Your sweet little one has arrived! Are you soaking it all in? These moments that you have anticipated for so long are disappearing before your very eyes - let me help you remember, before it is too late. You take care of your new babe and let me do the rest. I have thought of everything, so that you can sit back, relax, and feel confident that your little one is in good hands during your Detroit newborn portrait session.
I have studied newborn safety and care so that you can rest assured that as I am capturing your babe's tender newborn features they are safe with me. Your (and baby's) comfort are my top concern as we move at baby's pace through the session. I focus on natural posing to capture your new little one in a timeless, minimalistic way - so that you can remember them, without all of the distractions.
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This process begins with a conversation. I want to hear everything - how your family began, what you enjoy doing together, and what you love most about each other. Do you have any questions about how this all works? Or have you decided that you are ready for "The Laurel Smith maternity experience"? Say Hello!
We will work together to determine your vision for your session and help you formulate a plan to help bring your vision to life. I want to get to know a bit about your style and values along with how you hope to enjoy your images, whether that be in an heirloom album, framed for your wall, or shared online. This is when we will determine location, date, and if you are interested in borrowing from my client wardrobe!
You will get to view all of your images and I will guide you through choosing which images you would like to print into heirloom albums, frame for your wall, and/or purchase digitals of.
Once you have decided you are ready to work together we will secure your spot on my calendar! I will send a quote and agreement to make everything official. I will also send you a questionnaire which will give me a bit of insight into who you are and we will set a date for our pre-session planning consultation!
During your session we will document your story and capture the beauty of these fleeting days! I will direct and guide you through flattering posing while helping you feel relaxed and comfortable. My goal is always to get loving, timeless and joyful images that you will enjoy forever!
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My most popular option for families, this membership captures a full year of memories that seem to pass more quickly than you could ever imagine.
Allow me to ensure that each milestone is preserved for generations to come.
The luxury membership
How most families choose to document their most fleeting moments through up to 4 sessions.
Creative Fee - 900
On average clients invest 2000+ after each session at their design and ordering appointments
digital files, heirloom albums with your favorite images, and/or framed fine art prints are purchased after seeing your images and are not included in the above creative fee.
A beautiful way to document your family annually.
Creative Fee - 290
The luxury membership
the single session
"We love working with Laurel! she has done multiple shoots for us, and each time we walk away with beautiful pictures that perfectly capture our family. Most recently, we trusted her to take our baby's newborn photos, and i'm so glad we did! she delivered gorgeous images of our baby that we cherish. Laurel is talented and professional. we look forward to using her services again in the future!"
"Laurel is SO talented and the best to work with. She knows how to find the best angles and gives you great guidance. She's also so great with every member of the family, bringing out our best qualities. She's patient and has a wonderful eye for what she does. Can't wait to use her in the future!"
"Laurel is amazing! She was able to coordinate and pick out beautiful settings for pictures. While taking pictures she was able to adapt with my young kids' attitudes and wiggly bodies to create precious moments, which is not an easy job. Laurel helped make each step so much easier. Now we can enjoy our beautiful pictures for years. We are so grateful for these precious moments captured forever!"
"Laurel did a wonderful job photographing my family with 2 kids under 5. She was efficient with our time, knowing beforehand what poses and motions would get nice pictures, and how she wanted us to work with the lighting. She helped me to coordinate our outfits, which was amazing because the pictures turned out beautiful and I am terrible at choosing color combinations for pictures. I love how the pictures turned out and that I feel beautiful in them!"
"We had a fabulous experience with Laurel in studio. My two year old was having a really hard day. Laurel was so gentle with her, and came up with great ideas to get some quality images despite the pout face. I was completely blown away when I received the images!! She captures light in such a beautiful way, I could not have been happier. I'm so in love with my baby announcement pictures, THANK YOU, Laurel!!"