Your investment in newborn photography

Here at Dear Lissie, I try my best to keep things simple and easy to understand. I know how confusing photography pricing can be and how many different great ways there are to do things. Dealing with pregnancy hormones, babies and small (or large) children can leave us parents frazzled. That’s why my pricing is as simple and transparent as I can make it. No hard decisions…just find the package you need and you’re done.

All newborn packages include digital files in high resolution with a release to print, along with recommendations of where to print. I have 4 newborn packages. The difference between them each is the number of digitals included, the length of the session and the option for props, and inclusion of family. After your session there is the ability to purchase additional digitals (beyond what is included in your session) as well as professionally printed products. A non-refundable $75 retainer fee and signed contract are due at booking. The remaining balance is due the date of your session. Once baby is born, I ask that you notify me within 48 hours to schedule your session. All newborn sessions are done M-F and begin in the morning. If a weekend session is your only option (due to work or school constraints) a $50 after hours fee will apply. Turnaround time is approximately 2 weeks. Contact me here to book your session.

Expecting multiples? I've had the pleasure of photographing many sets of twins and it's one of my most favorite things! I do charge a multiples fee of $150, simply to cover the cost of hiring an experienced assistant and to cover the extra time it takes for handling more than one baby.

It is important to note that with all these sessions you will receive the utmost care and expertise in the art and safety of posing newborns. Often times I will ask mom or dad to lend me a hand for a composite or just an additional spot of support. I will never agree to poses or set ups that have any opportunity to place the baby in any danger.

Birth Photography $700 (for up to 7 hours, $50/hour after that)

I photograph births on a limited basis and only during specific times of the year when I can be fully on call. If you are due between December and March, lets discuss how I can be help you capture this sacred time!

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:


-all final digital files will be delivered to you to download via a link

-5.25”x5.25” custom lay flat keepsake book ($150 value) designed by Mel.

 

The Fresh 48 Session $325

This session captures the first few hours with your new baby. I'll come to your hospital room and capture those first little fresh details and first snuggles. This is also a great choice for capturing when big brother or sister meets their new baby for the first time. 

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:


-90 minute session in your hospital room

-20 images selected by you from your online gallery will be delivered to you to download via a link.

 

Maternity Photography Pricing 

(only available to clients booking a newborn session)

Early Expectations Package $350*

Includes the following:


-30 minute gender reveal session in-studio or on location

-30 minute maternity session in-studio or on location

-5 digital images from each session chosen by you from an online viewing gallery, delivered to you to download via a link. You will receive both high-resolution, print-ready images as well as web-ready versions for email and social media sharing.

Classic Maternity Session $350*

includes the following:


-60-90 minute maternity session in-studio or on location

-1 outfit change

-10 digital images chosen by you from an online viewing gallery, delivered to you to download via a link. You will receive both high-resolution, print-ready images as well as web-ready versions for email and social media sharing.

 

Baby's first year package

Baby's First Year Package $975* (Saves $300)

includes the following:


-Everything from the Classic Newborn Session (may upgrade to All-Inclusive Session for an additional $200)

-45-60 minute "sitting up" studio session (usually 6-8 months, when the baby is sitting up well but not yet crawling, includes 20 high resolution digitals, selected by you)

-45-60 minute 1-year studio session (includes 20 high resolution digitals, selected by you, may include a smash-cake and may also be substituted for 1st birthday party coverage)

-5.25"x5.25" custom lay-flat keepsake book to document baby's first year, designed by Mel.

 

LISSIE'S LIFETIME DISCOUNT

All returning customers from Mel Nocks Photography or Dear Lissie Photography will receive 10% off every session they book in the future. (excludes mini-sessions)

 

*Payment plans are available for any packages $350 or above.

 

I strongly encourage printing your images at a professional lab to preserve the color and creative integrity of your fine art photographs. I am happy to have images printed for you, but will also happily steer you in the right direction. The best lab in Upstate SC to take your images to be printed is J&D Photo. If you want to use an online service, I highly recommend mpix.com for their quality and value.