Maternity/Newborn Photography

Newborn Session

Being parents of 7 children ourselves, we understand that there is no time that it is more important to capture the memories than those of our newborn children. Their tiny bodies grow and develop so quickly.

For best results with newborn photography we like to get your baby in for their session within the first 10 days of life. The sooner the better because newborn babies thrive on patterns and when something new comes into their world.. such a stranger with a camera and big flashy lights.. it makes it more difficult for baby to relax and sleep... and sleepy baby photos are what we all want! Its critical to get your newborn photos as soon as possible.

Newborn sessions often take longer than a standard portrait session. Baby settles in and out of sleep... and sleepy baby photos is what we all want. As such... newborn sessions tend to cost a little more, but the investment is worth it! Remember, your new baby is only newborn for just a very short time... and is growing every day.. Please don't let the cost of a newborn session or finances stop you from getting beautiful photos of your newborn baby. We have a convenient payment plan and for a small deposit we can get your photos in the camera now... and worry about finances later. Newborn Sessions start at $199 and include up to two hours of session time as needed.  You have the option of using our studio, or for a nominal fee, have us bring the studio to you for your convenience and comfort. 

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Be sure to ask about our first year special. 30 minute photo sessions at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year for just $159.99

Maternity Session

"To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched - along with the body - making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.... "
Anne Christian Buchanan

Let us capture this magical time for you when your body is transformed in the creation of your child. We love capturing Maternity images that put our creativity to work to create images that you will love and treasure for life. Michael is easy to work with, skilled at making you feel comfortable and beautiful, and with his creative eye for lighting can capture you in ways like no other...

We recommend a minimum of a one hour session for your maternity session, but all maternity sessions are booked as standard portrait sessions with all of the options that go along with it. 

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Michael James Photography
700 N Hayden Island Dr, Suite 333
Portland, OR 97216
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P: 971-303-8654
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