NEWBORN FAQ’S

Courtney only accepts 10 newborns each month, to ensure that each session receives quality work, so it’s best to reserve your session as soon as possible! Clients typically book their newborn session at the beginning of their second trimester. Once your deposit is placed this will hold your session reservation for the month of your due date. If baby arrives early or late Courtney will always work around that!

Once baby is born please contact Courtney within 24-48 hours after birth so she can get you into her schedule between 5-14 days after baby is born

Typically Courtney will schedule your newborn session between 5-14 days after baby is born.

Courtney’s studio is located within her Renton/Newcastle home. Right off of Coal Creek Parkway, 5 minutes south of Factoria, and 10 minutes from Issaquah.

A non-refundable deposit (session fee) is required to book your newborn session. And your balance is due prior to your newborn gallery delivery.

Yes! However I do recommend printing specific companies for the best quality/result.

You will receive your images via Courtney’s secure online gallery. From there you may download your images and/or share your entire gallery to family/friends or you can also chose to select your favorites from your session and just share those through your gallery.

After your deposit & balance is paid each newborn session comes with 25 beautifully edited images. If baby is extra sleepy Courtney will likely be able to take more photos and more images will be available for additional purchase if desired. In this case you can select which 25 images you want to download, individually purchase more images, or you can purchase the entire gallery.

Current newborn session turn around time is 2 -3 weeks after your session depending on the amount of extra images available in your gallery.

Courtney recommends booking your maternity session as early as possible! The belly best photographs between 29-34 weeks depending on how you’re carrying and feeling. We want a nice round belly to photograph without looking like momma’s about to pop any second 😉

Courtney offers a discount off your newborn session if Maternity and Newborn are booked together. Please inquire

A typical newborn session will last between 2-3 hours to accommodate feedings, diaper changes, transitioning between poses, soothing baby, and set changes.

Just baby and the diaper bag! Everything needed for your newborn session is available in Courtney’s studio. You do not need to bring additional items unless you have a sentimental item that holds an important meaning such as a blanket or helmet.

Courtney’s newborn photography style is very simple and organic looking… and likes to keep it more about baby than ‘props’. Everything Courtney purchases is from very specific newborn vendors that flow with CHP’s clean and effortless style to achieve a very natural look. Most store bought ‘newborn’ items (including ETSY) are generally too large for your itty bitty newborn and are usually not used during your session. Newborn sizes are not created equal!

Bonnets, sleepy caps, beanies, headbands, floral crowns, wraps, textured knitted wraps and layers, buckets, bowls, and specialty knit rompers/outfits. Courtney’s inventory is always growing.

Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Siblings, Friends are all welcome into the studio…!

Prior to your session I will ask you to arrange someone to help with the sibling. Typically siblings will range between 1-5 years old. In this case I will generally start with sibling/family photos first. Once sibling/family photos are complete I ask that you arrange a family member, friend, or nanny to bring sibling back home or to run some errands. This will help keep the studio quiet, calm, and momma can have a little relax time 😉

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