the portfolio

Congratulations on your newest bundle of joy! I’m so delighted you’ve arrived on my page and would be ecstatic to photograph this milestone in your life!

My newborn lifestyle photography can be done in the comfort and beauty of your home, or in studio. You’ll have full access to my client closet which includes pieces for women, girls and babies. I highly recommend booking your newborn session between 7-21 days after birth. However, we can always have a session if the baby is older than that range.

Newborn Photography Bay Area

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gallery

You’ll receive your photos in a private online gallery within 2-3 weeks after your session! All photos are immediately ready to download and print (you can easily print them from a professional lab in my print shop)! Cherish your photos. Print your photos. Display your love. It deserves to be shown! 

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inquiry

Fill out that contact form! After receiving your inquiry, I’ll get to learn more about you and your loved one(s)!. We’ll discuss date and locations for your Bay Area newborn photos, and I’ll give you the best recommendations based on your preference. 

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contract

After discussing details, I’ll send over a contract for you to sign + require a 50% non refundable retainer fee. This puts you in my calendar and locks in that date! 

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planning

Outfit planning is my favorite planning part! The options are endless and I always squeal out of excitement during this time!! All clients receive a prep guide that is filled to the brim with details about how to style for your session. I’m always here if you need assistance or recommendations! 

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session

It’s your session day! Yay, finally get to meet you!! I’ll have the best time capturing your sweet moments. Just remember: this is the moment, and these are the memories I’ll be able to turn into visual pieces of your love.

what to expect

the booking timeline

yuki + phillip

Lynna is incredible! From our first contact, she was friendly and super organized. All the prep materials she sent to me were beautifully branded and exquisite - a reflection of the care & attention she invests into her artistry & work from the start of the journey to the final photos. I felt so taken care of & every interaction just made me even more excited for our maternity shoot.

Our gallery was ready in less time than we expected (such a delightful surprise) & the photos took our breath away. They were also a lovely blend of candid shots plus other poses that Lynna had guided us with in the day of. I love that when she had guided us, she kept it fun and encouraged us to just be ourselves while making suggestions for what would make a good photo composition.
I wholeheartedly recommend Lynna and cannot wait to take more family pictures with her in the future!

mj + jeff

Lynna was a dream to work with from the initial inquiry to the day of the photoshoot. We cannot praise her enough! We brought our puppy with us and even he felt comfortable throughout the photoshoot! She genuinely loves to listen to your story and captures precious moments to reflect who you are. She felt like a childhood friend and we had a lot of fun with her - it has been so long since we laughed that much!
She is also very mindful of Covid and wore a mask the entire time, which we really appreciated. We admire not only her breathtaking photography style, but also her warm personality. She is truly a wonderful soul and it is hard to come across such people nowadays, so we are grateful that we met her. We look forward to many more photoshoots with her!

the andrakin family

Lynna went above and beyond, to say the least! From the moment I contacted her to the day she returned the photos, she remained extremely responsive, personable, and knowledgeable! 
Lynna makes a great effort to ensure the day of the shoot is as perfect as possible, including offering wardrobe, props, and suggesting breathtaking locations!

On the day of our shoot, we arrived about 30 minutes early and to our surprise Lynna was already waiting for us. We were extremely thankful because, on this particular day, Karl the Fog decided to join us earlier than expected which did not deter her at all! She knew exactly how to position us to capture the dreamiest of shots. Her warm demeanor helped us get comfortable in front of the camera, and the pictures really show it! We are simply in awe of the beautiful photos she produced! I am so very glad we booked with Lynna and I would suggest her to any of my family and friends, hands down!

Katrina + aj

This was me and my fiancé's first time taking photographs with a photographer and Lynna was just the absolute best person to work with. We fell in love with her overall aesthetic when we discovered her website. Her kindness and professionalism when organizing the the photoshoot as well as answering our questions was amazing and she made things so clear and gets tasks done in a timely manner. She helped pick out our location and we are so glad we went with her recommendation.

 She is so remarkably talented when it comes to photographing really special moments and choosing scenery and lighting that really emphasizes the feelings she captures in her pictures. The final pictures came out more amazing than I could have imagined and I'm happy with the quality of our engagement pictures. I'll definitely reach back out for any future photoshoots.

the ozawa family

Lynna recently spent an hour photographing my extended family. We had a BIG group and 3 rambunctious toddlers on the verge of melting down. She has patient, kind, and extremely accommodating. We really appreciate photographers who make us feel relaxed and comfortable. It really showed because the photos turned out incredible. We're so excited to share them out for our Christmas cards this year.

