Sarah Sweetman Photography » Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Children, Family custom portrait photographer based in WA. Serving communities in Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Seattle and beyond. Telling your perfectly imperfect, wonderfully unique story.

Newborn Session

Newborn Session (mon-fri only)  $150  *please note that tax is not included   *for up to 5 people – additional people or pets $20p/p

* includes time/talent of the photographer, viewing 40+ heirloom quality images. Prints/digitals/albums purchased separately (see pricing page for more details)


Congratulations on your baby (or on your impending arrival) – I would be honored to capture his or her first portraits.

Newborn photographs are best taken within the first 2 weeks after they are born. This is because they are sleepy and don’t mind very much if they are moved around into different positions. Although it seems like a lot to think about having pictures taken so soon, I can assure you that the sessions are very relaxing and laid back.  You can sit back and let me do all the work – consider me a babysitter with extra benefits 🙂

I prefer to do newborn sessions in my studio in Woodinville.  I have a 550 sq ft, custom built studio that is set up and ready for sessions.  Doing it in my studio has its advantages – it has amazing light (many PNW homes do not have adequate light for photos which affects the photo’s quality), it is already set up meaning you don’t have to cleanup or get anything ready, and you have the full access to my props, blankets etc .

I can travel to you, if you wish.  In home sessions are lifestyle images using your home as our background.  The imagery from these sessions are less posed and more organic allowing your new life with your baby to be documented.

Either way, the session is very laid back and soothing – we work at “baby pace” to capture the sweetness that is wrapped up in your newest family member. For this reason, sessions can last up to 2 hours.  Sessions can include your immediate family members at no additional cost.  I encourage everyone to get in at least one photo with the baby if possible.

The best time for you to schedule your newborn session is while you are pregnant.

Why you ask? Well, a baby’s arrival can be unpredictable.  Some babies are early – others are late.  With this being the case, I put a mother’s due date in my calendar  and then we work out a suitable date to come and photograph once he/she arrives.

Just for your information:  I also do baby plans – capturing a baby’s milestones as they grow in their first year.  If you are interested in this, please go to my packages page by clicking here:  I offer wonderful discounts for families who book more than 1 session in a 12 month period.

*please note that there is a basic edit done on any images shown to the client.  Unedited images/RAWs are not ever given out.

*prices subject to change.  payments accepted via paypal, or cash or check.

*please note that all images remain the property of sarah sweetman photography and the individuals involved.



  • Ashley Poche

    I was wondering if you happen to have any availability for the first to middle of February! My due date is the 15 but not sure when she will make her arrival! We are a little behind and are very flexible!ReplyCancel

  • Ryo Izawa

    We had a baby on April 18. It’s been already two weeks and just noticed that I’m missing The best time for her new born shooting. Would you be able to take her new born picture next week like Monday through Wednesday? We will be flexible any of those days. We live in Bothell so should be close to you. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank you so much,


    • Sarah

      Hi Ryo
      I tried to reply to your email but it keeps bouncing back. I would love to photograph your sweet baby – I just had a cancellation tomorrow – do you want to call me 4258943102 or email me to schedule it 🙂 thanksReplyCancel

  • Gwen chu

    Baby already born June 13 looking to book session ASAP.

    Cell: 206-718-3663ReplyCancel

  • Jessica stoen

    Hi, I was referred to you by 2 people. You have beautiful work. I’m interested in a newborn session (due October 24,2015). But I also saw your session packages that might be an option too. I would want the 2 session package (newborn and 1st birthday). If I was to choose the package of 2 sessions does the newborn session mimic exactly like a newborn session? I know I have to be careful about my budget. I’m a little confused on the pice I would be paying for the pictures. Probably wanting them on a disc so I can print and share with my family. Thank you so much for your time. Jessica and GaryReplyCancel

  • Priyanka

    Our little one is 18 days old. I realized we are missing the best time for newborn photos. Would you be able to take photos some time next week? I see you don’t do newborn shoots over the weekend.ReplyCancel

    • Sarah

      Hello Priyanka, I am so sorry – I didn’t get to see this as it came through as a comment on my blog. If you are still looking for a photographer, I would love to chat to you – my email is xo SarahReplyCancel

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