Newborn Photography in Metairie: How Much Time Does a Newborn Session Take with Sarah Finicle Photography?


Embark on a journey of timeless elegance and cherished moments with Sarah Finicle Photography. Today, we unravel the steps of our newborn portrait sessions, offering insights into the duration and experiences that await you and your precious bundle of joy! Let's get started, dear Mama!

photo of a baby wrapped in a white swaddle being held by his mother.  She has red hair.

Crafting the Perfect Portrait: A Collaborative Experience

Our newborn sessions are not just appointments—they're collaborative endeavors, meticulously designed to capture the essence of your family's love and journey. From the moment you book your session, we begin crafting the perfect ambiance, ensuring every detail aligns with your vision and preferences. It all starts with a phone consultation! During our call, we will discuss every detail of your upcoming session, answer your questions, and help find out the right products for your home to keep in mind.

Styling Call: Setting the Stage for Beauty

Prior to your session, we'll engage in a virtual styling call to curate the perfect aesthetic for your portraits! We will be selecting attire from our exquisite client closet for Mama and coordinating outfits for the entire family! This part is so very fun and we love showing mama all the stunning dress options we offer to each of our Mama clients! This collaborative process ensures a seamless and visually stunning outcome.

Kasey Smith Beauty applying makeup on a client of Sarah Finicle Photography, who is does Newborn Photography in Metairie

Kasey Smith, owner of Kasey Smith Beauty, applying makeup to one of our beautiful newborn mamas!


As you prepare for your session, indulge in a pampering experience with our complimentary hair and makeup services! We love our in-house hair and makeup artist, Kasey Smith! Kasey, owner of Kasey Smith Beauty, will enhance your natural appearance, leaving you feeling radiant and confident for your portraits, Mama.

Specially Geared Towards Mama: Embracing Pampering and Beauty

At Sarah Finicle Photography, we prioritize Mama's comfort and happiness throughout the session. From the moment you arrive, you'll be enveloped in an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation, allowing you to embrace the beauty of motherhood with grace and confidence.

photo of a luxury album, cream colored with gold embossing by Sarah Finicle Photography, a Newborn Photographer
images of matted prints and albums, for Newborn Photography on Metairie by Sarah Finicle Photography

Creating Timeless Treasures: Heirloom Artistry

Together, we embark on a journey to create timeless heirloom pieces that will adorn your home and warm your heart for years to come. From luxurious linen albums to breathtaking wall art, each piece is crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail. We hope to create stunning pieces of art that you can pass down to your children's children!

Premiere Viewing and Ordering Appointment: A Moment of Joy and Anticipation

Following your session, we gather once more for the premiere viewing and ordering appointment. This is your opportunity to relive the magic of your session and select your favorite portraits, ensuring your cherished memories are preserved in stunning detail. You can read more about the newborn experience here and here.

a mother holding her baby up in the air, face to face


To ensure a seamless and stress-free experience, we recommend allocating ample time in your day for your newborn session. This includes allowing sufficient time for your hair and makeup artist to prepare, ensuring you and your family are ready to shine in front of the camera. If you are interested in a same day portrait reveal, we can schedule a morning session, and your photos will be ready to view by the early evening! We love same day viewings. If you choose to have a same day viewing, you will want to block off an entire day, from morning to night, for this special portrait experience.

If you are not going with a same day reveal, you will want to make sure you have enough time for Kasey Smith, our hair and makeup artist, to come to your home. You will want to have enough time to dress and get your family ready as well. Sessions take around one hour, sometimes a little longer depending on which location your family has chosen. As a lifestyle newborn photographer, Sarah Finicle Photography focuses on the connection between baby and mama and family, without extensive or complicated posing for baby. This is why our newborn sessions tend to be shorter in duration.

mother holding her baby, seated on a bed, mama and baby are both smiling at the camera.

Embrace the Moment: Investing in Your Family's Legacy

In the hustle and bustle of parenthood, it's easy to overlook the importance of these precious moments. However, by investing time and attention into your newborn session, you're investing in the legacy of your family's love—a legacy that will be cherished for generations to come.

Dear parents-to-be, we invite you to embrace the beauty of this fleeting moment with Sarah Finicle Photography. Together, let's capture the essence of your family's love and create cherished memories that will stand the test of time! We cannot wait to work with you! If you have any questions, inquire here.

baby on mom's shoulder smiling, mom is smiling at her baby

Proudly Featured in the New Orleans Mom Blog Guide of the Best Family Photographers in New Orleans

Proud to Be Featured on the Guide to the Best Family Photographers in NOLA by New Orleans Mom Blog