"Haley is absolutely incredible, she truly has a gift and works great with newborns! I am so thrilled with our photos. I will definitely be working with her again in the near future. She is just amazing at what she does." - Casey Moser
Hi, I’m Haley and I have been photographing newborns in the eastern panhandle of WV and surrounding areas since 2010! I love photographing newborns and would love the opportunity of capturing memories of your new little one for you. This time goes by so fast! Believe me I know! I have three daughters and my twins just started Kindergarten this year! Their newborn photos are still my favorite pictures. I love looking back at how little they were and remembering that very special time!
I have been photographing newborns for over 6 years. In that time I have photographed over 300 newborn! I know how to get baby into a peaceful sleep so that you will get all of those perfect poses that you see in my galleries! I also know how to safety pose newborns. Safety is my #1 concern and I will never do a pose if there is any risk to baby. I absolutely love photographing newborns and most of my clients come back to me throughout their babies first year, for their next newborn session, and for family mini sessions. When you book a session with Haley WIllingham Photography you join the HWP family. My clients are all very special to me and when I am holding and posing your newborn I will treat him/her like they were my own.
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Hello and Welcome!
Inquiring & Booking
When you send me an e-mail to inquire about booking me as your newborn photographer you will receive back a link to my Newborn Experience Guide which will include important information about my newborn photography services and a complete pricing guide. After you choose to book me as your newborn photographer I will send you my contract, questionnaire to help me plan for your session, and invoice for the deposit to hold a date for you on my calendar.
Setting Your Session Date
Newborn sessions are booked as early as 4 months into your pregnancy. I only take 10 newborns a month in order to maintain a high quality of work that my clients have come to expect. So, it is best to get on my calendar early. Then, after you have baby you will contact me and we will set up your session. Sessions take place in my Shepherdstown, WV studio where you will have access to my huge collection of props, headbands, hats, and outfits.
You can add on a maternity session to your newborn session for only $200 extra! I love being about to capture maternity sessions for my clients. This is such a special time in your life that will be over before you know it (though it might not seem like it now). These photos will be so special to you and your baby for years and years to come! Maternity sessions are best when you are between 32-36 weeks. This way you will have a nice size baby bump and you won't be too uncomfortable. Maternity sessions can take place at an outdoor location of your choice (I can help with location chooses) or in my studio.
Your new baby is between 5-14 days old and you are coming into the studio for your session! When you arrive you can expect it to be warm! Newborns are use to being very warm in the womb and they love the warm temperatures. This will help them fall into a deep sleep. Once you arrive I will take baby out of their carseat and undress them as carefully as possible to keep them asleep. Then I will start! The studio will be completely set up with backdrops and props when you arrive. This is done based on the questionnaire you fill out at booking. Though, if you see something set out that you do not like or if there is a prop you love that I do not have set out please let me know! Feel free do whatever you wish during your session. You can move closer to watch me or sit back and read a new book or work on thank you cards. If baby needs to eat I will bring him/her to you.
You can expect to receive your finished gallery within 7-10 days after your session date. You will receive an e-mail with the link and download code to your gallery. From there you can download your images instantly to your computer and start sharing an enjoying them right away. You can even share your link and download code with friends and family so they can also share and print your images. Your gallery will include your images in both color and b&w with an unlimited print release.
Baby's First Year
If you chose a baby's first year package you will be coming to my studio again soon! Please contact me a month before the milestone in order to get your session on my calendar. You can expect a much shorter session then your newborn session. Milestone sessions are usually quick and easy! You are allowed to bring 3 outfit changes for baby. For your cake smash session you will choose the colors/theme and I will order your cake from Sweet Insperations Bakery. You can bring your own outfit or you can choose from ones I have at the studio.
Being a newborn photographer is unlike any other type of photography. Being a great newborn photographer doesn't exactly make you a great newborn photographer! Being a newborn photographer requires you to not only know how to use your camera and master lighting it also requires you to be a baby whisper, master poser, baby safety expert, and have a huge prop closet! Read more below to find out more about the Haley Willingham Photography newborn experience.
"Throughout our whole planning process, Haley was one of the best vendors to work with. She was professional, flexible, informative, and unlimitedly very helpful. Haley manages to capture every beautiful moment we experienced that day. From our nervous anticipation before the first look, to the emotion of the ceremony, to the warmth and love of our friends and family at the reception. These pictures are simply perfect. I am so thankful to have such amazing memories documented in such a perfect way. The love that Haley has for photography shows in every photograph". Cecile
"My wife and I have used Haley for a few years now. From our engagement and wedding pictures, to maturity and newborn pictures. Each time we are blown away and more amazed at her amazing work. Today when she did our newborn pictures she was so calm and gentle our little boy never cried once. We will continue to use Haley for years to come and definitely recommend her." Tyler Dressel
Includes a 2-3 hour session in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, use of my huge collection of newborn props, and 50 images in both color and b&w in a online gallery with print release.
Petite Newborn: $350
Includes a 1 hour session in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, use of my huge collection of props and 20 digital files. Posing and prop use is limited for this session type. Parent and/or sibling photos are not included.
Includes a 1 hour session in my Shepherdstown, WV studio or at an outdoor location within 30 miles of 25404, use of my collection of maternity gowns, and 30 images in both color and b&w in a online gallery with print release.
Maternity & Deluxe Newborn: $650 (Save $100)
Includes a Newborn & Maternity session
Milestone Session: $250
Includes a 45 minute session in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, 3 outfits/set up (you provide outfits but are free to use the collection I have at the studio), use of my huge collection of props, and 25 images in both color and b&w in a online gallery with print release. For babies 3, 6, 9, or 12 months.
Cake Smash Session: $300
Includes an hour session in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, 3 outfits/set up before the cake smash (you provide outfits but are free to use the collection I have at the studio), use of my huge collection of props, a cake and decorations for the cake smash portion of your session, and 35 images in both color and b&w in a online gallery with print release.
Baby's First Year Gold:$1200 (save $300)
Deluxe Newborn, 3,6 & 9 Month Milestones & Cake Smash Session
(Add a Maternity Session for $200)
Baby's First Year Silver:$850 (Save $150)
Deluxe Newborn, 6 Month Milestone & Cake Smash Sessions
(Add a Maternity Session for $200)
I can't wait to hear from you!