This moment is fleeting.
The newborn days go by so quickly. Each day your baby grows and changes. Before you even know it, weeks and months have passed, and you will find them changing from tiny infants to tumbling toddlers. Taking the time to capture your newborn in the first few weeks of life is a milestone you can never recreate. We take for granted how precious they are and how quickly they will grow.
Newborn Portraits allow your family to continue to cherish and revisit those incredibly beautiful moments for years to come. I am so excited and humbled to document your first ever family portrait with your new baby. It can seem like a burden to put on real clothing and leave the house within the first two to three weeks but we will make this as stress free as we can. We will plan together before your session so that on the day of all you have to do is get there.
Although there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of photographs of your baby over the first year, I work to capture your baby in a unique way that will preserve all their tiny details.
Imagine going through your newborn collection with your child, telling them about how you fell in love with them, and together enjoying images of them from their first few days in the world.
Over the last several years newborn photography has become an art within itself. I have dedicated hundreds of hours learning my craft. Newborn photography is far greater than "snapping a photo." I assure you that when you ask me to capture your little one, I will take the utmost care of your tiny baby.
I will ensure that each pose is achieved safely and carefully spotted by an assistant. I take all cues from your little one. Sometimes that means we will take several breaks for baby to eat, stretch and be soothed back to a peaceful sleep. I have been capturing newborns for over 9 years and seek to provide the very best service for each of my clients.
As a business, I have invested in countless newborn props, outfits, headbands and backdrops to achieve a variety of images. I will work with you to bring your vision to life. I want to coordinate with your home and nursery themes to create art that you can hang in your home forever.
I take the time to fully customize each session and meticulously edit each image to provide the best quality, high resolution files and prints. For this reason I offer a range of products and digital images for your newborn experience.
Newborn Mini Sessions start at $450 and full Sessions start at $650. All sessions are inclusive of digital images.
"Shelly was able to take on our last minute newborn session for us and I am absolutely amazed at her work. She was so incredibly patient with my baby and truly knew how to achieve the most beautiful poses. I am so thankful I have these professional photos to keep forever of our firstborn!” - Julia
"I fell in love with Shelly’s gallery after seeing a local community post about her services. I booked my newborn shoot with her with just a couple small ideas in mind. She was extremely professional, took excellent care of my eight day old newborn, and delivered a product I will treasure forever. I highly recommend her services and will exclusively use her as our family photographer from now on. She’s fantastic!” - Kerri
"Upon meeting with Shelly for our less-than-2-week-old's portraits, we learned that she had just recently moved here, so we felt very fortunate to have been able to work with her. Shelly has both the art & science of photography down! And her ability to position our floppy newborn into such sweet poses was very impressive! We look forward to working with her as our baby girl hits other major milestones, too!” - Jolie
Shelly Pray Photography is a professional Kansas City, Fort Leavenworth, Lansing, KS Newborn Baby Photographer
Shelly specializes in maternity, newborn, milestone, cake smash and family photography. She offers both studio and on location photography to the Kansas City area, including Fort Leavenworth, Lansing, Basehor, Parkville, Tiffany Springs, Platte City, Weston, Leavenworth County, Shawnee, Overland Park, Mission Hills, Lenexa, Fairway, Leawood and more.