NEWBORN INVESTMENT GUIDE

what's included • pricing guide • preparation tips

Congratulations on your impending squishy, precious, cooing new addition(s)! ADDING A NEW BABY (OR BABIES!) TO THE MIX CAN BE OVERWHELMING AT TIMES, BUT IT IS ALSO A HUGE BLESSING AND OH-SO-EXCITING! I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO EDUCATE YOU COMPLETELY ON OUR COLLECTIONS, OUR PRICING, OUR PRODUCTS, AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOW TO BEST PREPARE FOR YOUR SESSION! LET'S BEGIN.

OUR COLLECTIONS:

THE MATERNITY COLLECTION | $350

  • 2 HOURS OF SHOOTING TIME
  • LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE
  • UP TO 3 WARDROBE CHANGES
  • ONLINE GALLERY FOR IMAGE VIEWING/ORDERING PRINTS AND PRODUCTS EXCLUSIVELY FROM MY FAV PRO LAB FOR 3 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY AFTER GALLERY RELEASE
  • COMPLIMENTARY IN-PERSON ORDERING SESSION
  • WEB-SIZED & HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
  • PRINT RELEASE

*** HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL DOWNLOADS & PRINT RELEASE ARE SENT AFTER THE 3-MONTH INITIAL ORDERING PERIOD HAS ENDED ***

THE NEWBORN COLLECTION | $350

  • 3 HOURS OF SHOOTING TIME AT OUR STUDIO OR OUTDOORS (OR BOTH!)
  • AS MANY WARDROBE/SETUP/PROP CHANGES AS BABY WILL ALLOW
  • ALL WARDROBE/PROPS/SETUPS PROVIDED (WE CAN MAKE YOUR VISIONS COME TRUE!)
  • ONLINE GALLERY FOR IMAGE VIEWING/ORDERING PRINTS AND PRODUCTS EXCLUSIVELY FROM MY FAV PRO LAB FOR 3 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY AFTER GALLERY RELEASE
  • COMPLIMENTARY IN-PERSON ORDERING SESSION
  • WEB-SIZED & HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
  • PRINT RELEASE

*** HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL DOWNLOADS & PRINT RELEASE ARE SENT AFTER THE 3-MONTH INITIAL ORDERING PERIOD HAS ENDED ***

THE GROW-WITH-ME COLLECTION | $1,100

  • MATERNITY SESSION
  • NEWBORN SESSION
  • SIX MONTH SESSION
  • FIRST BIRTHDAY SESSION
  • ONLINE GALLERY FOR IMAGE VIEWING/ORDERING PRINTS AND PRODUCTS EXCLUSIVELY FROM MY FAV PRO LAB FOR 3 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY AFTER EACH GALLERY RELEASE
  • COMPLIMENTARY IN-PERSON ORDERING SESSION
  • WEB-SIZED & HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
  • PRINT RELEASE

*** HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL DOWNLOADS & PRINT RELEASE ARE SENT IMMEDIATELY AFTER EACH GALLERY RELEASE ***

To book a grow with me collection, a retainer fee of $300.00 must be paid to schedule your first session. you may pay the remaining balance at any time. no images will be posted and galleries will not be released until the balance is paid in full.

FEATURED SESSION

Where are we located?

501 W. MAIN ST. BRADFORD, IL 61421

 

ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION:

MAKE IT STYLED | $50 - $175

DO YOU HAVE A TASTE FOR GLAMOROUS, STYLED IMAGES? DO YOU LOVE THE GORGEOUS, FLOWING GOWNS? UPGRADE YOUR MATERNITY COLLECTION TO A STYLED COLLECTION TO ADD A CUSTOM-MADE GOWN TO YOUR WARDROBE FOR THE DAY OR TO KEEP FOREVER – YOU WILL GET TO CHOOSE FROM OUR GOWN LOOKBOOK, CONTAINING OVER 50 STYLES OF DRESSES IN OVER 100 DIFFERENT COLORS, AT $50 FOR A RENTAL OR UP TO $175 TO TAKE HOME.