Few highlights of her service:
Client closet: this was the most valuable thing for busy moms. It saved me hours of shopping because all of her options were so gorgeous and fitting for the color palette we wanted to go for.  Client handbook: this handbook is what helped my family achieve the perfect color palette. That was the most stressful part for everyone but once they saw the color swatches we were able to pull the outfits together. Very quick turn around for photographs. She was very prompt and timely and the delivery method allowed for all of us to view together. Thanks for a wonderful session, will definitely be scheduling future shoots with Lynna.

Samantha + Jay

If you are considering doing a photoshoot with Lynna Curtis Photography, this is your
sign to DO IT! I did a couples shoot with my boyfriend and we had the best experience ever. Lynna is detail oriented, patient, sweet and so professional! She made us feel so comfortable and at ease. I love how Lynna had so many pose ideas for us and captured our emotions perfectly! She also knows all the best locations for photo shoots & has a detailed guide to prepare you for your photoshoot. 10/10 experience, we are so in love with our photos, all thanks to Lynna!

The Balcazar Family

Our family had such a great time working with lynna. beforehand, she was super helpful with helping me pick out the different outfits and offering ideas for each of us. I love the fact that she has a client closet, such an awesome idea. She has SO many dresses to choose from, it was so hard for me to choose one. She brought ALL of my top picks, so I was able to try them on before the photoshoot.

I also adore how she provides a littles client closet too, so cute! During the photoshoot she was super friendly and made us all feel comfortable. she worked so well with our baby girl and our dog Axel - even when they both wouldn't keep still. SO IN LOVE with all the photos we’ve received from Lynna. As our first family photoshoot, I'm glad we have all these precious memories to always look back on.

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testimonials

During your session, you can expect to spend 1.5 seamless and laid back hours with me. This provides enough time for breaks that include feeding, changing and any last minute needs. There are no extravagant set-ups or complex props - just you getting cozy and snuggly while customizing the entire session to feel so you. 

My goal is to capture the most intimate moments of tenderness and newness in your family - all while showing the beauty and comfort of that in your home or in studio!

Newborn Photography Bay Area

I encourage booking your maternity and newborn session with me to provide the easiest process during this milestone in your life. My Bump to Baby package provides a $100 savings when both sessions are booked together. It’s always a huge plus being able to work with someone you’re comfortable with for a smooth process!


Feel free to contact me for any questions, and I’d be more than happy to be of service!

xoxo, Lynna

in-home newborn session

  • Up to 1.5 hours of shooting time in home
  • Held during morning ONLY
  • Scheduled between 7-21 days after birth
  • Private online gallery
  • 50+ high resolution digital images
  • Full access to client closet
STARTING AT $1600

I'M READY TO BOOK!

in-studio newborn session

  • Up to 1.5 hours of shooting time in studio
  • Held 1-2 hours after sunrise ONLY
  • Scheduled between 7-21 days after birth
  • Private online gallery
  • 50+ high resolution digital images
  • Full access to client closet
STARTING AT $1850

LET'S DO IT!!

bump to baby

  • Includes booking both maternity and in-home or studio newborn session! 
  • Maternity photos are taken between 7-8 months 
  • Newborn photos are taken between 7-21 days after birth
STARTING AT $2700

I'M READY TO BOOK!

baby's first year 

  • Newborn - 6 months - 1 year milestone
  • Up to 1 hour of shooting time outdoors, in home or in studio
  • Private online gallery
  • 50+ high resolution digital images 
  • Full access to client closet
STARTING AT $3900

COUNT ME IN!

Prices are subject to change without notice if Bay Area newborn photography session is not booked within 14 days of receiving price quote/inquiring about rates.

Please note that session dates are not held without a signed contract and retainer fee. Contract and 50% non-refundable retainer fee must be paid within 24 hours, or your time slot will be forfeited. 

A travel fee will be applied if the session location exceeds the complimentary 30 miles of travel for the photographer based in San Jose, CA.

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02 Can we print from you?

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07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

Yes, I do! Any Bay Area newborn photography session outside of my complimentary 30 mile radius will be considered a travel session. I always have a ton of recommendations for locations inside and outside of my area, just let me know what you want and I'll make it happen! I'm always down to travel wherever you want your vision to be! (:

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01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

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07 How do we book you?

