What you need to do know about our Maternity, Newborn, and Family Shoots

Our Style

Honor the meaningful loved ones in your life by photographing those who matter most. Deer Baby believes in authentic and natural newborn, baby, and family photography. We put our hearts into capturing the little details that make you a unique family. We love documenting the REAL which is why we try to keep posing to a minimum. We prefer exploring who you are with true interactions. Most importantly: Let your children be their beautiful selves. 🙂

Questions we get a lot

What should we wear?

Choose something that you’ll feel comfortable in and something that is representative of your style. Also, make sure you can move in it! Also, for in-home sessions, it’s not a problem to do a quick outfit change.

What time should we schedule our photo shoot?

We’ll try to work around your schedule while keeping in mind the best time for lighting. Another aspect to consider is your kid’s nap times and mood. :-)

What happens if it rains or someone gets sick?

Considering we are working with babies and children, we are aware that they are on their own schedule sometimes. Therefor we are flexible with rescheduling your shoot.

What We Bring To The Shoot

Our photographers will bring everything they need to a shoot. Besides their professional photography equipment, they will only bring what they can carry and fits our style. This entails:

  • A couple of blankets and swaddles (for newborns only)
  • Some headbands and letter blocks (also just for newborns)
  • For older kids, we recommend that you talk about including bubbles or balloons
  • Photographers do NOT bring: a cake for cake smash shoots, apples crates or baskets.

If you have personal items you would like to use, we are happy to incorporate them. Feel free to schedule a phone call with your photographer prior to the session, to make sure you two are on the same page with props. In general, Deer Baby Photography doesn’t have a prop-heavy shooting style. We focus on what we have to work with – which is your beautiful family in your authentic home. No worries, we’ll make it work.

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  • First you reach out

    You can fill out our CONTACT FORM or give us a call: 646-818-9356. 

    How far in advance should you reach out? Booking early will help you secure the day you want, but we take last minute bookings, too. Some times that are more busy than others—such as weekends and holiday season — so please reach out early if that’s when you’re looking to book!

  • Start planning your session

    We currently have our wonderful photographers Franzi, Cary, Anjola, and Renée in NYC. Once we connected you to your photographer you can start planning all the details together, such as location, activity, and timing.

    Start planning your session

  • We schedule a session

    Then you schedule your shoot. If your baby isn’t born yet, we put down a tentative date, that can easily be rescheduled, depending on the actual arrival of your little one.


    What location should we choose for our shoot? Our photographer will come to your home for the photo session. If your little one is over 6 months old, you can also meet us at a versatile location of your choosing for a family session. We’re happy to discuss the different options and help you select from a variety of locations we love across the city.



    After the shoot, it’s time to pay your invoice. This can be through wire transfer, Venmo, or Zelle. Either way, payment is due after the shoot, but before we deliver the photos.


    After payment and within 3 weeks of your shoot, your photographer will deliver the photos through an online gallery. We also offer 7 day express delivery for a surcharge. You can then optionally get your photos printed through the gallery and/or download them in high resolution. We also offer photo albums!


Do you need customer service?

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me!

I am Julia, founder of Deer Baby Photography and I am happy to help you!

Little background, in case you’re curious: I founded Deer Baby in 2013, when I still lived in Brooklyn and wanted nothing more than to photograph kids. I quickly got busy and started getting other photographers on board who are into the same natural and authentic photography style. Deer Baby Photography was born!


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