The Baby Experience

Your baby will change and grow so much during that first year.  In what seems like the blink of an eye, a tiny helpless bundle is transformed into an active and inquisitive toddler.  Baby portrait sessions are a wonderful way to capture you child’s first milestones and blossoming personality.  From quirky smiles, to the excitement of sitting, crawling, and standing!

Our Style…

Our custom portrait sessions are a unique and personalized experience.  As parents, we know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments.  We strive to make our baby sessions relaxed and enjoyable, while capturing a variety of posed and candid portraits.  Babies are encouraged to move around, play, and have fun!  We love to document that infectious energy and charisma that brings so much joy to your lives.  With an eye for perfect moments and unique perspectives, we create baby and family portraits that are beautiful, genuine and emotional.  We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.

Scheduling…

It’s never to early to book!  Sessions fill up quickly, and it’s always best to contact us as soon as possible for an appointment.  We recommend planning your baby portraits around the following milestones:

  • 6 months:  Sitting, smiling and starting to show their dynamic personality
  • 9 months:  On the move! Crawling, rolling and giggles galore
  • 12 months:  Standing, cruising, taking first steps and ready to take on the world.

Location…

Baby portraits may be captured in your home, in our Park Hill studio, or at an outdoor location of your choice.  Home is a warm and cozy environment that allows us to incorporate meaningful settings, such as the nursery and family play areas.  Our neighborhood studio provides a clean, simple look that really focuses on your baby and allows us to bring out their expressions and features in a truly timeless way.  We also love photographing baby and family portraits in the natural splendor of the outdoors.  The vibrant colors and textures provide a stunning backdrop.  Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images.  We have lots of favorite locations, and we’re happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot.

What to wear…

Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits.  We love to photograph babies in a cute diaper cover, well-fitting favorite outfit, or a simple onesie.  Clothes that have texture, like cable-knit sweaters, corduroy, lace and ruffles photograph beautifully in baby portraits.  As for Mom and Dad, we recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style.  We love neutrals, creams, and soft pastel colors.  Have fun with accessories and layers to add dimension to your portraits.  Your Welcome Packet will provide lots of inspiration.

Portrait Session vs. Mini Session…

Our Portrait Session is 1-1.5 hours, allowing plenty of time for outfit changes, meaningful props, and a large variety of concepts.  Our Signature Portrait Session clients are interested in an extensive selection of images to create albums and wall art clusters.  As an alternative, our Mini Session is a wonderful way to capture a smaller selection of portraits that focus on your baby, as well as some intimate family portraits.  Mini Sessions are offered in our studio and select local parks.

Artistically edited…

Art takes time!  But rest assured, it’s worth the wait.  For every minute we spend together with you, we spend hundreds more behind the scenes to make your portraits and overall experience exceptional.  Following your family portrait session, we carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept – based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, background, and overall appeal.  These final images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art.

Displaying your portraits….

You will receive your private online gallery of beautifully edited baby portraits within 3-4 weeks of your session to make your order selections.  You’re of course welcome to share your gallery with family and friends.  Like most professional portrait photographers, we do not release RAW files, since these are merely a starting place for your final portraits.  If you should like your products to arrive in time for a birthday or special occasion, please notify us in advance, and we will try our best to accommodate.  We are always happy to advise on creative ways to display your baby and family photos.

We offer a variety of fine art prints, custom wall-art, and keepsake albums to suit every client.  Each product we offer has been selected for its craftsmanship, and the heirloom quality ensures that your custom art will be enjoyed for generations!  We invite you to our Park Hill studio for a personal design session.  We encourage you to take measurements and photos of where you plan to showcase your portrait art, so we can show how different wall art displays will look in your home.  We will consult with you on options for displaying your baby and family portraits in creative and beautiful ways.  Weather you prefer a modern contemporary style or rustic chic, we’ll work together to ensure your portraits fit your home perfectly.

Reserve now…

Please visit the Investment section for details and pricing of our portrait sessions.  When you’re ready to book your portrait session, please contact us at info@brandonjscott.com.  We look forward to capturing these special memories for your family!