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THE EXPERIENCE

 Stephanie Bennett Photography is a full-service photography studio. The studio is fully stocked, and filled with everything needed for newborn and maternity sessions.  Choose from over 60 maternity gowns and dresses, and artisan newborn props from local and international vendors.  My goal is to make these sessions as stress free and easy on families as possible.  You essentially just need to show up an let me handle everything else. If you do have questions leading up to your session, I am always available and provide details what to expect guides with little tips for the entire family.   

 I believe that milestones are important for the whole family, and include family and sibling poses in my newborn, maternity, and milestone sessions. After your session, you will have an in person reveal and ordering appointment. Enjoy a slide show of session highlights, and then we will pick your favorites, discuss print and product options, and I will create custom wall art and albums for your family.  This is everyone’s favorite part, parent describe it as exciting and emotional, and everyone loves getting to see their images on a big screen for the first time.  Purchase only the images you love.  Your custom heirloom products will be ready for pickup within 2 weeks from your ordering.

 Let me give you a stress-free photography session unlike anything you have experienced before.

 

 

SESSION FEES

 

Session fees range from $75 – 175 depending on the session type

Your session fee includes a pre-session consultation, personalize customization of your session, session prep information, use of studio props and wardrobe, your session time, hand edits of your images, gallery viewing and ordering appointment, and everything else during the process to tailor your gallery to your needs.

Photographic prints, products, and digital files sold separately.

Collections of Heirloom items and digital images begin at $580

Digital image collections begin at $490.

minneapolis maternity photographer

MATERNITY | $175

– STUDIO AND ON LOCATION –

1 hour session

Full use of collection of maternity gowns and dresses

Fitting appointment before session to try on dresses.

***Complimentary when booked with a newborn or fresh baby session***

 

 

Stephanie Bennett Photography Northfield family, child, senior, baby, child, infant and newborn photographer

STUDIO NEWBORN | $175

– STUDIO-

2-3 hour studio session

Full use of studio collection of props

Includes baby only and family poses

fresh 48 photographer

FRESH BABY |$175

– ON LOCATION-

– HOSPITAL OR YOUR HOME-

 1 hour session

Capturing your little one in the first 72 hours as they join the family

Northfield, lakeville, farmington child photographer cake smash studio

MILESTONE | $75

– STUDIO AND ON LOCATION –

1 hour session in studio or outdoors

Full use of studio props and studio wardrobe up to 2T

family photography studio northfield MN | Minneapolis MN

FAMILY | $175

– ON LOCATION –

1 hour outdoor session

Use of studio collection of outdoor props like chairs, quilts, blankets and more

Use of studio wardrobe for moms and little ones up to 2T

Senior Picture Photographer Northfield Farmington Lonsdale New Prauge Lakeville Faribault

SENIOR | $175

– STUDIO AND ON LOCATION –

Choice of studio or on location, or mix of both

1 hour session

Full use of studio props and studio wardrobe

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

STUDIO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you offer mini sessions?

Mini sessions are offered periodically throughout the year and on a limited basis.  If you are interested in mini session details, I encourage you to join our mailing list so you are up to date on studio offerings.

Do you offer prints?

Yes!  I always encourage my clients to invest in printed products.  I know we live in a digital world, but there is nothing better than pictures of your family hanging on your wall, beautiful albums, and prints. I work with top printing labs from across the country to offer stunning ways to display your family pictures.

Do you offer digital images?

Yes.  I know prints and products are not a good match for everyone.  I offer digital only packages, along with collections of prints and digitals together. 

When will we get to see our pictures from a session?

You will be invited back to the studio 1-2 weeks after your session for your viewing and ordering appointment. This is when you will see your final images.  I will also guide you through the selection process as you choose your favorite images and decide on what products or collections best fit your needs.

When will our prints / wall art / albums and digitals be ready?

Your digital images will be ready for you on the day of your viewing and ordering appointment. Orders of prints, wall art, canvas wraps, keepsake boxes, and albums can take 1-2 weeks depending on production times for each item.  I promise, I will get your items to you as soon as possible.

NEWBORN SESSION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I book my newborn session?

I recommend booking your newborn session when you are in your second trimester.  I take limited newborn sessions each month, and booking early can guarantee your spot on my calendar.  Booking early also allows for time to include a complimentary maternity session if you wanted to include one.

What is my baby is already here?

I do my best to fit in all newborn inquiries.  Please reach out and I will let you know if I have an opening.  If I don’t, I will refer you to photographer friends that might be able to accommodate you. 

When do newborn sessions take place?

Studio newborn sessions take place at my Northfield studio.  Newborn sessions are typically Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings beginning at 9:00am.  I can sometimes accommodate weekend newborns.  If you need a weekend session, please let me know when you inquire about your session.   

How long does a newborn session last?

Newborn sessions typically last 2-2.5 hours.  Some babies need more time, and others can finish my normal session poses in less than 2 hours.  Newborn sessions are based on baby’s feeding and sleeping schedules, which can vary greatly from baby to baby.

What do I need to bring to my newborn session?

The only thing you needs to bring is your baby.  I have a large collection of newborn props from local and international vendors, and in a variety of colors and styles.

I do encourage families to bring items that are important to them to include in the session soon. Some examples include a special baby blanket, a heirloom item, or anything special that you would like included.

How do I prepare for my newborn session?

Once your session is booked, I will send you a detailed what to expect guide for your session.  It will include tips for a happy and sleepy baby, clothing choices for family pictures, and much more.

What about my older kids at a newborn session?

Being a mom of two kids myself, I know that adding a baby to the family and be a big adjustment to siblings and the attention they receive.  I always include big sibling pictures in newborn sessions, so they feel like a bigger part of the session.  I also have snacks, toys, and Disney+ in the studio.  There is also a playground a block away, and an adorable cupcake shop in walking distance if they need to get out of the studio and burn off some energy.

MATERNITY SESSION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I book my maternity session?

I recommend booking your maternity session in your second trimester.  This will give us time to discuss your session, try on maternity dresses and gowns, plan your location and more.  I also recommend maternity sessions take place when you are 32-36 weeks, when you have a nice defined baby bump, but not completely uncomfortable yet.

When do maternity sessions take place?

They can take place anytime. I have clients that book them earlier in their pregnancy as a birth announcement.  Others wait until later in their pregnancy.  I recommend maternity sessions take place when you are 32-36 weeks along – but that is just a suggestion, and we will plan your session at the best time for you.

How long does a maternity session last?

Maternity sessions are around an hour long.  I find that an hour of posing, dress changes, and more can be exhausting for moms.  I keep your well-being a priority, and have a good session flow to maximize images in an hour.

What should I wear to my maternity session?

You are welcome to any of the dresses or gowns in my large collection for maternity clients.  I have options ranging from casual, glamorous gowns, lace robes, and more risqué options if you are feeling daring.

I also have a detailed what to wear guide if you want to pick out your own outfits.  I also include tips for dressing the rest of the family for the session too.