Adorable sweet babies
Remember the sweet squishiness of your baby for years to come with baby-led posed photography. I'll settle your baby into sleep and then gently soothe them into poses that feel natural and comfortable for them. Poses can be both naked or wrapped, depending on your preference.
Capture the comfort of home
Lifestyle newborn photography sessions capture the fresh newness of your baby right in your home. I'll photograph your loving interactions with your baby as well as special details you've prepared for them in your home. Playful and silly sibling games will result in sweet images that you'll love!
in-home sf bay area newborn photography session
Baby Phoebe had the sweetest little nursery. Her parents were so excited to have their baby at home, and she was a joy to photograph at this lifestyle newborn session. Look at how adoringly she she looks at her mama!
in-home baby photography with siblings
Baby Camryn received lots of love from her big sister, Madison! Toddlers tend to be very energetic at the sessions, so we have some fun to capture sweet moments, and then release them to do more fun things (like snack and screen time!).
a newborn session at 6 weeks old
Baby Ellie was everything fun about newborn sessions with older babies. Most fun was that she was old enough to give us real smiles! I was also able to capture eyes wide open eye contact, but she was still young enough to put to sleep for some photos.
breathtaking • moments • captured
Mama, when I walk into your home to photograph your new baby, I want you to know I'm here for you. When I ask you how you are, I mean it. Those first few months with a new baby are some of the most emotional ones of your life, and however you're feeling is ok. No matter how you're experiencing new motherhood, you've got this, mama. And I, as your Bay Area newborn photographer, am here to capture the beauty of it.
"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for." - unknown
Let's start the conversation about your bay area newborn photography session! Fill out my contact form to introduce yourself. Be sure to let me know your due date! I'll be in touch as soon as possible to go over all the details with you.
1. Say Hello
2. Let's book!
Babies don't usually come on their due dates, but I do base my calendar on their due date and only book one per week. To book, you'll pay the session fee and sign my contract, and then I'll reserve your due date on my calendar. Baby may arrive sooner or later, and whenever they arrive, I'll be ready! Once baby arrives, you'll notify me ASAP and we'll set an exact date on a weekday morning that works for both of us.
About two weeks before your due date, we'll meet (usually over Zoom) to plan all the details of your session. From wardrobe, to timing, we'll knock out all of the details together. This meeting is so helpful to make sure we're on the same page and prevent so many back-and-forth emails. We'll also plan out your artwork - you'll have sent me pictures of your walls so I can show you what different gallery wall arrangements will look like. (After your session, I'll be able to show you just how your images will look in those arrangements!)
3. ask me Anything
When I enter your home, the very first thing I'll do is wash my hands - safety first! I'm trained in newborn safety, so you can rest assured that I will take good care of your new baby through all of the poses, and wrapping them up snug. If there is an older sibling, I like to start with photos that include them, so that they are free to other activities while I finish up with photos of baby on their own. After your session, you'll receive a sneak peek within 24 hours! I know how eager you are to see your images, so I like to treat you to a little peek.
4. Your newborn Sesssion
The most exciting part of the process is your gallery reveal! You'll get to see what you images look like on your very own walls, and I'll even show you how they'll look in an album. Two weeks after your session, we'll either meet over Zoom or in person (for homes in the South Bay Area), and you'll finalize your order since you'll have me there to show you what will images will look best in the products that you've decided on.
5. your Gallery Reveal
Digital packages starting at $475
Creative fee $350
To book a newborn session, a $350 retainer and signed contract are required. This creative fee covers wardrobe consultation, the session itself, the planning and reveal meetings, gallery and album designs. Your final order is completely customized to your desires. Please inquire for detailed pricing information.
Print Packages starting at $1,600
Every single shot taken is beautiful! Laura is SO good at what she does. Not only that but she's an amazingly kind person as well. If you want to capture beautiful memories then look no further!!
She came to our house and was able to transform different rooms to maximize the light and capture beautiful photos. She also brought samples and different products she offers to help with ordering. I am so in love with all our photos and my canvas.
One of the best services offered by Laura Michele Photography, aside from being able to capture beautiful images, and set us entirely at ease by creating a fun and relaxing environment, is the great service after the session. Following the session, we were taken on a journey of our photoshoot through a beautiful slideshow and then patiently guided through the process of creating a family photo wall of art, choosing the best fit for our space. Once our wall was designed and images were ordered, Laura personally delivered and hung our wall art for us! Such fantastic service.
Laura was recommended to us for newborn pics and I’m so thankful for our experience with her! It was important for me to have newborn pics in our home for comfort and Laura did an amazing job working within our home. She was so gentle and patient with our little one. With Laura, it felt like we just had a friend loving on our baby and I couldn’t be more pleased! You need to hire her.
Laura’s service and product was amazing from the beginning to the end. We are so amazed by her talent of capturing the moment. One important service that makes her business stand out is that she helps you to setup the photos at your home. She helps to design your wall with recommendations of print sizes. So now we have 3 large canvas photos of us. If this service wasn’t provided I’m not sure how long it would take for us to take the time to print out the pictures let alone figure out what to print. She really takes care of you from the beginning to the end. She is in constant communication and she has a really fast turn around! I was so impressed! Thank you Laura!!!