When it comes to choosing the right Newborn Photographer for your family, it's important to consider several things:
- Location of their studio and whether the photographer would travel to your home for an in-home session
- The photographer's newborn safety training and qualifications
- If they have an assistant available to help during the session or if they will require you to help (Babies need a spotter while being photographed, to ensure their safety!)
- If they have props available to use during your session for a variety of portraits
- If their photographic style matches your personal taste and home decor style
- Their availability for around your due date, how flexible they are with scheduling, and how many newborn sessions they book per week
Our studio is easily accessible from all directions, located in Traverse City just off of Garfield and South Airport Rd. It's the perfect place to get the traditional tiny sleepy newborn poses as well as family portraits with your new baby. We have a rustic wooden wall and floor available, a beige panel wall and floor, as well as different neutral studio backdrops to use for your images. We like creating images that are custom to your style, so they coordinate well with your home decor or nursery colors and display beautifully in your home.
Studio newborn sessions are best scheduled when baby is between 5-10 days old, so it is important to contact us during your 2nd or 3rd trimesters, to make sure we have availability during the weeks surrounding your due date.
In-Home Newborn Sessions
We also offer in-home lifestyle newborn sessions, where we will travel to your house and take more casual 'lifestyle' portraits of your family interacting with your new baby. These images may be captured in your living room, yard, bedroom, nursery, or anywhere else your family feels comfortable to be yourselves! Lifestyle newborn sessions can be scheduled anytime within the first 6 weeks after baby is born.
I have studied newborn safety for over 2 years. Springberg Photography takes newborn safety very seriously. This new little life is the most precious miracle, and we understand how crucial it is to keep your baby safe. We never take risks to 'get the shot' - every image we take is carefully planned out so that your baby is always supported and not at risk of falling or any other injury. That is why I have my assistant available at each session to always have a hand within inches of baby during the photoshoot. We understand how exhausted you are after childbirth, so you can sit back, rest, and observe the session while knowing that your little one is being safely watched.
We use a large bean bag to safely pose your baby, with special posing pillows made just for newborn positioning. With this set up, we can use different blankets and colors to photograph your newborn on.
We can typically get around 3-5 different outfit/set-ups during a newborn session, as well as family portraits. Our sessions last between 2-4 hours, which allows time for feedings, changes, and outfit and backdrop switches without feeling rushed. We are more concerned about getting a variety of images of your little one and family than we are about the length of the session, so we never charge hourly rates.
Props Available for Your Session
Springberg Photography has a plethora of baskets and containers, newborn wraps, bonnets, headbands, rompers, diaper covers, tutus, posing fur, props, blankets and backdrops for newborn sessions!
Style of Photography
I encourage you to explore my portfolio, to see if my photography style fits your personal tastes. The beauty of professional photography is the wide range of creativity that each photographer puts into their work.
I capture many images during your session, from different angles and positions. You will receive a full online viewing and ordering gallery with a variety of high resolution, edited portraits, where you can select your favorites to keep and download with print release. If you are like many of our satisfied families and would prefer to keep all of your photos, the option to purchase the entire gallery on a USB drive is available at an affordable price. (The watermark logo will not appear on your final ready-to-print images.)
We enjoy creating images that are custom to your style, so they coordinate well with your home decor or nursery colors to display beautifully in your home. Let us know if you plan to bring any props of your own, or would like to incorporate any hobbies, career, or themes into your newborn session. We love to customize your session to match your personality and feature the things that make your family one-of-a-kind!
Ready to Pre-book a Newborn Session?
Springberg Photography is a full time operating photography studio, and sessions can be easily scheduled for any day of the week.
While it's recommended to contact us during your 2nd or 3rd trimester to pre-book a newborn session for the weeks surrounding your due date, we photograph babies of any age! So even if your baby has been born, we will happily schedule a date as soon as we can to capture your baby's first portraits!
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