There is nothing like holding a newborn baby. Those tiny fingers and toes are so precious. Their soft and sweet snuggles are unmatched. They will only be this small once. Your newborn will grow up in the blink of an eye and now is the time to document those precious details with baby photography.
We understand that this moment is one of the most special in your life. At Meghan Goering Photography, we specialize in capturing the beauty, innocence, and wonder of your newborn in stunning photographs that you will treasure forever.
In the whirlwind of caring for a newborn, it's easy to forget just how fleeting this time can be. Babies grow and change so rapidly that it's essential to capture those precious moments before they slip away. Our newborn photographer, Meghan, has designed the sessions for the same, preserving the essence of your newborn in exquisite detail.
Newborn photography is more than just a snapshot; it's an art form. Our experienced newborn photographer, Meghan, is skilled in the delicate art of capturing your newborn in the most natural and heartwarming poses. We create a comfortable, safe, and serene environment where your baby can peacefully slumber while we work our magic.
The most popular option for expectant parents wanting to document their baby's first year of milestones. Members receive 3-4 SIGNATURE SESSIONS within an 18-month period, savings on their session fees, 25 complimentary birth announcements + an album credit. Album Credit applies
Clients invest additionally in custom artwork and digital files at EACH ordering appointment.
in studio appointment to plan your session
personalized styling for your family using our client wardrobe
full session in studio or at our preferred outdoor field
professional hair and makeup
35-50 edited images presented during your ordering appointment
Clients additionally invest in custom artwork and digital files.
Every moment of our newborn session exceeded our expectations.
Our son was born 4 weeks early and I did not have a newborn photographer chosen. After his birth I quickly searched for photographers in the area and found Meghan. Thankfully, Meghan was able to accommodate us on such short notice!
We decided to do a collective membership which includes attire, hair and makeup for mom. Needless to say as a new mom it was wonderful not to have to get myself ready while trying to get out the door with a two week old. Our session felt nice and relaxed. Meghan made all of us feel comfortable with minimal posing. Exactly what we were hoping for!
Meghan was so helpful in choosing the perfect photos and combinations for our home. She guided us through the custom framing process as well. We now have three photos from our newborn session displayed and we can’t stop looking at them. These are pieces of art that we will cherish forever.
Our son was born 4 weeks early and I did not have a newborn photographer chosen. Thankfully, Meghan was able to accommodate us on such short notice!
As a new mom it was wonderful not to have to get myself ready while trying to get out the door with a two week old. Our session felt nice and relaxed. Meghan made all of us feel comfortable with minimal posing. Exactly what we were hoping for!
Meghan was so helpful in choosing the perfect photos and combinations for our home. She guided us through the custom framing process as well. These are pieces of art that we will cherish forever.
Working with Meghan for my son's newborn photos was everything I dreamed and more!
Her studio is stunning and makes the process absolutely seamless! I have a family of 7 and Meghan handled the chaos with ease! If you are on the fence on a photographer, go with Meghan! You will not regret it!
Newborn sessions are scheduled when the baby is 10-14 days old. At this time, moms have usually had a little more sleep and their uterus has started to contract. This time frame isn’t necessarily about the baby, but rather about you feeling your best. If you’ve already had your baby and you’re past this time frame, I can photograph babies up to 30 days old and still achieve a modified swaddle look. Please don’t hesitate to reach out using our contact form.
Absolutely! In fact, I would consider myself more of a family-focused newborn photographer. I’ll spend the first 30 minutes of your session photographing just the baby in a swaddle. I use very natural posing methods and allow the baby to guide us in what feels comfortable to them. I will not place your baby in any contorted poses as I want to capture a look that will be timeless decades from now and I want to keep your baby safe. For the remainder of your session, I will focus on each individual connecting with the new baby. I want to capture all the snuggles, kisses, and hugs as everyone experiences your baby for the first time in a formal portrait setting.
Because we book 3-6 months in advance, I would recommend booking when you’re between 13-20 weeks along in your pregnancy. However, if you know you are set on a session with me, then you can book as soon as you find out. I’ve had several clients tell me as soon as they were pregnant to hold a spot. If you’re further along in your pregnancy, please fill out the contact form anyways as I sometimes have last-minute openings.
Newborn sessions are offered on weekdays from 9am-2pm and I usually recommend parents block 2-3 hours for their session plus 1 hour for hair and makeup. We recommend that mom arrives with the new baby for the first hour of hair and makeup and that dad comes with the other siblings once hair and makeup are done. This ensures the other children are fresh and also means less time for dad at the studio.
Our most popular choice among expecting parents is the First Year Baby Plan. The first-year baby plan is a collection of 3-4 sessions, and we reserve a limited number of spots for baby plan members each year. We recommend booking sooner than later if this interests you. By booking the First Year Baby Plan, you will save on session fees and you’ll receive an album credit at each ordering appointment that can be used toward building your baby’s first-year album.
Our most popular milestones are maternity, newborn & first birthday. Otherwise, if you’re not planning to do a maternity session, most families choose newborn, 6 months, and 1st birthday. If you know that you want to remember all the milestones, we recommend maternity, newborn, 6 month, and 1st birthday OR newborn, 4 months, 8 months, and 1st birthday.
The search for a “professional newborn photographer near me” in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and the greater Cedar Valley, and Dubuque often ends at the Meghan Goering Photography. The reasons are:
Our mission at Meghan Goering Photography is to encapsulate the unique essence and beauty of your newborn. We understand that every baby is a work of art in their own right, and we are here to bring out their individuality in each photograph.
Our newborn photographers are not just skilled professionals; they are artists with a passion for baby photography. We keep an eye on every small detail so that the images you receive are not only visually stunning but also emotionally resonant.
When you choose Meghan Goering Photography for your newborn photography session, you're not just hiring a photographer; you're investing in a memorable experience. We take the time to get to know you and your baby, personalizing your session and creating images that reflect your family's unique story.
Contact us today to schedule your newborn photography session.