Newborn and Maternity

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

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 sessions!  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 your 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 booking your newborn session when you book your maternity session and definitely before you give birth so that we can set aside 3 potential dates to photograph your new baby at his or her tiniest depending on when he/she arrives.  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 twin photography
Newborn sessions 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, two couches to be able to lay down for a nap, 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, baby swings, and an oatmeal bar with all sorts of toppings in case you didn't have time for breakfast before coming to your session. We also have a queen bed and bedroom for the family to lay down and rest when it is available. 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 has all hundreds of props, blankets, wraps, baskets, furs, hats, and headbands.  

Albuquerque Newborn Photography


Baby Milestones 

Personalized Baby Shower Invites and Custom Baby Birth Announcement Cards
Although I am an affiliate partner 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)

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.  If you have a Pinterest page of your favorite pregnancy pictures and maternity photos, I'd love to see them!






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