Newborns and Babies - CherylShepardPhotography

Newborns and Babies

Each newborn is unique so each of my newborn sessions are custom planned with your style, decor and family's personality in mind.

"We're so enjoying the portrait you made of our kids . I start  every day with a smile on my face because their smiling faces are the first thing I see when I wake up.  ~ Katherine B

Before Your Session

We start with a short meeting or phone call to brainstorm all the details for your session.

I want to hear all about you and your family and what you want to remember your child and family right now.


The Day of Your Session

Newborn Portraits - up to 14 days old. Newborns tend to sleep longer and more deeply. Session are 2 - 3 hours.


Baby Portrait - Over 2 weeks old. You should expect to set aside up to 1 1/2 hours for the portrait session.


For both types of sessions - For your convenience these sessions take place in your home. I work around your baby's schedule, allowing time for feeding, changing, etc.

After Your Session

Your images will be available to view in my home approximately 1-2 weeks after your session. While I often photograph 100+ frames, I will edit those down to the very best. During this appointment you will see a slide show of your images set to music. Next I guide you through the process of selecting your favorite images, picking how to display them and the size that works best for you.  Your images are then expertly retouched and only created using the best archival materials so that your portraits will last for generations. Your portrait order is typically ready in 4-6 weeks


When to schedule

Typically expecting parents schedule their free consultation one to three months before their due date. They then contact me as soon as the baby is born to schedule the portrait session within the first two weeks.

Maternity Portraits

Remember the bump.  A great addition to a newborn session or on its own. Maternity portraits are scheduled around the 7th month of your pregnancy. This session is 45 minutes and includes a free consultation, clothing tips and any purchased images may be used in your baby's album.

Call for more details.  650 704-6803

Thank you, Cheryl! I am just thrilled to have these portraits coming my way. They truly brought tears to my eyes they are so fabulous. They mean more to me than you will ever know. THANK YOU!!   ~   Julie M


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