2021 Maternity & Newborn Pricing Guide

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Hello & Welcome

Thank you for getting in touch with Honey Heart Photography and Congratulations on expecting your baby!

As a storyteller, I capture moments and memories and turn them into portrait art. Through photographs, I tell the story of excited parents waiting for the birth of their baby, of an expectant mother’s love for the baby that she carries under her heart and will nurture for the rest of her life, and the growth of a family as new babies are welcomed. I capture the tiny details and newness of a newborn, so those little newborn moments are never forgotten. I would be truly honoured to be your photographer and capture those incredible moments of your pregnancy and of your precious newborn baby.


Below you will find important information about the process, booking your bundled maternity & newborn sessions, scheduling your session after baby is born, along with other helpful information, including session details and pricing:


Ensuring the highest of quality, care and attention to detail for myself, my clients and their memories is so important to me. For that reason, I only accept a limited number of maternity and newborn clients per month. Since I tend to book up several months in advance, I recommend booking while you are in your second trimester. If you are further along in your third trimester, I recommend booking sooner rather than later to ensure your due date is reserved and your sessions are secured on my calendar. Last minute bookings for maternity & newborn sessions are never a guarantee, and usually only occur if a scheduled mom has delivered early or past her due date. It really is never too early to reserve your maternity & newborn sessions. All that is required to book your bundled sessions is your signed client agreement and payment of the session retainer.


To reserve both your maternity & newborn sessions, a $300 non-refundable retainer along with a signed portrait agreement is required in order to book your sessions in on my calendar. The session retainer becomes a credit that is then deducted from your bundled session total. The remaining session balance is divided into two payments and each portion is due at each session.


After you have booked your session, we can start planning out some of the details of your maternity session while we wait for your baby to be born. To start the process off, I will send you over a pre-session planning questionnaire which helps me learn more about your style preferences and vision for your photos. After your pre-session planning questionnaires have been completed, we’ll go over some of the session details and style preferences which will help me plan for each of your sessions accordingly. Before your newborn session, I will begin collecting props and designing set-ups to bring your vision to life.


Maternity Sessions are best photographed between 30-35 weeks of pregnancy. The sweet spot I've found that most mamas feel their best being photographed at is around 32 weeks of pregnancy, but definitely before you get too uncomfortable. I have a variety of maternity dresses that clients are always welcome to borrow for their maternity session.


Newborn sessions are best completed within the first couple of weeks after birth, when baby is between 5-14 days old. At that age they are still sleepy and we can get those beautiful cuddled up, sleepy newborn poses that everyone loves. The home studio is located in Southwest Calgary and is equipped with all the props and backdrops that we would need to do your newborn session and capture beautiful photos of your new little love, so you wouldn’t need to worry about bringing any props for your session.


Prior to your scheduled newborn session, I will email you over a Newborn Session Preparation Guide which will help prepare you for our session together as well as answer any questions that you might have. There is lots of helpful tips and information that will help to make for a sleepy and successful newborn session.


Your booked session is reserved on my calendar by baby's due date. Since babies arrive on their own timing (early, late or right on time), baby's due date holds an opening for your session on my calendar with an approximate date for your newborn session.


As soon as baby is born, within the first 1-2 days after baby's birth, you contact me to let me know your little baby bundle is here. At that time, we will schedule an exact date and time for your newborn session to take place. Newborn sessions are preferably completed before baby is 14 days old. If baby is already here and past the preferred age no worries, we will schedule your session at my first available opening to get baby into the studio for their session and capture beautiful images of them as a newborn before this fleeting stage is over.


We will set your Maternity session for when you are still feeling your best and your baby bump has that beautiful round shape. You may choose your session setting between an in-studio session or a sunset maternity session at a scenic location. When your session day comes, we will have fun, capture beautiful, serene maternity portraits and celebrate your beautiful journey into motherhood.


