Whether you have recently welcomed a baby into your family or are celebrating a child's milestone, we look forward to preserving your beautiful life stories. Located in the quaint, historical city of Lancaster, PA, our cozy home-based, boutique studio was designed with you and your family in mind. 

The environment is temperature controlled to comfortably accommodate you and your little ones, regardless of the season. Our lounge area is designed for new parents to relax and unwind in while they watch their little one being photographed. We offer free coffee, snacks & wifi access so you can enjoy your time with us whether it’s for a newborn, milestone or birthday session. We also have free, off-street parking available. 

The Studio

Located in Lancaster, PA.

We want your time in our studio to be comfortable and enjoyable so we have created a space for you to rest, relax, and if you need it, take a nap! Your baby's session should be a special moment in your life, not a stressful one. We know that new moms are adjusting to the newness of mommy-hood and running on little sleep so our cozy lounge area is designed with you and your needs in mind. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and snacks while we celebrate and capture your baby’s first earth-side days or those special milestones along the way. 

We also love to pamper our mamas. Running on little sleep and taking care of yourself may become second priority while you adjust into a new routine with your baby, so to make our mama’s lives a little easier we offer complimentary make-up and a little pampering with a FULL STUDIO NEWBORN session so you have one less thing to worry about the morning of your session. It is an honor to be able to pamper you and make you feel beautiful—both inside and out—during these early days home with your baby. 

You will also have access to our entire prop stash so you don’t need to worry about bringing headbands, outfits or blankets . It’s our goal to make things as simple as possible for our mamas, so that the morning of your baby’s newborn session you can relax and soak in the moments during your baby’s first photo session. We have a large variety of props available that will complement your baby and your style, from little hats and headbands to swaddling wraps, plush and soft textured throws and more. We promise that when you’re in our studio you can embrace the moment and express the deep love you have for your baby and your family. 

What to Expect

You'll be relaxed, comfortable and at ease.

The number one priority during a newborn photo session is the safety of your baby. Our extensive experience working with newborns ensures that our time together will be as stress free as possible. We know it isn't easy for a mother to let someone else handle her precious newborn, so we take great pride in knowing and understanding how to safely and gently handle, pose and photograph your baby. As Lancaster’s premier newborn photographer, Nicola is continually educating herself through workshops and classes to stay current and to learn more about infant safety. 
  
In our studio you will find a changing station stocked with Honest diapers, Water Wipes, and BeautyCounter or Young Living baby products available to our little clients – all which are free from harmful ingredients and health-compromising chemicals. We believe the products we use should be safe for all parties involved and it’s our commitment to ensure your safety and your baby's safety by providing non-toxic, paraben free skincare and makeup products throughout the studio. 

Baby Safety

Keeping your baby safe is our top priority!


For the best results, we photograph our newborns at between one to two weeks of age (ideally between days 8-14). Any parent will tell you how fleeting those first few weeks are, so it is essential that we capture them as early as we can to achieve the results you see in my newborn portfolio. In-home lifestyle sessions have a bit more flexibility and we usually recommend doing these sessions within the first 2-4 weeks. 


We always take our time with newborns and will never rush a session – taking as much time as we need, allowing your baby to be our guide, however, newborn sessions usually last between 2-3 hours. We want everyone to feel completely relaxed during this time so you can enjoy every moment of your session without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.


In order to reserve your due date on our calendar, it is very important to contact Nicola while you are still pregnant. We typically book clients 3-6 months in advance and photograph a limited number of sessions per month.


Babies are infinitely giving and authentic. They are soulful, vulnerable, honest and pure – my aim during sessions is to connect with those qualities in each and every baby I have the pleasure to capture. For that reason, I am totally baby-led during my sessions. Your baby is my guide. A session is more than simply taking photos of what I see. I want to create beautiful images from what I feel and my style feels organic, simple and clean.


If you feel a connection with our work and would like to schedule a no pressure consultation, please fill out a contact form here. Consultations are held at our studio where we will review pricing, get to know each other and get a better feel for our style.


A 50% deposit is required to secure your due date on my calendar along with a signed contract. Your deposit is non-refundable in the event of client cancellation.


Of course not! We do not charge anything additional for multiples.
 

Sibling and parent images are photographed during the session at no extra charge. We can plan ahead and arrange a specific time for siblings to be part of the session and we’ll review all of the options before we get started. Sometimes clients have a grandparent or babysitter drop the siblings off at the studio for the sibling portion of the session, but siblings are welcome to stay at the studio the entire time if that works better for you. 


I am a studio light photographer and my home-based studio is located in the quaint little city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The studio images you see in my newborn portfolio are reflective of this setting. Lifestyle sessions are held in the comfort of your own home.


