When should I book my newborn session?
We do take a limited number of newborns each month, so that we can ensure a top of the line, personalized experience to each of our clients. Be sure to book your session in advance. If your baby has already arrived, please feel free to still contact us, as we may still have spots available where we could fit you in.
When should we have our baby photographed?
We recommend that pictures be done in the first 14 days of baby's life if at all possible. They are still "sleepy" and curly in the first two weeks. We do consider your baby still a "newborn" up to six weeks though. We have plenty of experience with all ages, and we can get beautiful images of your little one, no matter their age.
Do you offer in home sessions?
We do not offer in home sessions. Our studio is set up specifically for newborn sessions, and we have an extensive amount of props and backdrops in our prop room. We achieve consistent imagery by keeping sessions in the studio.
Can I bring any of my own props?
We have an extensive amount of props and backdrops in our prop room. If there is something specific that you are looking for, please let us know in advance. We are always happy to incorporate mom or dad's favorite things into the session (sports, etc). We also love to incorporate family heirlooms. If you do decide to bring anything along, please just bring a few things, and be sure to let us know in advance so that we may plan ahead. We will do our best to incorporate them into your session.
What should I do to prepare for the session?
Once you have completed your contract, and paid your session fee, I will forward our complete Preparation Guide that will help you to prepare in advance for the session. No worries, its a very short read, and you don't need to do much!
How long will the session last?
We schedule up to three hours for newborn sessions. Not all sessions take the full three hours,but many do. We are not shooting the whole time... we want the experience to be relaxing, and we want to make sure that baby remains happy. This means that we will take feeding and diaper breaks as needed.
Can we take family pictures during the session?
Yes, you can book our Luxe Session, which includes pictures with mom, dad and any siblings.
What if my baby is fussy during the session?
Stacey has been photographing babies for eight years. She has perfected her soothing skills, and can calm babies quite well. We will take breaks as needed if baby is wet or hungry. Stacey has a saying at the studio - "I always win". She can always get the shots that she needs.
Can I watch during the session?
Absolutely! There is a sitting area at the studio that overlooks the shooting area. We do just ask that you stay in this area during the session unless we need you for something. This allows for Stacey to do her job, and keeps everyone safe!
Where are you located?
The newborn studio is located on State Street just outside of Carlsbad Village in Carlsbad, California.
Can I get digital files from the session?
Digital files are available for purchase. The majority of our clients invest in heirloom quality albums, prints and products in addition to digital files.
How long does it take for us to see our baby's portraits?
We have you back to the studio for your Reveal and Ordering Appointment approximately 7-10 days after your newborn session takes place. Your Reveal and Ordering Appointment is where you will first view a slideshow of all the images that we have prepared for you, and you will place your final order during this appointment. All decision makers should attend this appointment.
Voted one of California's Top Newborn Photographers of 2016 by Photography Magazine.
Welcome to Lovely Baby Photography. I am Stacey Marsh, and I specialize in newborn, maternity, children's and family portrait photography in the North County San Diego area, and South Orange County. Our clients come to us from San Diego, downtown San Diego, La Jolla, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Oceanside, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Oceanside, La Mesa, and El Cajon. North San Diego County Newborn Portrait Studio.
: : : : : : My beautiful newborn and child portrait studio is located at 2333 State Street in Carlsbad, CA. The studio is just outside of Carlsbad Village. By Appointment Only. 760 . 271 . 0725 | or email stacey @ lovelybabyphotography.com
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