THE NEWBORN EXPERIENCE
COURTNEY GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY
Courtney Grant Photography believes in capturing and preserving your life’s greatest adventure – from your wedding day to your timeless family moments, we believe it’s all worth documenting for generations to come. Lifestyle Newborn Sessions are perfect for your family because they take place right in your own home, which are allow you to be more relaxed and comfortable. A Lifestyle Session is unique in that it captures the details of your everyday life in the spaces you share, like the tiny toes in a freshly painted nursery.
Courtney Grant Photography offers a variety of packages for your growing family. Choose from a Maternity Session, Lifestyle Newborn Session, or one of our Newborn Bundles which include a Maternity Session for a discounted price. For those looking to capture those sweet First Year moments, we offer a special collection which includes capturing Newborn, 3 Months, 6 Months, and a 1 Year Session.
All Lifestyle Newborn Sessions and Collections include a custom online gallery for viewing and ordering tangible heirlooms, and printing rights.
NEWBORN & FAMILIES
Within the first 24-48 hours of your baby’s life, these sessions are perfect for remembering that first day together. Portraits of your little one’s first yawns, cute feet, tiny fingers will all be documented.
Due to the on call nature of these sessions, I only do a limited number of Fresh 48 sessions a month! Please book your session as early as possible.
Simplistic Newborn Sessions focus on the precious life you’ve just brought home. With neutral backdrops and great window light, I create a studio-like setting within your home.
These sessions only include your baby, and capture their features in an artistic way. To keep these portraits natural, Simplistic Sessions do not include the use of props.
Lifestyle Newborn Sessions are perfect for your family because they take place right in your own home, which are allow you to be more relaxed and comfortable.
A Lifestyle Session is unique in that it captures the details of your everyday life in the spaces you share, like the tiny toes in a freshly painted nursery.
COURTNEY GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY
MATERNITY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Pregnancy is one of life’s most precious gifts and seasons of life. A maternity session celebrates your growing baby and family! This is a great session to have before baby’s arrival, and allows for special photos of you and your spouse.
Since every pregnancy is different, anywhere from 27-34 weeks is usually an idea time to photograph your maternity session.
Newborn Videography can be added on to any Newborn or Fresh 48 Session. Take your birth announcement to the next level with videography of their tiny, precious features.
The video footage is shot during your session and usually adds an extra 30 minutes to your session. We’ve also curated a library of licensed music that will be available.
“WHEN WE FOUND OUT WE WERE EXPECTING OUR FIRST BABY, WE KNEW COURTNEY WAS THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE JOB. SHE EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS WE HAD. NOT ONLY WAS SHE WAS FLEXIBLE DURING SCHEDULING (WHICH IS PRICELESS TO NEW PARENTS), SHE WAS ALSO SO PATIENT WITH AN UNPREDICTABLE NEWBORN AND SLEEP DEPRIVED PARENTS.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHE DELIVERED WERE AMAZING. WE WILL CHERISH THE MOMENTS SHE CAPTURED DURING HIS FIRST WEEKS IN OUR LIVES FROM NOW UNTIL HE’S HAVING KIDS OF HIS OWN. YOU CANNOT GO WRONG USING HER! THANK YOU COURTNEY FOR DELIVERING NOTHING BUT QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHY FOR OUR GROWING FAMILY!”
THE LUCAS FAMILY
“We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to do a Fresh 48 Session. We were not originally planning this, but now seeing it, we know this video will be something we treasure forever. We’ve trust Courtney for years with our family through different seasons, so it just made sense for her to also capture this moment. Courtney was personable and the session was conversational. Being in a hospital with a newborn is such an emotional experience and Courtney allowed us the time it took to give every part of newborn care what it needed during the session. It truly felt like a family member was taking your photograph”
The Abernethy Family
When should we schedule our Newborn Session?
When you inquire, please let me know the estimated due date so I can keep a few days around those upcoming weeks available for you. Once baby arrives, please plan to have your session within the first 2 weeks of being home. This allows for us to position baby while they are calm, and in a deep sleep.
Do you bring any props?
My Newborn Sessions are natural, in home sessions. I don’t do any of the staged poses you sometimes see with newborn photography such as propping their head up. I’d rather capture you baby’s nursery with your family in it, tiny toes and hands, and just overall a more natural story. I don’t bring many props other than blankets and some wraps, however if you have headbands, outfits, etc you’d like me to use I’m happy to do so. Many times I like to use things within your home to make it more personal to your family.
How long will our session last? What if they are fussy or need to eat?
Newborn sessions are normally 1.5 – 2 hours. We will schedule for a time shortly after they’ve eaten to ensure they’ll be good and sleepy for their session. 2 hours is usually plenty of time to get several shots, as well as budget for some time for feeding or soothing baby if they become fussy.
What should we wear for our session?
I want to make sure you feel comfortable and beautiful in anything you put on! Avoid lots of patterns or bright and bold colors. The best options are one pattern, such as dads shirt, and a neutral for you such as white, cream, or a lighter shade of your favorite color. The neutral tones will give your photos a more elegant look and feel, as well as making them timeless.