Cher Charest Photography, LLC | Newborn Portrait Photography | Baby Photos | Portrait Session Specials | Metro Detroit

Newborn Portrait Sessions ~ In the Portrait Studio... 

Cher Charest Photography has any color swaddle wrap you can imagine! Matching tutu's, ribbons and bows, mommie & me flower crowns, bow ties for boys, caps, overalls, as well as many other fun little props to make your baby's photos unique and special. Newborn sessions are for ages 0-2 months. Past 2 months we go into children and family packages. There isn't much of a difference, but in newborn sessions more detailed up close images are taken so that those tiny toes can be remembered. ~ Call: 248.882.4247 or email to schedule any session.

 Grand Opening Studio Specials! ~ Now until September.

* $20 off Newborn Studio Session over $195!
     Please mention the discount when booking. ~ On Location does not apply. 

* Be Entered to Win..."The Holiday Session Give-a-way!" 
   
Any session booked during Spring or Summer automatically enters you to win the Holiday Session Give-a-way! 



Twinkling StarTwinkling Star

  • 30 Minute "MINI" Newborn Session ~ (For a Limited time only)
  • 4 "Chosen" High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs are Provided from Session.
  • Includes One Look ( One backdrop and one outfit can be used or bare bottom included. )
  • In The Portrait Studio - Session for Baby portraits only.
  • Time and talent of One Photographer.
  • Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • 2 Month Hosting of chosen Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.

   - $95

 

Little SunshineLittle Sunshine

  • 45 Minute Session 
    9 "Chosen" High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs are Provided from Session.
  • Includes Two Looks ( Two backdrops and two outfits can be used and/or bare bottom included. )
  • In The Portrait Studio - Session for Baby portraits only.
  • Time and talent of One Photographer.
  • Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • 2 Month Hosting of chosen Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.

   - $150



Over The MoonOver The Moon

  • 60 Minute Session 
  • 18 "Chosen" High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs are Provided from Session.
  • Includes up to Three Looks ( 2 backdrops and or three outfits can be used and/or bare bottom included. )
  • In The Portrait Studio - Session for Baby portraits only.
  • Time and talent of One Photographer.
  • Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • 2 Month Hosting of chosen Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.

   - $225

 

Our UniverseOur Universe

  • 90 Minute - Family & Baby Session 
  • 25 "Chosen" High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs are Provided from Session.
  • In The Portrait Studio - Session for Baby portraits AND Family with the Baby in Session.
  • Includes up to Three Looks ( 2-3 backdrops and 3-4 outfits can be used and/or bare bottom included. )
  • Time and talent of One Photographer.
  • Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • 2 Month Hosting of chosen Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.

   - $300

 

" True Blessings " with Album.  - Special Offer.

  • 90 Minute - Family & Baby Session 
  • 45 "Chosen" High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs are Provided from Session.
  • 1 - Professional Printed Photography Picture Book is Included. Photo Hard cover, hard pages. 6" x 8" with 16 pages ( $75 value )
     Photographer designs, includes baby's birth information and any message wanted. Chosen digital photos used in custom book.
  • In The Portrait Studio - Session for Baby portraits AND Family with the Baby in Session.
  • Includes up to Three Looks ( 2-3 backdrops and 3-4 outfits can be used and/or bare bottom included. )
  • Time and talent of One Photographer.
  • Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • 2 Month Hosting of chosen Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.

   - $500



Grow with Me - Sessions SpecialGrow with Me - Sessions Special

  • Five individual ~ 30 Minute Sessions.
  • Newborn. Three Months. Six Months. Nine Months. One Year.
  • Each Session Receives ~ 9 "Chosen" High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs.
  • All sessions can be at the Portrait Studio or outside at a local park.
  • One Year Session includes a cupcake or a treat you would want your child to have.
  • Time and talent of One Photographer ~ 30 minute session for each visit.
  • Package doesn't include an In-Hospital Fresh 48 Session.
  • All Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • One Year Hosting of chosen Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.
  • No Additional discounts can be used on this package. ($150 discount given)

   - $600

 

Fresh 48 In Hospital Newborn photography
         A Fresh 48 is a photography session that treasures your babies first moments of life, the first 48 hours. Professional photography is taken in the comfort and convenience of your personal hospital room. You lay back and rest while the photos are taken by an experienced professionally trained newborn photographer. ~ An "At Home" Session is also available for Fresh 48 sessions.

