Newborn Portraits

Nelson BC Newborn Photographer

**Add a Pregnancy Session to your Newborn Package for an additional

$300 + GST  (saves $60)

(Travel fee of $.75/km applies for locations +30km from Trail)

"Sometimes the smallest things

take up the most room in your heart."

~ Winnie The Pooh

Nothing can prepare you for how much you're going to fall in love with your new baby. A baby that is growing and changing every minute. I would love to provide you with beautiful, timeless images of you and your loved ones' that will be enjoyed for generations to come. 

Professionally trained by newborn photography instructors and neonatal nurses, I have learned how to safely handle and pose your little one while using creative ideas for artistic imagery.  To date, I have had the honor of photographed over 430 beautiful Kootenay newborns!! Though I am trained to safely pose your baby, my favorite poses to put your baby in are positions that they are naturally more comfortable in. All sessions are baby-led, meaning that they are the boss and I follow their lead. With my simple streamlined workflow, your session can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours,  allowing you to head back home in no time!

Typically, posed newborn sessions are best held within the first 14 days of birth. The idea of doing this so soon after birth might sound a little daunting with your sleepless nights, but it's so worth it!! We want to capture the newness of your baby while they are still super sleepy, and because their bones are still soft, they are still comfortable in cute curly poses. Older babies don't enjoy being fussed with when they are sleeping, which makes posing difficult and as a result, there will be less variety in your images. If your baby is already older, let's book an unposed newborn session!


When at the studio, you can relax comfortably with a book, wifi, take a snooze (you wouldn't be the first!), or bring along a board/card game and peek over from time to time to watch your baby being photographed comfortably from the sitting room. 

Everything for your newborn shoot is provided, but please feel free to bring any special items that you would like to incorporate into your images such as a special blanket or a family heirloom. My fave style for newborn photos is super simple. The fewer props/distractions from baby, the better! (See some sample images below or check out my Instagram page for updated photos!)

When your baby is born, please notify the studio as soon as possible to be guaranteed availability during your baby's prime time! You will be sent a helpful information guide on how to prepare, what to pack, what to wear and what to expect from your newborn shoot. 

Studio Newborn Sessions are held in my commercial space in downtown Trail:  Suite A,1334 Cedar Ave. (street level).


There are FOUR different Newborn Portrait packages to choose from:

HEIRLOOM PACKAGE ~ $800 + GST (10% discount for returning clients)

Includes: A Classic Newborn or Parenthood Newborn package  PLUS:

~ Heirloom Photo Album: These stunning, hand-bound hardcovered albums feature seamless spreads with incredible colour. Wrapped in your choice of fabric & colour, featuring 20 thick, durable pages (additional pages available for a fee), these 8x10 albums are built to last generations!

(See some beautiful samples in-studio!!) 

~Birth Announcement Cards: Printed on thick matte paper, these beautifully designed cards are perfect for announcing your little ones' arrival! Cards come in a pack of 25 along with white stationery envelopes.
(Extra available for purchase!)

~ 4x6 professional prints of each image stored in a black or white box

**(Sneak-peek provided within 48 hours. Turnaround time for the completed gallery approx. 2-4 weeks).

CLASSIC NEWBORN ~ $380 + GST (10% discount for returning clients)


~ 90-120 min session (un-rushed to allow time for feeding/cuddling)

~ Full use of the studio's beautiful props, outfits, and backdrops

~ Family portraits (posed or unposed, in natural light or studio light)

~ Digital Birth Announcement-fully customized (cards w/envelopes available)

~ $20 print credit

~ 30+ High-resolution hand-edited digital images 

**(Sneak-peek provided within 48 hours. Turnaround time for the completed

gallery approx. 2-4 weeks).


There isn't a prop that will bring more sentimental value than a family's embrace.  Photos will be beautifully raw and organic, showcasing your connection with your baby, allowing these semi-posed, family-centered newborn sessions to remain timeless and true. Done in my downtown Trail studio, Parenthood Sessions are a wonderful alternative to posed portraits. If I could talk you into a package, it would be this one! These are best done within the first 1-2 weeks but can be done up to 4 weeks of age. 


~ 60-90 min session 

~ Full use of client closet! I have coordinating outfits for mom, dad & siblings!

~ Full use of studio's swaddle wraps 

~ Digital Birth Announcement-fully customized (cards w/envelopes available)

~ $20 print credit

~ 30+ High-resolution hand-edited digital images 

~ Trained pups are welcome in the studio. 

**(Sneak-peek provided within 48 hours. Turnaround time for the completed

gallery 2-4 weeks).



Swaddle Mini Swaddle Sessions are a quick 30-minute time frame, where your baby is beautifully swaddled for the entire shoot. All wraps, swaddles, baskets, and props are provided, but feel free to bring your own! (Best done within three weeks of age).


~ 30 min session 

~ Full use of my beautiful props, wraps, and backdrops

~ $10 print credit 

~ 10 High-res, hand-edited digital images

~ A private gallery to download your high-resolution digital images from

~ High-quality Canadian-made print products including wall art & albums

are available for purchase.  

**(Sneak-peek provided within 48 hours. Turnaround time for the completed gallery

approx. 2-4 weeks).

Trail BC Newborn

“Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness, and light into our lives.” ~ Kartini Diapari-Oengider

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 Print products: I work with an incredible lab right here in Canada to offer you exceptional, high-quality print products including wall art, albums, prints, birth announcement cards and more! Make sure to check out the samples at the studio!  

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* Session fee is due in full at the time of the shoot.

*Due to the custom nature of each session, the scheduling flexibility required for newborn sessions, and the time I devote to my clients, I limit the number of sessions I take each month. It is best to book as early as possible!

*5% GST will be added to all session fees and 12% added to products.

*Product purchases must be paid in full before the order will be sent. There are no refunds on print products once the order has been submitted.

* Please note, that images are for your personal use only. All images are copyright Jennifer Margaret Photography. They can not be altered with filters, edited, used commercially, entered into contests, or sold without written permission from Jennifer Margaret Photography.