Frequently Asked Questions

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  • WHAT DOES A NEWBORN SESSION LOOK LIKE?

I have a minimal and classic approach to focus on baby and all posing is baby-led. The session will be slow-paced as we take our time and allow baby to feed, cry, have diaper changes, or whatever needs to be done. I provide swaddles and blankets. If your session will be at home, I bring the equipment I need to achieve a timeless look. In-home sessions generally take place in the master bedroom. I ask that you strip your bed down to simple white sheets.

All of my Mamas have the option to wear one of my dresses. I have a Pinterest Board filled with ideas if you would like to provide your own outfit and I provide a style guide for the rest of the family. 

I do not use props, I focus on baby’s features and the family connection.

  • DO YOU OFFER BABY PACKAGES?

Yes! My popular package is my FROM WOMB TO WALKING. This package includes a maternity session, newborn, a sitter session, and first birthday, or any two baby milestones of your choice. 

You will have access to my Mama dresses for each session, hair and makeup is included in the newborn session, and you receive the best images edited after each session in a private online gallery for downloading.

You have the option to upgrade this package to include heirlooms; three 5×7 prints matted to 12×12 frames of your choice and an 8×8 baby book filled with images from baby’s first year. 

I’m happy to customize a baby package with heirlooms that fit your desires. 

  • DO YOU OFFER A FAMILY BUNDLE?

Yes! This is the perfect option if you want to document your growing family. Let’s photograph your children in the Springtime blooms to hang on your walls, gather the grandparents and extended family in the summer, and end the year with the perfect portrait for your Holiday cards.

This bundle comes with customized wall art.

  • WHAT IF MY BABY IS AWAKE OR CRYING?

Newborn photos of your baby awake are quite beautiful; it allows me to photograph the eyes and emotions for you to enjoy later on. As for crying, babies cry, it’s how they communicate. Don’t worry, we will do what we can to settle the baby with swaddles, milk, gentle sways, and I’ll keep documenting the moments. Some of my clients favorite photographs are in these moments when mom is whispering in baby’s ear or dad is gently kissing baby to a calm.

  • TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE HEIRLOOMS!

I believe in high quality prints and heirlooms that allow you to enjoy these memories for generations. With 5×7 prints enclosed in an heirloom photo box, framed photographs on the walls, and beautifully handcrafted linen albums to display on your coffee table for friends and family to flip through, we can find the perfect heirloom for you and your family to enjoy and pass down.

Although my desire is for you to turn these images into heirlooms, you do not need to purchase them through me. You are welcome to purchase my digitals only package.

However, I photograph with heirlooms in mind. I strive to be intentional and thoughtful with the images I create and deliver to you. My clientele generally purchases one of my customized heirloom packages which you can view on my pricing guide after you inquire with me. 

  • DO YOU OFFER OTHER SESSION TYPES? BRANDING, ELOPEMENTS, ETC…

The short answer is yes!

I’m always happy to book an elopement if inquired ahead of time.

Starting in 2020 I will only take on a small number of engagements and elopements as my time is now being centered on my niche to better serve myself and my family.

I love the challenge to think creatively for another artist or brand. This could be a one time social media session or we can put together a few shoots for you to use as marketing material.

I do except a small handful of Fresh 48 sessions throughout the year, however, I am not currently accepting birth clients. 

How to prepare for your newborn and family session with Lauren Sosler Photography. Photo of newborn feet.

If you don’t see the answer to one of your questions, please fill out the contact form or email me with your question. I am very detailed during the consultation call.

Lauren Sosler Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, baby milestones, motherhood, and family sessions in the Asheville area, including Black Mountain, Fairview, Montreat, Hendersonville, Cashiers NC, Highlands NC, Charlotte, Greenville SC, and surrounding areas.

I am so happy you are here and would love to tell you more about a newborn or family photography session.  From wardrobe to hair and makeup, I have thought through and planned every detail, to ensure an enjoyable experience.  If you are interested in a custom portrait session with Lauren Sosler Photography and would like more information, please fill out my contact form here.

If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, receive my pricing guide, or reserve your date, please fill out the contact form here or email me directly at hello@laurensosler.com.

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