ADD PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLING AND AIRBRUSH MAKEUP | $150

WE GET IT, YOU WANT TO LOOK #FLAWLESS FOR YOUR MATERNITY SESSION BUT DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING YOUR OWN HAIR AND MAKEUP OR JUST DON'T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT! OUR HOUSE HMUA (HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST, FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW!), TIERNEY, WILL HOOK YOU UP! SHE IS AN ON-LOCATION, PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLIST AND AIRBRUSH MAKEUP ARTIST THAT HAS WORKED WITH ANDREA GODFREY PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THREE YEARS AND COUNTING! SHE HAS BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR 10+ YEARS AND IS SECOND TO NONE. 

AIRBRUSH MAKEUP IS VITAL IN CREATING THE ILLUSION OF THE MOST NATURAL, FLAWLESS COMPLEXION WHILE FIGHTING AGAINST SHINE, OILY SPOTS, AND BLEMISHES. WE ALSO RECOMMEND AIRBRUSH MAKEUP IF YOUR SESSION IS SCHEDULED DURING THE HEAT OF SUMMER OR IF YOU HAVE NOTORIOUS TROUBLE SPOTS.

ADD OUR LUXE CRYSTAL USB & CASE | $250

SAFE-KEEPING FOR YOUR IMAGES IN A GORGEOUS LITTLE BOX AND ORDER IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR GALLERY IS RELEASED, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. (YES, YOU GET TO SKIP THE 3-MONTH WAITING PERIOD!)


HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NEWBORN SESSION:

these are the three mandatory things that you must bring with you:

  1. plenty of Extra expressed breastmilk or formula – this one is huge and the session will not work without it. I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH THAT EXCLUSIVELY BREASTFEEDING DURING YOUR SESSION WILL NOT PROVIDE BABY WITH ENOUGH MILK TO STAY IN A DEEP-ENOUGH SLEEP NECESSARY FOR POSING. THEIR TUMMY MUST BE FULL FOR THEM TO BE CONTENT AND SLEEPY. I ALWAYS RECOMMEND BRINGING AT LEAST 6 OZ. TO STAY CONTENT FOR THE FULL 3 HOURS. WHEN IN DOUBT, BRING MORE! IF YOU FEEL YOU CAN'T EXPRESS THIS MUCH MILK, I SUGGEST SUBSTITUTING WITH FORMULA FOR THE DURATION OF THE SESSION.
  2. A PACIFIER – THIS WILL HELP US SOOTHE BABY DURING TRANSITIONS AND MORE DIFFICULT POSES. IF YOUR LITTLE ONE DOESN'T LIKE THE PACIFIER OR WON'T TAKE IT, YOU MUST BRING IT ANYWAY! I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH – EVEN IF THEY DO NOT ACCEPT A PACIFIER AT HOME, IT STILL ACTS AS A SOOTHING MECHANISM WHEN THEY ARE IN A DEEP SLEEP AND IT MAKES POSING ASTRONOMICALLY EASIER!
  3. A WARM BLANKET – THE EASIEST OF THE THREE ITEMS!

ThESE ARE OPTIONAL ITEMS THAT YOU MAY BRING WITH YOU:

  1. WARDROBE/PROPS/ACCESSORIES – I PROVIDE ALL OUTFITS, HEADBANDS, BOWS, SETUPS, BACKDROPS, AND PROPS – HOWEVER, IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO BRING, PLEASE DOI WELCOME ALL PROPS, OUTFITS, AND ACCESSORIES TO BE CONSIDERED.

