arizona newborn photographer

session information:

Newborn sessions are typically done between 5-16 days after birth. They are held in my private commercial studio only Monday-Friday. For boys, if you plan on circumcising, please schedule your session prior to the procedure – or at least 5 days after.

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the perfect fit?

As an Arizona newborn photographer, I have over eight years of experience of newborn safety, as well as 800+ newborn sessions completed.

My private commercial studio is stocked with all of the props, backdrops, hats and headbands for your session, and a complete client closet for family shots.

I’ve received an Arizona newborn photographer award for seven years straight.

I have the ability to grow with your family; milestones, cake smashes, and family sessions are available!

welcome to

the studio…

It’s not just about the items I provide as your Arizona newborn photographer; it’s about the peace of mind that comes with them. When you enter my studio, you’ll find a warm and inviting space, equipped with comfortable seating, a changing area, and an assortment of snacks and beverages to keep you refreshed. All these little comforts mean that you can focus on the bonding experience with your baby, rather than worrying about the logistics of the session.

I also believe that communication is key to ensuring your satisfaction. From the initial consultation to the final delivery of your treasured images, I’ll be there to guide you every step of the way. I’ll work with you to understand your vision and preferences, and provide gentle direction during the session to capture you and your baby in the most flattering and heartfelt way possible.

In short, when you book a session with me, you’re not just getting a photographer – you’re gaining a professional dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience that yields timeless images of these fleeting moments. Remember, these are more than just photos; they’re cherished memories in the making, and I am here to make that happen with ease and grace.

snack corner

We offer a variety of snacks and refreshments suited for any moment. 

Parents who are patiently waiting for their newborn’s session to conclude can also find comfort in our selection of bites. We even have toddler friendly options for the little ones waiting for their newborn sibling.

We understand that these sessions can take some time, and making sure you’re comfortable and satiated is part of our commitment to providing a stellar experience.

sibling area

Our space is not just snack-friendly, but it’s also designed with family in mind. Along with the toddler-friendly snacks, we’ve created an engaging sibling area specifically tailored to keep the little ones occupied. In this designated area, siblings of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities that encourage creativity and play, ensuring they’re having just as much fun.

From coloring books to soft play items, the sibling area is a safe and enjoyable space that allows parents to relax while their children play in close view. It’s our way of making sure that every member of the family feels welcomed and entertained during their visit.

client closet

it’s essential that every detail is perfect, and that includes what you wear. It’s not just the props for newborns, and the fun accessories for cake smashes that I provide—I take it a step further with an entire client closet available specifically for your session.

Additionally, I’ve carefully selected outfits for siblings that will complement the newborn session. For moms, I understand the importance of feeling beautiful and at ease after giving birth, so I offer a variety of clothing options that are flattering and cozy.

And let’s not forget about dad – while the options for fathers are often overlooked, I’ve included stylish shirts that can be coordinated with the rest of the family’s attire to ensure he also feels part of this special moment.

studio newborn packages



Optional Sibling + Family Shots
5+ Setups
Styling of session with backdrop and wraps
Private viewing gallery
Your choice of 30 professional edited and retouched digital images



Optional Sibling + Family Shots
3-4 Setups
Styling of session with backdrop and wraps
Private viewing gallery
Your choice of 15 professional edited and retouched digital images



Newborn Only – No Family/Sibling Shots
1-2 Setups
Styling of session with backdrop and wraps
Private viewing gallery
Your choice of 10 professional edited and retouched digital images




Newborn Only – No Family/Sibling Shots
1-2 Setups
Styling of session with backdrop and wraps
Private viewing gallery
Your choice of 5 professional edited and retouched digital images

pure + Simple package

I’m so excited to introduce you to my newest package option, the pure + simple session.

This is only for those looking for strictly lifestyle images. There will be minimal props, no studio newborn posing, just simple lifestyle portraiture.

This is great if you want a more natural approach to your newborn session, or even as an alternative to a hospital fresh 48.

pure + simple.


Optional Sibling + Family Shots (Immediate Family Only)
*Immediate Family Consists of ONLY Spouse + Child(ren)
No Naked Shots
15 High Resolution Digital Images
Professional Editing
Private Viewing Gallery & Print Release

Fine Print:
Sales Tax of 8.6% will be added to all packages.
A non-refundable retainer fee is due at time of booking to secure your session date, and is applied towards your session balance.
Prices subject to change without notice. Pricing will be honored at time of booking, booking today locks in current rate.
Any location 30 miles outside of 85085 is subject to a travel fee.
Payments may be made by cash or card.
Pricing is non-negotiable.

meet the team:

I have an assistant that help throughout the sessions to help keep my baby clients as safe as possible. She will spot baby when I’m not in reach, help grab things that are needed for the setups, and help clean up all the messes that my little tiny humans create. 

She’s incredibly special to me and I’m so honored to have her by my side throughout the session!


I’m Shannon, I’m the Arizona newborn photographer behind the lens. If you haven’t had a chance already, you can read all about me here!


This is Jessica, she is a mommy to 2 littles. Aidan who is 6 years old, and loves animals, adventures and just started kindergarten. Her daughter Briar is 3 years old and loves dinosaurs and getting into trouble.

real results...

"We hired Shannon for our son's newborn shoot and family ops. Shannon's whole process is so professional, organized and she's very responsive. The quality and style of her photos captured me when I followed her on Instagram. It was such a good perk she has a client closet, because I honestly wasn't thinking about outfits for our family after baby. I literally gave her all creative freedom, I'm probably the laziest client. Lastly, during the session, she was so quick between setups, and loved seeing the outcome of the photos, I loved every singe one!."
Phoenix Arizona newborn photographer

frequently asked questions

Absolutely nothing. I provide everything needed for your studio session. I have all the props, wraps, and backdrops for your newborn session!

This varies on your package, and how the baby cooperates. A basic guideline for newborn sessions would be – 30 minutes for the precious package, an hour for the essence package, 90 minutes for the keepsake package, and two hours for the heirloom package. Again, this all depends on how baby tolerates everything, it may be longer, or it may be shorter.

For newborns I recommend booking in your second trimester, I like to wait until you clear the first trimester, but I do book up quite fast so I definitely don’t recommend waiting until the last minute; I can’t guarantee I’ll have an opening.

Look, I know I share all the fun/cute stuff on social media – but you should know that’s not how the session always plays out! With newborns you can probably expect an accident or two, maybe more! There may be a period where baby wants nothing to do with sleeping, that’s okay! We’ll roll with it, and hopefully get some cute awake shots. It’s also totally normal to have to feed baby more often than you’re use to; believe it or not, they’re working hard, and burning a ton of calories.

East Valley Arizona newborn photographer

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