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uniontown newborn photographer

newborn & maternity

You either have a brand new baby, or you’re about to, so the last thing you need is hassle. I want to make it easy for you to have beautiful photos, and for you to enjoy the experience of having them made. So I’m happy to help you through the entire process, from deciding what collection is right for you and your newborn, to booking, to planning your session, to hanging images you love in your home.

Babies don’t keep. Let me help you preserve the memories of your pregnancy and your little one’s fleeting newborn days to enjoy long after they’ve grown into spirited toddlers. You won’t regret it.

some things to consider…

There are a few things that I do differently with newborn sessions than with usual portrait sessions. I never like to rush clients, because I feel the best portraits are made with people who are happy and relaxed. But babies are brand new to this whole world, and it may take them a little extra time to feel happy and relaxed.

I only ever book one newborn session in a day. This way, we have all the time we need to get your little one fed, rocked, snuggled, burped, or changed so that everyone has a great experience.

I do newborn sessions right in your home. You won’t have to pack up all of the gear, get your tiny new baby into their carseat, and hope that you’ve nailed the timing on traveling with them. Instead, you can relax with them in a space where they’re comfortable, with all of their things handy.

I cannot stress how much I do not expect you to clean your home for newborn sessions. Snuggle your newborn, and do not touch those dishes on my account. I mean it.

Newborn sessions are best scheduled during their first two weeks. You’ll want to book your session before baby arrives, so that I can keep a few dates free on my schedule.

I do not keep a ton of props on hand, and tend to work with simple swaddles, baskets, and blankets. I’m happy to work with whatever props, blankets, or outfits you’d like to incorporate, and also love to capture newborn portraits in a more documentary way.

Maternity sessions are generally best around the 7 or 8 month mark. You want to show your baby bump, but you don’t want to be so pregnant that you barely want to move.

Maternity sessions and other milestone portraits (like 6 month photos, or birthday sessions) can either be done in-home or outdoors. In-home portraits are a great option if this is not your first kid, or if you’d like to take a more “day in the life” documentary approach to your portraits.

You’re likely already tired of hearing people tell you that it goes so fast, but it really does. You blink, and their due date is in a week. You blink again, and somehow they’ve been home a month already. Capturing all those little details – from their little wrinkly toes to their chubby rolls – is priceless. Let me help you preserve these memories to enjoy for years to come. You won’t regret it.

all the info

learn more

If you’d like to see full pricing, some tips to help plan your session, and more, head over to my pricing & FAQ page to view the newborn & maternity e-zine.

i have more questions.

You can find information on my portrait collections, along with an FAQ on the pricing page, or you can direct your questions straight to me at info@mooreclick.com. I believe that getting beautiful photos made should be easy, laid back, fun experiences. So I’m happy to help.

how do i book?

book now
To get the process started, click that big ol’ button above, or email me at info@mooreclick.com. To be officially booked, I’ll need a signed contract and your deposit. If you want to make sure that I’m available first, you can see my calendar here.

do i have to book a collection?

You don’t! Choosing print and digital options can be overwhelming for some folks, and they find collections to be helpful. But if you know exactly what you want, you can book your session a la carte. Full a la carte pricing is available in the newborn & maternity e-zine on the pricing & FAQ page.

my kids are older, where can I find out about kid and family photography?

I have a page all about kids and family sessions right here. Also, as with my newborn and maternity, full a la carte pricing and session information is available in an e-zine on the pricing & FAQ page.

 

Newborn & Maternity FAQ

When are you available for a session?
You can see my calendar for available dates.

What kind of sessions do you offer?
I offer portrait sessions for engagements, maternity, newborn, family, my signature wildling sessions for kids, milestones (smash cakes, birthday portraits, and the like), and anniversary portraits.

What does a la carte mean?
If you’re being extremely literal, it means “by the card.” But for your purposes, it means that you can build your very own collection, that only includes exactly what you want it to. No minimum investment, or surprise separate charges. A la carte pricing for every session that I offer is available in its corresponding e-zine, on the pricing page. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, I can find vendors for nearly anything. I’m always glad to work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want.

