2023 Newborn + Maternity Investment Guide

Everything you need to book your next photo session with Danielle Blewitt Photography with confidence.

Your world is about to change in the best possible way.

Whether it's your first baby, or your last, this season of life is so special.

I'm here to help document it!
Hi, I'm Danielle, a Pittsburgh maternity and newborn photographer.

My most important job however is being a wife and a mom to two (not-so-little) ones.

If you are in a season with little ones, I’ve been there. There is SOOO much goodness to capture during these early years.

I would love to help you document and capture all the things you want to remember the most when you look back at this time.

Thank you again for the opportunity and I look forward to continuing the conversation.

What You Can Expect

Sessions with me are relaxed and casual.

Whether you are documenting your pregnancy, or celebrating a new little one, sessions are relaxed. I want you to simply enjoy your family while I do the work. Candid moments will always take priority over finding the perfect pose.

Got wiggly little ones? Don’t stress! Many parents worry that their little one
will be “too wild” or not cooperate but please don’t stress! I will be able to capture their personalities and the moments you want to remember most.

After you book your session(s), here’s what comes next:

1. Pick The Best Location

Maternity: I will share an extensive list of my favorite spaces around the city for your photos.

Newborn: Most newborn sessions are done in home using natural light. I will help you prepare in advance for your session.

2. Coordinate Perfect Outfits

Next up comes styling! You will get access to my online styling service to help to choose the best outfits for your family and little ones. I also bring with me an assortment of colorful swaddles for your use for the baby.

3. Enjoy Your Photos

You will get a sneak peek a few days after your session and full gallery will be delivered within 2 weeks. From there you can print and order your favorites to decorate your home and gift your memories or send out special announcements.

ALL SESSIONS INCLUDE

Hi Resolution Digital Downloads

All images included in your session will be available for a one-click download from your gallery. All photos professionally edited.

Pittsburgh Locations Guide

You will have access to my extensive locations guide to help you choose the best location for your family photos.

Private Online Gallery with Shop

All images included in your package will be available through a private online gallery with access to the best professional photo labs.

Complimentary Styling

Every session includes access to my online styling service that will help you coordinate outfits and shop for you.

Personal Rights

The images delivered in your gallery are yours to use and print as needed.

Easy Payment Schedule

All sessions require a $200 deposit to secure the session date. The final balance is due prior to the session.

Access to the Client Lounge

Once booked, every client will get access to the private Client Lounge. This is a space filled with resources to help you prepare for the best family photo session.

Sales Tax

All sessions and products are subject to a 7% PA Sales Tax. All digital downloads are considered physical goods in Pennsylvania.

Optional Extended Travel Fee

There will be a travel fee applied to any sessions greater than 20 miles from 15237. This will apply to in-home sessions as well.

Interested in More Than One Session?

Custom build your photo package if you need more than one session. Sessions will be booked individually and the discount split among sessions and applied on the final payments.

Book 2 Sessions — Maternity + Newborn = $100 Off 

Book 3 Sessions — Maternity + Newborn + Fresh 48 = $200 Off

Photo Session Options

MATERNITY PHOTOS

This session is perfect if you want to document the special time right before you welcome a new baby. The photos capture the beauty of your growing bump and possibly last few moments before your first babies become big sisters and brothers.

NEWBORN PHOTOS

Newborn sessions are done in your home. I am a lifestyle newborn photographer, meaning I focus on candid connections with mom, dad, siblings and your new baby (and anyone else including grandparents or even pets). We will document the feeling of those first few weeks as you get to know your baby.

**Newborn sessions are booked directly with me based on your due date. These are scheduled after your little arrives and are typically done during the week, during the day. Please let me know if you want to book along with your due date and I will send you a custom booking link.

NEWBORN FILM (ADD ON)

In addition to photos, we will film the moments as you get to know your new baby and create a beautiful keepsake film. As a mom of two, films are incredibly special and emotional as they are able to capture tiny voices, little movements and beautiful interactions, giving you the ability to relive the moments that pass by so quickly.

