Heidi McDowell Photography » Family, newborn and lifestyle photography serving Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs.


Owen Newborn-10NEWBORN: $375 session fee includes edited images (20+) on disk for you to keep and enjoy forever!

Full newborn sessions include images of baby on their own as well as with mommy and daddy if desired. Typically, newborn sessions last at least 2 hours but are never rushed in order to allow plenty of extra time for feeding breaks to accommodate mom and baby. Please add $25 for each additional child/person you’d like to include in your session.

MINI SESSIONS: $225 shorter session focusing on baby only and include edited images (usually 6-8) on disk for you to enjoy. Twins mini sessions are $250.

Newborn sessions are best done within the first 10 days of life. Sessions are booked based upon mommy’s due date and adjusted accordingly when baby arrives. Most of the time, newborn sessions can be done in your home for your convenience, or arrangements can be made for a separate location.

FRESH 48: $375 A special session for families wanting to capture baby’s sweet new moments without having the entire labor or birth documented. Held within the first 24-48 hours after birth, this unique session captures the new bond of parents with their newest family member while still in the hospital or at the birth center. Perfect opportunity to capture Grandparents’ meeting the new baby or a sibling’s first time holding their brother or sister. Fresh 48 sessions are a relaxed documentary style session embracing that short time at the hospital that is usually a blur. Includes 20+ final images on disk for you to keep and enjoy forever. Fresh 48 sessions should be booked at least 3 months before due date to ensure availability.

MATERNITY + NEWBORN: $499 includes Maternity MINI Session and separate FULL Newborn Session once baby arrives! Maternity portraits can also be booked on their own – $299 for a Full Session or $199 for Mini Session. The best time for maternity portraits is between week 21-31 of pregnancy. Most clients prefer to book by the end of the first trimester in order to secure their preferred session dates. Maternity sessions can be held in your home or on location anywhere in Minneapolis northern metro or downtown area.

BABY’S FIRST YEAR: Book one Full Session at regular price and receive 20% OFF EVERY additional session booked during baby’s first year. Mini Sessions also available. Commonly requested sessions that capture baby’s growth are 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and One Year. Smash Cake sessions are popular for baby’s first birthday.


You will receive printing rights for personal use to your images included in your session fee, which is an extremely valuable option when it comes to choosing a professional family photographer! While you may print your images wherever you like, I work with a professional print lab and am happy to help you order any products you may be interested in.

Please note: Any parking, entrance fees, or ticket prices applicable to location choice will be added to session fee. Mileage charges for locations outside of Anoka County or downtown Minneapolis also apply. Contact me for details.

Heidi McDowell Photography retains copyright to all images captured during your session.