okinawa newborn photography

EXPERIENCE + INVESTMENT

The days are long, but the years are short..

and this newborn season will be over before you know it.

As a mama of three, I understand the profound and fleeting moments that come with the arrival of your precious little one. Capturing these early days through newborn photography is not merely about documenting an adorable face or tiny fingers and toes, but about freezing in time the overwhelming love, joy, and innocence that envelops your new family. These images become a visual narrative of the miraculous journey you’ve embarked upon together, serving as a timeless reminder of the incredible bond you share. In the blink of an eye, those delicate features and sleepy expressions will evolve into the vibrant personality and character that will define your child’s uniqueness. Newborn photos allow you to revisit the tender beginnings, relishing in the vulnerability of your baby and the sheer wonder of parenthood. Each image becomes a cherished keepsake, preserving the magic of those early days when your hearts became forever entwined with the arrival of your little miracle.

01. booking

Reaching out is the first step! From your first contact, you can expect consistent and timely responses from me, with your questions answered before they (hopefully!) are asked. Upon your inquiry, I’ll send you more information on what a session looks like with me, as well as offer a phone call to hash out exactly what you’re looking for in a session. Once you’ve decided to book, I will collect a deposit to hold your spot and pencil you in around your due date – knowing it may change because babies have their own plans!

02. planning

After you’re officially on the books, I’ll be in contact with you along the way to ensure things are going well and to start planning for your session. A questionnaire will be sent about 6 weeks prior to your due date, which goes over color schemes, props, and other items to make your session unique to your vision. If needed, we can touch base via phone to answer any last minute questions! And then … we wait for baby!

03. session

Once your newborn arrives, reach out to me within the first few days so we can solidify a date and time.

On your session day, you can expect me to show up to your home (yup, you don’t have to pack up your family to come to me!) with all of my gear. It’ll take about 15-20 minutes to set up, then we’ll get going taking your sweet babe’s photos. I typically start with baby first, then siblings and family, but that can all be adjusted depending on what your family needs. Additionally, having your session at home allows for other family members to rest or play during the session, which can last a few hours. After I’m finished, I’ll pack up and get to editing those beautiful photographs.

04. gallery

After about a week of expectant waiting (I get it, I get it!!), you’ll have your soft proof gallery to view. This lightly edited gallery will contain dozens of photographs. You’ll get to select your favorites, which will be fully edited and available about 2 weeks after final selection. Each package comes with a set amount of photos, but you’re always welcome to more individual images or even the entire gallery for an additional charge.

I also offer high-quality heirloom photo products and prints from vendors unavailable to the public, if you’re interested in purchasing tangible items to gift or decorate your home with.


LUXE SESSION


$850
  • a mix of swaddled and unswaddled poses
  • parents + siblings included
  • 20 digital images
  • complimentary mini session within first year of baby’s life (a $350 value)
  • add-on maternity mini session available

ESSENTIAL SESSION


$650
  • a mix of swaddled and unswaddled poses
  • parents + siblings included
  • 15 digital images
  • add-on maternity mini session available

MINI SESSION


$450
  • swaddled poses
  • parents + siblings included
  • 10 digital images
  • add-on maternity mini session available

FAQ

The best time to reserve your session is before your little one is born. This way you can rest assured that your newborn photo shoot will occur within 2 weeks of birth, the very best time to get the sweetest photographs!

As a placeholder, we will schedule the session for approximately 1 week after baby’s due date. Once your baby is born and you are ready to go home, send me an email to either confirm date or re-schedule if needed

The sooner the better! Newborns tend to stay sound asleep a few days after birth and because of this we are able to gently move your little one into sweet poses. After a couple of weeks, this is not as easy to do. After the 21 day mark babies begin to stretch and the poses won’t be as easy to accomplish.

Sibling and parents are included in the Luxe and Essential packages, so if this is a priority to you, please book one of these sessions.

Your session will take between 60 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the type of session you book.  We will take as many breaks as needed, pausing to allow times for feeding and changing. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable and the pace of our session will be determined by the baby.

If I have an opening in my calendar I am happy to accommodate. Most often, however, I am booked out months in advance. Also, I really love to take newborn pictures 5-21 days after birth. After that, some of the most adorable poses aren’t as easy to achieve.

You will receive your final images 3 weeks from your session date and be able to view them in an online gallery set up just for you!

In your home! I’ll bring my equipment, including my light, props, and fabric backdrops to recreate a studio like experience in the comfort of your own home. This allows your family to stay comfortable, which is particularly important to older siblings and a recovering mama.

It doesn’t! Please, please, PLEASE do not fret about the state of your home. The focus of the session is on your new family member and I can make beautiful images regardless of the state of your home. Rock that baby, the cobwebs can wait.

I do! I will bring a selection of high-quality items to make your session exactly what you are envisioning. If you have something special you’d like to incorporate into your session, let’s chat – I love to add in special items into photographs.


Ready to book your newborn session?

Drop me a line and I’ll get back to you in 1-2 business days!