Your Newborn Photographer

Shelayna Snow

Allow me to tell your newborn’s story. Though your newborn may still be safely snuggled away in your womb, it will still have a beautiful story to tell. When you first hold your baby, you are going to study its little face, let those tiny fingers wrap around one of yours as you kiss those sweet toes. You will be ecstatic as those long eyelashes come in and whether there is just peach fuzz or plenty of hair you will love this baby and everything about it. This is your baby and your baby has a story to tell.

Up above you will see 2 choices for either a first-time mom or if you are added on to your family. Please select the one that applies to you and you will get an understanding and a little education on newborn photography.

As a CNY Newborn Photographer, there is nothing I love more than capturing the story of a newborn and its tiny details. I love to pose a newborn in its mother’s arms as she holds it close and just loves on her baby. The mother’s love shows passionately as she hugs her baby into her and kisses its cheek.

My newborn sessions are very in depth. I offer a variety of poses, from parent and baby, family portraits, sibling portraits if needed, and of course just baby. Your CNY newborn photography portrait session would not be complete without these poses.

Your Full Service Experience

My sessions are stress free. I provide mom with a simple prep guide prior to her session so she can bring baby completely prepared and ready to go.  I provide all the props, outfits, headbands, bonnets and wraps for each newborn so mom doesn’t have to worry about bringing or purchasing anything new. Along with being stress free, I also provide a safe posing environment in my studio. Not only am I trained in newborn posing safety, but I often work with an assistant as well as I am CPR trained through the American Red Cross.

As a full-service newborn photographer, I take care of my clients from start to finish. I offer an experience like no other CNY newborn photographer. At the end of their session, I will allow parents to choose from their gallery as early as the same day of the session. This provides an efficient turn around in wall art for mom to hang on her walls and love forever.

I would be delighted to help you get started in your newborn journey. It all starts with a simple phone call (315) 297-1816, or you may request a call from me. I look forward to capturing your family’s joyous blessing soon.

I service families all around Central and Upstate NY. Newborns have come to see me as far north as Fort Drum/ Watertown (even Toronto, Ontario!) and from the south of Syracuse down to Binghamton. I know getting out with a newborn is hectic and a little scary, but the drive from any highway be it 81, 481, 90 (west) and 690/48 is about 2-3 turns and will you get to me. The car ride helps soothe a baby into a deep sleep and gives you some time to relax as well.

Areas I serve and are not limited to Oswego, but include: Syracuse, Watertown, Fort Drum, Utica, Geneva, CNY and Upstate NY as a newborn photographer.

Check out my Expecting Mother’s FAQ list to help you to get started! Also you can visit my blog and read up on who I am as a creative artist.

5 Things to Know When Booking Your Newborn Portrait Session

This may sound crazy since babies come on their own time. But there is a peace of mind knowing you are already penciled in on your newborn photographer’s schedule. The best time to book your newborn session is during the second trimester.

In today’s day, everyone’s a photographer, and has a ‘nice’ camera. But when it comes to your newborn you should only place them in the hands of a newborn photographer who has invested in hands on training. Don’t be afraid to ask during consultation if they have been trained.

This may seem silly, but accidents happen. Photography equipment is not cheap. If you have a busy toddler roaming and checking out the studio anything could happen. Your newborn photographer needs to have her bases covered.

You just brought new life into the world! What an accomplishment. Your newborn is only a newborn for about 2 weeks. All those tiny features will change shortly. If you want to remember all those moments forever, investing in a trained newborn photographer is the way to go.

When it comes to purchasing props and outfits, your newborn portraits will skyrocket in price. Fortunately, I keep an abundance of newborn props and outfits on hand for  my tiny clients. I also do my own knitting and sewing so you are getting an one of a kind original. So yes, all I need is your baby!

My Response to CoVid 19


With the ongoing pandemic, I would like to update my current and potential clients on how I will proceed to operate my in-studio sessions.

As a Newborn photographer, a newborn’s safety is my number one priority. Even BEFORE the pandemic, I have always practiced hand washing/sanitizing and keeping myself healthy prior to handling a newborn. Many clients can attest that I have rescheduled newborn sessions on an illness with myself or one of my children. Even if the symptoms are as little as a scratchy throat, I will not handle a newborn. I have barred my own family members from my own birthday party a week in advance of expecting a newborn if any of them had colds or fevers.

With that being said, if my or your family is sick, we will reschedule. If either of us have been around anyone with symptoms we will reschedule. I am not afraid to pose a newborn that is older than 2 weeks of age. I welcome the challenge and as a mom and dad, you deserve these moments.  The studio is cleaned prior to any session I have. I continue to run an air purifier to help clean the air before and after sessions as well as have my natural air purifiers (plants) working 24/7. I will address CO-Vid 19 the same way I address the flu. As adults and parents, we know the risk. If you hire me for a newborn, milestone, family, maternity session etc. you understand the risk involved and I will not be held accountable for the risk you agree to take.

If you are not comfortable with this, please do not hire me. I pose newborns with my hands. I do not simply lay them on a blanket and take a picture. I am trained in newborn safety and the art of newborn posing. I do not recommend amateur nor parent posing if you have not had hands on training.   

Thank you for understanding.  I look forward to photographing your sweet little blessings again.

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