I have a very a flexible shooting schedule when it comes to how I will approach your session and it all comes down to feeding breaks and cuddle breaks, and toddlers. I give direction and guidance to a point but mostly I am just creating a space and opportunities for connections to happen naturally.  

I offer two options for newborn sessions, in-home lifestyle newborn sessions and in-studio posed newborn sessions. Both options offer beautiful images for you to document and remember your newborn during this special time. It's important to choose whichever style works best for you and your family. At every newborn session I follow the baby's lead, or if there is a toddler we will take their lead.

What is a newborn Session?

My approach to in-studio newborn sessions offers a very relaxed, authentic and natural feel. Your images will highlight those tiny baby details in an authentic way without overly posing or adding a ton of distracting props. I want the focus to be on baby and all of their unique and beautiful features. I offer baby-led posing which allows your baby to feel comfortable during the entire session and I will never place your baby in a pose that they will not naturally fall into.

For all studio sessions I supply a carefully curated selection of newborn wraps, hats, and headbands. The colors have been chosen to fit a classic and clean style. Greys, creams, whites, light pinks, and tans each offer a timeless look to ensure that your images will match your home decor for years to come. The client wardrobe closet is also available and offers postpartum friendly dresses for moms and a selection of wardrobe pieces for the rest of the family. 

In-studio newborn sessions can take place anytime during the first two weeks and can last anywhere between 1.5 hours to 3 hours depending upon how many feeding and cuddle breaks your little one might need.




What to expect in the studio....

Studio Sessions

Lifestyle newborn photography is quite different from a studio newborn session. It is more relaxed with a focus on connection and storytelling! In these sessions, I have the opportunity to capture photographs of your newborn in their very first home.  

One of the great things about a lifestyle newborn session is that we can photograph your newborn anytime in their first few weeks or months. If you want sleepy baby images, then it's best to do your session within the first 7-15 days. If you're looking for images that show baby awake and interacting with you and the rest of your family, then your session can take place anytime in the first three months. A lifestyle session can last anywhere between 1 to 1.5 hours in length.

What to expect at home...

Lifestyle Sessions

First Year Collective sessions can take place anywhere, including my studio where we use simple, clean backdrops to keep the focus on your little one and their personality. Book your First Year Collective and begin documenting all of the moments you don't want to forget throughout of your baby's first year.

THE TUMMY TIME SESSION  |  3 MONTHS OLD
THE SITTER SESSION  |  6 MONTHS OLD
THE STANDING SESSION  |  9 MONTHS OLD
THE WALKING SESSION  |  12 MONTHS OLD 

WHAT IS THE FIRST YEAR COLLECTIVE?

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Documenting your pregnancy is a huge milestone not to be missed! This is truly a special time that captures the anticipation of your baby's arrival. Your children will grow to cherish these images as they see all of the emotions captured during your session. 

the maternity session | 29-34 weeks

Captured when they are sitting up on their own, this session comes with lots of smiles and personality! For some babies, they will be reaching this stage between 6-8 months old. Be prepared to capture chubby thighs, cheeks, and feet!

Captured when they are just standing up and starting to explore. Now that they are more mobile, those rolls are starting to disappear! 

The Sitter Session | 6-7 Months old

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This session can be a fresh 48, a studio newborn session, or an in-home lifestyle session. If you're doing a fresh 48 session, I suggest scheduling your newborn session closer to when your baby is one month old. 

the NEWBORN SESSION | 5-30 days old

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The one year session is best at 11-12 months. For studio sessions we can plan traditional portraits as well as a cake smash, a bubble bath, or incorporate a variety of wooden toys available in the studio to keep baby smiling and having fun! Book your session early to ensure you will have your images for their first birthday party!

the one year SESSION | 11- 12 MONTHS old

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This membership records the first year in beautiful detail, documenting every wonderful milestone and the huge growth that takes place at this age. Collective members receive their choice of 3 or more milestone sessions in the first 18 months as well as complimentary birth announcements and an album credit toward each session! Many clients will use their album credit to craft a beautiful keepsake for their little one's with all of their favorite images from the whole first year!


 PHOTOGRAPHING the first year   

THE BEST AGES FOR PHOTOGRAPHING BABIES

the standing session | 9 months old

Captured when they are pushing up on their arms while on their tummy! This session can give the cutest faces! 

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the tummy time session | 3 months old

"Kelly is incredibly professional, timely, and communicative, but most importantly, her work is stunning! She takes such care to ensure her clients are completely satisfied with their experience. We had a newborn shoot with her and we could not have been happier with the product. She has an incredible gift!

Erin, lifestyle newborn session

"We had a great experience with Kelly for our newborn twin photography session. Everything was straightforward and there were also precautions in place that made us feel safe during Covid. The photos are beautiful! I highly recommend hiring Kelly for your family photography needs - the precious moments she will capture will last forever!"

Dawn, studio newborn session

heirloom albums

Showcase your favorite images in a custom designed Heirloom Album that can be pasted down through the generations. Many families enjoy creating an album that highlights each milestone, giving a library of memories to their children. Others choose to create a First Year Album that is built overtime and completed with their baby's 12 month session. 

FIRST YEAR COLLECTIVE MEMBERS RECEIVE AN ALBUM CREDIT TOWARD EACH SESSION

FRAMED STATEMENT ART

I offer custom framing services and my goal is to give my clients the most archival framing possible. The absolute best way to protect your prints for the longest amount of time is by getting them properly framed behind glass, conservation acrylic or museum acrylic. This gives the highest level of protection against UV light and dust. 

BIRTH 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Let me take this task off your to do list and create a custom birth announcement using your favorite images to announce your new family to the world. 


FIRST YEAR COLLECTIVE MEMBERS RECEIVE 25 COMPLEMENTARY BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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I have curated a beautiful selection of clothing for the whole family to borrow from! Bump friendly and postpartum friendly dresses are carefully chosen from my favorite boutiques and stores like Anthropologie, Free People, and Spell & Gypsy. I have sizes ranging from 0 through size 24. I also offer a small selection of shirts for dads, clothing for children size 2T-10, and outfits perfect for babies during their milestone sessions, size 6 months - 18 months.

The client wardrobe closet

I custom design all heirloom albums as well as framed gallery walls. These designs include stylish framing options that will coordinate perfectly with your home decor in mind. My gallery wall program shows you designs on your walls to help determine the best size and layout, so you do not have to worry about what size print is right for YOUR walls. I will do all the work for you so you can sit back and enjoy your portraits!

Custom Design Services and Wall Art Installation

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I work with the best professional hair & makeup artists in St. Louis to pamper my clients before their session. We can plan for your hair and makeup to be done in-studio or in your home. Hair and Makeup is complementary with Signature Sessions and all First Year Collective Sessions.

Hair & Makeup Services

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