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All photos in your gallery are high resolution digital photos that are immediately ready to print. I highly recommend that you purchase any prints, wall art and canvases directly through me. Once you place your order, your photos are sent to a professional print lab partner where it gets printed, packaged and shipped. t’s so important that your photos are printed using the highest standards to preserve the color, definition and overall quality!

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

I typically book 2-3 months out - depending on the time of year. In the fall, I am usually booked out 4-6 months (people love booking early for Christmas cards!), so my availability is limited. I can only book a number of sessions each month to ensure I don't overbook and burn out.


13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

I begin all my sessions one hour prior to sunset or at the start of sunrise. This is known as "golden hour" and will provide the best diffused, golden lighting. Shooting at time before golden hour, would not be ideal because of the harsh lighting and shadows.

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

It all depends on what my clients are looking for specifically. My clients average investment is anywhere from $1600 - $4500 for their Bay Area newborn photos. I do offer payment plans after the nonrefundable 50% retainer fee is paid, so clients are able to make small payments up until their session!

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

Yes, absolutely! I'm a huge animal lover, so please bring your fur babies along for the adventure! There are locations that do not allow pets... however, I can scout a location that allows them! (:

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

Fill out that contact form! After you reach out, we'll discuss dates and locations that are still open for booking. Once all details are discussed, I'll send over a contract to get you on my calendar!

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

No, I do not deliver RAW or unedited files as they are not an accurate representation of my final work.

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12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

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10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

Yes, of course! Feel free to ask me for any help. I provide access to my client closet which offers pieces for moms and children! All my clients receive a prep guide (family, newborn, couples) depending on their session type. You'll be able to find information on what to what to wear/how to style for your session. I want you to feel comfortable during your session!

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

You will receive an email containing a link to your private online gallery. Your online gallery will have a password that only you will know, so no one else may access it. All images in your gallery will be high resolution, which will be perfect for printing right away!

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

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01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

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During my editing process, I make sure to focus and enhance on what is already there. I will remove any background objects that may not complement the photo well. I do NOT change body shapes, do head swaps or anything unnatural.

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01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

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07 How do we book you?

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05 What is the average investment clients make?

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There are up to five family members allowed for standard Bay Area family photography sessions! Any session that includes over five family members will be considered an extended family session! 

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

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03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

Once you receive your contract, please sign and pay the retainer fee within 24 hours. Once I have received payment and a signed contract, I will send a session confirmation email and a prep guide!

frequently asked questions

03 How many photos will we receive?

02 How can we use your client closet pieces?

01 When can we book our newborn session?

05 How can I prepare for my session?

04 How soon will we receive our photos?

All clients will receive a prep guide made specifically for their session type after booking. You can find more information on what to expect after booking, how to prepare for your session, what color palettes to wear, how to coordinate pieces for your session, what to expect after your session, recommendations on printing your photos, etc. I do also provide an extremely helpful newborn checklist and last minute tips for your session in the newborn prep guide!

You’ll receive your photos through a private, online gallery within 2-3 weeks from your session date. Once I’ve completed your gallery, I’ll send you the link via email, and a quick text letting you know!

You’ll receive a minimum of 75 of the best photos from your session. Every session and flow is different, but this is a solid number I can provide!

The easiest way to pick out the pieces you’re interested in would be to go through my highlights! Feel free to send me which women's and girls' pieces you’re most interested in and I can prep them for your session. With newborn pieces, I bring my entire stash to your home since all the pieces are so tiny! 

Once you fill out my contact form, I’ll provide you with a list of available dates during the week or month you’re interested in. After informing me your due date, we’ll work around that week in the event your baby comes sooner or later.

I do ask to be updated once baby arrives so we can schedule a more specific date as soon as possible! For mamas who have a scheduled c-section, we can definitely schedule a set date at the time of booking.

Newborn Photography Bay Area

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

12 How many family members are allowed for shoots?

11 Do you retouch photos?

10 How do we get our photos?

09 Can you help me figure out what to wear?

03 How far are you booked out?

02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

13 How do I ensure my slot is confirmed for my photo session?

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11 Do you retouch photos?

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02 Can we print from you?

01 So you’re based in San Jose, do you travel to other places?

08 Can I have the original photos in addition to my final gallery?

07 How do we book you?

06 Do you allow fur babies?

05 What is the average investment clients make?

04 When do you start your sessions?

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