The experience begins with the portrait session. With you’re booking, you are given many hours of Kristy’s time and creativity, custom editing and retouching of each individual file and 25-45 images to choose from when you return for you’re ordering appointment. Our goal for the newborn session is to give Moms and Dads a time of rest, to allow them to sit back, relax and enjoy the sweetness of their new baby being documented. Newborn sessions should be done within 5-14 days old but we will never turn away if your baby is a little older. We have purposefully designed our studio in a way to calm both mom and baby. While you rest, Kristy will photograph your sweet ones new life in a variety of poses. Please read our information on investment and/or contact me for additional details.
I believe being a parent is the greatest reason to live. We cherish family love. As a mom of teenagers, I know children grown way too fast. The days of sweet, soft cries, belly laughs and jumping in puddles come to an end before we realize. We challenge that recorded heritage gives self esteem to every child. I want those moments to be on my walls, not just in my mind. Photography captures times in our lives that we want to remember. It is an investment; a necessity rather than a luxury. My desire is to capture for every mom those moments and milestones while they are still so little.
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Inspirations Photography portrait studio is stocked with organic wraps, hats, bonnets, headbands, motherhood gowns and props for maternity, newborns and babies. Our beautiful studio wardrobe is available to all of our clients who book newborn and/or maternity sessions. Our studio has a cozy parent lounge that is stocked with snacks, drinks and coffee. Here, Mom is free to nurse her baby with one of our nursing pillows and relax while we capture her little one. Our lounge is also kid friendly with toys for children, if you choose to bring them along for your portrait session.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! This time in a newborns life is so fleeting, we want to offer any new mother the opportunity to document these first few months. Friends and family may purchase a gift certificate by giving the studio a call at 951-623-9560.
Is there an additional fee if I want poses with Mom and Dad with baby or siblings with baby?
No, these poses are optional with no additional fee. I include these poses towards the end of the session and have specific instructions for bringing siblings that help your session experience with me run smoothly.
When should I book my maternity session?
Maternity sessions should be scheduled within your 2nd trimester, to guarantee a spot on my calendar, I recommend booking at this time. Session is best scheduled around your 25-32 weeks of pregnancy. We typically book 2 weeks in advanced and 2 to 3 weeks in advanced during the busy holiday season.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
Newborn sessions are typically scheduled in your 3rd trimester or when we scheduled your maternity session. I like to see newborn at 5-14 days after delivery. Once you are in my calendar is when we can guarantee a place on the calendar.
Can I bring my own items for you to photograph with my newborn?
Yes, I encourage all my clients to bring items that are special to them; firefighter helmets, daddy’s surfboard or skateboard, for example. A questionnaire will be email for you to fill out. This helps us and you prepare for your session.
How long are your newborn sessions?
Newborn sessions take about 2 to 3 hours. This gives us time to feed and put your newborn to sleep. We do require that you bring a pacifier with you to your session….it is a huge help in keeping them asleep.
When do I view my images and what is due at that time?
A week after the portrait session, you will return to a Print & Product Ordering appointment. You and your family will enjoy a custom slideshow of your newborn’s session. It is sure to bring both tears and joy that every mother holds in her heart. Order amount is due at this time. You will then select the photos that you want to order in a various media. We offer digital collections, print and canvas options. Standard print orders have about a 2 week turn around time.