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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:

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, because…

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

Simple, Timeless, & Natural Newborn Photography

The Nicole Watford Photography Experience

Your newborn session should be about so much more than a handful of sweet photos 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.

But more than that, I’m here to make your experience easy and stress-free so that you can focus on what really matters: getting everything ready for your new baby.

Most importantly, I’ll make sure we get to know each other before your baby arrives, so when I walk through your door on session day, you’ll feel like you’re welcoming a friend into your home.

"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:

A slow and relaxed session. Newborn sessions are baby-led, which means that I come with a whole game plan for your session, but everything is at your baby’s pace.

Resources and regular communication in the months leading up to your baby’s arrival, so you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after your session.

Timeless, natural-looking photos focused on capturing 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 precious memories.

Every newborn session includes:

A relaxed session in the comfort of your home

a detailed welcome guide with tips to help you prepare

a private, online gallery of all your photos

a custom-designed album of your memories

an experienced photographer that feels like a friend

Here's how it works:

First

let’s start planning for your newborn session!

Congratulations on your baby on the way! It’s never too early to start planning for your newborn session, so let’s schedule a time to chat so we can get to know each other and make sure we’re a good fit!

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 everything ready for your baby, and 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 the memories!

Once you’ve let me know that your baby is here (and texted me a pic of their sweet little face, of course!), I’ll send you a scheduling link so we can get your session on the calendar, usually in the first 2-3 weeks after their birth.

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! From the first draft of your album to the delivery of your full gallery, your photos will take you right back to those first weeks with your little one.

Then, it’s time to get your photos off the screen and into your hands! We’ll begin the process of customizing your album—from making sure every spread is perfect to personalizing the cover of your future family heirloom. When it’s finally in your hands, you’ll love reliving the story of this season of life  for years to come.

Here's how it works:

First

let’s start planning for your newborn session!

Congratulations on this exciting season of life! It’s never too early to start planning for your newborn session, so let’s schedule a time to chat so we can get to know each other and make sure we’re a good fit!

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 everything ready for your baby, and 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! 

Once you’ve let me know that your baby is here (and texted me a pic of their sweet little face, of course!), I’ll send you a scheduling link so we can get your session on the calendar, usually in the first 2-3 weeks after their birth.

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! From the first draft of your album to the delivery of your full gallery, your photos will take you right back to those first weeks with your little one.

Then, it’s time to get your photos off the screen and into your hands! We’ll begin the process of customizing your album—from making sure every spread is perfect to personalizing the cover of your future family heirloom. When it’s finally in your hands, you’ll love reliving the story of this season of life  for years to come.

This new chapter begins before your baby is born…

Document Your Journey with a Simple, Sweet, & 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.

Including a maternity 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 to take our son’s newborn photos after a coworker recommended her. She kept in touch throughout my pregnancy, which I loved and appreciated. She had a wonderful questionnaire for us to fill out 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

The

Maternity & Newborn

Experience

$850

The

Newborn Session

Experience

$650

The

Maternity Session

Experience

$400

I only take on a limited number of newborn sessions each month in order to ensure the best possible experience for every client while also prioritizing time with my own family.

If your baby is due soon (or has just been born), please reach out ASAP!

"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! "

patti fabel

FAQs

It’s never too early to reach out about your newborn session! I only take on a few sessions a month, and I typically book out my calendar several months in advance, so I definitely 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!

As your newborn photographer, my job is to tell the story of this new season of life for your family. That’s why I include an album with every newborn session as my gift to you! 

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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Stephen & Becca

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Serving Columbia, SC & the surrounding areas