Minneapolis St. Paul child baby & newborn photographer » Gwendolyn Waite Photography - fun, fresh, modern lifestyle photographer for newborns, babies, kids, moms-to-be and families in the Twin Cities.

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full portrait session

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Full sessions are custom experiences designed to capture relaxed and fun lifestyle portraits of your family. We will meet before your session to pick the perfect location, either at your home, an outdoor location of your choice, or in my natural light studio. We will also discuss what to wear, and talk about any props or styling that will make your session unique and personalized.

At the session, we will include plenty of time for breaks, snacks, and diaper changes to allow for a relaxed, fun session.

After the session we will meet again at my studio for an ordering meeting, where I will help you pick out the perfect prints and products for your family.

Session fee includes:
- planning meeting at my studio prior to the session
- 1-2 hour custom photo session
- 30-35 photos presented in an online gallery
- ordering meeting at my studio

You receive the convenience of both an ordering meeting and an online gallery, so it is easy to share your photos with anyone in the world.

Clients typically invest $1000 or more to create a comprehensive collection. Prices start at $50 for prints 8×10 and under. Because I limit the number of portrait sessions that are available each month, each session has a minimum order requirement of $300. Please contact me for complete details on pricing and products.

full session fee: $200



mini portrait session

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Mini sessions are a perfect way to get a few updated portraits of your little ones. Suitable for 1-2 children – if you would like family portraits, or your baby is not yet able to sit up, please schedule a full session.

Session fee includes:
- 20 minute session at my studio or an outdoor location
- 10-12 photos presented in an online gallery
- one 8×10 print
- ordering meeting at my studio

mini session fee: $125




welcoming me session

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Held within the first 48 hours after your baby’s birth, welcoming me sessions are a perfect way to capture some natural lifestyle photos of your brand new baby. I will come to the place of your birth – your hospital, birth center, or your home – and photograph you, your new baby, any siblings and extended family using the natural light of the day. This is a pure lifestyle session – no props or posing, just me capturing the beauty of your new family in a fresh, natural way.

Session fee includes:
- my time on call from 38 weeks through the birth of your baby
- 60 minute session during daylight hours at your baby’s place of birth (hospital, birth center or home)
- approximately 25 high resolution digital files presented in a mix of color and black & white
- sneak peek on facebook within 24 hours (with your permission)

welcoming me session fee: $425



newborn portrait session

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Newborn portrait sessions are a beautiful way to capture those first few sleepy days of your precious new baby. Scheduled within the first 10 days of your baby’s birth, newborn sessions typically last 2-4 hours, and allow plenty of time for feeding and caring for your baby. I recommend that newborn sessions are scheduled prior to the third trimester of pregnancy to ensure you a place on my schedule.

Session fee includes:
- planning meeting at my studio prior to the session
- 2-4 hour custom photo session
- 30-35 photos presented in an online gallery
- ordering meeting at my studio

newborn session fee: $200



belly & babe session plan

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The belly & babe plan includes one mini-session (20-30 minutes) of your beautiful belly, best photographed in your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy, and one newborn session, taken within 10 days of birth.

Session fee includes:
1 maternity mini-session
1 newborn session
Planning meeting prior to the maternity session
Private online gallery for each session
Ordering meeting after newborn session

session fee: $300



baby plan

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The baby plan allows you to capture those precious moments of your baby as he or she grows through the first year of life. Baby sessions are a relaxed, comfortable experience, using only natural light and allowing plenty of time for nursing and diaper changes. I particularly enjoy capturing the budding relationships between tiny babies and their new family members, so brothers, sisters, moms and dads are all encouraged to participate.

Session fee includes:
3 sessions in the first year (typically newborn, 6 months and 1 year)
Planning meeting prior to the newborn session
Private online gallery for each session
Ordering meeting after each session

session fee: $400



birth session

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Your child’s birth is an unforgettable occasion.  But trying to photograph the experience can be a tall order for new parents.  Birth Day Documentation begins with a personal consultation prior to your due date that helps acquaint me with your needs and answer any questions.  Then, whether at a hospital, birth center or in your own home, I provide unlimited coverage of labor and delivery, unobtrusively and quietly capturing moments from this extraordinary event.  Because I can only schedule a limited number of these sessions per month, please contact me as soon as possible to find out more about pricing and to reserve your space.



headshot session

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At your headshot session, I strive to create a fun, relaxed experience. This is the perfect opportunity to update your business website, social media profile, or dating site photos.

Session fee includes:<br>
20 minutes shooting time<br>
10-12 photos presented in an online gallery<br>
1 high resolution professionally retouched digital file, and a low res version of the same file for using online

session fee: $150

Additional photos may be purchased for a fee. <br>




Gwendolyn Waite Photography offers numerous products to help you preserve your memories. Please contact me for more detailed pricing.

Professionally printed portraits, ranging in size from wallets to 5×7 desk photos to 30×40 wall hangings and everything in between. Each image is lovingly retouched and prints are UV coated with a lustre spray to protect your portraits for a lifetime.

Digital Files
High resolution files enable you to make unlimited prints, design custom cards, make gifts for your family and friends, and keep a copy in your archive for safekeeping.

Fine Art Canvases
Your portraits are beautifully printed on artists canvas, stretched around a sturdy 1 1/2″ frame and lustre-coated for added protection. Ready to hang – no framing needed!

Custom-designed albums featuring your children created with a clean, modern look.

Image boxes
Custom designed boxes featuring favorite photos on the cover and your session photos inside.


Session fee for all types of sessions is non-refundable and does not include any prints, products, or sales tax. Rates are subject to change without notice. Clients will receive rates at time of booking and for 10 days from session date. Gwendolyn Waite Photography gladly accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

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