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Mel

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Portland, Oregon

Portland Maternity, Birth, and Newborn Photographer, Sommessa. Mel specializes in photography of the childbearing year and birth doula services in Portland, OR. 

Lifestyle Baby Details

Lifestyle Baby Details for Portland Newborn Photographer, Sommessa. Mel specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, and family photography in Portland, Oregon.  

 

Lifestyle baby sessions take place in my studio or in your home. They typically last around 1-3 hours but this time varies depending on how baby is feeling. My sessions are very baby led and relaxed. It's difficult to guarantee a certain amount of images but typically my clients receive 40+ images in their online gallery with no less than 30 images.

Families are encouraged to book their newborn session before baby arrives as I take a limited number of sessions each month. Sessions are scheduled on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday and weekend dates can be scheduled with an additional fee. A prep packet is shared with the family after the birth of the baby to help them prepare for their session.

There's never a wrong time to have your baby photographed and I love to document all stages. If you'd like to view example galleries please connect with me!


 studio i session

studio i session

Studio I: $700

This session is spent snuggling your little one with your family and does not include posed baby photos with my various blankets, wraps, and bonnets. You are welcome to change outfits throughout and feed baby as desired. This session is not limited to newborns and is great for older babies as well.

My studio space is located in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood of inner SE Portland. The same intimate, cozy moments are captured as an in-home session but with optimal lighting.


Studio II: $750

Everything listed above is included with this second package, but it's designed for newborns. I will provide everything for the session, but if you have a special item (bonnet or blanket) that you'd like me to include I'm happy to! I'll lightly pose baby on a posing beanbag and on the studio bed. Please keep in mind that I do not provide overly-posed images or images with babies in props. The rest of the session will be photos of you connecting with your baby just like a regular lifestyle session. That can be done in an outfit you provide, skin to skin, or while baby is swaddled in one of my wraps.

 studio ii session

studio ii session


In Home Session:  $850
This session is spent snuggling your little one with your family and does not include posed baby photos with my various blankets, wraps, and bonnets. You are welcome to change outfits throughout and feed baby as desired. This session is not limited to newborns and is great for older babies as well.

For families with limited (or not ideal) window light, Studio I sessions are offered. Please keep in mind that the overall look of the final images is dependent on the environment of the home and window light.

 in home session

in home session


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