Arizona Newborn & Maternity Photos
Newborn photography & maternity portraits with a natural, lifestyle feel by
Scottsdale photographer Jennifer Bowen.
Jennifer has been a family photographer in Phoenix for more than 15 years and loves capturing this special time in your life. Maternity photos to document your growing belly and what this transformative time looks and feels like -- and lifestyle newborn photos to capture not just their tiny feet, hands, and sweet face, but also the love you feel for this little human who just doubled the size of your heart (for the first, fourth or 10th time)!
Jennifer photographs newborns in their own home, using your furnishings and well-lit rooms as the backdrop. She can bring a few items to the session (such as baskets, flowers and blankets, etc) and stylistically loves to keep the session very lifestyle in nature and use mostly what you have. If you love prop-driven baby photos, Jennifer is happy to recommend several local photographers who have studios and use lots of props.
Read below for more info on planning for your session, ideas on what to wear, when to schedule & more!
Preparing for your Newborn Photo Session
CLOTHING FOR THE FAMILY
When choosing clothes for Mom, Dad or any sibling in the photos, keep it easy and comfortable. Lighter neutrals will help keep the photos light and bright, or opt for colors to add a little more pop. Many women prefer easy dresses or comfy options and for Dad's t-shirts or collared polo type shirts work well.
HOW TO DRESS YOUR BABY
When picking out clothing for your newborn session, plan for lightweight swaddle blankets, diaper covers, headbands, hats, or onesies. Even bare skin or in a diaper can be cute. It's best to save the "dressy" outfits for when they are older and you will be able to see more of the clothing. Etsy is a great place to find lots of cute things for your newborn baby photos!
WHEN TO SCHEDULE
Jennifer recommends scheduling your newborn session for around the time you are due and she will pencil you in for a TBD date with the agreement and deposit. Then, once you deliver and get back home, please reach back out so Jennifer can get you on the books within the following week or two. Most sessions are scheduled during the week between 9 AM and 1 PM, or sometimes weekends depending on availability.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SESSION AND AFTERWARDS
The photo session itself will take 1-2 hours & depends on the baby's temperament at the time, feedings, and diaper changes. Ideally, I like to photograph your baby both asleep and awake, and then also take photos with mom, dad, any siblings, and everyone together.
Approx 7-10 days after your session, I will post your edited images into a private web gallery where you can download and/or order prints. Jennifer can help you with printed images for your walls, making a beautiful baby album of your favorite images or even ordering small gifts for grandparents. Since babies take a lot of your time that first year (or first years!) that often doesn't leave much time to cross those other things off your list like displaying your beautiful images or creating lovely gifts to share, so Jennifer is happy to help you in any way!
AYear in the Life
CHRONICLE YOUR BABY'S FIRST YEAR
Each year we offer a limited number of A Year in the Life Packages, where we document your baby's first year of life through four different stages. The sessions may include:
1) Maternity session
2) Newborn session
3) 6-8 Month old session
4) 1 Year Old session
At the end of the year, we give you a beautiful fine art album with several images from each of your sessions (you can choose them) to keep and cherish forever. It is a beautiful time capsule from a time in your life that goes by so incredibly fast, and one you won't ever forget.
The yearly package, including the album is $2850
(Spread into 4 payments throughout the year)