I’m pregnant now and would like to book you for our newborn photos. What should I do?

Email me at anne@annewilmusphotography or get in touch using the Contact Form button (linked below these questions). Let me know your due date and any specific questions you have.

To officially book a spot near your due date, two things are needed: a retainer and a Portrait Agreement. Everything can be done online and I will send you these links once you get in touch.

How much do newborn photos cost?

I have a few different package options that range from $450-$2000. Email me at anne@annewilmusphotography.com
or use the button (linked below these questions) to request detailed package info.

When is the best time to book my photos?

I recommend booking as soon as you know you want newborn photos. I will always do my best to take later/ last minute bookings but can’t always accommodate them because some months are busier than others and there is a limited timeframe to do newborn photos within.

I booked, but what if my baby comes earlier or later than expected? Or has a nicu stay?

No problem at all! Pretty much no baby is born on their due date! Just be sure to contact me within a day or two of birth so we can still schedule the session within the ideal time frame. If you are having a scheduled C-section or induction, we can schedule ahead of time. If baby has a nicu stay, we will schedule the session asap once he/she is home.

When and where are newborn photos done?

Newborn photos are best taken within 5 days to 3 weeks after birth in my studio. My studio is located in the South Hills, about 15 minutes south of the city of Pittsburgh and I schedule the sessions for weekday mornings. Each session takes between 1 to 3 hours depending on what package you select and how sleepy baby is.

What should I expect once I arrive for the session?

You can sit back and relax! I will have everything set up ahead of time and take care of it all from start to finish, (other than breastfeeding)! You can enjoy watching your baby get his/her photos taken and get a few hours to yourself!

Do I need to buy or bring anything for the baby to wear?

Nope! I got you covered! I provide everything we need to photograph the baby and you can pick your own color palette. I am constantly adding new headbands, hats, props, etc to my collection. If you’d like to bring something of your own, you are welcome to! Just let me know ahead of time so I can plan how best to incorporate it.

My baby has scratches, dry skin, red marks, etc. What should I do?

No problem at all! Almost all babies have funky skin! I edit it all to look nice!

What if my baby poops or pees while you are photographing him/her?

It happens all the time! I do a lot of laundry, lol.

What if my baby is uncooperative for the session?

Don’t worry about it! I have over a decade of experience doing this and work with well over a hundred babies a year. Most are great sleepers and, with my experience in handling them safely and properly, are very easy to photograph at this age. But of course, there are always a few that will get gassy, fussy, or just have an awake spell while here. To help ensure extra sleepiness, I will send you detailed prep tips before the session that will hopefully help to avoid this, but I always allow extra time if we need to settle baby more than normal. We will also accommodate and adjust the poses so that baby is the most comfortable he/she can be. Sometimes, these fussy babies end up with some of the cutest pics!

When will my photos be ready?

Quickly! I pride myself in customer service and part of that is having your photos edited right away. I promise you will never wait more than ten days (at the maximum!) to get your gallery. I will email you a link to your gallery and post some favorite images online so you can show off your baby right away!

Do I get digital photos?

Yes! All of my packages include high resolution digital images and a print release for you. You may use the print release for personal use for any types of prints, albums, birth announcements, etc that you wish to make. I also offer high end professional albums, prints, and canvases that you can purchase from me at any time. You can see pics here and I will have samples for you to look at during your session!

What experience do you have?

I have been photographing newborns for well over a decade now and I photograph about a hundred newborn babies each year. I have taken an in-person newborn photography workshop and always continue with online learning; taking several classes per year. And, as my schedule permits, I also mentor other newborn photographers myself.

I also have three kids of my own.

Prior to focusing on newborns, I learned photography through private lessons and shadowing of a prominent local wedding photographer. I began my career photographing mostly weddings but quickly found that photographing newborn babies was completely what I loved!

Do you offer anything other than newborn photos?

Yup! I will photograph babies up to 12 months.
Learn more by visiting the "Older Babies" section of my website.

Meet Anne

Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

πŸ‘¦πŸΌπŸ‘§πŸΌ πŸ‘§πŸΌI am a mom of three, πŸ‘°πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€΅πŸΌand have been married for 14 years. 

πŸ“Έ I started learning photography after being inspired by my wedding photographer when I found her in 2008 while googling church photos.  

🏫I went to W&J for college where I played volleyball 🏐and majored in Business and Psychology. It was so fun and I met my husband there. Before graduating, I took the LSATs and got into law school but decided not to go because I didn’t want to work lawyer hours or have more loans. 

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’ΌπŸ“₯I worked in HR for 5 years before throwing all my spare time into photography and turning a hobby into a career.  

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌI officially launched my business in 2011 while on maternity leave with my son. Not having any experience as a mom and not knowing how to create and run a business, it was crazy confusing/stressful and I was tired on top of the post-partum hormones πŸ₯΅πŸ€―. But, obviously I’m glad I saw it through. 

πŸ‘°πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€΅πŸ»πŸ’πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ‘¨ When first starting out, I photographed either outside or in the dining room of our townhouse. I did everything from engagements, to weddings, families, and newborns. I quickly realized my heart was with the newborns and phased out everything else over the next few years. 

πŸ“ΊπŸ“šβšΎοΈπŸ“£πŸ€πŸˆ When I’m not working, my favorite pastimes are sitting on my couch (my happy place) watching TV, reading, or doing or a puzzle. I’m currently teaching myself how to crochet via YouTube. Basically, I’m 80. But, even more than my affinity for sitting on my couch, I love watching my kids do their sports. 

πŸ”β˜€οΈI prefer to leave my house only when it’s sunny or there is a promise of good food. πŸ₯“πŸ—πŸ€πŸ£πŸΏπŸͺ

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ πŸ“Έ I’ve thought a lot about it and I really do think my job is one of the best jobs there could possibly be. I look forward to going into the studio for every session I do and I can’t think of anything else I’d like to spend so much time doing. I hope I can keep doing this for many many years to come. 

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