“Babies grow and change so much. They are only little for such a short time” - Tiana HoffartRead more
Rainbow baby: A rainbow baby is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. The term has encouraged parents to share their stories of loss – and the babies that followed.
As you may recall, I did a rainbow baby maternity shoot here in Red Deer, AB in April that ended up being featured on RDnewsnow. This photo project was to shine light on the families who have survived great loss, and to help them tell their stories.
A few of the mothers, since have had their babies and I have had the pleasure of photographing thier newborn photos. One of the babies, Cameron Oliver Grey was born a month early weighed a perfect 6lbs 8oz and was the 5th baby that joined the family.
Cameron came for his newborn session at 9 days old and captured the hearts of everybody in the room. Every newborn that comes through our doors has a distinct personality and he was no different. Cameron was wide eyed and took everything as he’d look around the room. It was hard to believe this little guy was only 9 days old. Although Cameron wasn’t able to settle for a few nakey poses, we worked with different wrapped poses and captured some beautiful images.
When we asked Sarah if she had any words of wisdom for anyone considering newborn photography she responded: “Just do it. Book Paige and don’t look back. These moments are so fleeting, babies don’t keep. I know you will be overjoyed with the art you will receive. Just like me, you’ll be so proud to display it in your home for years to come”.
It’s always an honour to photograph the new members of a family. Thank you Dube Family for trusting Paige Koster Photography.
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All you need to know before booking your Newborn Portraits
Paige here, your Red Deer Newborn Photographer.
I've done posts before on what to expect during your newborn photography experience, and what you should look for when booking your newborn photographer, but I haven't really explained how the process works.
Paige Koster Photography aims to make the process simple, easy and knowledgeable for both you, as the parent, and for Paige as your newborn photographer.
You've scrolled through google, and Facebook a million times to find the right photographer, the one who is safety certified, has great quality and is a legal running business. You've found us and you are ready to book with us. But when do you book? How does Paige book you in if the dates are all approximate?
When booking your newborn portraits, we always book for a tentative date of your due date. If you are being induced, or having a c-section and a date's already been booked, we book your session based on that date. Once baby arrives, we then book your concrete date for your session.
Upon booking your session, you choose the right package for you and your family. We have 3 available packages, and each has it's own appealing aspects. Whether you want full family portraits with your newborn portaits or a simple just baby session, we have a package for that and everything in-between. View our packages here.
Once you've sought out the best red deer newborn photographer - and you've picked your package - I send you over 3 things; A contract, an invoice and a questionnaire.
Your contract goes over your rights, and mine. It also includes some helpful tips for the day of your session (I also send an email before your session date, that also relays this information). One very important aspect of the contract is our turn around time.
Your invoice will list your package, contents and prices! This also will have your payment plan listed (Yes, we do payment plans!). A 20% deposit is due on this invoice to guarantee your session date - we require this as we only take on 4-6 newborns a month to ensure we have room for each session.
Your questionnaire, which is most likely the most important part, will ask you simple questions about your session. Questions like: What colours do you want to incorporate? What setups of mine have you seen that are must haves? Who will be in the portraits?
All of this helps make your booking process run smoothly!
Are you ready to book? Book Now!
Hey, Red Deer!
We are on the search for a model who is pregnant and is available this Thursday for a fine art indoor maternity session. This session will be directed and styled by myself. The ideal model will have a background in dance.
Please fill out the following form and in addition, please email email@example.com with a up to date image of yourself, and the subject: (your name).
If chosen, you will be contacted and are required to sign a model release. You will receive 2 un-watermarked High Resolution Images from this session as a thank-you for time.
Often, as your Red Deer Newborn Photographer, I would get asked about a "Babys First Year" package. However, until now, I have never offered one. I am so excited to be offering these packages to my clients.
Babys First Year $1225 ($400 savings)
• 30 Minute session Outdoors or in studio
• Includes Family/Siblings
• Use of Maternity Gowns
• 10 Digital Images
Newborn Gold Package
•2-3 Hours In-Studio
•Parent Poses (Optional)
•12 Digital Images
6 or 9 Month Milestone Session
• 20 Minutes Outdoors or In-Studio
• 10 Digital Images
• Outfit Provided
• 1 Hour Session
• Custom Cake
• Custom Designed Setup/ Decor
• 30+ Digital Images
• Outfit Included