It is best to start booking photography for your little one in the second trimester of your pregnancy to ensure I can fit you in my schedule. I only take a limited amount of Newborns each month so I have the flexibility to schedule Newborn Sessions for everyone that has booked since we all know how unpredictable baby’s arrivals can be! That also gives us plenty of time to schedule Maternity photos if you choose to add that to your Package.
I always reach out about two weeks prior to your due date if I haven’t heard from you to start communication and see how things are going as you near the arrival of your newest family member! From there I just ask to be notified as soon as baby has arrived so I can look at my schedule and offer as many available options as possible.
Since most Newborn Sessions are ideally scheduled within the first two weeks of arriving home with your little one, there is a small window for those perfect newborn photos. Not to say I won’t be able to capture the same photos with a baby 3 or 4 weeks old, but the session may take a little longer. And as you will find out, if you don’t know already, your little one will change so much in just a few weeks time! So capture those tiny, fresh, perfect little details while you can!
My Signature Collection includes up to one hour at a location of your choice, although I have plenty of suggestions if you need.
During this time, we are able to explore the chosen location and capture natural, raw moments as well as posing for some more stylized shots. I have a client closet with maternity gowns for you to choose from and always suggest at least two outfit changes during our session. I love working with families of all ages, and especially good with the little ones!
I always suggest scheduling maternity sessions ideally between 32-36 weeks.
My Newborn Sessions can be done in the comfort of your own home or at my studio in Matthews/Indian Trail. I have two different Collections I offer (Petite and Signature). With each collection, I capture those beautiful posed, studio-style baby portraits as well as family and lifestyle portraits incorporating unique aspects of your home. These sessions are typically scheduled within a week or two after returning home with your little one.
I also capture Fresh 48 photo sessions which are taken at the place of delivery within 48 hours after baby's arrival to this world! They capture those first special moments that are often forgotten in the crazy of welcoming a new baby. These are some of my favorite sessions and are perfect for capturing siblings meeting for the first time!
I offer discounted rates for any additional packages if you book multiple Collections with me!
My Milestone and Cake Smash Sessions are typically done at my studio in the Matthews/Indian Trail area. The first year of your baby's life will go entirely too fast. What better way to preserve that time by capturing Milestone Sessions along the way.
Most common Milestones are 3MO (smiles/eye contact), 6MO (sitting), 9MO (standing), and One Year (birthday cake!)! Cake Smashes are so much fun and such a great way to capture and preserve a child’s First Birthday.
I create custom themed sets fine-tuned to your vision for your little one to create an unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on capturing this precious time in your little ones life!
“Working with Kira for our newborn photo shoot was such a pleasure! She was easy to work with and fun to hang out with (newborn shots take a bit of time). She is seriously amazing at what she does and the shots she got were incredible. She’s like a baby whisperer. She was also great with our other three kids when it was time to get some family/sibling shots! We truly enjoyed the photo shoot (unheard of with 4 kids!!) and the photos came out absolutely stunning! I highly recommend Kira!! Kira, I can not thank you enough!!😍”
- Megan Wilson
“We had a FANTASTIC experience with Kira. We contacted Kira last minute on a Sunday about newborn pictures for my husband's birthday. She fit us in for a photo shoot 3 days later at her studio. The actual session was PERFECT. She did so well with my daughter. She honestly is a baby whisperer. Not only that but she was willing to be flexible with time the day of the session because babies can be difficult. She worked hard to get us our proofs in time to gift them to my husband for his birthday. The photos turned out beautiful. My experience was so great that I plan on booking 2 milestone appointments and a cake smash session. Kira is going to be my go to for photos. Watch out Kira, you're gonna get to see Averie grow up right in front of your camera lens!!! Thank you so much!”
- Erica Austin
“Kira is definitely the “baby whisperer.” She took our fresh 48, newborn, extended family pics, & 1st year smash cake pictures! We love her work so much that we will continue to choose her for all our future family pictures & we highly recommend her to everyone. She is very detailed, has LOTS of patience, very professional , REALLY LOVES babies, as well as her job! Lastly, she has an eye & a gift in being able to capture the most perfect moments in time! Thank you for being so wonderful & sharing in our memorable journey with our little man!”
- Monica Carlyn
“We chose Kira for an in home newborn session for our twins, Miles and Emmy, and we were extremely happy with how perfect the session was. I was worried they would be super fussy, but Kira and her assistant were so good with them and they did amazing. She gave me some great tips/instructions for me prior to the session that helped. She also brought so many options of clothing and wraps and we got so many great pictures. Kira is truly a professional and exceptional at what she does. We would definitely use her again for future photos of the babes!”
- Delana Kessler