Photos at home

Newborn Sessions with Jess

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At home, where your baby is most comfortable.

I've been a baby photographer for a long time, and I've always said that taking newborn photos at home is the best place to do it. Babies are comfortable, you have everything you need right on hand, there's no commuting anywhere... it's just easy. 

I'm fully vaxxed and boosted, and I wear my mask in every family's home, no matter what. I'm also happy to test before I come see you -- your family's health and safety are of the utmost importance to me.

Now that we got that out of the way, let's think about tiny baby pictures! I consider any session from 0-4 months a "newborn" session, so pick a time that works best for you and your new baby.


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All Inclusive Photoshoots

If you prefer, you can choose to only pay the session fee listed in parentheses,
and wait to see your gallery of images before deciding to order some or all of the photos as JPG files/prints.

Maternity Minishoot • All Inclusive


Subjects are usually 30-40 weeks along (34-38 is the best target)

Location: Your home anywhere within an hour's drive of Boston.

20 minute maternity minishoot ($275)

25-40 final, downloadable JPG files ($500)

Or choose to order Single JPGs, Prints, Wall Art & Albums a la carte

Learn more here.

Newborn & Family Photoshoot • All Inclusive


Subjects have a baby under 4 months old at home.

Location: Your home anywhere within an hour's drive of Boston.

45-90 minute newborn & family photoshoot ($360)

50-75 final, downloadable JPG files ($500)

Or choose to order Single JPGs, Prints, Wall Art & Albums a la carte

Baby's First Year Package • All Inclusive


Three photoshoots in a baby's first year + a coffeetable album at the end of the year

Location: Your home anywhere within an hour's drive of Boston.

three 45-90 minute family photoshoots: newborn, six months & one year + coffeetable album ($1200)

50-75 final, downloadable JPG files after each of the three sessions ($500 each time)

Or choose to order Single JPGs, Prints, Wall Art & Albums a la carte

Learn more here.

Additional Options


My heirloom albums are the perfect way to preserve your images and look back on your baby's photos for years to come.  You can select any photos you'd like from your session and I will design layouts for you in a custom coffeetable album. The photos are printed on thick, cardstock pages. If you'd like a book made combining photos from multiple photoshoots we take over your baby's first year, consider my Baby's First Year Package. Additional copies of my albums are $175. 



Choose 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 and larger mounted prints after your newborn session - they make great gifts for everyone who loves your tiny new person. 

$26 - $48


My favorite hanging option these days is metal prints - they match every decor and their color saturation and wow-factor (they float about 1" off the wall!) are off the charts. 

Starting at $72


Is your babe no longer a newborn, but you'd love to document them with some fun photos at home? Consider one of my 20 minute Messy Minishoots at home, developed with babies 9-18 months in mind (but fine for any age kiddo who likes to get messy and then get cleaned up in a tubby! Learn more here



Would you consider a minishoot at home to celebrate your bump before your new baby arrives? That's my favorite, doing belly pictures as a minishoot... because we don't need a zillion maternity photos, we just need a handful to remember this time. Learn more here.



Want to make your own birth announcements? Print copies of your favorite images to give as gifts to the people who love your sweet new baby? JPGs are included if you pay the All Inclusive rate listed above, or you can choose to pay a la carte for a few favorites. 

$75 each (or $500 for all after a newborn session)

Want to see a full newborn session gallery?

Click the link below to request access to a full newborn photoshoot gallery. An email window will pop up - just let me know a bit about your family (does your new baby have any older siblings, for example, and how old are they?) so I can send you a gallery that's closest to what you're looking for.

Send Me a Gallery

Ready to book? Or want to have a quick call?

If you're ready to book a session, click the orange button below to check my available photoshoot schedule for the next couple of months online.

If you prefer, we can also jump on a quick phone call so that I can get to know you better, and I can answer all of your questions. CLICK HERE to schedule a stress-free 15-minute phone consultation. 

Check Jess' photoshoot calendar

About Jess McDaniel

I'm a family photographer, and because I've been doing it so long I've naturally started doing senior photos, too. (My first babies from the early days of Boston Baby Photos are all booking their senior photoshoots now, and nothing makes me happier.)

I travel anywhere within an hour of Boston for photoshoots. Outside of photography, I truly love The Container Store, salty food and my husband and daughters. And not necessarily in that order.

Don't have a newborn but you'd love to hear more about my messy minishoots at home for 9-18 month old babies, or my minishoots in the Public Garden for older kiddos? I'd love to chat with you!

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