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How far in advance should we book our session?
At Asheville Portrait Company, we value family & try really hard to prioritize having a Healthy Work / Life Balance. We believe that it directly affects our attitude, energy, creativity and ultimately our success.
As such, we can only take on 5 Newborn Portrait Session Bookings each month. We encourage you to book you session as far in advance as possible to ensure availability for your baby!
How does this work?
All that's required to reserve your Newborn Session on my shoot calendar is a $400 Creative Fee & a Signed Portrait Session Contract. After that, I'll put your due date on my shoot calendar as a tentative place holder & we'll go ahead and schedule your Pre-Session Phone Consultation to chat about your session, to plan for it in terms of theme, color pallet, props needed, etc. You'll just let me know once baby arrives & we'll get you into the studio following week!
How long do Newborn Sessions last?
I typically schedule newborn sessions between
9am - 1pm. You'll have (up to) 4hrs with me in my studio! Newborn Portrait Sessions at my studio are entirely baby led! Much of our time is spent feeding, changing and soothing baby to sleep so that we can get those sweet, sleepy shots that everyone loves! If baby is full, content and sleepy, you could be in and out in two hours! But, if baby is unsettled, having tummy trouble or in a growth spurt & cluster feeding, the session may take the entire four hour time block!
(Please let me know ahead of time if baby is having tummy trouble or cluster feeding, we'll simply re-schedule for a few days later to make it easier on everyone!)
What should we wear?
You’ll want to dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident!
I have a client closet full of beautiful & flattering flowy, Baltic Born dresses for moms!
I am happy to help you to put together your wardrobe for the session OR you can borrow something from my client closet at the studio if you'd like!
I typically recommend that parents wear white, pastels, gray or black depending on the vibe of the portrait session (we'll discuss this in detail during your pre-session phone consultation) AND you'll get more inspiration from my Client Prep Guide!
Do I need to bring props?
Nope! I have a giant catalogue of Newborn props for use! I have shelves full of bowls, baskets, boxes, buckets and baby beds! I have wraps in every color imaginable, a whole rack of knit hats, sleepy caps, headbands, crowns and bows!
AND each of my Newborn Sessions is completely custom! During your pre-session phone consultation, we'll chat about theme and color pallet and I will order anything that's needed to make your newborn photo dreams come true!
What about Grandparents?
If they're in town, bring them! I'm sure that they would simply adore having a beautiful portrait with their new grandchild!
Where is the studio located?
Our beautiful new studio is located in Biltmore Village, along the river!
76 Glendale Ave
Asheville, NC 28803
What is your cancellation policy?
Due to high demand and limited availability, Creative Fees are non-refundable for any reason.
In the event of illness, inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, we will simply re-schedule for the very next available date / time that works for both of us!
"Brittany is absolutely amazing!!! She recently did our second child’s newborn photos and they turned out stunning!!!! I found her when she took our oldest child’s newborn photos and have used her for lots of our other family photos over the past 3 years! She is so talented and also has the most wonderful and personable yet very professional personality that makes the entire process seem easy, even with a newborn and a 3 year old running around! I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience and the beautiful photos she took!"
"If you’re looking for a photographer for your newborn and/or family photos, look no further! Brittany at Asheville Portrait Company is your girl. Whether you’re wanting an intimate studio session with all the most tasteful and precious props or an outdoor session surrounded by epic Asheville scenery, you won’t be disappointed.
Brittany did my newborn session recently and I was blown away by her patience, especially when my baby decided she no longer wanted to participate in the shoot halfway through! I appreciated the fact that Brittany never made us feel rushed and always followed the baby’s cues. And the resulting photos were perfect.
Additionally, she knew just how to appeal to my toddler by being silly and keeping a stash of toys and snacks at the ready.
We will definitely use Asheville Portrait Company for future milestones!"
"We did our newborn session with Brittany. She was fabulous! She was professional and gave us some pointers to make it easier as a newborn can be unpredictable and the session was awesome. The pictures turned out better than I could have hoped! Thank you so much Asheville Portrait Company! You are the best!!"