Newborn Portraits adventure is about to begin.


I'm Shannon! I am a studio Professional Portrait Photographer with a speciality in newborns and babies. I have spent the past five years photographing, studying, and education myself in the art of newborn and baby photography. I love babies: their squishy little toes, sweet smiles, and tiny button noses.

Your children are the most priceless and selfless gifts from God. Capturing their first days and year with a photographer you connect with is as special as your wedding day. These moments captured as photographs with be your memories heirlooms you will share with your child and their children for many years to come. 

I love to use whites and neutral colors with some soft colors added occasionally. I don't like anything to distract from the baby, so I try to keep things simple and pure by using minimal props. Each set up is carefully thought out to keep the focus on the baby.



It is encouraged to book your newborn session while you are still expecting. Because newborns photograph best between 6-17 days, the actual session day is not scheduled until after the baby arrives. Newborn sessions are scheduled to start at 10am on weekdays only. To ensure availability, Shannon limits the number of newborns she accepts each month based on due date. 

Newborns are photographed while sleeping (a prep guide is sent to parents with tips on how to prepare your baby before the session) although its not required. Shannon Rae Photography provides all props, blankets, headbands, hats, wraps, etc. Newborn sessions are photographed in our home studio and typically last between 2-3 hours.

I have everything needed for the session.  Blankets, hats, headbands, wraps, etc.  Everything is wash using hypoallergenic soap on a sanitize cycle before every session.  Some parents choose to bring special items to the session such as; passed down baby blankets, hand made gifts from family/friends, or anything that is meaningful and significant in your life.  Feel free to bring that special item!

Contact me today about booking your newborn session!



Shannon Rae Photography is currently offering 2 types of newborn sessions.  

Simply Newborn - $250

This session is unposed and done while the baby is awake or asleep.  Session is done a white/neutral setup in studio.  Sibling and family images can be done or it can showcase just the baby.  Sessions are limited to 1 hour.  An online gallery is provided with 15 high resolution images and a personal print release.  Access to a professional printing lab is provided.

Full Newborn Session - $350

This session is posed and multiple setups are done.  There is no time limit but most sessions last around 3 hours.  Sibling, parent and family shots are provided if desired.  Session includes digital files with a personal print release.  There is no limit but most galleries include 30 images with black and white conversions.  Galleries are delivered via an online gallery with a download option and access to a professional print lab.

Newborn Booking Retainer

Please select your due month.  The actual session day will be scheduled after the baby arrives, even if the birth month differs from the due month.  Please contact Shannon Rae Photography if you receive a scheduled induction or c-section date or within 72 hours after the baby arrives.  Sessions are scheduled on weekdays only with start times before 12pm.

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