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summer snippet Sessions are here!


Capture life with your sweet new family member

You've got butterflies in your stomach - or is that the baby?

You’re gathering all the things to prepare for baby’s arrival, but also trying to remember - they really just need us, right? Our love, comfort, and protection? Some food, diapers, and a safe place to sleep? We’ll have the items we need, and our love will cover the rest. 

The newborn stage is a blur of emotions, and you’ll feel more exhausted than ever. It’s A LOT a lot, and it’s oh so beautiful. 

The soft, sweet snuggles. The tiny baby toes & the grip of the littlest fingers. The way baby looks at you as you become the main character of each other’s lives. 

These first moments are so precious, and you can’t get them back. You do your best to savor each moment, but yeah - you’re tired, and you’re often in survival mode.

Let’s capture those sweet, sacred moments of connection so you’ll be able to treasure them forever.


“Kelly was a joy to work with and really captured our new family. She was understanding, patient, and flexible from scheduling to final product. We really loved that we could receive photos that captured the both the beauty and sometimes messiness of new parenthood!”

- Megan & Patrick

The Details

Lifestyle newborn photography with peace & ease

In-home lifestyle newborn photo session around 2 hours

20 digital images + print release

4x6" print of each image, or $200 artwork credit toward heirloom photo album or other artwork investment

Newborn session preparation guide & wardrobe guide

Shareable online gallery, slideshow, & mobile app

Personal touch-points (consultation, wardrobe planning, photo reveal & ordering session, home delivery of finished artwork)

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

Our experience together includes the photo session itself & receiving images both digitally and as printed artwork. Your investment of $700 includes: 

The overall investment for your photography experience & family heirlooms may vary based on the artwork you choose to relive these memories for years in the future. Full pricing details and artwork options will be shared during your complimentary consultation.


Savor baby’s first year from belly to birthday with the New Life Collection



My mama-to-mama


to you

Newborn sessions allow you to put all the I-should-probably-be-doing-this tasks on the backburner and truly let yourself relax with your sweet baby & family. We focus on the connection between your new baby & all family members present, and it’s often a very peaceful time of togetherness. Yes - diaper changes, fussy babies, and nursing/bottle breaks sometimes happen… but the guidance I share with you ahead of time helps us choose a session time when baby will likely be sleepy & content. Ultimately, I’m there to document your new life as it is - no expectation to be or do anything aside from what’s true to who you & your family are.


the Light Creative experience






portrait session


photo reveal
& ordering



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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get your free guide: 11+ essentials for life with a newborn!

Learn from other local mamas to see what items they heavily relied on and what they didn't end up needing!

“We have used Light Creative again and again over the years. Kelly is such an easy photographer to work with. We most recently completed our New Life Collection with our one-year-old daughter. She will make the experience so much fun and you will be amazed at the images she captures. She is an absolute delight with kids and can bring them out of their shell and capture their essence even when you are sure they didn't smile once.”

- Rebecca & Christian

Looking for a photo experience that captures key moments across baby's whole first year of life?


frequently asked questions


When will we get to see the photos?

Our photo reveal & ordering appointment will typically take place 1 week after the session. This is when you get to see the photo proofs for the first time, and we’ll review your ordering options & make sure all your questions are answered! If you need some more time to make final decisions about what photos or artwork to order, your order will be due 1 week after that so I can start getting everything ready for you.

A downloadable online gallery will be shared soon after ordering. Artwork will be delivered to you within 2-6 weeks of ordering, depending on the amount of design work needed and current turnaround times with my professional printing lab.

Printed artwork will be delivered to you within 2-6 weeks of ordering, depending on the amount of design work needed and current turnaround times with my professional printing lab.

What if my little one or older kids aren’t well behaved during the session? 

I know we always want our little ones to be on their best behavior, but I want you to let ME worry about your kids during the session. You get a break for once! 

Please do your best to keep smiling and remain calm, and your kids will often feed off your energy. Our sessions aren’t about bribery or manipulation to get the photos we want - they’re about having fun, rolling with the punches, and making the most out of the energy your kids have! That goes for family sessions and newborn sessions alike.

As a former K-12 educator and a mama myself, I’m well-versed in connecting with kiddos of all ages and incorporating little activities to bring out their amazing personalities. We’ll often change poses/types of interactions if a child isn’t into it so we can keep it playful and get great images that reflect this time in your lives beautifully.

Why do you include prints with the digitals?

I believe photos come alive when we hold them in our hands! My job isn’t done until I’ve provided you with a finished product, so that you can quickly and easily enjoy your photos in your home and one day pass them on to your kids. Our memories aren’t meant to live on a hard drive - they’re meant to be displayed around your home & bring joy daily. 

You get the best of both worlds here! You’re welcome to use your high-resolution digital files for any print needs on your own, and I’m here to help with any archival-quality heirloom artwork you may be interested in. We can chat about using your artwork credit toward albums, wall art, mounted prints, etc., or we can keep it simple by sticking with the included 4x6” premium prints.

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