Your Newborn Photographer

Shelayna Snow

Syracuse NY Newborn Photographer

Your Newborn Story Told as Heirloom Art

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 Syracuse 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 Oswego NY newborn photography portrait session would not be complete without these poses.

Your Full Service Newborn Photography 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.

Newborn Studio

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 your 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.


Syraucse Newborn photo shoot

Stephen & Nicole

We have come to Shelayna several times for baby photography. She has beautifully photographed our daughter (newborn and 1 yr photos) and also the same for our son. Cael just had his 1 year birthday photos done and Shelayna provided adorable backgrounds and accessories. I couldn't have been happier. We hope to work with her again for family portraits in the future💗

Oswego NY Newborn shoot

Brennan & Valeria

We went to Shelayna for newborn and one year pictured for our twins! The whole experience is worth every penny with her! She is very responsive respectful, and knowledgeable. She helps with any questions and sends you a quick questionnaire to better understand what you want out of your session, you also get an email about color options that look good through the camera! With TWO babies I expected things to be rough but things went so smoothly! She makes sure every little detail in the newborn session was perfect! Every little piece of hair, every headband, every outfit, every prop! She also accommodated for a bottle feeding. For their one year photo shoot my girls were very active and all over the place and she still got beautiful pictures! Her editing skills are amazing as well! For some of the pictures of the girls together catching the perfect shot of both babies at the same time is hard but she was able to take the better picture of each baby and turn it into one. I am so happy with the quality of not only the pictures but the session experience as well!

Oswego NY Newborn Photography

Benjamin & Sarah

Shelayna is the premier newborn photographer in the area. I regret not knowing about her for our first baby! Plan on spending a couple hours there - because you get family photos, newborn photos, then you preview and pick out the photos you want her to develop right then. That process was different than I've ever experienced but just plan accordingly to have your husband/partner take the toddler out to lunch/shop at Walmart while you wait (per her suggestion).. it worked beautifully! She had our photos completed quick because it was right before Mother's Day! Shelayna is so experienced with handling newborns - it was amazing to watch!! Thanks for a wonderful experience!! Highly recommended!!

Syracuse Newborn Photo session

Brian & Lisa

I absolutely loved working with Shelayna for our maternity shoot! Shelayna is super down to earth abs makes everything so easy! Shelayna provided me with a beautiful dress to wear, so the only thing I needed to do was show up and smile ( something a first time pregnant momma can appreciate!) she chose a beautiful location and the pictures turned out stunning! I can not wait to do our newborn photos with her as soon as this little one arrives! I highly recommend booking Simply Shelayna Photography for any momma’s out there expecting!!

Syracuse baby photography

Adam & Christine

Shelayna did our newborn photos for our daughter Hannah. It was her first time leaving the house! She and her assistant did a great job and were very professional throughout the process. Highly recommended.

Eric & Meghan

Shelayna was so wonderful to work with! Having a new baby is not easy but she made things so smooth and even offered to feed my little guy during a break. She made everyone very comfortable and not to mention her pictures are amazing! I 100% would recommend Shelayna for your newborn photos. You will not regret using Shelayna to capture all the details of your newborn you will always want to remember.

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!

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