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Maternity, Newborn, &
Family photography

Serving Columbia, SC &
the surrounding areas

In-Home Newborn Photography in Columbia, SC

Remember All the Details of Your Brand New Baby

Because they’ll only be this little for a moment

Real talk:

One day, all you'll have left to hold from this season is the photos.

Life with a newborn is exhilarating and exhausting.

It’s a hazy season, fueled by unconditional love, broken sleep, and reheated coffee.

You’ll watch your baby change right before your eyes and wish you could slow down time so you could soak in every moment.

You want beautiful photos that tell the story of this new chapter, document the emotion and the love you feel, and help you remember this fleeting season of life…

So let’s make sure you get to savor these memories every. single. day.

Simple, Timeless, & Natural Newborn Photography

The Nicole Watford Photography Experience

Your newborn session should be about so much more than a gallery of digital images of your newest addition.

As your newborn photographer, I’m here to document all those little details you never want to forget—the fuzzy hair, the peeling skin, the tiny fingers and toes—and capture just how small they are right now.

I’ll come alongside you every step of the way to make sure your experience is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Most importantly, we’ll make sure we get your photos off the screen & into your home so you can enjoy your precious memories every day.

"Nicole captured all the photos I wanted... and the moments I didn't know how much my heart needed."

“Not only did she capture our baby girl perfectly, but she also somehow managed to get the most perfect shots of my two older girls while I was feeding the baby! She even snapped some of the most perfect candid moments from across the room that I didn’t even know I wanted, but that my heart needed.”

Kristen Schepker

What to expect when you work with me:

Resources & regular communication before your baby’s arrival, so you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after your session.

Timeless, natural-looking photos, so you can always remember your baby’s sweet perfection and the love in this new season of life. 

A photographer invested in building a relationship with you, so you feel like you have a friend capturing these memories.

Expert guidance to get your photos off the screen and into your home, so you know you’ll be enjoying your memories to the fullest.

Every newborn session includes:

A slow & relaxed session in the comfort of your home

A personalized ordering appointment with a curated gallery of images

Custom-designed, heirloom products to preserve your precious memories

Here's how it works:

Plan

everything before baby arrives

It’s never too early to start planning for your newborn session. We’ll kick things off with a phone call so we can get to know one another, & I’ll walk you through your newborn session experience.

Decided we’re a perfect fit? Once you’ve signed your contract and paid your session fee, your due date will be officially reserved on the calendar!

Then, YOU get to focus on all the fun parts of getting ready for baby, and I’ll be your expert guide making sure you know exactly how to prepare for your session in the months leading up to your due date… which means YOU get to focus on 

Prepare

your session day

Baby has arrived, which means it’s time for your session! We’ll schedule a date within one month of your newest addition’s arrival, and I

The day of your session, I’ll arrive at your home, and we’ll chat about your baby’s arrival while I get everything set up. Then, I’ll take it from there! Your only job will be to relax and soak in all the baby sweetness while I guide you and capture all the details you never want to forget.

Reveal

Preserve your memories

I’ll curate a gallery of all the best images from your session, then we’ll schedule your reveal session so you can see them all for the first time!

You’ll feel ALL THE FEELS as your photos take you back to those moments we’ve frozen in time.

Then, we’ll choose your favorite images and design your custom heirloom products—from framed portraits to legacy albums, and within just a few weeks, those memories will be ready to display in your home for you to enjoy every day!

Enjoy

Preserve your memories

Get the tissues ready! Within 10 days of your session, your photos will be ready for you to preview! We’ll schedule your reveal session, and you’ll feel ALL THE FEELS as your photos take you back to those moments we’ve frozen in time.

Then, we’ll choose your favorite images and design your custom heirloom products—from framed portraits to legacy albums, and within just a few weeks, those memories will be ready to display in your home for you to enjoy every day!

Here's how it works:

First

let’s start planning for your newborn session!

It’s never too early to start planning your newborn session! Let’s schedule a time to chat so we can get to know each other & I can walk you through your newborn session experience!

