Maternity + Lifestyle Newborn Photos

Storytelling frame with maternity and newborn photos

Ask yourself this: why do you want to have your portraits taken? What’s the story that you want to tell? What feelings do you have at point in your life that you want to remember later? Let’s work together to create a custom session that can best reflect your personal story at this meaningful point in your life.allie-signoff

To view my most recent work, check out the blog and recent Client Galleries.

East Lansing lifestyle newborn photos, by Allie Siarto & Co. Photography

East Lansing lifestyle newborn photos, by Allie Siarto & Co. Photography, East Lansing Photographers

The Experience

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Before the Session

I know how stressful it can be to coordinate photos—there are outfits to choose, a location to select, and so many expectations to live up to, right?

Take a deep breath, because I’m here to help. When you choose your session date, you’ll get immediate access to my styling service. You’ll answer a short questionnaire about who is in the session, the general style you’re looking for and the color schemes you like, and the service will choose photographer-approved outfits for you to compare side-by-side. Here’s an example of four outfits I picked out based on recommendations for a family of four in the gray and blush color scheme (I chose “whimsical” as my vibe):

family photo styling - what to wearAlong with the styling service, I’ll send you my digital Style Guide Magazine to help you prepare for your session.

The Style Guide will also walk you through ideas for incorporating your finished images into your home as artwork (wall art and other printed keepsakes). If you’re hoping to download your files, throw a few on Facebook and then put them in a drawer somewhere never to be seen again, I’m just not the photographer for you, my dear.

To me, a photographer’s job isn’t done until she’s helped you do something with the photos.

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I’ll also have you send me photos of your walls before your session so I know a bit about your style. You’ll receive complimentary wall design ideas after your sessio

During the Session

Depending on the age of session participants, I’ll use a mix of prompts and movement to get natural photos. For very young children, I like to focus on play-based photography and movement (little ones aren’t always known for sitting still, so I like to capture them as they are so you can remember their spunky little selves). Bring along a favorite toy or activity, and we’ll focus on the family interacting and playing together.

Newborn lifestyle sessions offer a combination of family photos, snuggly photos with parents and siblings (note that siblings two and younger may not alway cooperate for posed photos with baby and may require a parent to take part), and a few posed newborn photos from the comfort of your own home. Don’t worry about cleaning your house and making everything perfect—I’ll clear any space that I plan to use and get everything prepped while you relax with your new baby.

Lifestyle newborn sessions typically last one hour. I recommend booking your session within ten days of baby’s due date for the most successful session. If baby comes early or late, we can adjust the time as needed.

East Lansing newborn photographers, photo of a wrapped baby in his crib by Allie & Co. Photography

After the Session

About three weeks after your photo session, you’ll get to see and download your photos in your online gallery, and you’ll get a one day 20% off sale to buy any professional print products that you want for your home or for gifts.

You’ll also get access to my online wall gallery designer to visualize exactly what your photos will look like to scale on your own walls. I can even upload other personal photos for you if you want to put together a wall gallery with a mix of photos.

Maternity Photos

St. Joseph family photos at Lake Michigan

Evening Mini Session (30 Minutes): $350

Mini sessions are great for young families—toddlers and young children don’t often have the patience for much more than half an hour. I usually deliver 30 images in one general location with no outfit changes. This includes a few favorites in black and white.

  • 30 minute on-location photography session in the Greater Lansing area.
  • All high resolution digital downloads, available through an online gallery (online for at least 30 days).
  • Digital Style Guide Magazine with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • One day 20% off sale to choose your favorite mix of photos for products. Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders (all ordered images are edited in the Allie & Co. Photography style).

maternity and newborn photos at home

Evening Full Session (One Hour): $500

Full sessions give us a little more time to explore more locations and change outfits.

  • One hour on-location outdoor photography session (travel fees may apply beyond outside of 30 miles from East Lansing or Pentwater, Michigan. Pentwater dates are limited).
  • All high resolution digital downloads, available through an online gallery (online for at least 30 days).
  • Digital Style Guide Magazine with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • One day 20% off sale to choose your favorite mix of photos for products. Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders (all ordered images are edited in the Allie & Co. Photography style).

Evening Extended Session (90 Minutes): $650

Full sessions give us a little more time to explore more locations and change outfits.

  • 90 minute on-location photography session (travel fees may apply beyond outside of 30 miles from East Lansing or Pentwater, Michigan. Pentwater dates are limited).
  • All high resolution digital downloads, available through an online gallery (online for at least 30 days).
  • Digital Style Guide Magazine with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • One day 20% off sale to choose your favorite mix of photos for products. Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders (all ordered images are edited in the Allie & Co. Photography style).

Book your maternity session and newborn session at the same time (see “family photos” for maternity session pricing), and receive a bonus $50 product credit to apply toward professional print products (get in touch to see availability and pricing for maternity sessions).

Get in touch to book your maternity session >

Newborn Lifestyle Photography

lifestyle newborn photos

Your $500 Indoor Lifestyle Newborn Session Includes:

  • Roughly one hour on-location indoor photography session (sessions are typically scheduled for 10:00 or 11:00 AM during the week; travel fees may apply beyond outside of 30 miles from East Lansing)
  • All high resolution digital downloads, available through an online gallery (online for at least 30 days).
  • $50 product credit to apply toward printed products
  • Digital Style Guide Magazine with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • One day 20% off sale to choose your favorite mix of photos for products. Ue my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders (all ordered images are edited in the Allie & Co. Photography style).

Per Michigan law, sales are subject to Michigan sales tax. Also note that prices are subject to change until a session is locked in with a contract.

Get in touch to book your lifestyle newborn session >

FAQ

Q: Will you travel? Does this cost extra?
I live in East Lansing, Michigan, and I split my summers between East Lansing and Pentwater, Michigan. Sessions typically take place in these two areas (Pentwater beach sessions are based on availability).

Travel fees may apply beyond 100 miles for weddings or 30 miles for sessions, but there are exceptions (no fees for Traverse City or the Leelanau Peninsula while Allie is in those areas; travel barters are available).

Q: Do I pay sales tax on my session?
Per Michigan law, a 6% sales tax will be added to all session fees for Michigan clients. Product credit will not be charged sales tax since sales tax will be applied to the products at the time of purchase.

Prices are subject to change.

Get in touch to book your maternity or lifestyle newborn session >

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