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Newborn Pricing

 I am happy to customize a package based on your needs and budget. Please visit the Pricing and FAQ section ; or Book Your Session Online Now. Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions that you might have. 

COVID UPDATE:  The studio, props, and gear are cleaned thoroughly between each shoot. My spacious 1,500 square-foot, 16ft ceiling studio is open by appointment only. I am Vaccinated and wear a mask for the entire shoot. If you prefer an at home newborn session, the traveling fee will be waived. Please call me to discuss any specific concerns.

Newborn Essentials
$550
For Infants up to 8 months old
45-minute Studio Session With Baby Only
Knitwear, Wraps, Props, and Styling Included
1 Choice of Outfit and Background
10 High-resolution Digital Images
2 Artistically Retouched Images
License for Unlimited Personal Use
 
Newborn Complete
$750
For Infants up to 8 months old
2-Hour Studio Session With Baby Only
Knitwear, Wraps, Props, and Styling Included
3 Choices of Outfits and Backgrounds
30 High-Resolution Digital Images
3 Artistically Retouched Images
1 Fine Art Digital Composition (Basket or Swing)
License for Unlimited Personal Use

Extra Family Member – $100

Each additional parent, sibling, or pet is an extra $100. This fee includes, for each extra additional Family Member, 10 minutes extra time to your session.

Brooklyn Carroll Gardens Location – no extra fee!

Our session will take place at our Brooklyn Carroll Gardens Location, a spacious 1,500 square-foot, 16ft ceiling photo studio. We have very easy parking and elevator access for your convenience.

Union Square Location – $250

Our session will take place at our convenient Union Square location.

On-site or At-home Session – $250

Experience a high-end newborn, baby, or family session in the comfort of your own home with equal results. The choice of props, scenic backgrounds, and styling is identical to studio photoshoots. You do not need to worry about lighting, as I will bring professional studio lighting equipment. On-site shoots are available for Complete and Deluxe Sessions only, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Please inquire about a custom travel fee if you are based elsewhere. I can travel nationally or internationally.

Artistic Retouching – $50 per image

I strive to make my models look their absolute best while still looking like themselves. Please refer to the before/after gallery for examples.

1 Fine Art Digital Composition – $100 per image

I will photoshop the subject into a scenic background of choice from our portfolio. Options for newborns include baskets and swings. The Fine Art Digital Composition includes Artistic Retouching as described above. Please refer to the before/after gallery for examples.

FAQ

When is the best time to book a newborn session?

Please book your appointment early to ensure that we have a space for you. Most clients book two to three months in advance. The Newborn Retainer allows you to save a spot in my schedule while you decide which package you prefer. I recommend that the photoshoot takes place within the 2 first weeks of your baby’s life when your baby is sleepy, small and flexible for cute poses. Please try to book during that time to ensure the best results, however if you have passed that time, don’t worry, I will be able to deliver beautiful photos of your child regardless! Our newborn sessions are customized for babies up until eight months.

How do I book a date if I am not sure when the baby will be delivered?

Most clients book two to three months in advance. Please make sure to book an appointment about a week after your due date, so I can secure a spot for you. I ask my clients to call me after the baby is born to confirm or reschedule our appointment. If your baby has not arrived a few days before the appointment, please reschedule your newborn photoshoot for the following week.

What should I bring to my session?

The Studio is equipped with a changing station, white noise machine, electric blanket, and countless props and outfits to create a comforting experience and unique photos of your little one. If you wish to integrate a specific prop or sentimental item, please bring it along. We kindly ask that you bring your own changing kit and feeding kit. I do strongly recommend bringing a pacifier to the photoshoot.

Which outfit should I choose for my baby and my family portrait?

You do not need to bring any outfit for the baby, I have an extended selection of outfits and props to create the warm, sentimental aesthetic that you see on my website. If you wish to integrate a specific prop or item please bring it along.  For your family portrait, we ask that you bring a few matching or harmonizing tops. For example, you and your partner can wear cashmere sweaters, t-shirts or blouses in a similar tone. Off-white, grey, pastel colors, or a simple black generally works well. Please refer to the portfolio for inspiration!

What if my baby cries the whole session?

With 15 years of experience shooting newborns and babies, I have developed many techniques to soothe your little one to sleep and work with and around possible tears. It is normal for a baby to get fussy at some point during the photoshoot. We will change, feed and comfort the baby until they fall back asleep. I do strongly recommend bringing a pacifier to the photoshoot. It is very rare for a baby to cry the whole session, and if it happens we will reschedule.

Do you also travel to clients’ homes?

Yes! We offer the experience of a high-end newborn, baby, or family session in the comfort of your own home with equal results. The choice of props, scenic backgrounds, and styling is identical to studio photoshoots. You do not need to worry about lighting, as I will bring professional studio lighting equipment. On-site shoots are available for Complete Sessions and Deluxe Sessions only, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Please inquire about a custom travel fee if you are based elsewhere. I can travel nationally or internationally.

