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Welcome Averi

Sweet Averi arrived on 9/24/2-16 and brought with her all the joy and happiness & sleepiness a newborn brings. Dad even passed out in the studio during her session.

Just 6lbs and full of personality she rocked her newborn session. So sweet and engaging I was so excited with all off her eye contact.

Thanks for coming by Averi! -

Welcome Kinsley Grace

Maybe one of the most agreeable babies to ever grace my studio. Sweet little Kinsley Grace was a doll. All 5lbs 12oz of her. 

I really love these fall tie backs by MiaBella Props I have been using them a lot this fall.

Thanks for stopping my the studio Kinsley! -- Sasha

Newborn Photography FAQ

Happy Thursday guys! I wanted to shed some light on newborn photography since there have been a ton of questions about it. Ultimately, safety is my number one priority. Please read through the FAQ below for more information about newborn sessions!

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When do newborn sessions take place?

Newborn sessions are typically scheduled between 4-14 days. This is done for many reasons. Newborns this young are more flexible and tend remain sleepy for the duration of the session. They are much more tolerant of being posed and moved around than a 3 or 4 week old infant.

Almost all of the “sleepy newborn” shots you see here on the website were done with newborns 14 days old or younger. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, don’t worry, we can still capture beautiful photos-it may just take more effort on both ends and we will need to skip some of the poses you see.

How do I book a session when I’m not sure when baby will be born? 

That’s easy… let me know your due date and we will make tentative plans around that time. Once baby is born, let me know as soon as possible (ideally within the first couple of days and absolutely before baby is 7 days) and we will select an actual date. If you do not contact me within that first week, I cannot guarantee availability before the 2 week mark, so please contact me sooner. I always try to leave availability for my newborns, but I do have other session scheduled in advance.

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How long does a session last? 

Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent nurturing of the infant, expect a minimum of 1-2 hours. I do not rush the session, I let baby take as many breaks as needed. Baby’s comfort and safety is my number one priority.

Do you provide props?

Yes. Unless you have something special you'd like to incorporate I provide most* clothing, knit wraps and select props for the newborn session. If you want a specialty look, you MUST let me know at least 4-5 weeks before hand so that I can prepare. If you do not let me know I cannot guarantee I will achieve the look you desire.

Can I bring something special like an heirloom or prop to include in the session? 

Yes! I encourage my clients to bring a little something to incorporate in the session to make it more “them”. Whether your a huge sports buff, or a military member, I will do my best to include this in the photos.

Can I breastfeed in the studio?

 Absolutely! I encourage breast and bottle feeding moms to feel free to feed their babies during the session. This will help keep baby calm and sleepy. 

Can I request certain poses or shots I’ve seen on other photography sites? 

Yes, you can. I will make every attempt to get you what you want in terms of poses; however there are certain poses, that in my own opinion, are unsafe and pose harm to the baby. These poses, I will not do. Again, baby is my number one priority. Also, remember each baby is different, posing also depends on your little one.

Where does the session take place? 

Sessions take place in my studio located in Denham Springs, LA. I am not currently offering on-location newborn sessions.

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Can siblings and parents be in a few shots? 

Of course. I do recommend that siblings and anyone who is not mom or dad and is wanting to be in photos with baby,  come the last 30-60 minutes of the session. The session does last a few hours and little ones tend to get cranky having to wait around.

Anything else I should bring?

A “soothie” pacifier-the greenish kind they have in hospitals. These are GOLD in keeping them asleep! 

bottles if applicable, blankets, diapers and wipes, something cool to drink for yourself, the studio will be 86 degrees.

Please limit guests to two including you. Other guests will be asked to wait in the car. 

Hope to see you and your precious babies soon!!

James, Alaycia & Lola

Last year James and Alaycia came and took their gorgeous engagement portraits with me. Little did they know at the time they were a few weeks pregnant! 

Shagari over at Mosaic By MG  captured their gorgeous wedding portraits and this year I was able to get them and their gorgeous little Lola in the studio for some newborn/family portraits. 

Thanks for bringing Lola by the studio James & Alaycia! - Sasha

Welcome Maleah!

Happy Labor Day guys!! I hope everyone is resting up today and enjoying some much deserved time off! Don't forget to take some time for yourself to do something that you've been wanting to do!

As a reminder. My next PhotoTherapy Course is September 24th! I have a few seats left so please do not wait to book your seat. Email me for details.

Now, on to this cuteness below! I absolutely love squishy little babies. Maleah was a perfect mix of cute and squishy! She slept like a dream and didn't poop on me! lol. 

Thanks for stopping my the studio Maleah! - Sasha

Welcome Jonathan Jr.

Hey guys...been a while! I am happy to be back on the blog and sharing some serious cuteness with you guys today! 

Jonathan was such a dream! He slept like a champ and although he gave daddy a little sprinkle (snicker, it happens A LOT) he also gave up some precious smiles!

Thanks Jonathan Jr. for stopping by the studio! - Sasha

Welcome, Connelly!

Happy Monday guys. It is the start of a new week and I have a sweet new sweet little face for you guys!
Say hello to Connelly! She and sweet big brother Collins came by the studio. This sweet love bug slept her entire session and even gave me some smiles!

Thanks for stopping by the studio Connelly! -Sasha

Welcome Maelee!

Hey guys!! :) Happy Thursday!

Getting back of the swing of things! Sweet baby Maelee came to see me at just 11 days new. She was an absolute dream! This red head little love slept her entire session and I was overjoyed with how her images turned out!

Mom and dad were such great helps during the session. Thanks for bring her by! -Sasha

Welcome Savannah Grace

What can I say? Look at this doll! when her mother, Shantell brought her in the studio I knew we were going to have a great session, AND WE DID! She was a dream. Just look at that gorgeous skin, hair and eyes.

Thanks for stopping by the studio Savannah Grace. <3 - Love Sasha

Welcome Hendrix

Have you ever seen such a sweet bundle of cuteness? For a small fry, Hendrix was a fighter. He always managed to get his tiny hand or arm out of the wrap. All that beautiful black hair and sweet brown skin just made me melt. Thanks for coming by the studio Hendrix, and bringing your awesome parents too! :) - Sasha

Lily-Grace Newborn Portrait Session

After watching my amazing friends & clients Justin & Ashley grow their beautiful baby girl and capturing the phenomenal birth of Lily-Grace I was so happy to have her in the studio for her newborn portraits.

Such a content, sweet baby who loves mamas milk. Thanks for stopping by Lilly-Grace! -Sasha