Newborn Photography Pricing & Info

Lifestyle Newborn Session: $200

Includes 1 hour of lifestyle newborn photography, done on-location in your home.

Posed & Lifestyle Newborn Session: $500

Includes up to 4 hours of photography, done on-location in your home. This can be entirely posed photography, or a mix of posed and lifestyle photography, depending on your preferences.

We will go at baby's pace, stopping for feedings, diaper changes, and soothing. Whether the session lasts 1 hour or 4 hours all depends on how baby is throughout their session.

I bring my studio to you! This includes lights, props, baskets, blankets, wraps, hats, headbands, and more.


What should I know before I book my session?

1. Are photos included in the cost of the session?

I want to give you the flexibility to be able to create the photo package that best suits your needs. To accomplish this, I do not include photos in the initial cost of the session. The images from your session are available to purchase at a rate of $15 per edited, high resolution digital image. On average, clients typically order around 30 digital images.

If the numbers start to add up, you can also ask for my All-Inclusive Photo Package, which includes all of the "keeper" photos from the session delivered as edited, high resolution digital images at a 30% discount. If you choose this package, you'll receive at least 50-60 of the best images from your session. 

2. How much are the photos edited?

All photos are retouched to ensure correct brightness, contrast, and color, and may be cropped or straightened. As needed, I also get rid of any distracting details in the background of the photos, and clear up blemishes, specks or stains on clothes, stray hairs, baby drool, flaky skin, etc. 

3. How are my photos chosen and delivered?

After your session, I will upload a selection of images from your session to an online gallery, where you can pick out the images that you want to purchase through an online ordering system. From there, I send you an invoice for the photos you've purchased, and get to work on editing the images you've ordered. Then, I upload the finished, edited, high resolution JPG images to the same online gallery, where you can download the photos, share them with friends and family, and print them from any print vendor of your choice! A print release is included with all photos, so you do not have to pay a higher cost to order your prints through me.

4How do I book my session? 

Step 1: Contact me as soon as possible to start discussing everything you want out of your session so we can make it happen! You can reach me by sending me a message on my Contact page, or by emailing me at chelseawhitemanphotography@yahoo.com. 

Step 2: When you decide that you are ready to book a session, I will send you a contract online and an electronic invoice for the cost of the session. 

Step 3: Once you have filled out and returned my contract and paid your invoice, your session will be booked! When booking a newborn photography session, I know that the exact date that baby arrives may be unpredictable. For this reason, I will pencil you in for dates in the weeks before and after your due date, to make sure that I will be available for you once baby arrives. When baby is born, you just have to send me a quick text or email letting me know, and we will set an exact date and time for the newborn session together.