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BOGO Session 1: Newborn Portraits


Last winter I held a Buy One, Get One portrait photography promotion; buy one, 1-hour session, and get the second session free. It was the first of its kind for me, and done mostly on a whim, but it certainly won't be the last after the overwhelming response it received.

I've recently completed my first BOGO shoot of 2017, which was a newborn session in Crofton, Maryland.

Brittney, Danny, and Noah were given my gift certificate for Christmas by Danny's older brother, Patrick, who grew up with my husband. Patrick bought a few sessions from me, as well as a few pre-paid prints to go along with each session. Patrick has also become Offbeat Photographer's new best friend ;)

Brittney, Danny, and Noah were ideal collaborators, bringing their own ideas to the session - which I always appreciate - but also very willing to hear my ideas as well. Though I'm sure some artists can be very possessive about their work - and conversely so can some clients - I happen to believe it's the collaboration between artist and client that makes for the best results.

Newborn Portraits in Crofton Maryland

Brittney is in the Army and Danny is a firefighter with Anne Arundel County. Little Noah, meanwhile, looks like a little ginger-haired porcelain doll with his creamy-smooth white complexion and thick mane of deep orange locks. 

Newborn Portraits in Crofton Maryland

Usually newborn sessions go anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on how cooperative the little guy/gal is. Since the gift certificate was for an hour I was unable to get as many options of Noah as I usually do. That said, every option turned out to be a real winner; from fine art black and white, to firefighter props, to family togetherness, I am in love with this newborn session.

Newborn Portraits in Crofton Maryland
Newborn Portraits in Crofton Maryland
Newborn Portraits in Crofton Maryland

Though not as plentiful as other newborn sessions, there were enough images of the family to fill a 10x8 album, which they ordered. This option is by far my favorite because A) it fits most, if not all, the images from your session; B) it's portable; and C) it's the perfect family heirloom to pass on to Noah and his children, and his children's children one day. 

Newborn Portrait Heirloom Album

Brittney and Danny must have enjoyed the experience as much as I did because the couple booked me for their wedding day, which is set to take place in October here in Baltimore. It really means the world to me to have the opportunity to watch this young family grow and expand while documenting it for posterity. All the money in the world can't replace the privilege I feel for such an opportunity.