Once you’re ready to book, we’ll make things “officially official” and get your due date on my calendar!

Then, you’ll focus on getting ready for your baby, & I’ll keep in touch and help you prepare you so you’ll know exactly what to expect for your newborn session!

Second

Your baby is here—let’s document this season! 

Your baby is here! Once you’ve shared the news with me (preferably with a picture of their sweet face! 😉), I’ll send a scheduling link so we can get your in-home session on the calendar. Newborn sessions are best scheduled within one month of baby’s arrival!

The day of your session, I’ll arrive at your home, and we’ll chat about your baby’s arrival while I get everything set up. Then, I’ll take it from there! Your only job will be to relax and soak in all the baby sweetness while I guide you and capture all the details you never want to forget!

Third

get ready to relive the memories

Get the tissues ready! Within 10 days of your session, your photos will be ready for you to preview! We’ll schedule your reveal session, and you’ll feel ALL THE FEELS as your photos take you back to those tender moments with your baby.

Then, I’ll help you choose your favorite images. Finally, we’ll decide how you’re going to display & enjoy your images with our line of heirloom products so you get to enjoy them in your home every day!

This new chapter begins before your baby is born…

Document Your Journey with a Simple & Intimate Maternity Session

Adding a new baby to your family is a huge milestone!

Whether you’ve been through loss, infertility, sickness, or other challenges on your journey, your story matters.

Adding a maternity session to your newborn session is the perfect way to document the very beginning of your baby’s story.

Plus, it gives us a chance to get to know each other even better before your newborn session and helps you feel more comfortable in front of the camera!

Here’s what other moms are saying…

"I don't think you can find a better photographer in the Columbia area!"

We hired Nicole as our newborn photographer after a coworker recommended her. She kept in touch throughout my pregnancy, which I loved and appreciated, and she communicated with us ahead of time so she knew exactly what type of photos we wanted and in what rooms. During our session, she was so understanding and patient when our son got fussy. The pictures turned out wonderfully, and I don’t think you can find a better photographer in the Columbia area for the value!

Catherine Warth

The Investment

Does this sound like the experience you’re looking for?

Let’s schedule a consultation call!

Newborn Session Fees begin at $199

Images & products are purchased à la carte after your session, and collections begin at $495. Your total investment varies depending on which collections you choose after your session.

I reserve a limited number of newborn due dates each month to ensure the best experience for every client.

Our calendar typically books out 2-3 months in advance, so don’t wait to get in touch!

If your baby is due soon (or has just been born) click here to schedule a consultation call!

"The best choice we made was hiring Nicole for our newborn photos."

"I love how natural our photos look, and she made us all feel so comfortable in front of the camera! All my friends with kids told me that they regretted not having newborn photos taken, and I'm so glad I took their advice! "

FAQs

It’s never too early to reach out about your newborn session! I only reserve a few newborn due dates each month, and our calendar typically books out several months in advance, so I recommend reaching out early in your second trimester!

I usually recommend my clients have their maternity photos taken between 28 and 34 weeks pregnant. At that point, you’re rocking a beautiful, round bump, but aren’t at the point where you’re feeling extra tired and uncomfortable!

That being said, every pregnancy is different, and the right time may depend on how you’re feeling, whether or not you’re having any complications, or if you’re carrying multiples!

As a mom of two, I totally understand that due dates are really more of a guess! I’ll hold your due date on my calendar when you book, and then after your baby is born, we’ll schedule an official date for your session!

Your session fee covers our pre-session planning meeting, the time photographing your session, and your reveal session afterward! All images are purchased after your session during your reveal session, and you’ll choose and order your products at this time as well!

Your baby’s first year is going to fly by…

You might be feeling less-than-glamorous right now (real talk: growing a baby is hard work!), but pregnancy is a fleeting season that is also the beginning of this new chapter in your family’s story. Let’s talk about adding a maternity session to your experience so you’ll have memories of the time you spent waiting for your new arrival!

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Serving Columbia, SC & the surrounding areas