newborn sessions

newborn Session Fee | $200

Let's face it, your new little one is only small for so long. Soon you will only have these memories to look back on.

I'll capture your little one just as he/she is as well as the small details - from tiny toes to their flaky skin. These sessions are for babies between 6-14 days old. 

Digital collections and products sold separately


"Melanie is just the best! Her work speaks for itself. Such a versatile photographer, she’s in her element no matter what she’s shooting. She’s photographed the birth of our daughter and her newborn photos and everything Melanie delivered has been breath taking. She’s truly a gem."



"My family has gone to Melanie for photos 3 times now and every time we are so extremely happy with the outcome of the photos! Most recently she did our newborn photos and they turned out better than I could have ever expected! She was also so amazing with our new baby and our 4 year old daughter!"



"Melanie photographed the birth of my daughter and did her newborn photos. She was professional, respectful and we loved working with her. I can't recommend her enough!"






When should I book?

I only take on 3-4 newborn sessions per month so it's best to reach out as soon as possible! Please know that last minute openings may also be available - so please don't hesitate to ask!

How old should baby be?

Babies photograph best within the first 6-14 days, as they are the sleepiest and are still quite flexible from being in the womb. If you have missed that window, we can still capture beautiful newborn pictures but we will focus more on wrapped poses and you may not get as many poses as a true newborn would. I have successfully completed several sessions for babies three weeks old all the way up to eight weeks. I highly encourage my wrapped mini session package for babies that are older than three weeks old.

How long is an average session?

Because we are working on your little one's schedule sessions can vary in length but typically lasting 2-3 hours.I take breaks when your little one needs to feed.   

Where will the session take place?

Sessions will take place in my home studio located in Shady Side, MD. Unfortunately I do not travel for newborn sessions as a lot of equipment, props and items are needed. 

Do I need to bring anything?

I have a studio filled with props, backdrops, wraps, hats and bows. You're welcome to bring pieces that are special to your family though!

How long will it take to get my photos? 

You will receive your digital gallery within 10-14 business days after the session. 

Still have more questions?

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