Planning a Newborn Portrait Session | Cheryl Logan Photography | Crystal City, Missouri | Newborn Photographer

I love working with newborns. There is just something special about being the person to capture some of their first portraits of their life. When planning for a newborn session I handle all the details. Before the session, you will receive a questionnaire. This will ask various questions about your color preferences, style, and nursery theme. I love it when clients send me pictures of their nursery! Every session is custom designed to fit your baby. No two sessions are the same. I love taking the time to make every session unique and tailored to my client. 

Newborn Boy Navy and Grey

At the session, you will have plenty of downtime. Each newborn session lasts from three to four hours. I start with family portraits first. After family portraits, it would be a good time to have any siblings picked up by a loved one. LIttles ones tend to get restless waiting for the session to be over, and it makes it less stressful for you. A great deal of the session is spent changing diapers, snuggling, and feeding. This is typical for a newborn session, and this is why they take so long. Your baby calls the shots. I keep the studio extra warm to keep them comfy and content. 

Newborn girl on bed.

After family and sibling images are done I start with your baby swaddled in a custom newborn wrap. I have them in every color. We then move on to more posed portraits with props incorporated.  I don't use a lot of props in my newborn work, but do use carefully selected pieces that showcase your baby. I have a collection of vegan furs, textured fabrics, baskets, buckets, and perfectly sized little beds. I have a variety of newborn hats, headbands, and custom made clothing. I have found that store-bought newborn clothes do not fit new babies very well. I want the adorable features of your baby to not be buried in baggy clothes. 

Organic Newborn Session

Every baby is unique and may not like certain poses. I focus on keeping your baby comfortable, safe, and happy throughout the session. My goal is to capture images that showcase their beautiful features and smallness. Newborns change so fast and this time is so fleeting for parents. I want to capture this time for you, so you can look back on their little flakey toes, baby wrinkles, smiles, tiny fingers, and their wispy hair. Overall, I want you to smile looking at these images on your wall as your baby grows, all while remembering all the little things are so special to you. I love watching my newborn clients grow as they come back for their milestone sessions. It's so fun to see all the little changes along the way. I can't wait to be part of your family memories and capture these moments for you. 

Newborn Portraits CLP

Before our session, you will receive an email that outlines all the details of our session and even more on what to expect. I have tips and tricks that I only share with my scheduled clients. To book your newborn session please call me at 636-232-4957 or by email at