for the moms who value the small moments captured. connected images that document > stiffly posed newborn shots.

A Connected Newborn Photo Experience  

newborn photographer based in salem, oregon

So what is a lifestyle, baby led newborn photo session anyways?

The sweet first weeks of your babies life are unlike any other. The amazing first moments of being a family or the the special moments your baby meets your older kiddos. Newborn photography is so beautiful, so genuine and so important. It's something that's so easy to forget about but so important to remember. This season of life goes fast and documenting the littleness of your baby and the connected, warm moments as a family- is truly invaluable and irreplaceable.  Any mom you ask will undoubtedly tell you to hold on to the little moments because they are over before you know it. Hug them while they're little, be present with them- I would add to that- DON'T MISS OUT ON CAPTURING THESE SWEET TIMES WITH THEM. Photos of you snuggling your little one, your older kids meeting their baby sibling, sweet moments with your spouse as you await your sweet baby, or even moments of you guys with your new baby... priceless, value filled moments so WORTHY of being captured. 

Moments to hold
on to.

Well, I'm glad you asked! A lifestyle, baby led newborn photo session is connection centered and fully focused on capturing you as a family with your sweet new little. I guide you through poses and prompts that feel relaxed and truly highlight whats most important- all the joy and feelings that come with the new addition to your family. During your session, the focus is truly you and your baby, but we also take individual shots of your sweet babe too. These photos are less posed and focus on the little things- the lashes, the toes, their fingers. All the little things that are easy to forget if not captured. There are no stiff poses for babies here, and no "cherub babies dressed like flowers in a basket" type photos here, These are photos made to remember their first weeks earthside and highlight the unique beauty + connection in your family. These photos are meant to make you remember and feel for years to come.

Newborn Session Pricing

MEET THE 
PHOTOGRAPHER- KENZI

I'm a newborn photographer serving clients based out of Salem, Oregon and anywhere within 100 miles in any direction! As an aunt to 13+ kiddos, I started my photography business by taking photos of my nieces + nephews from maternity, to birth, to newborn and through all the family photos thereafter. There is such a sweet specialness in newborn photos that I feel so passionate about. Whether baby #1 or baby #5, I believe so strongly in having these sweet seasons of life documented. The preservation if their littleness in photos is so valuable and it's even more special being able to look back and see yourself and your loved family members interacting together and with your newborn. There's nothing like it! I'll also mention here, I've never met a parent who has regretted getting these photos done. This season is just too short not to.  

Hey! I'm a salem oregon newborn photographer that is wildly passionate about documenting this hugely meaningful season for you and your new baby. 

Ready to plan your newborn session?

— Katy + Family

"Kenzi has been taking our family photos exclusively for almost 2 years now. Each time, we experience an intimate lifestyle photography session. Kenzi’s work is unique in that it feels like a family date! It’s intimate and creates a family memory while we’re being captured. It reminds us of the love we have and what makes us special and precious. Our whole family absolutely looks forward to it. We always leave our photo times more connected as a family than when we came. I always print my favorites as soon as possible, though it’s hard to choose because I could frame each one! Thank you, Kenzi! Book her today! And watch your years be captured authentically and beautifully!"

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

typically it takes place in my own lifestyle newborn studio in salem, oregon! other options are outdoors or in home. I do recommend the studio for the experience and the editing tones/ photos that are consistent with the work i share online!

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Newborn faq

Where does the newborn session take place?

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Is there a way to have newborn photos be done safely during the COVID pandemic or flu season?

heck yes. i take the safety of you and your family very seriously! I have a variety of specialty lenses that allow me to distance, wash blankets after each use, i mask up and would never schedule when sick. also, because i use a lifestyle newborn approach to photos, i never have to pose your newborn, allowing me to distance well! 

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2 days to 2 weeks is traditionally best! however, any time in the first 6 months of life is worthwhile- it's all about preserving their sweet baby cuteness and this season of life for your family!

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When is the best time to have newborn photos done?

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you bet i do! and with a little extra off when booked together- inquire for pricing!

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Do you offer a package that includes maternity and/or birth photos?

absolutely! I am happy to help with outfit guidance and have tips + tricks to share with you to help you prep for your session, MAKING IT YOUR BEST PHOTO EXPERIENCE EVER!

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I've never done this before! Can you help me prepare for my newborn session?

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that's a no for me! i use a lifestyle approach that focuses on the little everyday details (little feet, hands, ears, etc.) and the connected you and your family have with your new baby. emotive, relaxed + connected. i do lightly guide you through different photo poses, but no big productions here!

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Do you do posed newborn photos with props? The kind with babies in baskets in themed outfits?

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i will have a digital download of your album available to you 6 weeks after your session. this allows for me to edit each image carefully and beautifully- in accordance to my personal style of editing. 

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What's the turn around time on my photos?

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I DO! I DON'T CHARGE ANY TRAVEL WITHIN A 100 MILE RADIUS OF SALEM, OREGON. THAT MEANS PORTLAND, CORVALLIS, EUGENE AND THEIR SURROUNDING AREAS ARE WITHIN MY NORMAL RANGE. BEYOND 100 MILES, A SMALL TRAVEL FEE IS ADDED TO THE SESSION COST. i highly recommend using MY OWN SALEM, OREGON STUDIO FOR THE BEST PRODUCT, PRETTIEST LIGHT AND NO ADDITIONAL FEES.

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I see you are based in Salem, do you travel? 

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