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NEWBORNS

Newborn Documentary session:

Documentary sessions are perfect for capturing those first moments at the hospital, when visitors and family are pouring all their love into your new baby and you can’t quite grasp the amazingness of this tiny new life that has come into yours.  Perfect for siblings and grandparents who are meeting baby for the first time! or for parents who are bringing baby home a little bit later than expected but still wish to document their new love.  For Newborn documentary sessions we will take a more photojournalist approach to and focus on your relationship rather than solely focusing on portraits, we will capture all the details that help tell your story.  For an in-home session also we can bring elements of your own home decor into the shoot, showcasing your baby’s nursery and the space you will become a family in.  Newborn documentary sessions are limited in availability to 2 a month and are offered year round.  If you’d like to see more head over to the gallery HERE, to book your session or  for detailed pricing please contact us (info@chocolateboxphoto.co) or by clicking on the “contact” link above.

Newborn Portrait session (Studio)

Session fee for Newborn portrait sessions is $225.  This is a full newborn session photographed in studio for babies less than 3 weeks old (ideally 5-10 days old). Includes baby’s parents and three additional children ($50 for each additional subject).  The goal is to create a special product for your home and/or a family heirloom. It is custom photographic art that is specially designed for your space. This can mean a wall piece, an heirloom album and/or any digital negatives you want to preserve.

  • a detailed  pre-consultation with Natalia to choose a location(s), and plan a display goal for your session.
  • guidance and advice for clothing and session design.
  • a full session to capture many options that offers a complete portrait study of your newborn baby and family.
  • 30-40 carefully edited images for you to review at your ordering appointment.
  • a post-session viewing & ordering appointment with Natalia where she will help you design a final product or you may just purchase digital files.
  • custom printing, order fulfillment and archival preservation.
  • a delivery appointment for you to approve your order and take home your art.

Session fee is due at the time of booking and does not include files or product, Please see our Art Products & Digital Files page for more info on product investment.

We highly recommend that newborn portraits be completed between 5-14 days old (if you would like your newborn to be photographed after 2 weeks old we recommend that you check out our newborn documentary sessions), during this time babies sleep better and its how we are able to pose them in womb like positions so we recommend booking your session at least 6-8 weeks before your due date.  The sessions tend to last anywhere form 1 to 3 hours and they vary completely by baby, we will often stop in between for feedings and diaper changes and we do everything at the studio studio  Newborn portrait sessions are limited in availability to 2 a month and are offered year round.  If you’d like to go ahead and book your session or  for detailed pricing please contact us (info@chocolateboxphoto.co) or by clicking on the “contact” link above.

 HELLO WORLD! (Baby club)

Entrance to the club is $250** and includes:

  • 1 Milestone Session fee (sitting or crawling)
  • 1 Year Baby and Cake Smash Session fee
  • Complimentary Family Session fee in Year 2.
  • Eligibility for complimentary year end gifts (canvas, albums and image boxes) that our other clients cannot get!
**CLIENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED A NEWBORN SESSION MAY ENTER OUT ‘HELLO WORLD” BABY CLUB FOR JUST $150.

THE “Hello World” BABY PRINTS AND PRODUCTS

Print and product prices for our Baby Club are the same as our regular product lines, and can be seen under our Digital Files & Products Tab. We always encourage Baby Planners to “Create A Collection” with each session and build a year-end product that will showcase your  child’s growth over the year.

The Baby Plan also offers fantastic added incentives and popular year-end gifts with purchase, making it one of our most fun, rewarding and memory making experiences! Please inquire to learn all about our most well-loved program.

 

PORTRAIT

Session fee for portrait sessions is $175.  These type of sessions are designed for clients who want their entire family included in the images, and their goal is to create a special product for their home and/or a family heirloom. It is custom photographic art that is specially designed for your space. This can mean a wall piece, an heirloom album and/or any digital negatives you want to preserve.

  • a detailed  pre-consultation with Natalia to choose a location(s), and plan a display goal for your session.
  • guidance and advice for clothing and session design.
  • a full session to capture many options that offers a complete portrait study of your family or newborn baby.
  • 30-40 carefully edited images for you to review at your ordering appointment.
  • a post-session viewing & ordering appointment with Natalia where she will help you design a final product or you may just purchase digital files.
  • custom printing, order fulfillment and archival preservation.
  • a delivery appointment for you to approve your order and take home your art.

