Baby’s First Year

I’d love to capture your baby’s first year for you! It’s so much fun watching them grow…and it happens so quickly.

The Baby PlanView the details of The Baby Plan below (click on each image for larger view), or download to your hard drive to view offline or print:
http://www.tennilleking.com/thebabyplan.pdf

NewbornsI absolutely love photographing newborns. It’s a great way to get my baby fix since my daughters are growing up way too quickly! I take it as a huge compliment when you choose me to photograph your baby. I find artful inspiration in capturing their tiny features, a little yawn, and the beginning moments of a new life.

Newborn sessions may be scheduled as part of The Baby Plan or as an individual session. Please review The Baby Plan tab and the Session Information tab to determine which you prefer. If you have questions, call or email and I can help!

Frequently Asked Questions for Newborn Sessions

When should we contact you to schedule the session?
It’s best to reserve your session by the start of the third trimester. I try my best to accommodate newborn sessions, but scheduling in advance will guarantee my availability. I will record your due date to hold your spot on my calendar. Then once the baby arrives we can set the actual appointment date and time.

How old should the baby be when photographed?
Newborns are best photographed within the first two weeks they are born. It’s important to capture the baby early when they still sleep soundly. This ensures they can be easily moved into new poses without waking, and curl up in the positions you see throughout my newborn portfolio. When awake, the babies are often restless (with hands uncontrollably covering or scratching their faces), and newborns are known for crossing their eyes.

What should we bring to your studio?
I provide everything we need for photographing the session, but you are welcome to bring things with you (hats, blankets, anything with special meaning) that you want to include.

What should we expect at the session?
Most newborn sessions take place over a 2-3 hour period. I know that may sound like a long time, but it ultimately depends on the baby. We may need to stop to calm a fussy baby, get the baby back to sleep, or you may need to feed the baby during the session time. I have all the patience in the world, and even some tips and tricks to help the baby relax and stay asleep.

6 MonthsThe actual age for this session varies with each baby. This session takes place when your baby is sitting up, but not yet crawling. I find this to be the stage when they are the perfect little models…full of grins and personality, without crawling or running away from the camera! I love the expressions captured at this session. Absolutely priceless!

This session may be scheduled as part of The Baby Plan or as an individual session. Please review The Baby Plan tab and the Session Information tab to determine which you prefer. If you have questions, call or email and I can help!

1 YearDocumenting the transition from baby to toddler is never boring! Whether standing or walking, these one year olds keep me on my toes. From bashful to ornery, I love these charming little “ones.” It’s usually ME that ends up needing a nap after the session!

This session may be scheduled as part of The Baby Plan or as an individual session. Please review The Baby Plan tab and the Session Information tab to determine which you prefer. If you have questions, call or email and I can help!

Session InformationSession Fee
Newborn Session – $150

Basic Session – $100
Westerville location (studio or outdoor) chosen by Tennille. Up to 1 hour of photography.

Standard Session – $150
Any outdoor location within 20 miles of Westerville. Up to 2 hours of photography.

An additional $75 premium for weekend sessions applies (limited availability). Travel fees quoted upon request. All sessions include any combination of one immediate family per session (with the exception of newborn sessions).

Pricing & Products
The Investment Guide outlines your two ordering options: A la Carte and Add to a Collection prices.

When you purchase a Collection, you may add any other products to your order at the lower Add to a Collection Prices. If you choose not to purchase a Collection, then A la Carte Prices apply. A $300 minimum order is required when ordering A la Carte. Collections start at $400.

A variety of products are available:
Small Prints, Framed Prints, Fine Art Canvas Wraps, Custom Framing, Books, Cards & Announcements …& more!

Please contact me to request more information on products and pricing.

FAQDo you have a studio location? Will you meet us on-location?
Yes. You may schedule a session at the studio, or I will come to any outdoor location you choose. Visits to the studio are by appointment only. Families are photographed outdoors.

What if I don’t know what location to choose for the session?
Don’t worry about that part at all! I have plenty of suggestions. We can talk before the session to get an idea of the style you would like for your portraits.

How do I prepare for the session?
Once you reserve your session, you will be given access to the Client Information Site. There you will find more information about what to wear, how to have a successful session, and more! Of course, if you have any specific questions at any time, just let me know!

What if we are looking for formal portraits?
I encourage you to take a look at my portfolio images and blog before scheduling a session. You will see that I maintain a casual style. My goal is to capture natural expressions, not forced smiles.