What do you mean by “session fee”?
If you’re opting to just pay a session fee, and purchase prints or files individually, then the session fee only includes my actually coming to take your photos. I’ll upload your proofs to a site where you can view them, and if you love them (which I obviously hope you love them) you can purchase digital files with print rights, and/or physical prints. I’m happy to send you all of the pricing information, and I do not have a purchase minimum (although I *do* encourage you to get some real, physical prints, and I wrote a whole blog post about why,) so there won’t be any surprises.

If you’re opting for any of the collections in the e-zine, the session fee is included in the cost. You can also add prints or files from the a la carte menu to your collection.

What is a print credit?
I find that offering specific prints – say, 8 wallets, two 8x10s, and six 5x7s – is a hassle for folks. It’s never quite the right arrangement of sizes. Instead, I offer a print credit that you can put toward any of the products that I offer.

Can I get your full pricing information?
Of course you can! Check out the e-zine for the session you’d like pricing information about, on the pricing page. It’s all in there.

But I just need one photo, not a whole session.
That’s not a question, but I’m gonna answer it anyway. Because I generally do lifestyle portraiture (and not a more rigid studio set up), it takes almost as long to get one great shot as it does to get twenty. It’s a process. That said, I do sometimes offer mini-sessions. Since they’re all done in a central location, it’s a little more like a studio set up, and the sessions are shorter and more affordable. If you’d like to know when those are available, sign up for the newsletter.

What if I’m interested in weird portraits, like at a chocolate factory or on a mountaintop?
Good! I embrace weird, and if you’re going for the coveted “strangest photography request” slot, you’ve got a pretty high bar to aim for. Let’s get weird.

What if I’m totally not photogenic?
Take a look through my blog. Now consider that nine out of ten of those people told me that they aren’t photogenic, are nervous in front of a camera, and take terrible photos. None of these folks are models, they’re just regular people. It’s my job to make you look great, and it’s my job to make you feel comfortable while we’re shooting, and you look fabulous.

Do you travel?
I love traveling, but it can be prohibitively expensive for portraits. If you’re interested, I’m more than happy to get you a quote. If you’re in my usual coverage area (which is anywhere between Pittsburgh and Morgantown) you won’t have to worry about it.

Do you work with LGBT or non-traditional families?
I sure do. My goal is to make everyone I work with feel comfortable and respected.

Where do we start?
The first contact that I have with people is usually through email, although you’re welcome to call or text. Then if you think we’re a good fit, we can talk about what you want out of your photographer, and go over your plans for your session. If you’d like to see when I’m available, you can see .

When will I get to see my photos?
Your photos will be processed two to three weeks after your session. I upload the finished images to an online proofing site so that you can view them right away, and you can also download your files through them. Select photos are also added to the blog and Facebook page. If you’re on Facebook, feel free to tag yourselves and your friends. If you’re more of an instagram person, I add a few photos to my instagram feed as well. If you’ve ordered an album, you’ll have proofs two to three weeks after your photos are finished. You can make changes to the album if you’d like (swapping/adding/deleting photos), and choose an album cover. The album is usually in your hands two or three weeks after the order is made.

What’s a digital gallery?
I upload all of the finished images, and you’ll receive an email when your photos are available. You’ll be able to view and download all of your photos online, and can send the link to friends and family to view as well, and you are also able to order prints and other products through that service.

Can I print photos from the digital files?
If you’ve purchased a digital negative for that image, then Yes. Yes, you can.

Really?
Really.

I’d still like more information.
Have you checked out the e-zines on the pricing page? There’s tons of great info in there, but if that still doesn’t answer your question, feel free to get in touch.

I’m sold, let’s do this.
To get the booking process started, just see “how do I book?” above, and I’ll set you up with all the information that you need.

happy customers

Morgantown maternity photographer

Roxxie

Mama

She is awesome! Great work and fabulous attitude! Can't wait to see her again when the baby comes.

newborn and family photographer • pittsburgh, uniontown, brownsville

Emily

Mama

The photos are amazing!

let’s do this

I’m all for making this process as easy as possible, so get in touch with any questions you have. There’s also even more information (yes, including full pricing info) on my portrait pricing page. Whether you have some questions or are ready to book right now, you can email, call/text, or fill out the form below to get in touch. You can also use the link below to schedule a session or meeting. Easy peasy.