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The Newborn Experience

When you step into my newborn studio, your family will immediately feel at ease. The beautifully styled sunroom looks more like a home than a bare backdrop. It's as cozy and bright as a favorite room in your own house. It's the perfect space to capture your baby's features and your family's connection with minimal distractions. You'll also find a separate spacious fitting room filled with dresses for you, outfits for babies and children, and even some shirts for dad (hello, time and money savings). These rooms and more are part of my home-based studio in Castle Rock, CO, and I am so grateful to share this designated professional space with you!

I'm a mama and I've been through this whole process myself (twice). I invite you to trust my vision to capture your family in a timeless yet modern aesthetic. If all of this resonates with you, then let's start discussing how we can create they most meaningful artwork you'll ever purchase in your lifetime.

the easiest decision you'll make when it comes to your newborn


Searching for a Denver newborn photographer? With Photography by Alyssum, your newborn photo session is in my Castle Rock studio where you know you'll have perfect lighting, a beautifully cozy and textured backdrop, and full wardrobe ready and waiting.

Send me a message so we can start to discuss what's the best fit for you- a single session or the multi-session package. Packages ensure we don't miss anything important- from your bump, to your new baby, and even milestones throughout their first year.

1. Say Hello

I take a limited amount of babies each month to ensure the highest quality of service for each family. We'll reserve your spot on my calendar with just your due date. Babies come on their own time, so when baby arrives, you will reach out to me to schedule the date of your actual session! Most take place on weekdays at 10am.

Some families prefer to target those first couple weeks when baby is sleepy and fresh and both parents are home from work. Other families like allowing more time for mama's recovery and sibling's adjustment. Waiting until five weeks or older also allows for some newborn eye contact!

2. BOOK it

Once booked, you'll begin to receive all of my planning materials to make this process as stress-free as possible. 

I'll provide a link to view my client closet, and you can send me any picks you might want to try. You are always invited you to come into the studio to meet me ahead of time and preview the client closet. Your body will be changing a lot, so this helps you feel confident in the available choices and have your undergarments planned.

Two weeks before your due date, you'll receive the prep guide once more along with a reminder let me know when baby arrives!

3. Planning it

This is, of course, my favorite part!  

When you arrive at the studio, you can make yourselves comfortable in the private fitting room to get dressed for your session. I'll have your  pre-selected wardrobe steamed and ready to go in there.

As I go through my workflow, I'll follow baby's lead as I move from wrapped baby poses (so good you'll take notes), natural beanbag poses, sibling snuggles, parents one-on-one, and of course lots of your family together. 

Please feel free to feed baby (and siblings) as needed! Full bellies make happy people.  We'll also keep the sunroom warm and full of white noise.

4. Your Session

After your session, I will gather the best images together in an online proof gallery. You will then select the images that you'd like me to hand edit and include in your fully retouched gallery.

Based on your favorites, you get to select which digital image package is best for you and add on any artwork. Your package is fully customizable, which means you only purchase what you'll treasure!

5. Your Photographs

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The Newborn Process

A snapshot into my Studio

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My sessions always include digital images with every package. You'll also have exclusive, discounted access to my professional print lab. Your family photography will be passed on for generations, no matter how you choose to store and display it. 

Average studio investment $1300
Petite sessions available for older infants

The investment

Our experience with Alyssum was so seamless! She is quick to respond, clear with her communications, and incredibly talented. I also loved the outfit choices she had available for me to choose from to wear for our session (this was an important option for me to have as it just makes life so much easier with a newborn!!) She was also really sweet and engaging with our toddler which made everything go smoothly during our shoot. We love our photos so much and definitely recommend Alyssum!

newborn session

Tia S.

Alyssum was great to work with for our daughter's newborn pictures. We booked months in advance and she was very flexible, had incredible communication, and was transparent through the whole process! Her client closet was amazing and took the stress off of the whole process. Alyssum was amazing at keeping our daughter comfortable while working quickly. She also was so patient and kind with our new parents, sleep-deprived selves. She was considerate and made sure poses were comfortable for me post-partum. She captured the sweetest moments that we will look back on for a lifetime. We can’t wait to book more sessions with Alyssum in the future! Thank you, Alyssum!

newborn Session

becca B.

Through crankiness, diaper changes, and kiddo unpredictability, Alyssum is kind, thoughtful, patient, and plays and laughs along with my kids AND somehow manages to capture the most perfect pictures! I will never use another photographer to capture my family photos!!

Family Session

Brianna M.

Alyssum is the most incredible photographer I have ever had the privilege to work with. I feel seen in her photos. I never have to worry about an unflattering angle, she guides you through where to look to help avoid those third trimester double chins.

...Not only that, but she has this ability to immediately put you at ease. This is why I have used her for maternity, newborn, mom & me, and family photos. I won’t go anywhere else.

motherhood Session

Erin R.

The photos and moments Alyssum captures are SO incredibly beautiful! I always feel like it's such chaos during the photos as we have two toddlers but Alyssum always manages to capture so many incredible shots that are truly reflective of this season of our lives. Which is exactly the reason we choose Alyssum as our family photographer -- to capture these exact moments!! As we just finished our second family milestone session, two years in a row, we will absolutely return for future years. Alyssum, you do such an amazing job -- thank you!!!

milestone Session

christina l.

Our sessions with Alyssum are very relaxed, fuss-free and joyful while doing something that could be so much more stressful for mom and dad. In all honesty I dread family photos, but they were a breeze with Alyssum. We have one child diagnosed with autism and she did great at getting those rare shots of eye contact. I was also impressed with her ability to hold her camera and catch our son who jumped right in the water. She is extremely patient and I appreciate her willingness to get on our children’s level.

family Session

Hannah N.

Alyssum truly has a gift a capturing moments on camera. I'm in aww of her ability to capture our family so well. Her photos paint a picture of who we are in the moment and they feel so natural. Forever grateful that we will be able to relive these moments in time when we look at the photos for years to come. The photos are not only beautiful, but she makes the entire process so easy and fun. I don't know how she does it, but we are grateful we found her. Thank you!

family Session

trista H.

We have used Alyssum twice now for photos and she does such an amazing job!!! Her work is absolute perfection. She is also very easy going and fun to work with. Our son isn't a fan of strangers or being put in the spotlight and she really was so good and gentle with knowing how to engage him in photos.
...She is the definition of you get what you pay for, actually her services are worth even more in my opinion. I would 100% recommend her to anyone.

newborn Session

Kirsten D.

Alyssum is an AMAZING photographer. I just moved to the area a couple years ago and we had been flying back to California to have our photos taken with our long time photographer. I’m very picky and finding a good one is hard!! A few of our neighbors had used her and I LOVED her work. She is so talented and captures families so well. So glad we used her and will continue to do so. Already can’t wait for our next session. BUT, when you see her sessions come available you must book ASAP cuz she’ll sell out like that day! If we could give her 10 stars we would. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

family Session

Stefanie B.

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