You and baby will be welcomed into the studio where everything will be prepared ahead of time so that we may begin and make the most out of our session time. During your newborn session you are welcome to wait in the cozy parent seating area. This is your time to sit back and relax, catch up on some reading or rest your eyes if you need to. Sessions can last anywhere from 2-3 hours leaving plenty of time for photographing, feeding, and soothing time for baby as needed.


Newborn photography is what I specialize in. I have been professionally trained in the art of maternity and newborn photography, and newborn posing, which includes newborn safety and soothing techniques. Your baby's safety is always my top priority during your session. Newborn sessions are always baby led, meaning that I follow baby's cues. Your baby will always be safe and comfortable throughout the session. As every baby, and every session that I photograph, is different from the next, specific newborn poses are never a guarantee.


Within 15-19 business days following your session your gallery will be ready for you. I will email you a link to your private online proofing gallery for you to view and select all your favourite images from your session. Your gallery will be available for viewing and finalizing your selections from for one week (7 days) from the date of delivery. When your final selections have been made, I will begin preparing your chosen images as high resolution digital files for you to download. You will be provided instructions on how to download your images right from your gallery. A personal print release will accompany your downloaded files. You will be able to print your photos as much you’d like and give gift prints to family and friends.


Capture the beautiful and adoring pregnancy glow with serene maternity portraits that you will be able to look back on, and remember all those firsts of motherhood. Still those fleeting moments of your baby’s first days when their delicate, little features show perfection in every way. You will want to remember those details and moments with your new baby. Maternity sessions are best done between 30-35 weeks of pregnancy. Newborn sessions are best done within the first two weeks after baby's birth.


Packages Include:

Pre-Session Planning for Both Sessions

Custom Styled Maternity Session

Custom Styled Newborn Session in Studio

Access to Studio & Maternity Client Wardrobe

Newborn Props & Outfits Included

Session Preparation Guides

Digital Images Available via Download


Each Collection is thoughtfully created to help you get the most out of your session. I keep it simple with digital collections designed around quality and timeless images. When it comes to preserving your most treasured moments and memories, there has always been an appreciation in keeping with quality over quantity. Each image is hand selected and professionally edited with maximum artistry. Images from the session are presented in an online Gallery Reveal with selected images available to clients as a digital download. Each digital collection comes with a Personal Print Release so that you may reprint to your heart’s desire.


For all Maternity & Newborn Sessions, a $300 non-refundable session retainer and signed portrait agreement is required to reserve your session and secure your due date on my calendar. Your session retainer is then deducted from your combined session total. The remaining session balance is divided into two payments with each portion due at each session.


{ $300 retainer at booking + $375 due at each session }


Maternity Session Includes:

  • 12 high resolution digital maternity images with print release
  • 1 hour maternity session with choice of studio or sunset location setting
  • 1-3 outfit changes if desired, client provided or use of maternity gowns from client closet


Newborn Session Includes:

  • 25 high resolution digital newborn images with print release
  • Up to 3 hour studio newborn session, all props included
  • Pose with parents and siblings is included, if desired
  • Gift credit of $50 for Baby Milestone Session when baby is sitting up unassisted


Cherished Maternity Session Add-on Option:

$150 add on if you would like both in-studio and an outdoor session


{ $300 retainer at booking + $275 due at each session }


Maternity Session Includes:

  • 6 high resolution digital maternity images with print release
  • Up to 30 minute maternity session with choice of studio or sunset location setting
  • 1 outfit change if desired, client provided or use of maternity gowns from client closet


Newborn Session Includes:

  • 15 high resolution digital newborn images with print release
  • Up to 2 hour studio newborn session, all props included
  • Pose with parents and siblings is included, if desired

*Packages and Pricing subject to change without notice or reserved booking. Current packages and pricing at the time of booking will be honoured through completion of the booked package. Session retainer and signed agreement must be received before your session is booked*

thank you

Thank you for inquiring about a maternity & newborn package with Honey Heart Photography, and for considering me to be your maternity & newborn photographer. I would love to document your pregnancy with serene maternity photos and capture your precious new baby, creating beautiful images for you and your family!