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 7 years of full time experience and my attention to safety and your baby’s comfort is always my priority.
When booking a newborn photographer, I know how overwhelming it can be to make a decision about which photographer to hire. There are so many factors to consider when making your decision and sleep deprivation and mommy brain don’t make it an easy one! 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.
Curious about what it's like to work with me? I have recorded several behind the scenes videos about my favourite part of a newborn session, what I love the most about newborn photography, what it's like working with newborns and their older siblings, as well as what makes newborn photography so special.
Art without the wait: 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.
Memory preservation: 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 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 sessions are for 5 to 21 day 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 | $759*
- 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 from. Sessions are 2 hours in length.
-The session fee ($759) includes 20 edited, retouched, and artistically enhanced digital files of your choice in colour and black & white as well as 10 complimentary gift prints of your choice or one 11x14 wall art print and one 16x20 wall art print. When you pre-book your Extraordinary newborn session (before your baby is born), you receive an additional 3 digital images ($75 value)
Memories Newborn Session | $599*
- 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 from. Sessions are 1.5 hours in length.
-The session fee ($599) includes 12 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 16x20 wall art print. When you pre-book your Memories newborn session (before your baby is born), you receive an additional 3 digital images ($75 value)
Moment Newborn Photography Sessions | $399*
- 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 from. Sessions are 45 minutes in length.
-The session fee ($399) 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 or one 11x14 wall art print.
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.