Kathy White Photography specializes in the art of newborn photography and it's where her photography journey began.
Read on to learn more about what Kathy offers for her fully styled newborn sessions at the KWP studio in New Market, Maryland.
When should I book my newborn session?
In order to secure a spot on my calendar, I highly suggest you book BEFORE baby is born, preferably during your second trimester.
We will reserve time on and around your due date, ensuring you have a spot on my newborn schedule. Upon your baby’s arrival, you or someone you trust will contact the studio
to arrange your actual session date that will be within the two-week window.
How old should my baby be for his/her session?
Ideally, your newborn should be less than 2 weeks old for the session. Babies at this age are generally much sleepier, are able to get into
various poses more easily, ensuring we have a most successful session. If, however, you have an older newborn, please reach out. Older babies take gorgeous
photographs, too, and I am happy to accommodate last-minute bookings whenever my schedule allows.
Where will my newborn session take place?
Your newborn session will take place in my cozy New Market studio where you'll have access to my
extensive collection of newborn outfits, bonnets, wraps, buckets, and props that are designed to fit your newborn perfectly.
Newborns photograph best in their natural state, so you do not need to bring any outfits to your session. This is your time to sit back, relax,
and enjoy your precious baby's first photoshoot and not worry about bringing anything except the essentials (diapers, formula, etc).
Are sibling/family photos included?
Yes! Your family's first portraits are very special and I make every effort to capture photos of your baby with their siblings and other family members. This service is included in your session fee.
How long will my newborn session last?
Newborn sessions typically last approximately three - four hours to ensure we have time for multiple setup changes, feedings, and settling. These sessions are never rushed! I follow baby's lead and we take breaks whenever necessary to ensure your baby is comfortable and well taken care of throughout the session.
Safety is my biggest priority when working with newborns.
The studio is sanitized between sessions to include all of the fabrics and props your baby will come in contact with.
My newborn training has focused on safe posing techniques and I take this very seriously. I will never pose your baby in an unsafe position, unstable prop, or jeopardize their safety in any way.
In cases of photographer or client illnesses, sessions will be rescheduled.
My style is a blend of photo-journalistic and posed, capturing families playing, snuggling, and just loving on each other. Working with families with young children is where I'm most experienced, often engaging the young children in playful games to get them to interact with mom, dad, and siblings, capturing authentic smiles and giggles along the way! My goal by the end of the session is to truly capture your personalities and connections with your loved ones. I encourage my families to interact with each other, to be silly with each other, to enjoy this time together while I follow along and capture real emotion, real interactions that only your family shares.
You've worked hard to get here, let's celebrate it with an unforgettable photo shoot to celebrate this milestone year!
My senior sessions are laid back, fun, and tailored around you. From the moment you contact me, I will be getting to know YOU,
starting with my online questionnaire, where you can fill me in on all the details about your interests, hobbies, sports, and personality type.
All of these are critically important to me and helps tailor an experience that will perfectly capture who you are at this time of your life.
Before your session date, we'll plan out every detail at your in-person consultation. Together at my New Market studio,
we'll go over the complete session process from start to finish, discussing location ideas, clothing/styling options, and product/pricing information.
You will get to see and touch all of the beautiful print options available to you through my studio.
Most importantly, you can tell me all about your "wish list" for your session so that I can create a one-of-a-kind portrait experience that is unique to you and your personality.
I'll work closely with you and guide you throughout your session to capture a variety of natural poses and perfectly unposed, candid moments!