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Newborn Sessions

If you are here then you are most likely expecting- congratulations! This is such an absolutely amazing time in your life and it goes by so quickly.

Newborn Photography in Santa Rosa by Cheryl Spaulding Photography.

 As you prepare for your little one’s arrival and research different newborn photographers,  I encourage you to ask any newborn photographer about how they practice newborn safety.  This is the most important aspect of this type of photography and if any photographer can’t give you a list of things they to do ensure your loves safety, I would encourage you to look elsewhere.  As for myself, I can tell you what I do:  I am fully vaccinated and TB tested. I never put the baby in a prop made of glass.  All buckets or carriages are weighted down to prevent them from potentially tipping.  I use composites. I wash my hands thoroughly before taking your baby for the first time and use hand sanitizer.  That being said, be prepared, most of my images are of naked little babies and they don’t wait to go to the bathroom!  Towels and baby wipes are always close at hand.

These sessions are very unique; they need to be done within the first ten days of life so it is important that you book the session while you are still pregnant.  I will take down your due date and plan for a session around that time frame.  Of course, little ones have ideas of their own and often time come quite a bit earlier or later than planned.  Not to worry, we will make it work.  Newborn sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home, we bring it all to you or in my downtown Santa Rosa studio (629 Fourth St. Suite B).  It is important to me that this session is as relaxing and comfortable for you as it is for your little one- parents have been known to take this time as an opportunity to get a little extra sleep in,  so feel free.

For more information or to book a session feel free to give me a call, 707-495-8192, fill out the contact form or email me directly at

I look forward to working with you and snuggling your little love.