Newborn and Maternity

Newborn Photographers for Baby and Maternity Photography in Albuquerque & Santa Fe

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I can't get enough of round bellies and tiny babies, so it's no surprise how much I love to photograph expectant parents and newborns. From pregnancy to their first birthday, I got you covered.  Maternity sessions can take place at any local setting of your choosing to create the most customized and unique photo of your blossoming family.  Outdoor settings are perfect for maternity session!  Each session lasts ~1 hour.

For newborn sessions, since babies can be fussy, I always set aside 2-3 hours to allow for "bio-breaks" to make sure we get them at their best.  Newborn photos are cuter the tinier (and sleepier) the babies are.  Newborns can be photographed up to a month old, however, it is better when your newborn is 3 days to 2 weeks old and BEST if under a week old.  If you newborn is less than 7-8 days old, they will be sleepier and more curled up so that we can capture those super-sweet sleeping photos.  After about a week, they start to stretch out, are more alert, and not as pliable for some of the more coveted poses.  If they are older, they will not sleep through some poses as well, but we can use wraps and swaddles to still capture their sweet faces and tiny features.  I suggest to book your newborn session when you book your maternity session and definitely before you give birth so that we can set aside several dates to photograph your new baby at his or her tiniest.  Once the baby is born, you find yourself in a whirlwind of love and lack of sleep and it's hard to plan anything other than cuddle time.  We also have a very full schedule, so we may not be able to get them in right away if you wait until after the birth.
If you keep in touch on your delivery, we can make sure to get you scheduled when your baby is at his or her best! 

About the Studio

Newborn sessions generally take place in my 1700 sqft studio attached to my home.  It is split into several rooms where there is a  comfortable living room with a fireplace with privacy for feeding, and a few toys to keep siblings happy while waiting their turn, a baby changing table, a wet bar to warm bottles if needed, a mini-fridge stocked with bottled water, and an oatmeal bar with all sorts of toppings in case you didn't have time for breakfast before coming to your session.  Our studio bathroom has a place to hang clothes and change in with all sorts of extra hair and makeup supplies for touchups.  It also has our bathtub for after cake smashes!  Then there is the larger studio room several different areas for sets with all the right equipment to get adorable photos while taking great care for newborn safety.  We also have another large room that is our newborn prop DREAM CLOSET!!  It is still under construction, but has all sorts of props, blankets, basket and furs. 

Newborn sessions can also be done in the privacy of your own home for an extra transport charge.

To book, Contact Ell Photography at 505-933-5585 or email

Baby Love Milestones (7 sessions!) - $1900 - Save $850 ($2750 value) 

(Includes $400 of Print Credits and low res images for social media sharing.**)  The package that includes everything so you don't have to lift a finger for a camera.  Choose any 7 photography sessions: maternity session, baby shower or gender reveal party event coverage (travel not included if not in ABQ), studio newborn photography session, newborn family session (may be on location), 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, or 1 year photography sessions, Family Christmas Session, 1st Birthday Cake Smash (+ $50), or 1st Birthday Party event coverage.

2018 BONUS: Includes a 20-page Italian Graphi Studio professional hardcover, full-bleed photo album of baby's first year in addition to Print Credits. Photobook can include a Birth Page with birthdate, weight and height, captions to any images, baby's favorite poems or songs, or any other funny stories you want to remember ($500 value)

Baby's First Year Package (Most Popular - 3 Photography Sessions!) - $999 ($1100 value)

2018 Special: $100 print credit and FREE custom Birth Announcement Design using newborn photos.**
Choose 3 sessions from: 3 month (tummy time), 6 or 7 month (sitting), 9 month (cruising), 1 year (cruising/standing/walking), cake smash (add $50), or Christmas Family Session (usually taken in the Fall).  Includes 3 Standard Print Packages (one for each session), a USB of digital images for one of the sessions, plus the $100 Bonus Print Credits, low-res branded Facebook photos of images ordered for social media sharing.  Most families will upgrade to the cake smash for the 1 year session and apply the included USB to that session, but the USB may be applied to any session. 

Belly and Baby - Maternity & Newborn Creative Mom Package (Popular) - $800 ($900 value)

This package combines the maternity & newborn session into one package as well as a USB for the Newborn half of the Package. Sessions should be booked during the last trimester of pregnancy (preferably around week 34-36 or week 30-32 for twins) and the first one-two weeks of the newborn baby’s life.  

For newborn pictures, the earlier the better.  I'm only half joking when I say I'll meet you home from the hospital. Some props and hats are available to show off a baby boy or girl.  Feel free to bring your own props as well and we can incorporate them into a meaningful family memory. Includes (2) Standard Print Packages, FREE custom Birth Announcement design, and low-res branded Facebook photos of images ordered for social media sharing. 

Personalized Baby Shower Invites and Custom Baby Birth Announcement Cards
Although I am affiliate partners with Tiny Prints, I also create completely custom birth announcements using your newborn photos and pregnancy pictures. We can combine or customize your favorite designs and include your nursery colors for about the same price (but usually less) than Tiny Prints. 











Baby Bump Shoot (Maternity Photography) - $250

The maternity photography session focuses on showing off your beautiful baby bump! The shoot can be indoor/outdoor (or both if available in the same location), and is generally 1-2 hours. Feel free to bring your hubby or other children. Bring on the belly! Sessions should be booked during the last trimester (preferably between weeks 30–34) of pregnancy. Includes Standard Print Package of (1) 8x10, (3) 5x7, and 8 wallets of best image, and low-res branded Facebook photos of images ordered for social media sharing. If you have a Pinterest page of your favorite pregnancy pictures and maternity photos, I'd love to see them!






Creative Mom Newborn Session (Newborn Photography with USB) - $549

The newborn photography session takes place in the comfort of my home studio, within the first one to two weeks after your baby is born (the sooner the better and preferably 4-8 days old).  Although we only shoot for maybe an hour or so total, the session can last up to 4 hours depending on how sleepy or fussy the baby is.  There is plenty of time for "bio-breaks" and soothing your baby so they are perfectly calm for their pictures. You'll have access to a lounge area for private nursing, a kitchen to warm bottles, a changing table, and several photography set areas.  Newborn Photography sessions may also be scheduled at your home with a transport and travel fee.  Artistic photos will highlight the "itty-bitty-ness" of your new little one. Includes Standard Print Package of (1) 8x10, (3) 5x7, and 8 wallets of best image (you may exchange sizes if needed), a USB of the best 50  edited images and 5 retouched and transformed into artwork, a custom Birth Announcement Design using any newborn photos from the session, and low-res branded Facebook photos of images ordered for social media sharing.

** Print Credits may only be applied towards prints. Not applicable for books, discs, or other products.

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