When should I schedule my newborn photo session?

Newborns are typically photographed between 7-21 days of age. Be sure to contact us to reserve your session early, preferably in your second trimester as our calendar fills quickly. If your baby has already arrived, please contact us – we will always try to squeeze you in!

How long does the session last?

Newborn sessions generally last around three hours, sometimes a bit longer. We begin each session with family and sibling photos, then you are welcome to relax and enjoy refreshments, wi-fi, magazines, and our children’s play area.

Where will the session take place?

There’s no need to clean house when you’ve just had a baby! Our newborn sessions take place at our cozy studio in the heart of Wake Forest. Here we have everything we need for your session, including the beautiful natural light that you love in our photos. We can also guarantee consistent results for your photos, which is important because you can’t get this time back. So bring that sweet new bundle in and let us take care of all of you!

Do you take pictures of the family during newborn sessions?

Of course! We love including family photos – the love and connection you feel with your baby tells an amazing story, and we want you to always remember it … even after the sleep deprivation haze wears off!

Do you use props?

In keeping with our soft, organic style, we stock a variety of simple props that add to the photos without taking the focus off of baby. These include bonnets, headbands, wraps, baskets, and bowls.

What should we wear to the session?

Light neutral colors look best in our studio and also keep the focus on baby in your photos. We’ll talk about what to wear during your planning consultation, and you’re welcome to borrow outfits from our studio wardrobe!
For additional wardrobe inspiration, browse our Pinterest boards!

What to Wear for your Newborn Photography Session with Be True Baby Raleigh Newborn Photographer


Can I add a maternity session too?

Yes, please do! We adore maternity sessions! They’re truly a special time to slow down and reflect on the big changes coming in your life. Our maternity clients have access to our studio wardrobe, and we love to style the sessions in a beautiful and feminine manner. You can choose from a Petite Maternity session or join The Luminary membership, which helps you save on multiple sessions!

What is the best time for maternity portraits?

We recommend scheduling your maternity session for between 28-34 weeks. During this time, you’ll have a nicely defined baby bump and be able to move into standing, sitting, and laying down poses.

Why should we choose Be True Baby?

We are a professional, full-service portrait studio that delivers beautiful, custom-designed fine art portraits with an unparalleled client experience. We know that having digital images is important to you, and we also know you’re super busy new parents who may never find time to print those files. That’s why we offer expert assistance with selecting from the best quality fine art prints, albums, frames and more. Our clients are like family to us, and every new little arrival is a joy! Hear what our past clients have to say!

What should I do with my digital images for safe-keeping?

We deliver digital images on a custom USB drive and also provide a year of cloud storage for our clients. Be sure to back your files up, preferably in more than one place! Keeping your Be True USB in a fire safe or safety deposit box is recommended.

What should I expect at my ordering appointment?

Ordering appointments generally last about an hour or so, and our clients find them helpful and fun! We begin with a slideshow of your session images, then sort through printed proofs of the photos to choose your favorites. We discuss album and birth announcement designs, and plan out wall displays. We take as much time as you need to answer all of your questions and figure out what works best for your home. With our expert help, we guarantee you’ll love every piece!

How much do newborn sessions cost?

The newborn session fee is $100, and collections begin at $1200. Collections contain the full gallery of digital images along with some of our clients’ favorite photographic products including fine art prints, wall art, and heirloom albums.  Contact us for full pricing information!


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