Inspire Me Photography

by Melodie Schroeder

If there's anything more precious than a newborn baby, I haven't found it yet... 
they are simply one of God's greatest gifts!  

There are many details and much thought that go into each session as every newborn is as unique as their loving family and it is my goal that your images capture just that.  In order to achieve this goal, an initial consult is recommended to determine the session style you desire and to finalize any plans.  Since all newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your home,  a "meet & visit" is usually done within 1 or 2 days after you are back home and settled in. This allows me to see the best area for setting up, make a few "right before your session" suggestions and to sneak in a few minutes with your little one. =)


For me, the optimal time for a newborn session to take place is between 5 & 8 days new.  This typically allows me to pose/mold your baby into comfortable sleepy poses however there is no guarantee as to what your little one will have in store for us on their picture day!  A newborn session can take anywhere from 2 - 4 hours allowing for changing, feeding and just needing to be close to mom and/or dad.  Their comfort and safety will always come first with me and I have found that a little patience does indeed go a long way as it's typical for these little ones to "call the shots".  



If you have a hospital/birth session in mind, please see birth stories for more info.