Connected, lifestyle, newborn photography in the comfort of your home.  

seattle LIFESTYLE Newborn photographer

You just had a baby, you’re getting little sleep, and you’re figuring out life with a sweet new baby. While I know how important having a newborn photography session is, I do everything I can to make sure the process is as relaxed and easy as can be. I want it to feel like you’re spending the morning chatting with an old friend, showing off your love for this baby who has turned your world upside down - all while giving you beautiful, timeless photographs of your newborn baby. Your photos will feel candid, and connected, not stiff or awkward.

Newborn Photography

What's included in your
Seattle area newborn photography session

Professional Pre-Session Guidance

Access to the newborn client lounge. From tips on what to wear and how to make the most of your session, Neyssa will ensure you feel prepared, relaxed and at ease for your Seattle area newborn photo session. 

The Photo Session

A relaxed newborn photo session in your home. Neyssa will guide you through prompts and poses that allow you to focus on loving your new baby. Baby's safety and mom's comfort are of utmost important during the portrait session.
Newborn photo sessions last approx. 1-2 hours. Neyssa will travel to Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, and the Snoqualmie Valley. Inquire for additional travel options.

The End Result

Included with your session is a gallery of high resolution digital files (minimum 75 in both color and black and white) you can print & share with family!
Plus, enjoy a complementary 8x8 20-page album, professionally designed by Neyssa Lee Photography.

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Newborn Session FAQs

Newborn Photography Session
$1075 (+WA State Sales Tax)

Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. They focus on the baby with immediate family members and typically last 1-2 hours. We go at the pace of baby, keeping things relaxed, allowing for diaper changes and feedings as needed during your photo session.

Seattle area, newborn photography sessions usually take place within the first month after birth. Whether you're ready 5 days or 5 weeks after baby is born, you're never too late for beautiful photos of your newborn baby.

Your Newborn Photography Session includes the photographer's time and talent, a gallery of high resolution images (minimum of 75) in both color and black and white, and a complementary, custom 8x8 album.

*Add a Fresh 48, Mini Maternity Session, or Milestone Session (see below for more details) when you book a newborn session. 

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You want candid feeling session that focuses on your family with baby (all without props or awkward poses).

Mini Maternity & Newborn Photography Package
 $1600 (+Wa State Sales Tax)


You want photos to document your pregnancy and your family just before baby arrives.

From bump to baby, two photography sessions to document this special time.

In addition to the newborn photo session, this photography package includes a 30-minute maternity photography session to document the special time of anticipation and excitement before baby arrives. This session is for the expectant mom and her immediate family (dogs are welcome too!).Your session will take place at a favorite outdoor location or within your home.

Typically maternity sessions are done around 32-36 weeks (however, unless the baby has arrived, it is never too late). 

Your session includes the photographer's time and talent, and a gallery of approximately 50 high resolution digital images from your maternity session and 75 from your newborn session. Also includes a complimentary, custom 8x8 album.

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Fresh 48, In Hospital
Photography Session
$825* (+WA State Sales Tax)

Those first hours of your baby's life are fleeting. This 20-30 minute, in-hospital session takes place within 48 hours after the birth of your child.

A hospital photo session (Fresh 48) allows you to be fully present with you newborn while ensuring those fresh details are beautifully photographed.  This is also a great way to capture siblings meeting for the very first time.

Includes your gallery of approximately 30-50 high resolution images and your photographer on-call for 2 weeks surrounding your due date.

*$825 when booked alone or $725 when booked with a newborn session.

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Fresh 48 Session Info


You want photos in your birth space that show those intense emotions of love and joy as you bond with your new baby.

Baby's 1st Year Milestone Photo Sessions
$825* + tax


You want to document your Baby's 1st Year with lifestyle photos to go with your newborn session.

A milestone session is a 30 minute, on-location session (in your home or at an outdoor location) available when you book either a newborn session and/or a full family session for Baby’s 1st Year. These sessions are great whether you want to have your child documented at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or anytime in between.

Includes your gallery of high resolution images and your 30-minute session.

To book your milestone session contact me and mention wanting a milestone session.

*$825 per milestone session when booked with a newborn or full family session. For babies 1-11 months old and their immediate family only.

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Baby's 1st Year Gallery Example

Being a lifestyle newborn photographer means that I do not use props or unnatural poses for your baby. I believe that a baby is beautiful just as they are. So while I will capture portraits of your baby, I let him lead the way, unfolding in ways most comfortable for him. Often parents will comment on how baby sleeps is just like they did in womb (and they even have ultrasounds to prove it)! Your baby will spend plenty of time in your arms, where they are most comfortable and happy.

During a lifestyle newborn photo session, I capture photos of the entire family, siblings, each parent individually with baby, and baby by herself. The goal is to capture those tiny newborn details, along with the immense love and joy your family has surrounding this newest family member.  

01. What is lifestyle newborn photography?

The beauty of lifestyle newborn photography is that it does not matter if your baby is asleep or awake. Not all newborns are sleepy, some just want to see what is going on. However, the entire time they are comfortable and safe in mom or dad’s arms. Whether your baby is asleep or awake and looking around during their Seattle area newborn photo session, your gallery will be full of beautiful images. 

02. What if my baby doesn’t sleep during the photography session?

Again, a benefit of a session in your home is that your older children are able to come and go as they please. If they are shy in the beginning, or need a break, they are able to do so easily. I stress to parents to worry about loving on their children and I will worry about getting everyone in the photos.

Parents who have had studio sessions for a previous baby and then had a lifestyle, in home newborn session with me, always rave how much more they loved their session experience and resulting newborn photos. 

03. What if my older children are crazy or don’t want to cooperate for photos?!

Should your baby require a stay in the NICU we will adjust as needed. Most hospitals allow you to still have photos done in the NICU. Things may look a little different than you expected; however, I know you won’t regret having your baby photographed. 

Each family I have photographed in the NICU has later told me how glad they were they had Fresh 48 photos. They expressed how they weren't sure yet were so happy to have photos of their baby that showed how far they had come. 

Learn more about Fresh 48 photos in the NICU

04. When do newborn photography sessions take place?

Your baby is perfect just as he or she is. My approach to newborn photography is more natural, so that when you look at your photographs years from now, you'll be taken back to the the time when your baby fit in your arms, or against your chest.

I want your gallery of images to not only show how tiny your baby was as a newborn, but also bring up all those feelings from those first weeks with your baby. Your photographs should make you feel, bring you right back to when you'd relax in your favorite spot on the couch, baby against your chest, as you'd watch their breathing rise and fall against your chest. 

Therefore I do not use any props in my photography. 

05. Do you provide props for my session?

Should your baby require a stay in the NICU or end up with jaundice, we just move your baby's photo session accordingly. You simply keep me updated as to when you are home, settled, and ready for your newborn session.

The beauty of in home newborn photography is that it's okay if you're baby is older than 2 weeks. 

06. What if my baby ends up in the NICU or has jaundice?

“We did both the fresh 48 and newborn sessions with Neyssa and everything turned out beautifully! I had a long labor and was still needing IV meds the next day but Neyssa was still able to take the most precious photos of our new family even though I needed to stay in the hospital bed. She is so easy to work with and was super sweet and gentle with our little guy! The newborn session also went smoothly and she worked wonders with the limited natural lighting in our house. We will definitely book her again for family photos!"

- Abby, Seattle, Wa

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