My ultimate goal for your newborn photography experience is to ensure it is as smooth and stress free as possible! I handle literally everything for you! I design a truly one-of-a-kind session to meet your family's specific needs right down to your favorite colors, this is where my creativity and attention to detail shines.
I totally get as a mom myself, that the postpartum period can be extremely difficult with a lot of unknowns. Getting your family out the door can be a task in itself as a new parent! I assure you and always encourage parents to come in their sweat pants, lounge on my comfy sofas, take a nap and get ready right in my studio, all while I take care of and work with baby.
Your baby will be wrapped in hand made newborn swaddles, bonnets and surrounded by timeless props all in my warm and inviting private and intimate studio.
Providing you a truly One of a kind experience by PLANNing EVERY Tiny DETAIL!
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As a Professional Newborn Photographer and pediatric RN, I know how delicate your newborn baby is. That is why your baby's safety is my top priority. I use a baby led posing process, in which I identify specific cues that helps ensure your baby is comfortable throughout the duration of their session.
Every wrap, prop, and blanket is sanitized between each session. I only wrap your baby with soft plush fabrics to protect their delicate skin and to keep them cozy. My private studio environment is also designed with your baby in mind. I limit distracting noises, play white noise, have a special heater just for baby, and also have endless places for parents to sit and relax. I also continue to wear a mask while working with or interacting with newborns during their sessions.
No two babies are alike and as such, no two sessions are the same. Each newborn I photograph, has a completely different temperament and that is what makes these sessions so exciting! I want the experience to be calm, enjoyable and stress free, as your overall mood and stress level can influence baby.
Sessions are typically held between 10-14 days old. Because babies come on their own schedule, I take a limited number of newborn reservations each month. There's only one of me, and dates fill up fast. I recommend booking with me early in your second trimester. I always try to accommodate last minute inquiries, however, they are never guaranteed.
Email me (Amanda) and let's get on a no pressure phone call to chat about your session!
Your session includes a complimentary in person planning consultation. We will tour the studio and dive into all of my handmade props, fully planning your session from your favorite colors, sentimental item requests, props and more! Your studio newborn photography session will be customized with every prop and color imaginable. I even have precious little animal lovies of all kinds for your baby to snuggle! I have it all! We will review the contract together and you will pay the reservation fee to secure your due date.
Your session will take place once baby is 10-14 days old. With all the excitement of your new baby, it is best to contact me before coming home from the hospital to schedule your official session date. A detailed prep guide will be provided to you on how to prepare baby, parents and siblings for the session, including what to wear!
Your session will already be fully planned and set up prior to your arrival according to our plans made during your consultation! Your job is to come and prepare to relax, enjoy or even take a little nap!
I know getting ready is probably the last thing you want to do with a new baby, so I highly encourage you to show up in your pjs and get ready while I work with baby (after that nap of course)!
The BEST Part!!
One week following your session, we will have a one on one ordering appointment where you will make your final selections of your favorite images! This is also the time where you will also choose handcrafted photo products such as albums, wall art to be displayed in your home, and digital files. I will be here every step of the way guiding you and helping you select the best images for your home! You can expect your final images and fine art pieces to be ready in 4-6 weeks.
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All sessions have a session fee of $350
Digital images and art is purchased separately
Collections starting at $550
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Your session fee includes the initial consultation, time during your session, access to all props/wardrobes, and your in person ordering appointment. Also, enjoy unlimited snacks and drinks while in the studio. Families hire me for my timeless work, showcased in my one of a kind heirloom fine art products like framed prints, canvases, and premium photo albums.
Digital Images and products are purchased separately during your in person ordering appointment.
After your session, you will have beautiful images to dress the walls in your home! My goal is for every family to have high quality, tangible items from your session. Ones that will stand the test of time and will then be passed down from generation to generation. Portraits are so much more meaningful when you get to tell the story of your family through the walls in your home!
Your photos deserve so much more than to hide on a flash drive!
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"We had the most excellent experiences with Amanda and For The Love of Photography for both our maternity shoot and newborn session! ... Can't wait to do more sessions as our little babe gets older, and when we have more kids someday!"
"I could not have wished for a better newborn photography experience! .... her beautiful personality have made us lifelong customers. We are sincerely grateful she captured the first days of our rainbow baby."
"Amanda has gone above and beyond for us over the last few months! .... Amanda does great work and will spend hours trying to provide a comfortable and fun experience for all involved. We look forward to more sessions with her!"
"We loved working with Amanda and she did a beautiful job on our newborn pictures! .... You can tell she has a ton of experience and knows all the tips and tricks to get excellent photos. Thank you Amanda!"
"Amanda is the best photographer we've ever worked with. ... We would recommend working with Amanda if you're looking for those perfect photos you want to have in your living room, night stand, or photo album to cherish forever!"
"Amanda is the absolute best. Hands down, no question..... Her studio is so comfortable (she's thought of everything from snacks to water to toys!). She is so easy to work with, and her products are incredibly beautiful."
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For the Love of Photography is an East Lansing, Michigan based family photographer. Amanda specializes in newborn, baby milestone, maternity, family, and motherhood fine art photography. Serving the greater Lansing area: Dewitt, Grand Ledge, Okemos, Lansing, Williamston, Haslett, Howell, Brighton, Novi, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and surrounding areas
15947 Park Lake Road East Lansing, MI 48824