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My newborn photography sessions capture the precious first moments of your baby's life. With a gentle approach, I create a comfortable environment for both baby and parents. Sessions can be held in-home or in-studio, focusing on the delicate details and tender interactions that make this time unique. From tiny toes to first family portraits, each image reflects your family's love and connection.



  • Personalized Pre-Session Planning: I create a memorable, relaxed, and enjoyable session tailored specifically for your family. After your session is booked, a questionnaire is sent that helps me get to know you and your family better.

  • Dedicated Photographer: Enjoy the expertise and personal touch of having me as your exclusive photographer.

  • Flexible Scheduling: I accommodate your needs, whether it's a newborn's arrival, bad weather, or sudden illness.

  • Shareable Online Gallery: Receive a stunning online gallery with a music-enhanced slideshow of your fully edited images.

  • Premium Prints and Products: Conveniently order high-quality prints, frames, and albums directly from your gallery.

  • Family Session Prep Guide + Styling Tips: Receive expert guidance on how to prepare and style your family for the perfect session. My styling questionnaire helps me select and customize outfits tailored to your likes and comfort.


Chelsea did our son’s newborn photos this week, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. We went to her home studio in Osceola, which was well worth the drive from Ankeny. Her studio is well-lit, warm enough for our baby to be comfortable, and it served as the perfect backdrop for our photos.

Chelsea was so kind and gentle with our son, who was being fussy and hard to manipulate into poses at the start of the session. She knew exactly how much to feed him to help him be calm and pliable enough to get into different positions. We had a few unique photo ideas that Chelsea was more than happy to accommodate.

We were fortunate enough to get sneak peak photos within a day of our session, and we are OBSESSED with how they turned out. We are so grateful that you captured our little family, Chelsea!

 - Kasey



Here's how this thing works


Choose your session

Select between the Studio Session, a comprehensive 2-3 hour session in my studio focused on capturing intimate connections and detailed features, or the In-home Session, a relaxed 90 minute session in the comfort of your home, utilizing the best natural light to capture genuine moments. For a more focused option, choose the Baby-only Session, a studio-based shoot with 2-4 prop set-ups, providing adorable, pure images of your newborn.


Make your payment

Submit an inquiry form and make a payment. This ensures your spot is reserved and all details are confirmed, providing peace of mind as you prepare for your upcoming session.

A contract agreement will be sent within 48 hours after the payment is made.


Plan your session

Collaborate with me to plan every detail of your newborn session. For the Studio Session, we'll ensure a cozy and intimate environment, focusing on capturing detailed features and connections without props like boxes or buckets. For the In-home Session, we'll utilize the best naturally lit areas in your home, such as the nursery, living room, or master bedroom, to capture genuine and candid moments. For the Baby-only Session, we'll select 2-4 prop set-ups with wraps and accessories to create adorable, focused images of your newborn.


Receive your gallery

After the session, enjoy a beautifully curated online gallery. This gallery will feature a music-enhanced slideshow of your fully edited images, providing a seamless and delightful viewing experience. You’ll also have the option to share your gallery with friends and family and order high-quality prints, frames, and albums directly from the gallery.


Baby Only

Located in my studio, this session focuses solely on your baby. It includes 2-4 prop set-ups with wraps and a bonnet or headband. You will receive 7 high-resolution images (with the option to purchase more) delivered in an online gallery with a print release upon download. This session is perfect for capturing those pure, adorable moments of your newborn.

  • Up to a 60-minute session

  • ​7 artistically edited images with the option to purchase more images

In-Home Session

In-home sessions provide a relaxed one-hour experience capturing candid images in the comfort of your home. Utilizing the best areas with natural light, we typically shoot in the nursery, living room, and/or master bedroom. These sessions highlight the genuine interactions and special moments in your home environment.

  • Up to a 90-minute session

  • ​A minimum of 50 artistically edited images with the option to purchase more images

Studio Session

My most popular package! Full studio newborn sessions are typically scheduled when your baby is around 2-3 weeks old. These sessions focus on capturing the intimate connections between you and your baby, without using props like boxes or buckets. I will capture the intricate details of your little one's tiny features while in your arms.

  • Up to a 2-3 hour session

  • ​A minimum of 50 artistically edited images with the option to purchase more images


Collections begin at $400.00

$125 + tax due to reserve your session date. The remaining balance is due at the time of your session.

Sessions are scheduled 2-3 weeks after your baby is born. Clients have access to CEP's client closet dresses, newborn wraps, and receive styling assistance. High-resolution images are delivered 3-4 weeks after the session in an online downloadable gallery. A $0.68 travel fee is added for each mile (there and back) for locations 61+ miles outside of zip code 50213. Studio sessions are scheduled Monday-Friday between 11-3 pm when lighting is best.



When is the best time to schedule a newborn session?

The best time to schedule a newborn session is within the first two weeks after birth, when babies are typically sleepier and more easily posed.


How long does a newborn photography session last?

Newborn photography sessions typically last between 2 to 3 hours, allowing plenty of time for feeding, comforting, and capturing those perfect shots.


What should we bring to the session?

It's helpful to bring extra diapers, wipes, feeding supplies, a pacifier, and any special outfits or blankets you’d like to include in the photos.


What if my baby is fussy or needs to feed during the session?

No worries! We allow plenty of time for feeding, soothing, and breaks as needed to ensure your baby is comfortable and happy.


How should we prepare for the session?

Keep your baby awake for a short period before the session and try to feed them right before you arrive. This helps them sleep more soundly during the photoshoot. Also, dress your baby in loose clothing to avoid marks on their skin.


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