The New Life Collection

Savor baby’s first year from belly to birthday

A series of maternity, newborn, 6-month, & 1-year photography sessions + keepsake photo album

A tiny little human is about to become a main character in your life. You’ll spend pretty much every waking moment together for a while, and some not-waking moments as well.

You’re excited, you’re nervous, you’re anticipating what your new life will be like… One thing you do know? While you’re in the midst of feeding & changing diapers & trying to keep up with your new family dynamics, baby’s going to grow & change, just like your family is growing & changing. 
Baby’s first year goes by in a blur, and the photos on our phones don’t really do justice to their beautiful growth and your family’s new picture of love.

Let me help you document it all -

From baby belly
to tiny newborn 
to growing infant
to 1-year-old 

Capturing not just baby’s growth, but also how your family works together and loves on each other all throughout it. You’ll be amazed that the young toddler you try to keep up with now is the same tiny baby you held for the first time just one year ago. 

And years later, you’ll still be flipping through the pages of your keepsake album together, looking back on each moment of their little lives from the very beginning. You’ll be so glad we captured it all.

A tiny little human is about to become a main character in your life. You’ll spend pretty much every waking moment together for a while, and some not-waking moments as well.

You’re excited, you’re nervous, you’re anticipating what your new life will be like… One thing you do know? While you’re in the midst of feeding & changing diapers & trying to keep up with your new family dynamics, baby’s going to grow & change, just like your family is growing & changing. 

Baby’s first year goes by in a blur, and the photos on our phones don’t really do justice to their beautiful growth and your family’s new picture of love.

Let me help you document it all -

From baby belly
to tiny newborn 
to growing infant
to 1-year-old 

Capturing not just baby’s growth, but also how your family works together and loves on each other all throughout it. You’ll be amazed that the young toddler you try to keep up with now is the same tiny baby you held for the first time just one year ago. 

And years later, you’ll still be flipping through the pages of your keepsake album together, looking back on each moment of their little lives from the very beginning. You’ll be so glad we captured it all.

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CHERISH THESE MOMENTS FOREVER

“We now have tons of beautiful artwork in our home; that is one of the things that I love about the New Life Collection! The newest addition to our collection is a beautiful album that contains pictures from each session of the New Life Collection with our second son. It came beautifully boxed and tied with a ribbon, and the album itself has a fabric cover, and the pages are super thick and sturdy. It is definitely made to stand the test of time. It’s probably our favorite piece of artwork from Kelly that we’ve gotten so far, and I can’t wait to pass it down to my children one day. Thank you Kelly for all of the wonderful memories!”

- Jessica & Ben

The Details

Capture key moments across baby's whole first year of life

Maternity, newborn, 6-month, & 1-year sessions 

An heirloom-quality keepsake album showcasing baby’s growth throughout the year

Digital files for your 20 favorite images from each session + print release

Session preparation guides & wardrobe guides

Shareable online galleries, slideshows, & mobile app

Home delivery of finished artwork after each session

Personal touch-points (consultation, wardrobe planning, photo reveal & ordering sessions)

And all the behind-the-scenes work like professional photo editing and artwork design, preparation, & ordering!

The New Life Collection includes:

Payment plans are available.

Additional heirloom-quality artwork for your home is available to order after each session and starts at $200. Full pricing details and artwork options will be shared during your complimentary consultation. 

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investment: $2800

The Album

A beautiful 10x10" heirloom-quality album

featuring 20 pages of images on sturdy layflat pages, artfully curated from your 4 sessions to showcase baby's growth throughout the year

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My mama-to-mama

promise

to you

My son is past his baby years, and I can attest to how much of a blur that newborn stage is. As much as I try to imagine and place myself back in that moment, it’s the photos that I rely on to remember my baby belly, those sweet newborn snuggles, and how our family adjusted to life with an infant. I want to give you the power of time travel - the ability to go back and revisit these days once your baby isn’t so much a baby anymore. In addition to that, though - please talk to me about your nursing struggles, how your baby has been sleeping, and the new silly thing that makes them smile and laugh. I am here for you as a photographer, but also as a mama friend who has been in your shoes.

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the Light Creative experience

 one

Complimentary
Consultation

 two

session
planning

 three

portrait session

 four

photo reveal
& ordering

 five

artwork
delivery

I’ll be with you each step of the way so you and your family are confident in your wardrobe choices, feel calm & have fun during our session, and receive heirloom artwork to help you document these beautiful, simple moments.

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frequently asked questions

FAQ

Can we get more photos from each session than what’s included?

Of course! You are able to order additional photos as digital files and as tangible artwork like prints & wall art. With the New Life Collection, all photos ordered from each session are eligible to be included in the keepsake album received at the end of the experience. After the 1-year session, we review all photos ordered throughout the year and make final selections for the New Life album.

Are we able to add more sessions to the Collection?

Yes! I love capturing sweet moments with your growing baby between the preset sessions, and add-on sessions are available at special collection pricing. Many clients opt to add a 3-month session since babies grow so much between those first newborn days and turning 6 months old. A 9-month session is also popular, as well as a mommy-and-me session at any point in the year. All sessions added during our New Life Collection experience have the same benefits of the other sessions, such as receiving digital files and including photos in the keepsake album. 

Do we have to order additional artwork after each session?

No, but many choose to! We’ll have a photo reveal & ordering appointment 1-2 weeks after each session, when you’ll choose your favorite photos to order and decide if you’d like any tangible artwork from that specific session. Many families choose to order professional prints for themselves and their family members so they can enjoy the photos in their home throughout the year, and some choose to order wall art to showcase absolute favorite photos, especially from the newborn session. Many families also order gift albums or story boxes for grandparents after the 1-year session, so that extended family members can enjoy many photos from baby’s first year of life in one piece of artwork as well. Since I can take care of ordering professionally printed artwork for you, you don't need to find the time to do it yourself & you're assured to get the best quality artwork!

That being said, there is no specific obligation to order more artwork or photos beyond this initial investment. Since you receive high-resolution printable files + a print release, you're also welcome to print your photos elsewhere if preferred.

We don’t need a maternity session, but we’re interested in the rest of the Collection.

Wonderful! I'm happy to begin capturing the life of your family with the newborn session. Typically families in this situation will switch the maternity session for a 3-month session, which is a great way to still have the full 4-session experience and capture more of your baby’s growth. Let’s chat about it!

Is Light Creative LGBTQ+ friendly? 

Absolutely! I welcome people of all different backgrounds - sexual orientation and gender identity included. Please know that I value you, honor you, and celebrate you exactly as you are.

Let's capture the magic of your family's everyday rhythms

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