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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, you have your choice of a newborn photo session in my Castle Rock studio or a session in your home!

Send me a message so we can start to discuss what's the best fit for you- a single session or the multi-session membership. Memberships 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

Choose the path that's best for you

The petite session

the full session

The first year membership

For families who want multiple sessions over the next year.

One session for maternity, newborn, milestones, or family photos.

A shorter studio session with just a few digital images once baby is over 3 months old.

A snapshot into my Studio

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Because families aren't one size fits all, my sessions include both digital images and easy 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. 

The investment

Alyssum is truly talented! We have trusted her with our newborn baby and toddler over the years and I can honestly say the quality of her pictures and her artistic eye are top notch! She is also so kind, gentle and great with children. 

maternity session

Laura 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.

I had so much anxiety going into newborn photos worrying if my baby was going to be fussy the whole time and not cooperate! Alyssum made the whole experience so comforting and it was so easy to trust her in capturing beautiful photos. The studio session was the absolute perfect environment for calming the nerves and taking your time to work with your baby. I cannot say more great things about Alyssum!

newborn Session

Tori S.

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.

We did a newborn session in studio with Alyssum. It was one of the best photography experiences we’ve ever had. Her studio is very comfortable and her client closet is amazing. ...My husband is not a huge fan of getting photos taken but he also felt very comfortable. Alyssum was great with our newborn son and 2.5 year old daughter and took some gorgeous photos. ...Everything about the experience was easy which I appreciated so much. And we ended up with photos that I will treasure forever. We highly recommend Alyssum!

newborn Session

Jillian B.

Alyssum is truly the best!! From maternity photos, to newborn photos of both of our babies, and family photos in between, we are always blown away with the photos!! She truly captures the moment and the special times in our lives like no one else. We cherish our photos so much!!!

newborn Session

Darcy O.

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.

I cannot say enough good things about Alyssum! Her photography is beautiful; light and airy. Alyssum herself is a gem and she’s able to create such a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. She’s so kind and fun to work with. We did our newborn photos with her and we recently did a spring mini session when our daughter turned 16 months.

newborn Session

Jandilyn R.

Beautiful sessions that
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Tell me about yourself and your family. Ask me your questions and tell me your ideas. I can't wait to hear from you and help you build a session that your family will treasure for lifetimes!

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