Maternity & Newborn

Maternity Sessions

 Sessions last one hour. During your session, you are welcome to change outfits and siblings and significant others are welcome to join in! I have found that the best time to shoot these sessions is from about 30-36 weeks, but of course they can be done right up until your due date.

Session, online gallery and all edited digital files (25+) 

Newborn Sessions
session fee, online gallery and all edited digital files (50+) 

Session Fee
if you would like to create your own print package

Sessions last approximately 90 minutes.There’s a bit of prep and planning that needs to go into these sessions to make them more successful. I've compiled a few tips below to help us get the very best out of your upcoming newborn session.

So…let’s get started!

    We recommend that you schedule your newborn session PRIOR to your baby’s birth to ensure a spot on our calendar. Then, shoot me an email soon after you deliver so we can arrange a time for the session.
    (And we always feel super special when dad’s put us on the official “baby is here!” call list!  Just sayin’…)
    Newborn sessions are the most successful within the first 14 days of life. However, the BEST time is between 3-7 days after their arrival. We’ll be moving them around and scrunching them into those sweet sleepy newborn images, so we want to make sure they’re sleepy enough to allow us to handle them.
    Plus, babies just tend to do a lot better with the session within their first 7 days.
    Somewhere around day 8 they discover the joy that is stretching! Once that happens…they’re not about to let us get them into those curly poses without a fight!
    After day 14, it’s almost impossible to get baby into that deep sleep that came so easily in their first few days…so it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to get them into any of the more bendy newborn poses.
    And, keep in mind that newborn acne (and sometimes colic) is likely to flare up after day 14. While we can easily edit problem areas, we prefer to do as little retouching as possible to baby’s skin.
  •  WHERE?
    The majority of our newborn sessions take place in your home. If the weather is warm enough and you’re comfortable with the idea, we can take the session outdoors. (Baby being all pose-y and cute in a big, open field or at the base of an old tree? SWOON!)
    Worried because your house is a mess? Don’t even stress out! You just had a BABY! If you didn’t have dishes piled in the sink, dirty clothes and baby items strewn all about, we’d think you were weird. Clutter is definitely expected! We’ve shot in-home sessions in the middle of moving in/renovating and in some very tiny spaces…and rocked them! We really don’t need much space and can shoot around any problem areas.
    We’ll also probably be moving furniture around if we need to make room for ourselves, but don’t worry – we’ll put it all back when we’re through!

Newborn and Materniny Combination Package 


* Prices based on areas within Kershaw County. 

An additional 25. travel fee for outside areas.

Archive: Images will be saved to an online gallery for 90 days after the session. Due to the large file sizes, images will be saved and available for purchase for 90 days. The gallery will expire at that time. Please make several back up copies of all digital packages.

Heidi Graves Photography
Camden South Carolina

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