FRESH 48 PHOTOS

Fresh 48 sessions are done in the hospital within the first 48 hours of delivery. The sessions are kept short to around 30-45 mins so that I’m not intruding on that special time while you get to know your baby and recover as well. Similar to a newborn session, you will get a mix of candid, semi-posed photos of the family and your new baby.

**Fresh 48 sessions are booked directly with me base on your due date. These are scheduled after your little arrives. Please let me know if you want to book along with your due date and I will send you a custom booking link.

The Booking Process is Easy

Maternity Sessions: Book using the button below. This will give you access to my active calendar. Pick a date that works with your schedule. You will then walk through the booking process to confirm your session. If you can’t find a date, please let me know!

Newborn and Fresh 48 Sessions: Please let me know you want to move forward along with your due date. I’ll send you a custom booking proposal.

If you have any questions at any point, please call, text or email me at 412.951.5470 or hello@danielleblewittphotography.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

NEWBORN FAQS

My newborn sessions are usually scheduled 7-21 days after birth but can be done any time really. Contact me once you have the baby and we will schedule your session. Newborn sessions are usually done during the week, between 10am and 2pm.

No, but I always encourage my clients to incorporate items that are special to them. For example, furniture heirlooms, special books or toys, vintage blankets and outfits.

No, I do not pose newborns. I am a lifestyle newborn photographer. “Lifestyle” is a style of portrait photography that aims to capture specific milestones in a real life setting. My shots will include family connection with baby, baby details, baby in nursery, family together in nursery, etc. And I will always use any space in the home with beautiful light.

Do not stress. My sessions are relaxed and casual. We will take the baby’s lead and feed, change, cuddle as many times as needed.

For parents and siblings I recommend keeping wardrobe simple for newborn sessions. You don’t want clothing to overshadow your new baby. Neutral colors are perfect for parents. Grey, white, cream, navy, and light blues photograph really nicely indoors.

​For the baby I recommend something from home or a swaddle wrap.

If you are doing a film session, please do not wear stripes as it is difficult to film.

 

MATERNITY FAQS

I typically recommend maternity sessions to be held between 33 and 36 weeks depending on mom’s comfort. We want a cute baby bump but do not want her to be uncomfortable.

The ideal time for photos is during golden hour. This occurs 1-2 hours prior to the sun setting. This time of day will give us the prettiest light. I understand however this might not be ideal for little ones. In this case we can easily move to a morning session or move up the start time. Happy kiddos are much more important than the perfect time!

I understand that curveballs come all the time. In the event of bad weather or an unforeseen circumstance that conflicts with your scheduled photo session, I am happy to reschedule!

 

GENERAL FAQS

Absolutely! Our fur babies are family too and they are more than welcome to join you whether it’s an on-location family photoshoot or an in-home session. If we are on-location, I usually just have to confirm that dogs are permitted but in most cases they are. If you can, sometimes it helps to enlist a friend or family member to assist!

All sessions will get photos within 2 weeks from the session date. If you sign the model release and approve, you will get a link to your sneak peek blog post within 3 days after your session. The sneak peek includes 5-7 favorite photos from your session. You can share this on social media or share the link with friends and family.

Your gallery will be delivered via email and where you can download your full gallery with one click.

Fresh 48 sessions will get 3-5 images within 24 hours of the session.

Yes, of course. I offer an easy and convenient way to order directly from your gallery. I offer high quality, affordable, quality prints, enlargements, canvases and other items. These items are printed at a professional photo lab that I highly recommend.

Regardless of where you choose to print your images, I encourage you to not only print them and enjoy them but be sure to use a professional lab. Please do not use retail locations such as Walgreens or Walmart as their machines are not consistently calibrated to produce professional quality images.

Yes! I will usually help erase or minimize any non-permanent marks as needed. This could include acne that snuck up, a scratch or dry skin. In most cases, it’s a simple retouch and it’s included with your session.

In the event of the need for more advanced editing, I’ll chat with you about retouching options for you to decide.