The very first time I photographed a newborn I felt like I discovered a calling. In home newborn photography is such a unique experience. I get to be there with you in one of those first days with your brand new baby. Your birth experience is fresh in your mind. Your home is abuzz with a quiet hum of new life, new parent nerves, and a hushed reverence of the sleepy little baby who has taken over your heart.

In home newborn sessions take place within the first two weeks of baby’s arrival. I come to your home with all of my blankets, hats and props and set up in the room with your best light. Most of the time it’s your living room or somewhere with a big sliding glass door. If there are any special items you’d like included in your session, such as a family quilt or special hat, I’ll take a look at those and decide how to incorporate them. You’ll crank the heat up before I arrive so that your house is nice and toasty for baby. If we are shooting images with siblings or mom and dad too, we typically start there. I like to get those taken care of before the older kiddos get bored and mom and dad get too hot! After we finish up there, you’ll feed your little one while I set everything up.


Getting baby good and sleepy is key for these gorgeous posed images. We takes lots of breaks for you to feed baby as needed. Perfecting each pose so that you can remember those tiny little toes, sweet little fingers and fresh little face. Typically, an in home newborn session takes about 3-4 hours mostly because it takes time to settle baby into a good deep sleep. As I work, you will enjoy all of the comforts of your own home and we’ll chat about your sweet baby and how life is going with your new addition. I love listening to your stories and sharing mine.

After your session, I’ll retouch and edit your images to provide you with beautiful artwork to remember this time in your little one’s life. You’ll receive all of the digital files from your session and also have the option to purchase professional quality prints, albums and canvases at a reasonable price. It’s so important to me that you print your images and don’t just let them live on your hard drive! I love providing you with those digital files for archival and online sharing purposes too!

What others have said:

“What an amazing experience. We’ve had pictures done with Kate twice! First, Kate came to our house, was incredibly prepared, and unbelievably patient. What a blessing to have such incredible pictures of our sweet baby at only 8 days old. He is growing incredibly fast and we will treasure those photos of our tiny baby forever!”

“Kate photographed my daughter when she was 8 days old. Being able to do the shoot in my living room was amazing- Kate made it so easy on me and everything was so relaxed. Kate not only takes wonderful pictures that I adore but she truly enjoys what she does. Watching her work and have so much fun doing it was awesome. Kate is so creative with her photos and poses! I am so pleased with the work she did with Loretta and I would love to work with Kate again!!”

“Kate is super amazing! Such a kind heart and what a grand passion for babies and families. Having her in our home was like hanging out with a good friend. Everything was so low-key and relaxing. It was truly a pleasure to have Kate photograph our newborn; she has such a great eye for lighting and posing, complimenting all aspects of what a photograph should portray. We look forward to having Kate document our lifetime of milestones!”

It is best to book your in home newborn photography before baby arrives. I take only a very limited number of newborn clients each month because babies like to come in their own time. I block off my schedule to ensure your session can take place before your baby reaches 14 days old. Follow me on facebook to see my most recent work. If you are expecting and are interested in an in home newborn photography session, please email at or through the contact form. I can’t wait to get to know you and look forward to meeting your sweet little baby!

Dear Kate Studios also offers maternity portraiture, baby’s first year and family photography in Northern Colorado. Kate is an on location photographer utilizing the gorgeous natural light and 300 days of sunshine that Colorado offers.

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