Session fee are due at the time of booking and do not include files or product, Please see our Art Products & Digital Files page for more info on product investment. You may choose from any of the following types of sessions:

 Family Portrait session

This is a full session photographed in studio or on-location. Includes up to 5 subjects (over 6 months of age).   Family documentary sessions are limited in availability and are only offered outdoors in Louisville in the months of May, Sept & Oct.  Travel dates are considered on an individual basis and travel fees are not included in the session fee price.  If you’d like to go ahead and book your session or  for detailed pricing please contact us (info@chocolateboxphoto.com) or by clicking on the “contact” link above.

Maternity/Milestones/cake smash session 

This is a full session photographed in studio or on-location.  This type of session is perfect for expectant mothers and to document milestones for babies starting at (3 months of age and up), A cake smash to celebrate a first birthday or documenting a birthday for toddlers and older children.  Maternity, Milestones, and Cake smash sessions are offered year round.  If you’d like to go ahead and book your session or  for detailed pricing please contact (info@chocolateboxphoto.com) or by clicking on the “contact” link above.

 

DOCUMENTARY

Session fee for documentary sessions is $225.  These type of sessions are designed for clients who want their entire family included in the images, and their goal is to create a special product for their home and/or a family heirloom. It is custom photographic art that is specially designed for your space. This can mean a wall piece, an heirloom album and/or any digital negatives you want to preserve.

  • a detailed  pre-consultation with Natalia to choose a location(s), and plan a display goal for your session.
  • guidance and advice for clothing and session design.
  • a full session to capture many options that offers a complete portrait study of your family or newborn baby.
  • 30-40 carefully edited images for you to review at your ordering appointment.
  • a post-session viewing & ordering appointment with Natalia where she will help you design a final product or you may just purchase digital files.
  • custom printing, order fulfillment and archival preservation.
  • a delivery appointment for you to approve your order and take home your art.

Session fee are due at the time of booking and do not include files or product, Please see our Art Products & Digital Files page for more info on product investment. You may choose from one of the two types of documentary session:

Family Documentary session

Do you love photography but are yearning for something different? Documentary Sessions are truly a family photographic adventure!  Lasting up to 3 hours or so, these sessions are a true exploration of your family’s love and devotion to one another. It’s all about photographing the everyday moments that happen where the real laughter and joy, and sometimes tears 🙂   It’s about capturing the individual personalities and interactions between all the members of your family. And it’s about encapsulating the crinkle of your little one’s nose, the way they giggle when you make make that funny face, the way they dance or sing, and the way they run to you when they scuff their knee, longing for your love to make it all better. It’s completely about YOU, in your everyday life! Documentary sessions vary completely by family but we promise to preserve your favorite traditions!

Most Documentary sessions take place in your home, but often times we will travel to your favorite place to hang out as a family, or follow you to your favorite outdoor activities.  Wanna bake cookies & sip hot cocoa on a cold winter morning after a morning of sledding? done. Wanna have us come along for a morning of hiking/canoeing and a visit to your favorite bakery? Done! Do your kids love going to the Zoo and riding the train and grabbing Froyo on the way home? done! Wanna start a new tradition and cut and decorate your Christmas tree? done!  Wanna have us document your favorite weekend routine complete with breakfast made at home, Saturday morning Cartoons, kids in PJ’s and hanging out in the couch? DONE!

Family documentary sessions are limited in availability and are only offered in the months of July, Aug and November through April.  If you’d like to see more head over to the gallery HERE, to book your session or  for detailed pricing please contact us (info@chocolateboxphoto.co) or by clicking on the “contact” link above.

 

MINI SESSIONS

Session fee for Mini sessions is just $75.  Clients who are on a budget,just want to try us out, or who just want gift print sized digital files to print on their own, should consider our mini session line. This type of session was designed for those who want a session that will capture their loved ones in a colorful, charming and delightful way without the detailed experience, custom products and home design, or investment required of our Portrait and Documentary sessions.

SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • a skype/google+  pre-consultation and online questionnaire to plan your session.
  • guidance and advice for clothing and session design.
  • an abbreviated session that offers a complete portrait study of your family or child.
  • 10-15 carefully edited images for you to review at your ordering appointment.
  • A post-session viewing & ordering appointment with Natalia where she will help you design a final product, or you may just purchase digital files online (collections range between $325-$425)
  • custom printing, order fulfillment and archival preservation.