Congratulations on your newest addition! Whether this is your first or last baby, let's capture these moments now. We all know that time is a thief, especially when it comes to the littlest ones. You blink once, they're crawling. Blink again, they're walking. Next blink they'll be walking off to school... it's just not fair. So, let's get some photos of your family's excitement and love before they're teenagers! During any session my main goal is always to make the experience stress free. I will guide you every step of the way! If you're bringing other children with you to the studio, don't worry. I work with your kids, not against them. I love turning “directing” into interaction. Between baby details, letting you soak in that new baby smell (you know what I'm talking about), your doting husband and getting your other kids comfortable, I’ll get the perfect photos that encompass your family as they are and how exciting having a new baby is.
i'm here to guide you every step of the way
Your little one is here!
Submit an inquiry in the “contact” tab to let me know the type of session you're looking for. From there, we will discuss session details and you will gain immediate access to my full pricing guide. Please let me know what your vision is and let's make it happen!
After we choose a date, location and time that work for you I will send you a booking link. Through this booking link you will pay your retainer, sign your contract and lock in your session details. After this you will officially be on my books! You will then have my email and phone number if you have any questions or need to contact me for any reason.
50% of your session cost is due at this time. The last 50% of your session cost is due within 24 hours after your photos have been taken on your session date. You will be sent a final payment link after your session is complete.
After booking, I will send out a questionnaire to get to know you and your family. This also will help me know exactly what you’re envisioning, what your children likes, and dislikes are plus anything else you want me to know.
This is also the part where we start to work on your outfits for the entire family. I will ask you to send me your desired color palette and any photos you have for a sample. From there, I will start working to curate outfits for your entire family from my client closet. When your outfits are done, I will send it over to you for approval. Once approved we will meet once for a try on. A try on not only assures that everything looks and fits properly, but it gives everyone a chance to meet the photographer prior to the session. That usually makes kids feel a lot more comfortable come session day. Then we're all set there!
You’re booked, have the perfect outfits and its session day! You don't need to worry about if your baby will behave, if your toddler will listen, if your bigger kids will smile or what in the world you're going to do with your hands. I will guide you and your family so we can capture candid moments, smiles, laughs and your family immersed in love. And I might make your kids burn a littler energy while we’re there, too!
Please remember this:
the perfect photo is not always the one where everyone is looking or smiling right at the camera - your photos are SO much more than that. You’ll probably end up loving every single one. We want personalities to shine through and to see the love of your family.
Make sure your littles are rested and have full bellies - it makes a ton of difference!
Our party is coming to an end… Your viewing gallery is delivered up to 15 business days after our session.
This is where you will review your finished images and choose the ones you love so much that you just have to have them. You can stick with the amount that comes with your package, purchase additional images or buy the entire gallery. After choosing, you’ll let me know you're finished and then will be able download your images within 48 hours - that’s it! Mission complete!
Every session comes with access to my hand-picked collection of items for you and your family. We choose a color palette together and talk about your style, then I'm off to create your wardrobe. I will send you what I've put together for your review. After that, we have one try on meeting to ensure everything fits everyone. Of course, you are welcome to wear something of your own if you prefer but I will be here every step of the way to assist you in preparing your perfect session outfits.
curated just for you!
INVESTMENTS START AT $650
To secure your session, a retainer and signed contract are required. The session fee covers the time, talent and dedication of your photographer. This also covers access to the client closet, custom color palette creation and styling. All digital images, prints, and wall art are sold separately.
Rachel & Family
“Alison was easy going and a joy to work with. She treated my son like one of her own and interacted with him from start to finish, which made him enjoy our newborn session. She got the little details of the baby I wouldn't think to capture and even got a great photo of my husband reading to my son. I will forever cherish these moments."
jamie & FAMILY
"Alison did my maternity session and my newborn session. She was quick, on time and very helpful. I definitely love every image she took and am so thankful she captured these fleeting moments for my family."
north royalton, ohio
kristin & FAMILY
"Alison was flexible when it came to planning our newborn session. She kept in touch with us and I appreciated that. I absolutely love the photos she took and see them every day on my wall. Thank you, Alison!"
shaker heights, ohio
madeline & FAMILY
"I definitely recommend Christella Photography. Alison is a kind, patient and talented photographer. She did my maternity and newborn photo sessions. My labor was tough, and we had a lot of unplanned events coming up, but Alison worked with us to get our newborn session done. Highly recommend!"
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