What to Expect

The goal at Sweet Magnolia DFW is to provide stunning images and peaceful rest to parents of newborns. Relax for a few hours while I delight in working with your baby!  


The best time to photograph your new little one is under two weeks, preferably between 3-10 days old. Booking your session between your first and second trimester is ideal, however, you can contact me anytime during your pregnancy. Once a contract and deposit is received I will “pencil you in” for a few days after your estimated due date. When baby arrives, contact me the following day to set up a firm date and time for your session.

What To Bring

Your baby is just about all you need! Please bring a pacifier if your baby takes one, and milk or formula if you are not nursing. I will pause to let baby eat as often as needed, as their needs are my top priority. If you have any personal or sentimental items you’d like to include in the shoot please bring those and I will do my best to work those into the session. Sweet Magnolia Photography has a wide variety of props, blankets, headbands, and hats available. Many of our newborn poses are done with baby in the nude, please let me know if that is not something you are comfortable with.


Your newborn session will take place in my home studio in Southwest Fort Worth, and will last anywhere from 2.5 to 3 hours, allowing enough time for feeding, comforting, and settling of baby. The studio will be a very warm 82* to keep baby warm and sleepy, so please dress in layers.

Prints & Digital Images

About 2-3 weeks after your session, I will email you a link and password for your private online proofing gallery. Once in your gallery, you can order prints and share the link for family members who would like to order as well. A logo-marked, low-resolution album will be posted on the Sweet Magnolia Facebook page. You will be tagged in the album and will be able to share the images with your family and friends on Facebook.


By hiring Sweet Magnolia Photography you give permission to use you and/or your child’s name and photographic likeness in all forms and media for advertising, exposition displays, trade, and any other lawful purposes. All images are copyrighted by Sweet Magnolia Photography.