Kansas City Newborn Photographer | Northland newborn photographer

Kansas City Newborn Photography

Newborns are my (Melissa) absolute favorite subjects. There’s nothing quite like the all of the newness that comes with your new baby. All the love you never thought you could have. The new hope, dreams and wishes. And, your new family. Your newborn will be brand new for such a short time. I love to capture all of their special features before they begin to change. My goal isn’t just to take a picture of your newborn in a cute setting. It’s to create an image that will have a place in your home for years to come. To make an image that will take you back to those first precious moments with them, no matter their age. I work with all of my clients closely to create custom imagery and artwork that they will treasure for a lifetime.



The Sessions:

Our newborn sessions  are $300 and includes images of baby alone, with parents, and any siblings as well. Each session fee officially books your session, covers the pre-consultation, your portrait session, processing and image preparation after your session, and a private viewing/ordering appointment at our studio 2-3 weeks after your session. The session fee does not include any prints or products, but clients may purchase products using our a la carte menu, or pre-built collections. Most clients choose to invest an average of $750 after their session. Everyone’s needs are different and we want to make sure that we help you choose the session and custom artwork that will best fit your needs.

Sessions take place at our in-home studio in the Northland, where we provide all backdrops/hats/props for the session for you to choose from, as well as a comfortable place for mom and dad to rest during the session.



When should I book my session?

We always recommend booking your maternity and newborn session sometime in the first weeks of your third trimester. We only schedule a maximum of 2 newborn sessions per week, and want to make sure that we’ve got your due date on our calendar as far in advance as possible.

When do I get to see my images?

2-3 weeks after your session we will hold your review and ordering session at our office. During this time we’ll reveal all of your images and walk you through printing and archival options. At this time you will have the opportunity to order any wall art, albums, or digital products that you would like. Most clients build their own create-your-own collections. But, you’re also welcome to order from our a la carte menu.

Why is it so expensive?

Many things play a part in creating and producing lasting images for you and your family during your session. Each image produced during this time is a representation of hours of preparation before, during, and after your session. They reflects our sleepless nights spent educating ourselves to learn the craft, thousands of dollars worth of equipment and props to create the images, time editing and storing the images, and time spent away from our family that is devoted to serving our clients with the utmost love and care. Each image is the result of numbers hours of practice, patience, and dedication; learning how to properly, comfortably, and safely handle your new arrival.

How exactly does all of this work?

Once you decide to book your newborn/first year milestone session with Rivas Photography we’ll start by officially reserving your date with your session fee, and will then begin planning and designing your newborn session. We’ll work closely with you to find out your likes and dislikes, how your home is decorated, where you’re planning on putting your images, and any other goals and plans you have for your finished photos.

Within two weeks of your delivery we’ll hold your newborn session at our studio in the Northland, and 2-3 weeks after that we will hold your reveal and order session, where you’ll be able to see all of your mages and place any orders for wall art, albums, or prints that you would like. All orders typically arrive within 2-4 weeks, with birth announcements arriving within days of placing the final order. To make things simple for you, we follow the same steps for all of our milestone and maternity sessions as well.


Book a Newborn Baby Session

Please visit our contact page to send us a message to schedule your newborn session or for any additional information. We can’t wait to meet your new little one!