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on the upcoming arrival of your baby!

It's never too early to think about photos of your bump & newborn!

These moments are fleeting and you will never regret newborn photos. Since Laurie Beth Ward Photography does not currently have a studio space, this means I come to your home to photograph your little bundle!

It's also a wonderful way to capture you and your sweet family in the baby's nursery and in their first home!

Maternity and newborn photos can be bundled or you can just book a newborn session. Newborn sessions are best in the first 14 days after birth, but able to adjust and still capture older too!

Here you can find information on all things maternity & newborn sessions.

Laurie Beth Ward books a select number of newborns due each month.

It is never to early to get in the books as these spots fill fast!



-  Melanie



Remembering them little

It is definitely an emotional roller coaster becoming a mom. From all the changes pregnancy brings the crazy things it does to your body. But embrace it! You will someday miss the moments when they were all safe and snug within you! As someone who had difficult pregnancies I do cherish those maternity photos, and after being on the fence about maternity photos for the 2nd pregnancy I'm so glad I decided to do the photos. Pregnancy is hard, and I can vouch for that, but when I think of all those moms who are just longing to be pregnant I really feel blessed to be able to have had the struggles I had, and to have those memories of being pregnant.

So do your hair, makeup, and get dressed up - and you can even treat yourself and have your hair and makeup done by someone else! Take the time to remember this journey that changes you and your body. It's not easy growing a human!

Following babies birth, I know it's an adjustment to getting ready and feeling good given all your body went through with labor. I think my favorite portion of newborn photos is capturing families and momma's with their babies! You won't regret the snuggling, kisses and photos together even when the days are tough!


All props are provided

I have a lot of props, outfits, wraps, headbands, hats and baskets to style your baby to your liking! Beyond what I have I like to incorporate things you have for your baby be it something with their name on it or a family heirloom.

Do Have a fun theme for the nursery? I can pull pieces from their room and incorporate them! I love to create fun set ups and utilize meaningful items that can create memories and keepsakes.

Always available for questions

Afraid you don't have enough space or light in your home?

I can utilize whatever space you have and also have means of creating light when needed!

So don't let that fear hold you back from booking!


I don't need or expect your home to be cleaned and perfect - you just had a baby (plus I have two at home so I know that newborn life!)


Maternity Session $500

One hour maternity session, one location, two outfits

Access to maternity dresses, Best to schedule 30-36 weeks

Welcoming Baby Bundle $900

  • One hour maternity session, Access to maternity dresses

  • In home newborn session done within first 14 days after birth

  • Solo baby photos along with family photos

  • Lots of props, baskets, hats, headband for a variety of options.

  • Online gallery which never expires!

Newborn Session $750

  • In home newborn session, done within first 14 days after birth

  • Solo baby photos along with family photos

  • Lots of props, baskets, hats, headband for a variety of options.

  • Online gallery which never expires!

Lifestyle Session $550

  • In home session, done within first 14 days after birth

  • Family photos, same outfit or wrap for all photos for baby

  • Online gallery which never expires!



If you are ready to work with Laurie Beth Ward Photography here is everything you should know to begin your process.

Reach Out

Reach out to me via the contact form, and I'll get back to you to discuss all the details & questions you may have.

Don't shy away, ask anything!

Say YES!

Yay! Let's secure your session,

a deposit and contract is required.

I'll explain the whole process and be right there along with you.

Plan it Out

I have a questionnaire to send filled with questions to get my vision to align with your vision, for your maternity & newborn session.

I do have some maternity dresses that can be utilized for your session so ask about that if you are interested!

Best scheduled 30-36 weeks.

Newborns are scheduled the first

14 days after birth, but able to adjust and still capture older too!

Following Session

I will get you a sneak peek of some of your images. I know birth announcements are something that newborn photos are used for. I always ask which set you would like as top priority and get some of those to you ASAP. You will receive an online gallery where images can be purchased and downloaded to save!


and I cannot wait to hear from you!

The excitement that I get to open inquiry emails is REAL!

I'm so excited your interested in working with me, and capturing either the start of your family or adding more little ones! You should hear back from me within 24-48 hours, so please check your spam box for a response as well.

Select an option

I can't wait to chat with you!

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