What if my child has baby acne or scratches?

If baby acne or scratches are visible, it will be removed in your final Artistic Retouching. Each package comes with a different quantity of retouched images. Please refer to the price list for more information. Extra retouched images are available upon request. In the case of a rash, or severe dryness it may be better to wait for the medicine to take effect and reschedule five days after the doctor visit. If you have doubts, please reach out and send me a photo of your baby for verification.

How do I prepare the baby for the session?

The goal is for the baby to be and stay asleep during the photoshoot. The few hours leading up to the shoot, please try to keep your newborn engaged and tired. If possible, we ask that you please feed and change the baby right before your session to avoid feeding during the shoot. Please dress them in large and easy-to-remove clothes so we don’t upset the baby while changing outfits. It would be helpful for us if you avoid scheduling vaccinations and/or other potential causes of stress before coming to the photoshoot.

What should I do on the set?

Transportation tends to soothe the baby asleep. It is common for babies to be asleep when they arrive at the studio. We will try to keep the baby asleep by moving them very gently. Please supervise and stay near your child during the whole photoshoot, you may be asked to hold a prop, or pull in and out the pacifier in between shots if the baby is fussy. While I focus on taking beautiful photos, I ask that you please focus on your child’s wellbeing. The more relaxed you are, the better your baby will feel: happy parents, happy baby!

Can parents, siblings, family members or pets be included in the session?

Yes, parents, siblings, family members or pets can be included in the session, when you book your session please add the “Family Add On” to your Package.

Will I get a discount if I want to purchase a maternity shoot as well as a newborn photoshoot?

Yes, if you purchase both packages upfront, you will receive a 10% discount on both packages.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

Your appointment can be rescheduled without charge up to 48h before the shoot. The deposit is not refundable.

 

What are the High-Resolution Digital Images?

After your photoshoot, you will receive an online gallery with all the photos we took during your session for your review. Each package comes with a certain number of High-Resolution Digital Images that you will be able to download from your online gallery. You will also be able to purchase more images than offered in your package, extra Artistic Retouchings as well as Prints and Enlargements.

What is Artistic Retouching?

With the Artistic Retouching, I will remove or reduce any imperfections to improve the overall image, both background, and subject. This includes skin and silhouette enhancement. I remove blemishes, smooth out wrinkles, eczema, dry patches, and erase dark circles. My style retains skin texture while keeping shading and highlights natural. I strive to make my models look their absolute best while still looking like themselves.  Please refer to the before/after gallery for examples.

What is a Fine Art Digital Composition?

With the Fine Art Digital Composition, I will photoshop the subject into a scenic background of choice from our portfolio. Options for newborns include baskets and swings. The Fine Art Digital Composition includes Artistic Retouching as described above. Please refer to the before/after gallery for examples.

Where will the session take place?

Le Studio Portrait Photography NYC has two locations, one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. We also offer in-home sessions with identical options and results.

Our Brooklyn studio is located at 14 Verona street suite 2D. The 1,500 square-foot, 16ft ceiling studio has elevator access and easy parking. You will probably be able to park right in front of the building at our Brooklyn location! 

Our Manhattan Studio is conveniently located in the center of the city in Union Square, at 873 Broadway, suite 503.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. It will be a pleasure to help you prepare for a session or find either Le Studio NYC location.

We also offer in-home sessions for an additional cost. Experience a high-end newborn, baby, or family session in the comfort of your own home with equal results. The choice of props, scenic backgrounds, and styling is identical to studio photoshoots. You do not need to worry about lighting, as I will bring professional studio lighting equipment. On-site shoots are available for Complete Sessions and Deluxe Sessions only, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Please inquire for a custom travel fee if you are based elsewhere. I can travel nationally and internationally.

How long after the photoshoot will I receive my photos? Is there a fast turn around available?

You will receive your High-Resolution Digital Images two weeks after your photoshoot. From there you will be able to select your Artistic Retouching and your Fine Art Digital Composition. Two weeks after submission you will receive your retouched images.  

A fast turnaround is available for an additional $100 rush fee. We will deliver your downloadable gallery link of High-Resolution Digital Images within three days instead of two weeks. After that, you will be able to select photos for your Fine Art Retouching and can also have them delivered within three days instead of two weeks for another $100 rush fee.

What are my usage rights for the photographs?

You are free to use the images from your photoshoot for your personal use and for self-promotion. Even though Le Studio maintains copyright for all photos, we are very flexible and want you to get the most use out of your photos. Please tag us on social media when you publish your photos! To credit us please add www.lestudionyc.com or @leacartierstudio.