It is SO IMPORTANT TO KEEP BABY AWAKE FOR ROUGHLY 2 HOURS PRIOR TO LEAVING FOR YOUR SESSION. IF BABY FALLS ASLEEP ON THE WAY TO YOUR SESSION, THAT'S OKAY! I ASK THAT YOU PUT BABY IN HIS/HER CARSEAT IN JUST A DIAPER, THAT WAY IF BABY SLEEPING WHEN YOU ARRIVE, WE CAN GO AHEAD AND BEGIN POSING WITHOUT WAKING HIM/HER. IF BABY WAKES WHEN YOU ARRIVE, WE WILL SIMPLY FEED HIM/HER AND CONTINUE ON WITH THE SESSION.


WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR NEWBORN SESSION:

  • NEWBORN SESSIONS ARE THREE HOURS LONG – I KNOW, THAT'S A LONG, LONG TIME. BUT, TAKE THAT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIT BACK AND RELAX WHILE I SNUGGLE YOUR LITTLE ONE! I ALWAYS SUGGEST BRINGING SOMETHING TO DO – READING MATERIAL, GAMES, YOUR LAPTOP, ETC. TO HELP PASS THE TIME.
  • I WILL HAVE SETUPS PICKED OUT FOR YOUR SESSION BEFORE YOU ARRIVE. I ALWAYS RUN THROUGH THEM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SESSION SO IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE CHANGED, I CAN PLAN FOR IT EARLY ON. REMEMBER, NO SETUP IS SET IN STONE – IF YOU DON'T LIKE SOMETHING ABOUT A SETUP THAT I HAVE CHOSEN, PLEASE SPEAK UP! I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY WITH YOUR IMAGES. 
  • SOMETIMES POSING IS A BREEZE AND SOMETIMES IT ISN'T. BABY IS IN CHARGE AND OUR SESSION WILL RUN BASED ON HOW COOPERATIVE BABY IS. SOMETIMES I AM ABLE TO GET ALL POSES IN IMMEDIATELY AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES AN HOUR TO GET BABY TO SLEEP BEFORE WE CAN BEGIN – DON'T GET FRUSTRATED. EVERY BABY IS DIFFERENT AND I WILL MAKE SURE WE GET PLENTY OF IMAGES FOR YOUR GALLERY!
  • THE STUDIO WILL BE VERY, VERY WARM. 80 DEGREES WARM. IN ORDER TO KEEP BABY COZY AND CONTENT, THEY HAVE TO BE VERY COMFORTABLE. COMFORT FOR BABIES = WARMTH. YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO LEAVE THE STUDIO AT ANY TIME TO ESCAPE THE HEAT, STEP OUTSIDE, AND TAKE A BREATHER.
  • I AM INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGABLE IN HANDLING, POSING, AND WORKING WITH BABIES. EACH YEAR I TAKE A POSING SAFETY COURSE AND HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS A PROFESSIONAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER. DURING YOUR SESSION, I WILL HANDLE BABY 90% OF THE TIME. OCCASIONALLY, I MAY ASK FOR AN EXTRA HAND IN POSING.
  • BABIES ARE DRAWN TO THE SMELL OF THEIR MOTHER'S BREASTMILK AND CAN BECOME UNSETTLED IF MOM IS TOO CLOSE. THEREFORE, I TYPICALLY KEEP PARENTS SEATED ACROSS THE ROOM – MORE THAN CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE EVERYTHING, YET FAR ENOUGH AWAY THAT BABY DOES NOT BECOME UNSETTLED, WHILE BABY IS AWAKE. YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME CLOSER AT ANY TIME WHILE BABY IS ASLEEP.
  • TURNAROUND TIME IS, UNFORTUNATELY, THE SAME AS MY MANY PORTRAIT SESSIONS AND WEDDINGS. NEWBORN IMAGES ARE NOT EDITED AT A FASTER RATE THAN MY OTHER SESSIONS TO KEEP EVERYTHING FAIR. TURNAROUND IS ROUGHLY 4-6 WEEKS, THOUGH IT CAN BE LONGER IN THE FALL MONTHS.