. After your session, you will be provided with a gallery of 25-30 images to choose your final images from. Sessions are 1.5 hours in length.
The session fee includes 10 edited, retouched, and artistically enhanced digital files of your choice in colour and black & white as well as 5 complimentary gift prints of your choice or one 11x14 wall art print.
Moment Newborn Photography Sessions
The perfect length of time for families who would like just a few special photographs from the time when their baby was at their smallest, either on their own or with their family. Families can choose from one of four options for their session: (1) posed family & sibling photos, or (2) lifestyle family & sibling photos on the studio bed set, or (3) photos in props, or (4) photos on the posing fabric. After your session, you will be provided with a gallery of 15-20 images to choose your final images from. Sessions are 30 minutes in length.
The session fee includes 5 edited, retouched, and artistically enhanced digital files of your choice in colour and black & white as well as 3 complimentary gift prints of your choice.
Newborn Photography Session Prices start at $399. Every session is as unique as the family that books it: send us an email and we can help you figure out which session option is best for you!
Take advantage of one of the following packages and save when you book your Newborn and Baby's First Year Sessions. Clients who pre-book their package also get guaranteed space in my schedule irrespective of when their little one arrives.
In addition to the packages outlined below, Custom Newborn/Baby Photography Session Packages are available. We are happy to design a custom package to meet your needs.