Self-Care at Newborn Sessions: How I Am Intentionally Structuring my Session Day Experience to Care for a Postpartum Mama’s Mental Health


Imagine waking up one week postpartum, the day of your newborn portraits, and you are personally really struggling. You’re super anxious, maybe experiencing sadness. (Hopefully this isn’t the case for you, but we all know this can be an experience for some mamas!) Now imagine you wake up with all this going on but today is the day of your newborn portraits! You need to deal with all the challenges of the day PLUS taking the necessary time to do your hair and makeup, getting the whole family’s wardrobe prepped and steamed, getting out the door and to the studio on time. Not to mention feeding, burping, soothing, changing, and all the things for your sweet babe. 

What I really love about the business that I offer is that I’ve structured the session day experience to be simple and stress-free for mama, fully supporting her needs. Here’s how: 

1. We’re keeping SELF-CARE in mind

We do this by sending a professional hair and makeup artist to your door the morning of our session. You can stay in your jammies and snuggle your baby while someone else makes you feel beautiful!! Easy peasy. 

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2. Styling You and Your Family

I’m offering the SUPPORT for the task of wardrobe by styling you and your littles in advance with wardrobe that we selected in an earlier meeting! I’ll show up to your home with our outfits in hand, steamed and ready for you. You get to literally stay in your PJ’s until I arrive! 🙌

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3. Keeping things STRESS-FREE

It’s my job to keep things stress-free for you by working quickly! I do this by using my proven shooting workflow and offering my vast experience with newborns and toddlers to keep our session time simple and easy for your family.

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Sound like exactly what you’re looking for, mama? I have limited 2024 availability so if you’re expecting a baby in 2024 let’s connect now! ✨ Click HERE to connect!

Kelsey Krall


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meet kelsey

Sacramento newborn and maternity photographer

I am a mom of three littles, and I'm right there with you, mama. I know about all the struggles that go along with pregnancy and the newborn stage, and how unbelievably fast this time is going by. I'm here to help you enjoy and cherish this brief moment in time. Let's create keepsake art that will tell this story to your children. 

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I’m Kelsey

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