Newborn Photography Edwardsville, IL

St. Louis Photography Shoot Information

Here are some of our most frequently asked photo session questions from our previous clients for newborn photography sessions & family photography sessions.  

Have a question that is not listed?  Give us a call or contact us online to learn more.

We recommend booking your session as early as possible during your pregnancy. A limited number of newborn sessions are scheduled each month. Clients who book in advance get first priority on ensuring their baby’s session falls in that “ideal range” of 6-18 days of age. 

We are occasionally able to make room for last minute bookings. We will try our best to fit you in so you don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity of newborn photos of your baby. 

Newborn sessions ideally take place between 6 and 18 days after a baby’s birth. Newborn sessions take place M-F. If there are extenuating circumstances preventing you from being available on a weekday, please send us a message, and we can discuss whether or not an exception is possible. Weekend pricing will apply. Please note, weekend dates are never guaranteed as an option. 

While 6-18 days is the “preferred” timeframe for photographing newborns, we never refuse clients with older newborns. Every parent deserves beautiful photographs of their baby, regardless of age. We have successfully photographed newborns up to 8 weeks old. 

The session will take place at our beautiful studio in Edwardsville, Illinois. We also offer lifestyle newborn sessions in your home. Together, we will plan your custom newborn session.

Don’t worry, we are highly experienced with babies. We have prepared a Newborn Preparation Guide just for our clients, which we will provide to you prior to your photo session. 

Sessions typically last between 2-3 hours. It really depends on baby. Some babies want to eat during the session, while others may sleep the entire time. We will never rush your baby or the experience. 

Absolutely! We want to tell your story, and your story includes all of you. However, if you prefer to just focus on your new bundle of joy, that is fine too. 

We have everything needed for styling your baby. The studio is full of a variety of wraps, rompers, bonnets, tiebacks, and textures. 

As for everyone else, we offer a studio wardrobe. You are welcome to use it at no extra cost to you. If you prefer to wear your own clothing, that’s fine too. We are here to assist you with your wardrobe styling for the session. We even have an online styling tool to help guide you. It’s super easy and fun to use! 

Hair & make-up add-ons are offered through the studio as an option. We will need advance notice to arrange scheduling. 

We recognize no two clients are the same. That is why we will consult with you to create the best options for you and your family. 

Your photos deserve to be displayed in a way that they will bring you joy on a daily basis. We have done our research, and we exclusively work with the very best vendors in the world to ensure that your photos can truly become art within your home. 

Whether you prefer to see your portraits on a wall, or to flip through them in an heirloom album, you will be able to enjoy them for a lifetime. All items purchased will include a backup digital file. 

When can I see my images? Approximately 2-3 weeks after your session, we will meet at the studio for your reveal/order appointment. This is everyone’s favorite part! Your images will be presented to you, and we will assist you with your ordering at that time. 

Of course! We just ask that you do not make any changes to the images and tag Willow & Mohr so your friends can find us! 

We do! We would love to reward our clients for sending new business our way. Send us a message to get detailed information! 

Newborn Photography Edwardsville, IL

What to Expect in a Professional Photography Session


Let’s Chat! Tell us about your vision for your session. We will go over your goals for the session, wardrobe and styling to design your custom session.

Guided Photo Shoot

Let us guide you through your session with our expertise in finding your best angles and pose directing. We will capture your personality and tell your story through beautiful photographs to cherish forever.

Makeup / Hairstyling

Prefer to have your hair styled and make-up done by professional artists? Let us know and we can make these arrangements at the studio prior to your session.

Wardrobe Styling

Not sure what to wear? Don’t worry, as part of your consultation, we will go over styling. A variety of wardrobe options are available at the studio and we are continually adding to our collection. We will help you choose styling whether it’s from your closet or our studio wardrobe.
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Multiple outfit changes

Why limit your session to one outfit? Looking for variety, we’ve got you covered.

Image reveal /
Ordering Appointment

Your images will be presented in-person at our beautiful studio. You will be able to select the images you want while our expertise is available for wall art design, heirloom album design, and a variety of other professional services.
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Professional Retouching

Every image will be hand-edited to reflect the Willow & Mohr brand. Minor retouching is done as needed. Of course, if you wish to have further retouching, rest assured that every little detail will be covered for you.

Digitals / Products

Only top-quality professional products are offered. We believe in the power of print and it is our desire that our clients walk away with beautiful products to cherish for a lifetime. With the purchase of all products a digital back-up file is included.