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The Experience

As your little one grows, each milestone becomes a cherished memory, a testament to their journey. From their first smile to those wobbly first steps, every step forward is a celebration of their unique personality and burgeoning abilities. 

As parents, we understand the bittersweet beauty of watching our babies grow and change before our eyes. Whether it's their first word or their first tooth, each milestone is a reminder of the incredible bond between you and your child. That's why we are here to help you celebrate and document every treasured milestone that you hold close to your hearts for years to come. 

cherishing every precious moment and milestone of your baby's first year

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Newborn Session Pricing

Experience the beauty of your newborn baby in a perfectly styled session with all of my guidance. Let me take care of all of the details and planning so you can just sit back, celebrate your newborn, growing family, and enjoy the artwork for decades to come.

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*** A $200 non refundable retainer fee will be collected upon booking. This fee covers your pre consultation, time of photographer, and one in person ordering appointment.

*** A 9.7% sales tax will be added to all packages and options for residents of Louisiana.

*** Custom payment plans are available.

20 digital images presented on custom USB
$300 Complimentary Artwork Credit
  Add additional images for $75/image


Collection I

All Digital Photographs (50+ images)
$400 Complimentary Artwork Credit
  Add additional images for $50/image



8 Digital Photographs via Digital Download
$100 Complimentary Artwork Credit
Add add'l images for $150/image


Start by reaching out to me. You can visit my website and fill out the contact form, send me an email, or simply give me a call. I'm here to assist you every step of the way.

1. Say Hello

Once you've contacted me, we'll schedule a consultation. During this chat, I'll get to know you and your vision for your milestone baby's photo shoot. We'll discuss your specific photography needs, such as the type of session you're interested in, your preferred date and time, and any special requests you may have.

2. Schedule it

To officially secure your baby's milestone session date, I'll prepare a contract that outlines all the essential terms and conditions. This will cover the contract, tentative session date, and other important details. As part of this step, I'll request a session retainer which we offer various payment methods for your convenience.

Before the session day, I'll provide you with a handy preparation guide. This will give you tips on what to wear, details about the location, and any special instructions to ensure that your photo session goes smoothly and is filled with happy moments.

3. Planning it

On the day of the session, I'll be fully equipped and ready when you arrive at the studio. My aim is to capture those extraordinary and heartwarming moments. I'm experienced in ensuring both you and your baby feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the session.

Everything that is setup for your milestone baby's photo session is designed around the color scheme and options you choose prior to the session.

4. Your Session

About one week after the session, we will meet again in person or by zoom to go through your beautiful gallery. I am here to help guide you with the best products and prints that suit you and your family. Once you've made your selections and choose the products that you would like to purchase we will submit your order to my lab. 

5. Your Photographs

Your satisfaction is my ultimate goal. After the session, I'll request your feedback to help us continue improving our services. I'll also follow up with you to ensure you're delighted with the results and to address any questions or concerns you may have. Your joy is my top priority!

I'm here to make your maternity photography experience seamless, enjoyable, and full of lasting memories. If you have any questions or need further assistance at any point in the process, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm looking forward to capturing those beautiful moments with you!

6. Your satisfaction

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The baby milestone Process

"I could not have asked for a better experience with our newborn photography session! Melinda was amazing with our baby girl! Her studio is outfitted with heaters and noise machines that kept her incredibly happy throughout the whole session. She had a wonderful assortment of setups and accessories that gave us a huge selection of photos to choose from. Not only did we get incredible pictures of our sweet girl, we also got amazing family pictures that we will cherish forever! If you’re looking to capture memories that will last forever, look no further!"

- John & Claire

Baby Bonnie


newborn Session

"We love Melinda Gilmore Photography. Melinda captures the sweetest moments for our family. Not only are her pictures beautiful but the overall experience is so much fun. She makes sure to have everything set up and ready to go for each session and has everything you need there at her studio. Everything is so clean and I can tell she puts in so much time preparing for the session. 100% recommend her. "

- Kayla 

milestone Session

everly & ella

"Melinda is a fantastic photographer, she cared for my girls so well during our sessions. She was extremely professional and my family felt safe and so comfortable in her studio. She had the magic touch because both of my babies did so wonderful during our sessions with her. Melinda’s work is truly beautiful and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my most precious memories!"

newborn Session


"When I first spoke to Melinda about photographing Chandler, she asked about our family and our background. I shared with her that Chandler was not our firstborn; she has a sister in Heaven who was born pre-term and did not survive. Melinda took one of Chandler’s photos and created a beautiful rainbow above her to honor her connection to her sister and her place as our “rainbow baby.” We are so grateful to Melinda for capturing our sweet little Chandler at such a precious time! It seems like she is growing so fast right before our eyes!"
-Ashanti & Bianca

newborn Session


"If you’re looking for a kind, patient and gifted photographer for any occasion look no more. Melinda was very gentle and patient with my newborn and paid attention to every detail. Her products are of top quality and you’ll end up wanting to buy everything she has to offer. We live two hours away and it was worth the drive. We can’t wait to return for more pictures."

- Omar and Ashley

newborn session

Baby Benjamin

Beautiful & fun sessions that
result in artwork on your walls

Let's Create

In order to provide my clients with the best possible service, I only take a limited number of sessions per month. Contact me to reserve your session as soon as possible!