BECAUSE THEY'RE ONLY LITTLE FOR A LITTLE WHILE

Pittsburgh NEWBORN Photographer

Heres' what to expect from your first consult to product delivery


STEP ONE

The Consultation

After you fill out the inquiry form, a member of our team will be in touch within 24 hours to go over FAQ's, the experience, pricing, ad scheduling/booking.  We will discuss your vision for the session, availability, and customizations.

step two

Melissa will begin comfortably posing baby onto various scenes.  Family posing is included, and with Melissa's guidance-every image is sure to be perfection.  Reserve 2-3 hours for in studio sessions.  We keep the studio warmed to 80 degrees for baby's comfort.

Session Day


STEP THREE

Reveal and Ordering

Within a week following your session, we will review the images together and select your favorites.  Most of our newborn clients enjoy the acrylic cover album with a variety of wall art to showcase their beautiful baby on the walls of their home.

step FOUR

The best part-all of our hard work has resulted in your own stunning artwork! Melissa will deliver your products and when necessary, install wall art pieces.

Image and Product Delivery

FAQs

Greensburg Pennsylvana newborn photographer

HOW SOON SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SESSION?

It’s never too early to schedule your photoshoot. Sometimes we can accommodate last minute requests, but we recommend a 6-8 week notice. If you would like a weekend appointment it is important to book early as Saturdays are booked fast

How soon do I come for my session after baby arrives?

Since this is a Newborn session, it’s important that Melissa captures your baby in their newest form. Ideally, newborn sessions occur within the first 2 weeks of your baby’s life. They are still very sleepy and Melissa is more able to pose them in those curly, snuggled up poses that everyone loves so much. You will receive a Prep Guide a few days before your session that lists some things to help you prepare yourself and your new baby for the session. Melissa knows that this time can be a bit overwhelming for new parents and that’s why she takes all the guess work out. You really just need to show up with your baby and their food (breast or bottle) and Melissa will take care of the rest!

THIS IS MY FIRST STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY EXPerience.
WILL YOU GUIDE ME AND HELP ME POSE?

You are in good hands and we want to make sure that you will have the best selection of artistic images. Melissa utilizes her impeccable lighting skills and with her artistic eye photographs your beautiful body curves. Even if its your first professional photography experience, her goal is to make sure you feel comfortable, relaxed, beautiful and empowered, pampered and confident. During your personalized photo shoot with Melissa, she will guide you through elegant poses and will focus on angles that bring out your most beautiful self. 

How long will the session last?

A full newborn session lasts anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the baby. Melissa allows plenty of time for feeding and soothing during these sessions. All babies are different and all sessions are different so this is a rough estimate of how long you can expect to be at the studio.

WHAT SHOULD parents and siblings wear?

After you book your portrait session, we will send you tips on what you can bring and how to prepare. We are a full service studio, so you don't need to worry about bringing many clothing options.
Keeping it simple is usually best in these situations. Parents posing with their new baby should wear things neutral or muted in color with minimal designs and brand logos, if possible. Moms can wear anything from a simple camisole to a long sleeved top to a maxi dress. Something lacy, if that’s your style, is also beautiful! Dads can go with a basic t-shirt in white, tan, gray, black, soft blue, etc. As long as all the colors flow, it will be fabulous. Also, a very important thing to be mindful of is bra straps and fingernails/hands. Be sure your nails are neat since your hands will definitely be shown in the photos. Siblings should also have neat hands/fingernails (no chipped nail polish please) and clothes should fit well. If shirts or pants are too big, it tends to look sloppy. Melissa is always available to help coordinate these outfits.

see it all come to life

AT melissa helman PHOTOGRAPHY, WE PRIORITIZE CREATING FINISHED ARTWORK WITH YOUR CHERISHED IMAGES

Newborn Portfolio

IN STUDIO NEWBORN

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