You are at the beginning of an amazing journey. Alpina Photography is here for you to document the most memorable time of your life with beautiful images you will cherish forever!
Our goal is capturing the pure beauty and innocence of your newborn in his/her first days. Their delicate skin, fuzzy newborn hair, tiny hands and toes and heavenly face. I love using warm, neutral tones and soft colors to create a natural, beautiful look. We will be discussing all details during our pre-session phone meeting.
Newborn Session Types
Studio – Baby alone sessions
Newborn studio sessions are done within first 2 weeks after baby is born, ideally between first 4-12 days of life. An average studio session takes about 3 hours. If you have specific preferences for colours, props or style, we can talk about this during our pre-session phone meeting. A few different posing setting is prepared for your baby before you arrive. You have access to a variety of different props, wraps and headbands for your baby, so you do not need to bring any clothing or accessories for the photo shoot. If you have special items you would like to include in the pictures, feel free to bring them with you.
Our pet and smoke free studio is heated and equipped for maximum comfort of the baby and parents. Just relax and have your coffee and snacks when your precious little baby is posing for lifelong remembered images.
Studio – Baby with family
These sessions are designed for ones who would like some family poses added to the newborn package. This session type takes about 3-3.5 hrs with the last 30-40 min spent for mom-dad-baby poses, sibling poses or whole immediate family poses depending on client’s preferences.
On-location Lifestyle sessions
For lifestyle sessions, we come to your place to capture the magical moments in your everyday life with the new addition to your family. Your baby doesn’t have to be certain days old. We capture the baby in his/her own environment, under natural light. In own home, own clothing during everyday activities, such as feeding, sleeping, bathing, in parents’ arms or on siblings’ laps…
Choose Your Session
3 Hr baby solo session in the studio
7 high resolution digital images
Use of variety of props
2-3 different settings
Photographer’s time & talent
Private online gallery
$350 + GST
Baby & Family
3 Hr studio session with baby and family
12 High resolution digital images
Poses with mom, dad and siblings
Use of variety of props
4-5 different settings
Photographer’s time and talent
Private online gallery
$ 499 + GST
2 Hr session at client’s home
10 High resolution digital images
Candid moments and poses with family
Photographers time & talent
Travel fee is included
Private online gallery
$425 + GST
Additional digital images that are not included in your package are $35/each. You can order them online from your private gallery.
By purchasing digital images, you receive a print release which grants you the right to print them at any lab you choose as well as sharing them online.
Digital Image Packages
You can save by ordering your images in packs.
Digital 5: $150 Digital 10: $250 Digital 20: $350 Digital 30: $450
* Please add GST
We just welcomed our baby girl and were super excited to work with Pinar for our newborn session. She was amazing with our daughter at only 6 days old! We are beyond happy with the newborn photos. They are absolutely precious and such a great memory for us to keep forever! Highly recommend Alpina Photography! She is super nice and talented photographer!
Pinar was an absolute pleasure to work with! We did both a session at her home studio and a session at our home. She had her studio set up perfectly for a newborn session – so warm and cozy! – She has so many props for getting really great shots. Her patience with our 3-year old was greatly appreciated! Definitely will be booking future sessions with Pinar
Pinar is passionate about what she does. The photos that she took of our little one will serve as incredible memories for years to come.
Wonderful pictures and she was sooo patient with my baby that took few hours to sleep. I am very very happy with the photos she took. She had everything ready and warm for my baby. Also fast turnaround and high quality pictures.
Our studio has abundance of photography props, wraps, headbands and bonnets for newborns. Our clothing accessories and wraps are washed after each session. You can just bring your baby and yourself to your appointment.
From the blog…
Newborn sessions are my favourite. I love photographing these admirable little miracles. Their tiny hands and feet, their heavenly baby scent…
A few days ago, I had a little client who was almost 2 weeks old but the size of a few days old baby 😊 Before they arrived, as I always do, I prepared a few different settings. Pink & white theme with a little wooden bed and a tulle bed canopy, blue theme with the bean bag covered with blue knit blanket, and a basket with a white/cotton theme with an… read more
When should I book my baby's newborn photos?
It is best to book your session when you are in your second trimester. At the time of booking, we schedule it tentatively based on your due date and once your baby arrives we will reschedule your newborn’s session, targeting between 4th and 12th day from birth.
If your baby is already born, please contact me ASAP. I welcome all babies into my studio regardless of their age.
What is pre-session phone meeting about?
We have a pre-session phone meeting with all of our clients to communicate the session type (indoor/outdoor), the location, the theme, style, props, preferred colors and clothing.
How to prepare for our newborn session?
Make sure to feed your baby before our session. Babies sleep best when their belly is full. As most newborns need to feed frequently, we will be taking nursing breaks during the photo session too. Most newborns have a dry skin. Applying some baby lotion before coming to your photo session is advised.
What to bring to the newborn session?
Bring lots of diapers. It is advised not to introduce soother to your newborn at least until the photo session. If your baby is already using soother, please bring it with you. If your baby is not nursing, bring lots of formula milk. Newborns can go on a growth spurt any time.
What to expect after our session?
Within a week following your session, you receive a gallery of soft edited images. Then you choose your images that is included in your session and order the ones you would like to have additionally. Within a week from your selection, you receive your fully edited high resolution digital images in an online gallery where you can download for yourself and share with your loved ones.
Do you take outdoor newborn photos?
Yes, during summer months, when temperatures are above 25 degree celcius, we love to do outdoor sessions with your little ones. We usually meet you at a park with some baskets and wraps and an umbrella. Timewise, we prefer to book late afternoon/early evening hours for more gentle sun light for baby’s skin.