Is there a greater joy than the life of a newborn?

Becoming a mother has been the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced and it’s been such a pivotal season in my life. I’ve never felt such conflicting emotions at the same time — already nostalgic for how little my babies were yesterday, yet anxiously awaiting the milestones they have yet to reach as they grow.

I want to bottle up all of these sweet moments during these ever so fleeting days so that they never feel far away from you. To me, the closest thing to doing that is through photographs! Which is why I am so passionate about documenting your journey through parenthood with beautiful images.

Baby Selah's Fresh 48 Session with Hampton Roads newborn photographer, Dreama Spence.

What is it like to work with me?


I’ll arrive AT your home and when you’re comfortable, I’ll begin to capture what is happening. Never pushing for more than simply documenting the moment as it is. These are your memories. You’ll be able to naturally snuggle your little one, wether a fresh 48 or a few weeks old.

These interactions are the most natural and easiest to document. Newborn sessions loosely last around 2 hours, which gives us plenty of unrushed time to get a meaningful collection of images.

How it works


10-15 minute phone consultation where we chat to learn more and connect, I provide details about my process, pricing and answer any questions. After the call, ‘ll send over a booking page where you can review all the information on your own and decide if we are the right fit.


Choose your session date, pay your session fee and sign a contract. We’ll then begin the prep process where we’ll uncover the heart and soul of your family. Where will your photos live? What rooms will we use for the session? What outfits make the most sense for your family? I’ll help you every step of the way, so that you feel totally prepared on the day of your session.


During your session, I strike a balance between directing you and letting life unfold in the in between moments. I keep it laid back and relaxed and leave ample time for feedings, diaper changes, and all the little details you’ll never want to forget about your newborn. I believe that family photos should be an enjoyable experience, and I do everything I can to make sure that happens.


Two to three weeks after your session, we’ll set up a time for you to view your photos through an online appointment. We’ll view your photos through a slideshow set to music (and we’ll cry together at how incredible your family is!). Then I’ll guide you through the process of narrowing down your favorite images so that you can select a collection that best suits your needs! Your collection selection must be made during this appointment, and payment will be taken at this time.


After you’ve selected your collection during our appointment, I’ll send you the high-resolution downloadable files of your choosing. You will also gain access to your online gallery and print store, where you’ll have one month to use your print credit on products such as albums, framed prints and deckled prints. Print products are printed by heirloom quality print labs (It’s the good stuff that won’t fade.)


The hard work is over. Your portraits adorn the walls of your home. Your family album has pride of place on your coffee table and your phone has blown up with texts about the fabulousness of your holiday cards. Sit back and take credit for creating those beautiful humans that are your children and enjoy seeing the people you love on the walls of your home. Every. Single. Day.

Newborn Photography Portfolio

What does it cost to work with a newborn photographer?

Booking fee is $400

Digital files & artwork purchased separately after your session

A session fee of $400 is required to reserve your session date. Collections including digital images and a print credit start at $875 with most clients investing $2000 or more. Please inquire for full investment details.

The Early Years Membership

Plan ahead and remember it all. During your pregnancy and baby’s first year, or to document your family through the seasons.

2-4 sessions over a year at your home.

  • Priority scheduling
  • Creative direction and planning
  • An ordering appointment after each session
  • A set of 25 birth announcements or holiday cards
  • $200 credit toward an heirloom album after each session
  • Complimentary wall gallery and album design services.
Baby Selah's Fresh 48 Session with newborn photographer, Dreama Spence.

She made the session super comfortable and relaxed.

Working with Dreama was fantastic. She made the session super comfortable and relaxed while we just got to do our thing in our home.

MOLLY, mama of 4

Frequently asked questions

Comfy is key, especially postpartum! If something new helps you feel special then get it! Be true to yourself and wear clothes that you’d normally wear.

For baby, neutral outfits or onesies will give the portraits a classic and timeless feel.

Generally sessions are 2 hours, but I only schedule one session a day. Depending on baby, the session length is flexible and will come to a natural end. Either way ill make sure you have a meaningful collection of images.

Once a session is scheduled I keep space on my calendar. Call me when baby is here and we will set up a time anywhere from 24 hours-6weeks after birth. It is really all based on how the family is transitioning and how ready you are to be documented.

I do not have props and cannot promise any specific pose. However, we can swaddle and change baby’s clothes as many times as you’d like throughout the session. We just keep it real!

To ensure space on my calendar I strongly encourage booking on my calendar about 2-3 months ahead of the baby’s expected birth date. However, if you didn’t get a chance, please inquire, I may have space!

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