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The Newborn and Baby Experience

We'll artistically capture your baby's innocence and all the little details, while documenting your family's natural connections. You'll relax while I gently and safely pose your newborn and prompt your family.. Plus, to keep this a stress-free experience, I offer all the things... from wraps, bonnets, bows, outfits and props for baby to luxurious and comfortable gowns for Mama. And I'll be here to continue capturing milestone after milestone throughout these early years and as your children grow! For true newborn photography, I recommend scheduling between weeks 1-6, but I work with babies of all stages and ages. 

documenting the miracle of your baby and
this new chapter of your family's story


The first step is to reach out. I want to hear your story! Tell me about your pregnancy? What do you love most about this time in your life? When is baby's due date or how old is your baby now? Let's talk so we can ensure there is availability. I only take on a limited number of sessions so each client receives the time she/he deserves. For newborns, I recommend contacting me well in advance of your due date to reserve a spot, but I photograph babies of all stages and ages. Tell me all about the newborn, milestone or cake smash session you're dreaming about. 

1. Say Hello

Studio sessions take place in my Apex, NC boutique studio, and location sessions are available throughout the Triangle. If you're not sure which you'd like, we can talk through what you're envisioning, and I can always suggest the best type of session and location for you. Once we've nailed down the location, date, and time, I'll send over my client contract and your invoice for the retainer fee, which covers my time with you and reserves your session appointment. I'll also provide a questionnaire so I can get to know you better and help plan the most perfect newborn or milestone session. 

2. Schedule it

And now the planning begins!! We'll work together to make your dream newborn or milestone session come to life. We'll talk about your vision and how you plan to enjoy your images: digitally, online, in albums, framed on the wall... I'll provide more information about all the color options, wraps, outfits and props, plus the luxurious selection of gowns and fabrics in my client closet that you can borrow. I can even help you style your whole family! I'll be here to answer all your questions in the weeks and days leading up to your session appointment. I also have a list of resources I can share with you if you need assistance with professional hair, make up, or styling. 

3. Planning it

Let the magic begin. I'll gently and safely pose your newborn and direct  your family to ensure everyone is feeling comfortable and relaxed, all while showcasing your precious baby. My newborn and baby sessions are baby-led to provide the best environment for your little one. We'll stop for snacks and I'll always follow baby's cues. I have photographed hundreds of newborns. You're in great hands. 

4. Your Session

Within about a week you'll receive a gorgeous gallery of proofs from your session. You'll select your favorites, design your artwork, and choose your digitals. It's all up to you! You'll only purchase what you love, and have the option of ordering from the online gallery or working with me to make your image selections. From there, I'll edit your images to perfection and get everything delivered to you in a timely manner.

5. Your Photographs

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The Newborn Process


Add on optional prints, products, framed art and heirloom albums


Legacy collection  -   $900
All the digital images - $200 print credit - 4x6 printed proof set

Archival collection  -  $600
20 digital images - $100 print credit

Memory Collection  -  $400
8 digital images

A Creative Fee reserves your session on my calendar, covers our prep and planning, allows access to the client wardrobe closet, and covers my time and talent photographing you and/or your family. After your session, you'll view your proof gallery and select your image collection below. Only purchase what you love! 

Pricing Guide

milestone membership

*** Travel fees may apply to locations outside of the Triangle area, NC. Ask for details.
***Creative Fee is a non-refundable retainer.
*** $75 after hours fee-a very limited number of evening and weekend appointments are available.
*** 7.25% sales tax will be added to all  purchases
*** Payment plans are available through Affirm and Afterpay.

custom session | $300

milestone Membership | $600

step 2 - after your session, select your collection

4 custom sessions over 18 months (Bundle and Save $600)
10% Discount on Collections
10% off any mini or additional custom sessions scheduled
Example: maternity, newborn, 6 month, 1 year

step 1 - choose your session

1 custom newborn, maternity or family session

*Please note that all digital images, prints, and products are purchased seperately after your session. 

  • Bundle 4 custom sessions and save $600!
  • 10% Discount on Collections
  • Priority access to scheduling
  • 10% off any mini or additional sessions scheduled. 
  • You choose the sessions over 18 months (examples: maternity, newborn, 6 month, 1 year -or- newborn, sitter, 1 year, 18 months -or- 6 month, 1 year, 18, months, 2 year)

why choose
The Milestone Membership?

milestone membership
don't miss a moment or  milestone!
best value and a client favorite


Val has done our newborn and one year old photos and they are stunning! We’ve done photos in her studio and also met her for photos at the arboretum. Both experiences were wonderful from start to finish, the pictures were amazing and Val herself is a fabulous human! She definitely goes above and beyond for her clients.

newborn Session


Thanks again for the wonderful pictures. I look at them everyday and can't believe how beautiful they are. After sharing my on line proof gallery and sending out the birth announcement, I received phone calls from friends and family who were honestly teary eyed from the tenderness you were able to capture. You really do have the gift of photography.

newborn Session


Val is one of the kindest, most empathetic humans I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. These traits extend so beautifully into her work as a photographer...immediately putting you at ease the second you step into her warm and inviting studio, leaving the client feeling comfortable and cared for. This translates into quality shots that make her work worth every penny of your investment.  

Motherhood session


First of all, I need to express how absolutely beautiful the pictures are.... Val, they are amazing. You managed to capture not only her expressions, but her sparkle and that little inner spirit that we see in her eyes everyday. Chris and I are so grateful to you that we will always have these pictures. The most difficult part will be trying to choose!!! I honestly do not know how we will do it! You did a magnificent job!!!! ... I literally cried.

portrait Session


Val has taken beautiful pictures of both my children and now my granddaughter. She works with you to have an idea of what you’re looking for and is very patient with toddlers. She is down to earth yet professional.

milestone Session


Oh my God... I CAN'T EVEN SPEAK RIGHT NOW. Just want to tell you how AMAZING the pictures are. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. You truly are blessed with such talent. 

milestone Session


Absolutely stunning! You captured the best of both children. We are going to have a tough time choosing. I am so glad that I decided to do this and a big thanks to Jennifer for recommending you. The children had a wonderful time, too.

family Session


The Christmas pictures you took of Taylor are wonderful! You captured the very essence of Taylor's personality. Every single person (literally) that saw them said that they were the best photographs they had seen. Your work is more than just photography; it is truly artistic brilliance. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

christmas mini Session


Thank you so much for the pictures. You are so talented, when I watched the slideshow I was sobbing because you were able to capture Ian so well. I am so thankful to you for the memories you have given us. I will treasure these pictures forever and ever. Thank you again so much, I can't tell you enough what these pictures mean to me.

family Session





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