Newborn Sessions

Welcome to the world!

Capture these moments, because they’re only this little for so long.

One of my greatest passions is working with newborns. This fleeting time will pass by in an instant. My newborn sessions consist mostly of posed photography, but I also like to mix in a few candid awake shots should the moment present itself. Your baby is the focus of this session, but you’re welcome to request family (and sibling) portraits. I love those special moments. Maybe we’ll get lucky and capture that illusive newborn smile. I hope you love my newborn gallery as much as I do!

The Newborn Session Experience

Newborn sessions take place in the first 2-3 weeks after birth. All newborn sessions take place in my carefully curated home studio in Hudson, Ohio. Sessions are typically 2+ hours and include access to my extensive collection of wraps, props and accessories. Please pre-book your newborn session 2-3 months in advance to ensure a spot on my calendar. Your exact session date will be scheduled after baby is born. Newborn sessions start at $1,100. Please contact me for full pricing details.

Below you’ll find a gallery of traditional, classic newborn images that showcase the style that you can expect from a Newborn Session with Corie Walker Photography. Also, make sure to check out my very popular FAIRY TALE COLLECTION — a line of artistically enhanced, imaginative newborn portraits. Let me know if you’d like to do something similar at your session.

sleeping newborn with rainbow

Frequently Asked Questions

When should my newborn session be scheduled?

Newborn sessions are best scheduled by 2-3 weeks of age (assuming baby isn’t premature). Past this age, most babies start to stretch out and do not sleep as soundly, so some poses may not be possible. However, I welcome babies of any age. Please contact me to discuss your options further.

How long will my newborn session last?

Newborn sessions usually last around 2-3 hours, depending on the temperament of your little one and if you’re doing parent/sibling photos with the baby. This allows time for feeding, changing and comforting baby.

How far in advance do I need to book my session?

I encourage clients to book their newborn session in their second trimester to ensure a spot on my calendar, as I only accept 3-5 babies per month. While you can “book” your session at any time, your session date isn’t actually “scheduled” until after baby is born. So there’s no need to worry about when baby decides to arrive.

What should I bring to my newborn session?

The short answer is: just the basics. I have pretty much everything we need. But it’s smart to bring some diapers and wipes, an extra change of clothes for baby and some extra formula/milk, as baby tends to drink more than normal at a session. I’ll send you a prep guide before your session that goes over everything in more detail.

What should we wear for our newborn session Photos?

I will go over this in depth in your Prep Guide, which you will receive after your session is booked. In short, I suggest neutral colors for your family images, greys/creams/whites/pastels. Or if you like things more moody, darker colors are beautiful as well. Just keep things simple — avoid loud patterns and logos.

Corie Walker is a premier Northeast Ohio newborn photographer with a studio based in Hudson, OH. She specializes in newborn portraiture, but also loves to capture expecting moms and those milestone moments of the first year. If you are looking for a sought-after newborn and children’s photographer, make sure to click the Contact button below. I hope you enjoyed the newborn gallery!