"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 2011! 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 11 years. In that time I have photographed over 800 newborns! 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 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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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. I only book 10 newborn sessions a month so it is important to get on my calendar while you are still pregnant to insure I will have space for you once baby arrives.
Setting Your Session Date
Newborn sessions are booked as early as 12 weeks into your pregnancy. I only take 8 newborn sessions 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 actual session date. It doesn't mater if baby comes early or late as long as you are on my calendar I will have space for whenever your baby arrives. Sessions take place in my Shepherdstown, WV studio where you will have access to my huge collection of props, headbands, hats, and outfits.
Book a maternity session with your newborn session and save. I love being able 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 choices) 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 2 weeks after your session date. You will receive an e-mail with the link to your gallery. You will be able to choose the photos that you want from your online gallery. After you make your selections your digital files will be delivered to the e-mail address you provided. You will also have the option of ordering prints/products from my professional print lab. Though, no other purchase is required and you can order prints/products from the lab of your choice.
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 can bring up 3 outfits for baby though I do have a collections of handmade outfits at the studio for you to use. For your cake smash session you will choose the colors/theme and I will order your cake from The Sweet Shop. 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 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 lighting, it also requires you to be a baby whisper, master poser, baby safety expert, and have a huge prop closet! That is exactly what you will get when you choose me as your Newborn Photographer. Read more below to find out more about the Haley Willingham Photography newborn experience.
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"Haley did newborn photos for our son on short notice, and did an absolutely amazing job! She was great with the baby- he didn't cry once during the entire session, and the pictures turned out amazing. I'm so glad we've already signed on with her to do his pictures as he gets older!"
- Caitlin Siobhan
"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
Deluxe Newborn Session: $1100
Includes up to 3 hours of session time in my Shepherdstown, WV studio and your full gallery of 60+ digital files in both color and b&w with print release. Full sessions include everything; wrapped, naked, prop, knit outfits, parent/sibling, and detail poses. A minimum of 12 differnent poses/setups of baby only. Parents and sibling photos are also included in a variety of poses. $550 deposit due when booking and $550 is due by the end of your session.
Newborn & Family: $750
Includes 2-3 hours of session time in my Shepherdstown, WV studio and 25 digital images of your choice with print release. Includes 10 newborn setups; wrapped, naked, knit outfits, prop, and simple detail poses. Haley provides all accessories and props for your session. Parent and or sibling shots are also included with this session package. $375 deposit due when booking and $375 is due by the end of your session.
Newborn Baby Only: $650
Includes up to 2 hours of session time in my Shepherdstown, WV studio and 20 digital images of your choice with print release. Includes 10 newborn setups; wrapped, naked, knit outfits, prop, and simple detail poses. Haley provides all accessories and props for your session. $325 deposit due when booking and $325 is due by the end of your session. Baby ONLY Parent & sibling photos not included.
Petite Newborn: $450
These are Baby Only Wrapped Sessions!
Includes up to 1 hour of session time in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, 4 wrapped setups and 10 digital images of your choice with print release. Not available for twin sessions. $225 deposit due when booking and $225 is due by the end of your session.
Maternity & Newborn Session Package: $1500
Includes a Deluxe Newborn Session and an outdoor or in studio Maternity session with 50+ digital files. $500 is due when booking, $500 is due at your maternity session and $500 is due at your newborn session.
Baby's First Year Session Package: $2800
Includes a Maternity Session, Deluxe Newborn Session, Tummy Time Session (3-4 Months), Sitter Session (6-8 Months) and Cake Smash Session(12 Months). Family Images included at all sessions for no extra cost. Also includes a photobox with a mix of 4x6 prints from each session and a usb thumb drive with all photos after completion of your first year plan. $500 due when booking, $550 due at your maternity session, $550 due at your newborn session, $400 due at your tummy time session, $400 due at your sitter session, and $400 due at your cake smash session.
"Haley was so great with out little boy! She is magic with fussy newborns and somehow got my son to stay calm for hours while getting him in so many cute positions and setups." - Tyler Terasa Tedeschi
I can't wait to hear from you!