Welcome!

 

Once you decide to schedule a newborn photography session with me, we will set a tentative date based on your due date and your 25% deposit will be due. I understand babies rarely come when predicted and I will be as flexible as I can to accomodate their personal plans for arrival. (As a Mom of a preemie, I have first hand knowledge!) But a due date will give us a base line. I never take more than 3 babies that are due in the same week to avoid over scheduling and make sure I have the most flexibility in planning your session.  You can book to have your session in your home or also in our beautiful studio in Cow Hollow.  One of the benefits of the studio session is we have tons of room, I can have the set-ups ready to go on your arrival, and I can easily control the light and temperature.  :)  You can check out the studio here. I am happy to do which ever location best suits you!

 
Once baby is born, please get in touch with me and we will firm up our date and time. Babies are best photographed in the first 10-14 days of life. They sleep better, don’t have colic yet, and usually haven’t started developing baby acne or cradle cap. If you are a c-section Mom (as I was) we can schedule according to your recovery too, which I know can be slow and painful!  

During the Session

 

Once I arrive I will get to work on setting up the backdrops and equipment.  We can go through all the outfits, headbands and fun stuff I will bring to your session, as well as anything special you'd like to include,  while you're hopefully finishing up feeding and soothing the baby.  If you have scheduled a studio shoot, I will have the setups ready to go, as well as all the outfits options on a table for you to go through.  In a normal studio session the basic schedule is:

  • Family shots
  • Baby and sibling (if applicable) 
  • Baby in wrap
  • Naked baby (if wanted by the parents)
  • 2-3 outfits which we will lay out in order of importance and get through as many as baby will let us.
  • Weather permitting, we finish up with some outdoor family shots.

Family and sibling shots are more lifestyle oriented, capturing you and your baby in your home, just being a family.  Solo shots of baby include a more natural style, but also get some of those beautiful posed shots too!  It's the best of both worlds!  :)

After the Session


It will take me around 2 weeks to upload, cull and fully hand edit your session for delivery to you.  During this time I will select the best at least 35 images for you, completely retouch and edit them, and put them in an online gallery for you.  Once that is done I will invoice you online for the balance of the session fee, and send you both a link to the gallery and a custom mobile app of your session that you can install on your smart phone or tablet.


Once your invoice is completed, the gallery will be opened up so you can download ALL your photos high resolution, and I will get to work burning a USB stick for you to keep as well. Your digital files come with a print release authorizing you to print them where ever and how often you like, and you can also buy additional prints and gifts from your gallery if you would like! 

"Wow. Here’s what a family wants when they book a photographer: a special kind of skill behind the camera, a warmth and ease that puts babies, toddlers, even camera-shy daddies at ease, photographs that capture the magic of your family and a responsiveness that feels professional and on point. Sara is all of these things and more!"

— Brittany H.


Maternity Sessions

 

Full disclosure: I was NOT one of those magical, fairy creatures that glowed during pregnancy.  In fact, as excited as I was to become a Mom, the only reason I glowed was because I was sweating so much!  :)  Even not feeling my best, one of the best decisions I made was to get maternity photos done.  I absolutely cherish them!  It's such an important but fleeting time in your life, and if you don't take the time to document it, it will pass you by before you know it.  Which is why I offer both a $350 maternity mini session as an add-on to your newborn session, and as well as a stand alone full session for $630.

The best time to book a maternity session is around 34 weeks, but anytime between 24-36 weeks is fantastic.  Just as long as that beautiful belly is on display!  We can meet on location in the city for a more natural, light filled session, in your home, or in my Cow Hollow studio for something a little more lifestyle oriented and personal.  Full maternity sessions last about an hour, and you end up with 25-35 high resolution, fully retouched images in your gallery to remember this special time.  Mini maternity sessions (available when you book a newborn shoot) are around 45 minutes and include 20-25 images.  

 


NEWBORN

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MATERNITY

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PORTRAITS

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Newborn Sessions | $975

  • Newborn sessions take up to 4 hours in our beautiful Cow Hollow studio.
  •  Up to 3 setups, including my supply of neutral blankets, furs, basket, wraps, outfits, headbands, and hats
  • Gallery will include at least 35 fully retouched images with full printing rights for you included

Petite Maternity Session | $350 (available only with a full newborn booking)

  • 45 minute session on location and/or in my Cow Hollow studio
  • 15 high resolution images with full printing rights

Maternity Sessions | $630

  • Portrait sessions take around 1 hour on location in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area or in our beautiful Cow Hollow studio. 
  • The ideal time is between 29-34 weeks into your pregnancy
  • Gallery will include at least 35 fully retouched images with full printing rights for you included
  • Custom mobile app for your smart phone or tablet

Portrait Sessions | $630

  • Portrait sessions take around 1 hour on location in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. 
  • Gallery will include at least 35 fully retouched images with full printing rights for you included
  • Portrait sessions include family, maternity, child, graduation and engagement sessions
  • Custom mobile app for your smart phone or tablet

THE BABY PLAN 

What if you wanted to document the entire journey?  From that beautiful baby bump all the way to the end of that first year.  If that sounds like what you're looking for, I have an exclusive plan just for you!  The Baby Plan is a package that includes 3 sessions usually including newborn, sitter and one year, plus an option to add on maternity as well.  At the end of your baby's first year we will design a beautiful, custom photo book with your favorite images from each of your sessions so you can remember this sweet time of your life forever.

Baby Plan members get:

  • 15% off all sessions with Sara Jennings Photography for life!
  • 50 custom cards (may be used for birth announcements, holiday cards or thank you cards)
  • Custom designed photo book with your favorites from all your session at the end of the year
  • Beautiful wood box with 4x6s of your sessions and a USB stick with all sessions 
  • Priority scheduling and flexible rescheduling
  • 20% off all products and prints (including custom designed photo books and wall art)

I only take 5 Baby Plan members a year to make sure I have the ultimate flexibility and service, so send me a note to get more information!