Newborn Sessions

Render newborn sessions are 2 hours and can take place at my studio in NE Minneapolis or in your home. Clients who choose an in-home session should love their home as a backdrop for their images and have spaces that get plenty of natural light. I take a natural, lifestyle approach to newborn sessions with a few simple posed portraits mixed in. This means that I won't be putting baby in a variety of hats, outfits, and objects, but rather focusing on real-life connection and interactions in the family.


Session Fee: $275

Booking a newborn session works a little bit differently than other sessions because of course brand new littles work on their own schedules. I still take a session fee as a retainer, but the day and time remain fluid. I mark your due date on my calendar as a heads up to not fill my schedule too full during that time. Then when baby arrives, you’ll reach out to set up a specific day and time. 5-10 days old is the ideal window for newborn portraits, so we aim to stay as close to that as we can. Two weeks after your session, you’ll receive an email with a link to a preview gallery and you’ll have the chance to mark your favorites for purchase. From there, I give your favorites a little extra editing love – removing blemishes and background distractions, smoothing skin, etc. Then I republish the gallery with the final versions of your favorite images and I turn on the gallery’s shopping cart function.

Digital Collections Starting At $450

Digital files are a part of every purchase with Render Photography – they allow you to print photos at the lab of your choice and to keep a digital backup of all your memories. Digital collections start at $450 for 20 images and you can add onto your collection of 20 at $50/set of 5 images. Add onto a collection of 50 images at $25/set of 5.

Average Client Total $900

Any images purchased in digital form can also be purchased as a printed art piece – and getting those photos off of your hard drive and into the world is really what it’s all about! Your gallery offers a wide variety of choices including framable photographic prints, canvases, and custom-designed albums as well as wall art printed on metal, wood, or acrylic.

Most clients spend about $700 between digital and print products for an average investment of $975 total, not including sales tax.  Clients can save on album and wall art purchases when they choose to purchase in advance – you’ll see these options appear on your booking invoice. Click the arrows in the section below for specific pricing on digital collections and printed art.


My favorite art piece that I offer is the self-designed portrait album. New this year is album design software inside of your online gallery — the drag-and-drop layout builder is easy to use and allows you to preview all of your choices from cover design, cover material, layout, and page options. This new hands-off process allows me to offer high quality portrait albums at a fraction of the cost and I’m so excited that my clients get to take advantage of that! Starting prices:

8×8 – $300 || 10×10 – $400 || 12×12 – $500

Click the arrows to preview the online gallery design process