When booking a session together, I like to keep things simple. From my style of photography to our pricing. So our packages are all-inclusive, including both full resolution images as well as a print release. Taxes are in addition to the price shown. We also offer products through my professional print lab at significantly reduced prices, to encourage printing with us. This helps to maintain the level of quality that your artistic images deserve.

Newborn Packages

Sweet and Simple Swaddled Session: $250

Up to 60 minute session, in studio

Images of baby only (family photos not included)

Selection of all the best photos from the session (25-50 photo average)

Access to all of the studio’s newborn wraps, headbands and hats

This session includes wrapped/swaddled photos only

Classic Sibling and Swaddle Session: $325

Up to a 2 hour session, in studio

Images of baby, as well as family photos (parents/siblings)

Selection of all the best photos from the session (40-60 photo average)

Access to all of the studio’s newborn wraps, headbands and hats

This session includes wrapped/swaddled photos only

Full Newborn Session: $375

Up to a 3 hour session, in studio

Images of baby, as well as family photos (parents/siblings)

Selection of all the best photos from the session (50+ photo average)

Access to all of the studio’s newborn clothing, accessories and props

This is a full newborn session, with the ability to safely work through all your favourite poses and setups

In-Home Lifestyle Session: $325

Up to a 2 hour session, in the comfort of your own home

The focus in this session is capturing the candid interactions of your family in the home you are proud of

Includes family photos, sibling photos and photos of just the baby

Selection of all the best photos from the session (50+ photo average)

Maternity Session: $250

1 hour outdoor maternity session (or lifestyle maternity session)

Best takes place around 34 weeks

Selection of all the best photos from the session (50+ photo average)

Partner and kids are definitely able to join at no cost

If you are looking for milk bath or fine art in-studio solo maternity, message me with your ideas so I can work to set that up!

Belly to Baby Package: $500

Including the Maternity Session and your choice of any newborn session (in-home or in-studio) 

Most popular option and the best way to maximize your savings

When should I schedule?

The sooner the better! We take a limited number of newborns each month, so that we can maintain the flexibility necessary for these sessions. We understand that there is a good chance your baby will not come on his/her due date! Once you sign a contract and pay the retainer fee, you will be “soft booked”. Then we simply ask our mamas to keep in touch with us if you happen to delivery early or are running late. We love to receive a message with a picture of your new arrival too!  Most of my newborn sessions take place during the week within regular business hours. So please let us know when you book, if you will need other accommodations so I can let you know if that is possible.

What should I expect from each session?

All of our packages come with the digital images. There will never be a charge to download the photos as you will have access to your full gallery. 

No matter what session you pick, communication is key. We want to communicate your favourite colours, poses and props beforehand so the studio is setup and ready to go for your arrival. Without this communication, I will only be able to prepare the most common requested items and will not be able to make changes on the fly.

 

Here are some details about each type of session:

Sweet and Simply Swaddled Sessions are just as titled: wrapped poses only. We will begin with a potato sack (if you are unsure of what this pose looks like, feel free to ask), then move into a potato sack in a prop like a bucket, bed or crate and then do a couple more additional wrapped shot while time allows. This session is for babies only.

In the Classic Sibling and Swaddled Session, we will begin with photos of your new growing family all together. If there are siblings, we can get just the kids or individual photos with the baby at this time. Following this, one parent and and siblings are able to leave and leave us to work with just the baby, with the wrapped poses as above. 

Our Full Newborn Session will start the same way as the Classic Sibling and Swaddled Session: We will start with the family photos afterwards they can head out until you are ready for pickup. We can then work on the poses and props that we chatted about beforehand. (This is where poses such as “froggy”, “side lying” and “chin on hands” take place.)

***We do not guarantee ANY poses. Each baby is different and is happy in certain poses.***

When and where does the newborn session take place?

Newborn are best photographed during the first two weeks of life. Newborn sessions can be done later, but your baby will not sleep as easily through the posing and may also not be able to curl into all the cuddly newborn poses. If you are wondering if your baby is still able to have a newborn session, please contact the studio.

All newborn sessions take place in the Peterborough studio of Sarah Hiltz Photography. Our studio is fully stocked with props, backdrops, outfits and accessories that wouldn’t be available for travel. If you are looking for an in-home session, that is definitely doable. During this session, we focus more on the natural shots, without the need for wraps and props.

What is a newborn session like and how do I prepare?

Because your baby has been in the womb at 98.6 degrees for the last nine months, the studio is kept warm. So please dress appropriately! White noise is played when needed to assure baby is sleeping sweetly through the poses. Sessions are baby led and usually last anywhere from 1-3 hours, depending on the type of session chosen as well as the baby. Please be prepared to feed on demand if breastfeeding, or bring many extra bottles if bottle feeding. If you are nursing, please avoid spicy and gassy foods both the day before and the day of the session. I also recommend bringing a pacifier, even if baby is not taking one. We use this soothing tool when baby is not hungry, but needs pacification while posing. Please also bring a soft blanket to wrap baby in between poses.

As we mentioned, parent/sibling shots are typically done at the beginning of the session, but may change with the babies schedule. With this in mind, we usually recommend that dad or another person take the older siblings out during the later portion of the session. Children, especially younger ones, can become restless in a warm, small studio. We are just minutes from restaurants and shopping, so feel free to step out for a bit. For parents, you are welcome to sit close and watch us work with your little. Or you may choose just to sit back and relax! For some parents, this time will be your first moments alone since baby was born! So feel free to bring a book or put your head back and take a nap.

When you book your session, you will receive a questionnaire to fill out. And this will give us direction as far as the color scheme that you would like to use. From there, we will choose props, outfits and backdrops that we feel will accomplish the look you desire. If during the session you see something that we are using that you do not love (or the opposite: you see something that you love that we are NOT using) just let us know so I can do my best to accommodate!

For mom and daughter, feel free to wear a dress for your session, or simply dress casual, it's up to you! For dads and little boys, we recommend solid, light colored clothing. White shirts and tan pants or jeans are always a good option! We like light and simple clothing so that nothing distracts from the newest addition. For your newborn, we have everything that he/she will need! Most of my props are hand-made to fit my style of photography, so store bought clothes typically don’t fit in. However, if you have something of sentimental value, please feel free to bring it for the session.

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