Newborn Investments

Having a baby is such a joyous and rewarding time in your life. They do not stay this small and curly for long, so let Flaherty Photography capture this moment so it can remain a memory for years to come.

I believe in keeping your images clean, simple and focused on baby. I use only white and black backdrops and use baby-led or simple posing. We can add a simple wrap, headband or hat to add a little something special to it, and you will end up with beautiful baby art.

I do not schedule your session date upon booking. I will pencil you down for the week of your due date, then simply contact me by email or text when your baby has arrived and we will get you a session date at that time. To request a Newborn Welcome Packet, please scroll the bottom of this page and enter your email.


A $100 deposit is due at booking to reserve your due date on my calendar.

I only book 2 due dates per week. Booking during your second trimester is typically the ideal time.

Babies are photographed between 5-14 days old (10-14 days for breastfed babies)

If your baby is already here, please contact me to see if there's any room on the schedule.

- Newborn Full Session -

Take full advantage to capture everything with the Newborn Full session. This session can takes 2-3 hours (although I keep them under 2), helping them get back to sleep, extra feedings, soothing, and cuddling. Parent/sibling shots are included in the first or last 30 minutes of the session.

This Session Includes:

• 2-3 hours of time

• Gallery of 25+ hand edited images

• USB of all digital images with a limited print release

• Viewing of your images in a private online gallery

• Option to purchase additional prints and products from within your gallery



- Newborn Mini Session -

The Newborn Mini session is a great option for getting a few portraits of your new baby whether they are awake or asleep, while keeping it short and sweet. Due to the time limit of this session, this will be of baby only (no exceptions), and on white backdrops only.

This Session Includes:

• 30-60 of time

• Gallery of 10 hand edited images

• Digital download of all digital images with a limited print release

• Viewing of your images in a private online gallery

• Option to purchase additional prints and products from within your gallery


- In Home Baby Sessions -

New for 2017, I will be offering fun and relaxing in home baby sessions. You can set this up as one of my traditional setups with the beanbag and blankets -or- it can be a lifestyle session which has no beanbag poses and uses the furniture in the nursery|master bedroom|living room. This session includes a Full Newborn Session + my driving time to and from your home, bringing all my backdrops and wraps and props, bean bags, backdrop stand, lights and all my camera equipment.

I will be accepting only a few of these per month, so inquire with me soon to get your session set up!


Expecting multiples?

I do have a fee of $100 per additional baby for the session. This covers you receiving

a few extra images of each baby as well as a little more wiggle room on the clock

to accommodate the babies' needs.

Please contact me to discuss your options and get the perfect session for you!

  • $100 non-refundable deposit fee is due at booking.
  • Remaining balance will be due at the beginning of your session. Failure to pay balance on session date will result in holding all images and viewing privileges until payment is made in full. If you are booking a session within a two week window, please note that the full session fee will be due at booking.  You are always welcome to pay up front for your session if you wish to not have multiple payments.
  • I accept credit, check or cash (exact amount please)
  • In the event you cancel your session: All fees paid are non -refundable. If you give more than a 48 hour notice, and per the discretion of Shanna Flaherty, you may be able to roll your deposit over to another date and time. I strongly encourage you to contact me as soon as possible if anything changes, as I will work as much as I can with you to help find the best solution for the situation.
  • All sessions and orders are subject for a 6% Iowa sales tax