Maternity & Newborn Photography

Maternity & Newborn Photography

Babies & Bellies

Congratulations on your little bundle of joy arriving soon!  RK Photo & Design Studio takes great care and patience making sure you have the memories of these first precious moments in your child’s life.   A lot of prep work goes into making your memory into a piece of art that will be shown throughout your child’s life-graduation, wedding, the birth of their own child.  These can bring back the memories of that soft skin, first cry, that baby smell, and those tiny fingers and toes.  Eventually you’ll forget all those sleepless nights and unknown wants and just remember your precious child.  A professional newborn photographer will make sure to get images you can’t live without. 

All sessions include:


Book a complete progression package by December 1st and get a complimentary mini album.  ($120 value)

Collections & Investment

Progression Package


  • 6 Belly Mini Shoots
  • Maternity Session
  • Hospital Mini Shoot
  • Newborn & Family Session
  • Print Credit



  • Full Newborn and Family Session
  • Up to 3 hours of photography
  • Print Credit




  • Full Newborn session with props
  • Up to 3 hours of photography
  • Print Credit




  • Up to an hour of photography
  • Choice of Location
  • Print Credit

Hospital Mini


  • 30 minute mini session
  • In hospital or home
  • Print credit


When should I schedule my maternity session?

You can schedule your maternity session whenever you find out you are pregnant.  The session should happen within your 8th month-around 30-34 weeks. 

When should I schedule my newborn session?

It’s best to schedule your newborn session before your baby arrives. It’s best to get on the schedule up to 3 months in advance or earlier.  I know baby will be here when they want, so I do have some flexibility.  

How old should my newborn be for photos?

Newborn photos are best done before the first 2 weeks of life, as long as they are healthy enough.  Your baby will be very sleepy and mold-able during this age. 

Where and how long does the newborn session take place?

All newborn sessions take place at my studio outside River Falls WI.  The studio is warm and cozy and I have all the props and outifts for you to choose from. Generally it will be at least 2-3 hours, depending on the cooperation of the baby and feeding/changing breaks. 

What do I need to bring to my newborn session?

A pacifier (to soothe baby in-between poses), extra diapers and any special props that you want to include.  Baby will be naked for the majority of the session so accidents happen. All of our fabric props are washable.  I have a changing area with supplies.  Also, if you would like some time to relax, bring a book or your tablet so you can sit back while I do the work.

When should we bring the sibling for family photos?

We usually do family and sibling photos at the very end of our regular newborn session. So if possible, it is best to have another parent or even a grandparent bring the sibling later if they are less than 4 years old.

What should we wear for family and sibling photos?

It’s best to avoid really bright colors and patterns. . The studio will be very warm to keep the naked baby comfortable,  so you will want to wear something light  change into your clothes for family photos. We have a changing area and also a bathroom close by.  I also suggest bringing an extra set of clothes if you want the baby naked during any group shots, as accidents do happen.