newborn session

In the first days of a newborn’s life, time seems to both stop and rush by so quickly. You spend the first few days completely enthralled by each tiny, exquisite detail of your little one…and before you realize it, they are already moving to the next amazing milestone. A newborn session lets you marvel at those early days – the moments of peaceful sleep, the wide, wondering eyes, the dainty toes and soft, wrinkled fingers – savoring the memories of this tiny new person long after your baby has grown.

Newborn sessions are best when held in during the first 4-10 days of life. Sessions take place in your home, where I come to you with everything needed to set up a natural light studio. I will bring an assortment of my own backdrops, blankets and props, such as hats, but also love to include baby's own blankets as well. Newborns look best naked, in a simple onesie or swaddled in a blanket. Mom and Dad, older siblings (and even family pets) are welcome, and encouraged, to be part of the session.

Sessions are a mixed of posed and lifestyle shots: baby in the nursery, cuddling with mom and dad, solo shots on a snuggly blanket, cradled by a big brother or sister. Newborn sessions typically last 3-4 hours, which includes time extra time to comfort and feed the baby.

Maternity and Newborn combo sessions are also available. These special sessions also include 50 press printed birth announcements when booked together. Please contact me for details.

Birth Photography

If you are interested in a photo documentary of your delivery and baby’s first moments as he or she enters the world, please contact me for more information, rates and availability. Cindy Chen Photography offers a limited number of birth sessions each year.