  • Fresh 48 ~ In-Hospital "Life" Session.
  • 35 High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs are Provided from Session.
  • 40-60 minute session.
  • Up to Three looks for baby and all family can be included.
  • This is a life session, therefore no backdrops will be used, only a natural environment setting.
  • In this session, Photographer selects the Best 35 Digitals unless otherwise requested. 
  • Time and talent of One Photographer
  • All Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • Two months of Hosting of Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.

   - $325



"Cake Smash!" - A Birthday Celebration. ( For Any Age! )
Who doesn't love to celebrate?! This session gives you a before look as well as a fun experience of smashing and eating your cake.

  • 60 minute session.
  • 20 High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs are Provided from Session.
  • Up to Two looks. ( Before Outfit & Smash Outfit )
  • Cake & Paper decorations are provided. 
  • Time and talent of One Photographer
  • All Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • Two months of Hosting of Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.

   - $250

 

"Tub Time!" - For Toddlers, an Add-On to the Cake Smash.
This is perfect for One or Two year olds. After their Cake Smash they play and clean up in a small tub. Rubber Duckies included.

  • 30 minute session.
  • 10 High Resolution Edited Digital Photographs are Provided from Session.
  • Time and talent of One Photographer
  • All Digital Images come in Color.
  • Private Online Gallery: Password Protected / A Full Proofing Gallery included.
  • Two months of Hosting of Images.
  • Print Release on digitals for personal printing.
  • Professional Printing Services available, additional charge for prints.
  • Digital Download included within this order.

   - $100



ExtrasExtras

  • Add Black & Whites - $15  
    (Your entire digital package, Same images as color just made into Black & White.)
  • CD - $10 each
  • USB - $20 each
  • Shipping & Handling for CD or USB - $5 per address.
  • Additional Digital Images - $10 each 
  • Enhanced Digital Editing - $15 per image. 
    (This editing removes blemishes, whitens teeth, softens wrinkles. Great for adults or babies with acne.)
     



Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers

  • How can you order an In-Hospital Newborn Photography Session?

Call or email. We would like to discuss your exact needs prior to placing an order. Please always check with your medical staff if it is safe for the baby to be photographed before scheduling.

 

  • What is brought for your Baby's In-Hospital Session?

A clean basket, small assortment of clean swaddle blankets in neutral, pink and blue, as well as various colored ribbon, and of course cameras. Everything that is used next to the baby's skin has been pre-washed in baby laundry soap. Happy to use your personal baby items in pictures. Safety and cleanliness is the main concern when using props and handling your infant. Please discuss any prop preferences prior to service.

 

  • When do clients get their photos?

Your online gallery of photos is up typically within the same day - two to three at very most.  

 

  • Can I order lab quality Prints or Birth Announcements directly from my gallery?

Yes! Prints and announcements are an additional charge to the session. Custom 5x7 Birth Announcements & Holiday Cards with Envelopes Begin at $59.95 for a set of 25. When ordering, you order them directly with the printer through our website. Our system is very convenient and prints are excellent Kodak quality and come in many finishes. Large assortment of products are offered. Prints begin at $3. Anyone you give gallery access to can see pictures and order for themselves and for you!
 

  • Who can be in our photographs during the photography session?

Anyone you want photographed! The main star is the baby so every photo will include that star! The baby will have "portraits" taken in the basket. Various poses will be done including details of hands and toes. At no time will the baby be put in unsafe poses or positions. Parent's hands, wedding rings, stuffed animals and other safe props can be used next to the baby to help personalize the session. The "Our Universe" package automatically includes family. It is preferred to keep the newborn sessions about the baby, but of course you can be in them!

 

  • Do parents have to be included in the pictures?

No. The photography session can be just about the baby. Mom OR Dad is requested to stay present during the session at all times.

 

  • Can we Photograph NICU babies?

Yes only with nurse and doctor approval. Typically, they will tell you when the baby is scheduled to be discharged and when it is safe for the baby to be photographed. This type of photography session would be in a spare boarding room at the hospital or in the presence of NICU, whichever the NICU nurses prefer. Even if the baby is weeks or months old, we are happy to still provide the same service for your baby that is in the hospital.

 

  • How long do the photography sessions take?

Sessions are priced by quantity of digitals given. More digitals wanted, the more time spent to achieve those photographs. Mini sessions are 20 minutes long.

 

  • What time will the session take place?

