"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." Dr. Seuss

Studio Sessions

Studio sessions are for clients who prefer mostly posed portraits of their newborn.  You want to see your baby posed on a blanket with cute hats and swaddled up with a darling headband.  Images of them in a basket posed with the tiniest little teddy bear are what melt your heart.  You may or may not want to have some family portraits taken as well.  Family portraits are included in your time and I highly encourage them, although I'm understanding to those who don't want them.  

Sit back and relax!

I want your studio experience to be as enjoyable as possible!  My studio offers:

• A separate shooting room dual zone heating.  When I crank the heat to 80º, you can stay cooler in the "living room".
• Bathroom in studio.
• First floor access.  Yay! No stairs (especially important after a c-section)!
• Tv, blu ray player, assortment of movies (including "Moana" in my best Oprah voice), and toys/books for little ones.
• Video monitor so you can peek into the session without ever setting a foot in the room.  Although you are more than welcome to brave the heat whenever you want!
• Snacks and water are provided.  There are a few restaurants within 3 miles that you can go get some take out.  You are also welcome to bring whatever you like with you.

Some concerns you may have, which are very common:

It’s too soon.

I know what you are thinking, "Within 2 weeks of giving birth, how I am supposed to pack up myself, my new baby and possibly other children and get to a studio?"  This is really a common concern and I remember not wanting to leave my house after I first brought my babies home.  I can't promise it will be an easy task.  Most likely, it won't be.  All I can do is bribe you with a couple hours of babysitting.  I can also promise that it will quickly be behind you and you will be so happy you did it!

Past Client Sarah said, "As a first time mom... I was worried about the time frame. I thought it might be too stressful to come home from the hospital and then try to plan a session. It seemed like such a huge effort to get a newborn out of the house.  Little did I know it was a great experience where my husband and I finally got a chance to relax a bit while Crystal did what she does best!"

What if my baby won’t sleep?

I do everything I can to try to get your sweet love to fall asleep.  I help you prepare for the session by sending you some things to do to help us have a sleepy baby.  Your body temperature is 98º and so your baby is used to a really warm environment.  I keep my studio at 80º to help the baby feel comfortable enough (while naked or in light wraps) to sleep.  I am also a very patient person and I like to think babies feel safe around me.  If your baby really won't sleep, I swaddle them up and we take awake baby photos.  I have met my match with some colic babies in my years, but I will tell you that 98% of my babies do fall asleep.  Some take a little extra snuggle time than others.

I don’t have any props or hats.

I provide everything for a beautiful newborn session, except the newborn.  I really need you to bring one of those for me. ;)  You do not have to bring one thing to your session other than your baby and food.  I even provide diapers!  If you can get the baby to me within the first 2 weeks of birth, I can deliver beautiful images.

Heirloom Collection
$900

8x11 album
20x30 canvas
USB of all edited images with print release
20% discount on additional orders
Studio session time & use of props
Editing and retouching of images

Keepsake Collection
$600

($500 newborns due Jan - Apr)

USB of edited images with print release
$75 Wall Print Credit
Studio session time & use of props
Editing and retouching of images

Token Collection
$350 

(unavailable Jun.- Dec.)

$100 print credit
Studio session time & use of props
Editing and retouching of images

Watch Crystal photograph a newborn!

Check out the studio!

click to see more!

I need a spot!  What do I do next?

I know, it's really exciting! I'm very excited for you.  In order to confirm your spot, I require a signed contract and $150 non refundable retainer.  The retainer gets applied to the Collection of your choice.  Collection balance is due at your session.  If you are ready to book, just go HERE.

Lifestyle Sessions

Lifestyle sessions really pull at my heart because they have a natural, real life feel.  They are done in your home.  These sessions are a little more work on the parents since you will be in a lot of the photographs and prepping your home.  I do not expect you to wipe down walls, but you will need to tidy up.  There is minimal posing and studio style shots done in home.  I will bring some fur and a wrap to get a couple, but that is it.  No backdrops, beanbags, props, etc.  It's about you and your baby in your environment.

Reasons to pick an in home session:

You don't like posed newborns and prefer a candid/natural style.  You love your home and want to be have your true life captured.

You want to be in photographs with your family.  Moms often don't get in front of the camera and you want the opportunity to be included in as many as possible.

You have put the time into creating a nursery and want to have that included in photographs.

You get beautiful natural light in your living room, master bedroom and/or nursery.  If you have a dark home wiht little natural light, these sessions aren't a good fit for your home.

Lifestyle Newborn Session
$600

$500 newborns due Jan.-Apr.

90 minute in home session
USB of 40+ edited images with print release
$50 print credit

Sign me up!

I'm so excited that you are interested in a Lifestyle Newborn Session.  You can book your session directly through my booking site HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact me!

scranton hospital newborn photographer fresh 48 sessions

Fresh 48

Fresh 48 Hospital Sessions

We will experience many incredible moments in our lives.  Moments that are tucked away in our hearts in a sacred place, core memories if you will (thanks Disney).  I think any parent will agree that meeting your baby for the first time ranks as #1.  Sitting in the hospital room just gazing at them in qonder and amazement.  The amount of lovee and adoration you feel for that baby is immeasurable.  

Fresh 48 sessions are a beautiful way to have those first moments in the hospital captured.  There are so many feelings bottled up in that little room.  Have me come to the hospital and photograph these moments for you.  Leave your camera to the side and just enjoy loving on that new baby and recovering!

I can take a limited number of these sessions.  Hospitals within 25 miles of Moscow, PA included (Moses Taylor, Geisinger, Wilkes Barre General & Wayne Memorial).  There is a travel fee for hospitals farther away.  Please contact me below for more information.

Fresh 48 Session
$500

$300 if booked with a newborn session

45 minute session in your hospital room
50+ digital file downloads with print release

Belly & Baby Plan
$750

The Belly & Baby Collection is a great way to capture the anticipation of baby and baby's first portraits.  I've created a special package so that you don't have to sacrifice one for the other.

• Maternity mini session in studio or on location in Moscow

30 minute session and all edited files 
with print release via download

• Newborn session posed in studio or lifestyle in your home
USB of 25 edited files with print release
$75 Wall Print credit

Let's have a chat!

book your session

I'm so excited that you want to have these precious moments captured for you and your child.  So many have regrets over not having this time captured.  You will be someone who says, "I'm so happy we invested in these photos." for years to come.  Every year that passes, you will mean it even more.

Talk to you soon!

Menu