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The Newborn Experience

In the tender embrace of your newborn, there exists a world of pure and unspoken emotions. Every glance, every gentle touch, every fleeting expression holds an extraordinary story waiting to be preserved. At Melinda Gilmore Photography, we specialize in capturing the genuine and heartfelt moments that make your baby's early days unforgettable. Our lens is attuned to the subtlest of smiles, the squishy rolls and the most profound connections that only a newborn can express.

With every click of the camera, we aim to freeze time, allowing you to revisit the raw, unfiltered emotions that define this beautiful chapter of your life. These are the moments you'll treasure forever, and it's our privilege to make them last a lifetime through our artistry in newborn photography.

Moments to Treasure Forever: Capturing Your Newborn's Purest Emotions


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

1. Say Hello

Once you've contacted us, we'll schedule a consultation. During this chat, we'll get to know you and your vision for your newborn 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 newborn session date, we'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, we'll request a session retainer which we offer various payment methods for your convenience.

Before the session day, we'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, we'll be fully equipped and ready when you arrive at the studio. Our aim is to capture those extraordinary and heartwarming moments. We're experienced in ensuring both you and your baby feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the session.

Everything that is setup for your newborn 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.  We are 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 our lab. 

5. Your Photographs

Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal. After the session, we'll request your feedback to help us continue improving our services. We'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 our top priority!

We're here to make your newborn 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. We're looking forward to capturing those beautiful moments with you and your precious newborn!

6. your satisfaction

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The Newborn Process

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When booking a newborn session along with a maternity session you will receive a 10% off on your session retainer.

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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

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


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New Orleans Maternity & Newborn Photographer