This is a mutual discussion made during scheduling for your needs and our availability. We do our best to work within your desired time frame. Daylight is always the best time for baby pictures. Natural light is ideal for newborn photography with gentle studio cool lights to fill in shadows. If a flash is needed, it is bounced and not used directly.  

 

  • Is there an extra charge for twins or triplets?

Not at all. We suggest the larger packages since babies will be photographed separate and also together. It will take a lot of pictures to achieve all of those looks. Two or three babies from one birth can split the session. 

 

  • How often are In-Hospital Sessions Available?

Happy to do an in-hospital session whenever requested and available. Last year more than 400 babies were photographed by Cher Charest under this business as well as several other photography companies as an independent contractor that service babies and families. Photographer is up to date within hospital regulations for all necessary vaccines and flu shots as well. Properly trained on how to handle newborns and safe posing. Hospital gloves are always worn when handling babies unless parents do not want gloves to be used. In studio a changing table is provided along with baby wipes.


What IfWhat If

  • The baby crys during the session?

Babys cry! -But a sound machine is used during the session to help sooth. Same with a pacifier if you allow, and the heat will be turned up to make sure the baby stays warm and happy. 

 

  • If the baby is hungry?

Please feed the baby! We can still do pictures. The studio is private and the photographer can always step out.

 

  • If the baby gets a circumcision?

Always ask your Medical professional if it is still okay to do pictures. Usually not a problem a few hours after the procedure. The baby would not be positioned on the belly and only photographed on the side or from above. 

 

  • If Baby has an IV in it's hand or head?

It's your choice if you would like to wait until that is removed and we can do the photos afterwards at the hospital. If you want the first 48 captured regardless, the baby's arm can be wrapped so that the IV isn't seen in photos or the baby can wear a hat. Many babies have been photographed this way and it is very hard to see any difference in photographs. Can't repeat this enough, but please always ask your Medical professional if it is safe for the baby to have a photography session. 

Scheduling Your In Hospital SessionScheduling Your In Hospital Session

  • Ordering in Advance is Best.

Letting us know your due date so that we can be better prepared is ideal. After ordering, simply call and tell us "The Baby is Here!" and we can schedule the preferred day and time for photos.  Telling us the due date helps us with scheduling and expectations. If your baby was just born and you would like the service please call immediately so that we can schedule your session. 
 

  • When scheduling for In-Hospital - please provide all of the information needed.
    • Hospital Name & Address.
    • Mother's Full Name, Floor Number & Room Number.
    • A Cel Number to contact the Mother at the hospital.
    • Day & Time preferred for photo session.
      ( We try and give you the time wanted but may only have mornings open due to other sessions. )
    • Besides the baby, how many people do you plan to have photographed?

       
  • Our Payment Process. ~ Reservation Deposit Required when Scheduling.
  • After scheduling, an invoice will be emailed to you for payment.
  • A reservation deposit of $50 is required when scheduling any in hospital session.
  • Remaining balance is due in full at the session or can be paid in full when scheduling your baby's session. 
  • Click onto the email and use any major credit card to complete the order.
  • Your deposit payment ensures the order and session time that was scheduled.
  • Credit cards are never taken over the phone.  Cash is excepted in person. No checks please.

If for any reason the doctor or nurse request that the pictures are done later due to medical reasons. We can reschedule for a later date and time in hospital with schedule permitting. Please give an immediate notice if this occurs so that we can properly reschedule. If for any reason a hospital session can't be done then one can be down at your home or in our private portrait studio.
 

  • Please know that a Photographer's Model Release Consent Form must be filled out on behalf of you and your family so that your family can be photographed.  If a consent form is refused then photos can not be taken. Model release form will be given in person at the time of the session to ensure the correct family is giving permission to photographs. If you have any questions regarding the standard model release, the form can be emailed to you in advance, please just ask. :)
     
  • Mi Sales tax is required and not included with in prices.
  • All digitals are lightly edited for composition, exposure, and color.
  • The photographer selects the best photos from your In Hospital session unless requested otherwise.
  • Prices are for the Metro Detroit area. All sessions over $250 have no travel fees in Metro Detroit. 
    Please see our travel map if needed.


Call 248.882.4247 OR Email Now to Order a Newborn Photography Session.

Thank you for reviewing the Newborn & In-Hospital Photography Session Packages & Congratulations your New Bundle of Joy! 
Hope to see your smiles soon! ~ Cher Charest Photography.

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