Maternity sessions are only available as an add-on to clients who book us for a newborn session and are photographed outdoors in or around Lancaster, PA – weather permitting. We are happy to include spouses and other children in your outdoor maternity session. 


Yes! We love documenting baby's first year. While we put more emphasis on baby’s development stage rather than their age, we recommend scheduling their first milestone session when they are able to sit unsupported (usually around 6-7 months) and their second session when they are able to stand on their own (usually around one year). 


We recommend scheduling the circumcision after the photo session, if possible. Otherwise, please allow at least 4-5 days for healing before the scheduled session.


We accept all major credit cards, check and cash when paying in person. Credit cards can be used for paying session fees online as well. Bounced checks will result in a $40 bounced check fee.


Yes! Digital files + print release are included with any session you do with us and are delivered via an online gallery download. Also available to you is custom framing and album design, prints and birth announcements or holiday cards. Every session includes a 20% savings on any order placed, however you are not obligated to purchase any additional products. 


New moms have a lot on their plate and planning for your baby’s newborn photo session will probably be the last thing you'll want to think about once they are here. After you book a session you will receive a welcome packet from me which will include a magazine guide with all the information you will need to know. You can read over this prior to your scheduled session date to refresh your memory of what to expect and bring etc. This will help you prepare and answer any additional questions you might have. 

Frequently asked questions

> When should studio newborn sessions be photographed?

> How long does a studio newborn session last?

> When should I book a newborn session?

> How do I book a session?

> What is your style?

> How much do I need to put down as a deposit to schedule my session?

> I am expecting twins. Will that be twice the price?

> We would like photos with our baby’s brothers/sisters. Do you charge extra for siblings?

> Where is the newborn photography session held?

> Do you offer Maternity sessions?

> Do you offer Milestone sessions? When are they usually done?

> I’m expecting a boy and we are planning to circumcise. How long do we need to wait before having his photos taken?

> What forms of payment do you accept?

> Are digital files included with my session?

> What do I need to do to get ready for my session? Do I need to bring anything?

Whether you have recently welcomed a baby into your family or are celebrating a child's milestone, we look forward to preserving your beautiful life stories. Located in the quaint, historical city of Lancaster, PA, our cozy home-based, boutique studio was designed with you and your family in mind. 

The environment is temperature controlled to comfortably accommodate you and your little ones, regardless of the season. Our lounge area is designed for new parents to relax and unwind in while they watch their little one being photographed. We offer free coffee, snacks & wifi access so you can enjoy your time with us whether it’s for a newborn, milestone or birthday session. We also have free, off-street parking available. 

The Studio

Located in Lancaster, PA.

We want your time in our studio to be comfortable and enjoyable so we have created a space for you to rest, relax, and if you need it, take a nap! Your baby's session should be a special moment in your life, not a stressful one. We know that new moms are adjusting to the newness of mommy-hood and running on little sleep so our cozy lounge area is designed with you and your needs in mind. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and snacks while we celebrate and capture your baby’s first earth-side days or those special milestones along the way. 








We also love to pamper our mamas. Running on little sleep and taking care of yourself may become second priority while you adjust into a new routine with your baby, so to make our mama’s lives a little easier we offer complimentary make-up and a little pampering with a FULL STUDIO NEWBORN session so you have one less thing to worry about the morning of your session. It is an honor to be able to pamper you and make you feel beautiful—both inside and out—during these early days home with your baby. 








You will also have access to our entire prop stash so you don’t need to worry about bringing headbands, outfits or blankets . It’s our goal to make things as simple as possible for our mamas, so that the morning of your baby’s newborn session you can relax and soak in the moments during your baby’s first photo session. We have a large variety of props available that will complement your baby and your style, from little hats and headbands to swaddling wraps, plush and soft textured throws and more. We promise that when you’re in our studio you can embrace the moment and express the deep love you have for your baby and your family. 

What to Expect

You'll be relaxed, comfortable and at ease.

The number one priority during a newborn photo session is the safety of your baby. Our extensive experience working with newborns ensures that our time together will be as stress free as possible. We know it isn't easy for a mother to let someone else handle her precious newborn, so we take great pride in knowing and understanding how to safely and gently handle, pose and photograph your baby. As Lancaster’s premier newborn photographer, Nicola is continually educating herself through workshops and classes to stay current and to learn more about infant safety. 







  
In our studio you will find a changing station stocked with Honest diapers, Water Wipes, and BeautyCounter or Young Living baby products available to our little clients – all which are free from harmful ingredients and health-compromising chemicals. We believe the products we use should be safe for all parties involved and it’s our commitment to ensure your safety and your baby's safety by providing non-toxic, paraben free skincare and makeup products throughout the studio. 

Baby Safety

Keeping your baby safe is our top priority!

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