Thank you so much for your interest in my newborn photography!!  I typically photograph newborn babies between 7-14 days old.  I find that this is the “sweet spot” when they are the most sleepy and posable – but haven’t quite hit a growth spurt (i.e. fussiness!) or developed baby acne yet.  That being said, if your baby is older, please do not hesitate to have them photographed professionally!!  I have successfully photographed newborn babies up to 5 weeks old in my newborn style of photography.  Some poses may need to be modified for safety and comfort, but you will have beautiful photographs of your baby to remember just how small and adorable they were at this stage!  Please reach out using the contact form with any questions you may have. :)


Step 1: Newborn Session Non-Refundable Retainer Fee | $200

Retainer fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your due date.


2 hours of studio time
Pre-session phone consultation to plan studio time based on your preferences
Styled setups by Melissa using colors of your choice
Use of our studio prop collection
Parents and siblings included at the end of the session if desired
Custom editing and polishing of images
All high resolution images purchased include reprint permission for personal use and print lab recommendations.
High resolution images purchased also come with a black and white copy, as well as an optimized web file copy for online use.
In-studio Design + Order appointment approximately 2 weeks after your session

(as a courtesy, a live online appointment is provided as an option for those clients who reside >1hr from our studio)

Please note that the $200 non-refundable retainer fee does not include any prints, products or digital files.
There is a $550 minimum order requirement in addition to your non-refundable retainer fee.

Digital Collections start at $550.  Clients typically invest $1200-$1600 on their newborn portraits.



Step 2: Newborn session takes place. 

Design + Order appointment scheduled at this time.

Your $550 minimum order requirement is collected 48 hours before your session takes place.



Step 3: Design + Order appointment. 

View 30+ fully edited images from your session and design your products together with Melissa.

You may choose from our newborn collections as well as a la carte items, to create the perfect combination of gifts, treasured heirlooms and pieces of artwork for your home.  Your $550 minimum order payment will be credited towards your order.



If you’re looking for a high quality and experienced Raleigh Newborn Photographer, please contact Melissa to check availability and for detailed pricing.