asheville newborn photography for those who care about preserving nostalgia
A lifetime of memories
Mama, you just gave birth! You're doing the hard work so allow me and my team to come pamper you and love on you. I'll bring your favorite coffee beverage to drink while you're having your hair and makeup professionally done, in the comfort of your home, so you're able to feed your hungry newborn. I'll bring comfortable, flattering dresses that make you feel beautiful in your new postpartum body. I'll help style your spouse to coordinate with you. I will bring everything baby will need; white onesie, swaddles, blankets, a heater, and a loving Mama heart that will hold your little one with care and thoughtfulness.
I'm a Mama of three, I know the power of guilt that keeps us glued to our new ones side. Never wanting to spoil ourselves, always wanting to care for those around us. You deserve to be loved on. You deserve to feel beautiful when we take these timeless portraits that you will keep and show your grandkids one day, "look, this is your Mama when she was one week old and believe it or not, that's me holding her."
I have planned and prepared for every detail to ensure an enjoyable and stress free newborn photography experience.
I bring a small studio setup to your home to get all of those clean and natural newborn portraits; wrinkly fingers, back rolls, tiny baby feet, wisps of hair, baby fuzz, and those curious newborn eyes. Don't worry, you don't need a large space. I will choose the perfect corner before your little one is born so I'm prepared the day of. The newborn family photos will be taken in the master bedroom, living room, and/or outdoors.
Don't worry Mama, trust me! I promise you, I have everything taken care of. The hardest part when entrusting me to document your fleeting newborn season will be choosing the album cover of the baby book I design for you to keep and savor for generations.
After you review my work and love what you see and read, you will inquire on my contact page. Then, we will have a consultation to talk about the details of your session and answer any questions you might have about working with me.
This ensures we are on the same page because I want to serve you well. This also allows me to create any payment plan that works best for you and your family.
After our consultation, I will send you a proposal to review. You will sign it and pay the reservation fee via credit or debit card. Once both of these have been received, your due date will be saved on my calendar.
During our consultation, we'll go over how dates are chosen (dependent on your desires and comfort- any time between 3 days and 4 weeks).
Your due date has been saved, YAY! Now we will plan the dress for your maternity session and the dress for your newborn session. After your dresses have been chosen, we will style the rest of the family.
Maternity sessions can be outside, in your home, or with a studio setup between 28-36 weeks.
Around 36 weeks, we will finalize the preparation details for your newborn session. I will also send you a prep guide for the must have hospital goods because I love making sure you have anything and everything you may need for labor, delivery, and the moments after.
I always encourage dad to text me or email me 24 hours after baby is born so we can put a date on the calendar.
The day of your newborn session is here, so exciting!
My hair and makeup artist will come an hour before the session. I will get there 45 minutes early to give you and your family your coffee and breakfast pastry order. I will also begin prepping the studio space and the house for our session.
Once baby is fed, I will start with him/her on the posing bag.
The day of our session, I will send you 1-3 photos to use as an announcement. If you paid for me to create an announcement then I will have that sent to be printed.
You will receive your online gallery of edited images to download within 3 weeks.
Your baby album and framed photographs will arrive within 6-8 weeks after the session.
through tangible memories
kind words from my clients
Lauren did an amazing job with our newborn photos! She was great from start to finish- detail oriented, easy to communicate with, professional, and timely with getting our pictures back. She brought over her beautiful dresses... It was nice to not have to worry about finding an outfit in the midst of giving birth. Lauren handled our newborn with such care and love. The photos are so beautiful and we will cherish them forever.
Kelsey and Greg
Lauren is an amazingly talented photographer whose creativity and attention to detail are met with her cheerful, easy-going personality. She's awesome to work with, asking questions about what you want out of your images before the shoot! Super patient and fun with babies!
Stephanie and Taylor
Lauren was wonderful during our newborn/family pics. She was great with getting our two and a half year old involved and excited about the photo - she's like a toddler whisperer! We are so pleased with the way our photos came out and captured our sweet family. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone!
Katelyn and Jerod
Lauren is warm and casual and invites you to relax and be yourself in front of the camera. She is great at bringing introverts or those who don't consider themselves photogenic out of their shells. She did a newborn session for us with a two-day-old baby, who was fussy and crying. She is a mother herself, so she is able to adapt to situations that seem less than ideal. Her nature and demeanor are a huge part of getting great photos. The funny thing is, the crying photos of our tiny baby are actually the ones who love most.
Stu and Kristen
We are grateful to Lauren for capturing the perfection of our firstborn baby. She spent time making sure we were comfortable and that photos were captured naturally. We will forever treasure these photos as a reminder of when our tiny little one first joined our family. I highly recommend Lauren, she is professional, gracious, and engaging!
Kristie and Andre
Lauren made me feel beautiful for my maternity pictures when I felt a little larger than life. She did such an amazing job with my 4 year old & is just an all around joy to work with. She captured our personalities & produced beautiful shots. So happy we get to keep these little treasures to look back on!
Sarah and Ross
I wasn’t sure how my kids would do but Lauren was amazing! She made them laugh and knew exactly how to get them involved and smiling. She got incredible shots and all in less than 30 minutes as the rain started to pick up. I was affirmed we wouldn’t get enough but then she sent me the link and my goodness there were tons and all AMAZING. She captured our family so perfectly. I am so thankful for these forever memories I have of my family.
Andy and Jami
ready for more?
My clients are looking to receive professional, high end, clean, and timeless heirlooms. My newborn collections begin at $1200.
To review my collections in detail, please inquire through my contact page. I'm always happy to create custom packages.
I provide payment plans with all packages and clients love adding my services to their gift registry.