Honor the anticipation of your baby's arrival & those fleeting moments of your baby's beginning by creating timeless maternity & newborn portraits to treasure for generations to come.
Capturing families from bump to baby with maternity & newborn photography sessions in NY, available as stand alone sessions or a bundle (of photography joy). We'll start by honoring that tender time of anticipation (and rib kicking & nausea?) and then, of course, there's the beautiful new being.
Our maternity photography session can be at your home or outdoors (or both!) and be just you or involve the whole family. I'll help you decide what to wear and gently guide you through our session, tweaking your natural movements & postures to create beautiful timeless photos of you & your bump that you'll love looking back on.
Some of us feel like beautiful glowing goddesses during pregnancy. Others of us feel like gassy, sweaty watermelon smugglers (hi). Most of us probably feel a mix of all the things. I'll meet you where you are. As a Mama myself, I get it. It's a lot.
Let's honor this stage of maternity pants & maxi dresses by creating authentic photographs that you can look back on and say "hey, I actually looked beautiful, and that was a meaningful period of my life. Also - wow, I grew a human. I did that. I am amazing."
A gallery of 45+ beautiful, edited photos that capture you and your family authentically.
An online gallery delivered within four weeks of our session that you can easily download all high resolution files from. You can order thoughtfully sourced, gorgeous & long lasting art products (prints, wall art, albums & more) directly through your gallery.
Any help from me that you need along the way.
• Down to earth
• Stress free & no pressure
• Painless & Relaxed
• Punctuated with feeding breaks & diaper changes
•Photographed by a fellow parent who is happy to hold, change & tend to your child so you can maybe sit down for a minute
• Absurdly adorable & worth the valiant effort
your Baby's session will be:
Are you going to bring props?
↳NOPE NOPE NOPE. If you are into your baby being dressed like a vegetable and placed in a basket, you do you. I'm not your girl! I find babies to be fascinating little works of art all on their own that don't need much extra help to create beautiful photographs. We may use some items you have at home - baby blankets, pillows, sweet headbands, etc - to accessorize baby and make her/him comfortable while we photograph.
What is your turn around time?
↳Your edited, frame worthy, curated gallery will be delivered via online gallery within 4 weeks of our session.
Wait. I have another question...
↳Shoot me an email!
When should I book?
↳For newborn shoots, as soon as you know your due date! We'll pencil in a date for a week after you're due, and I'll keep availability open around that date so you are guaranteed a shoot.
When is the best time to do a newborn shoot?
↳It's always a good time to photograph your new baby! For those sleepy, womb-like poses, we should shoot within two weeks of birth - 5-12 days after birth is ideal. That being said, that's kind of a busy time and photos might not be a top priority. I photographed my son at 8 weeks old - by then he was smiling, less smushed up, and engaging! I've photographed babies at all stages, and my philosophy is - just do it when you can, but DO IT!
Are you going to pose my baby?
↳I am 100% not putting your baby in a basket, shoe, pile of stuffed animals, etc. If you have a baby that is happy being put down, then I will do some gentle posing. Most babies prefer to be held, which is just perfect. I'll provide you with some gentle guidance to optimize your. natural movement for the camera.
You've heard it before - the newborn phase is fleeting, and babies change so quickly during the fist year - from smushed up tiny otherworldly being to toddling, opinionated human. I became a Mama in 2021, and to be honest, while I was in the newborn phase, it did not feel fleeting. Actually, it felt like it would never end & that maybe I might not make it through - but here we are.
I gathered my Mama strength to make newborn photos happen (it will be less tricky for you as you will not be taking your own photos like me) and created timeless photographs of my newborn that we will love forever. We have a beautiful photo album of his newborn photos that will become a family heirloom for him to pass on. I'm so glad I pushed through the postpartum challenges and made it happen.
Some people are blissed out with their newborn. If that's you, I'm so happy for you, and your shoot will be a smooth sailing dream. Others of us are not exactly "enjoying every moment" of sleep deprivation, acid reflux, and latching drama (hi). I'll meet you in that tender place. There's nothing you have to do other than be with your newborn.
I am here to honor this moment with you by creating art out of the everyday beauty underneath it all.
You got this!
-Hannah, aiden's mama
"Now that we have welcomed our son Aiden, Laura has become our family photographer taking newborn photos and 6 month photos in our NYC apartment. She has become a part of our family and we call on her to capture all of the important memories of our lives. We are grateful that we found her and look forward to her capturing more memorable family moments."
Offering at home and outdoor maternity & newborn portrait photography sessions in NYC, Westchester, The Hudson Valley, The Hamptons & Fairfield County. Let's create timeless newborn photos together!
Maternity & newborn photography sessions include our (relaxed, no-pressure, low-key) photo session at your home, a beautiful online gallery of frame-worthy images, high resolution digital file downloads, and access to my line of meticulously sourced, archival quality art products.
You'll also receive counsel leading up to your shoot as well as one-on-one service throughout the online ordering process with customized wall gallery layouts, album designs, and whatever else you need. Yes, I'll help the grandparents too!
My art products include fine art prints, framed prints, canvases and albums. I source from the best labs in the country to bring my clients the highest quality products available. Click here for more about art products.
On average, clients invest $1500+ in their maternity or newborn photography experience. Package rates available if booking both sessions at once. Contact me below for all of the details.
Let's capture this fleeting time!