Thank you for considering my studio to photograph your new baby. My expertise and extensive experience in handling, posing and photographing even the tiniest of infants provides peace of mind that your tiny newborn will be in the very best of hands. Learn more about the art of newborn photography and a newborn photo session at the Lori Mason Photography studio in Solon below…

How old should my baby be for a newborn session?

Your baby will ideally be less than 2 weeks old. Lori makes every effort to photograph newborns between days 5 and 10. During this window of time, babies are very sleepy, easily posed, less fussy, and have become accustomed to nursing. As newborns get older (10+ days), they tend to be more challenging to pose and settle, may develop baby acne, and have longer wake periods. For these reasons, it’s absolutely essential that the newborn session be scheduled early.

If, however, you have an older newborn, please reach out. Lori regularly photographs older babies and she would be happy to accommodate last-minute bookings whenever her schedule permits.

When should I book a newborn session?

Please book your newborn portrait session before your baby is born whenever possible. Most families reserve their due dates during their second trimester or early in their third. This ensures that space is allotted in Lori’s calendar to photograph your baby during the ideal age (between 5 and 10 days old).

Lori understands that your due date is only an estimate. She will reserve time on and around your due date, ensuring you have a spot in her schedule. Upon your baby’s arrival, you or someone you trust will contact Lori to arrange your actual session date.

*To give each client the best service possible, Lori books a limited number of portrait sessions per month. It is recommended that clients book newborn sessions as early as possible to ensure availability of dates and avoid disappointment. Lori will make every effort to accommodate late bookings whenever her schedule permits.

 Where will my baby be photographed?

All newborn sessions will take place inside the LMP private studio in Solon.  You’ll have access to Lori’s extensive collection of blankets, wraps, buckets, headbands, bonnets and other accessories to make your newborn session a success.

 How long does a newborn session last?

All sessions are baby-led, meaning we work around the cues of your baby.  We allot plenty of time for feeding, diaper changes, and soothing the baby — Sessions are never rushed!  Lori allots up to 4 hours to complete the session, although most sessions last about 3 hours.

Can siblings be a part of the session?

Absolutely!!  We encourage the involvement of siblings and parents. We know how special the addition of a new member is, and we love when the whole family is involved.

**Health & Safety

Newborn health and safety is Lori’s top priority.

With children of her own and years working with young children, Lori understands a newborn’s vulnerable immune system and takes every precaution to ensure the cleanliness and sanitation of her tools and props.  In cases of photographer or client illnesses, sessions will be rescheduled.

Lori will never jeopardize a baby’s safety during a session. She will not pose your baby in unsafe ways or in unstable props. Poses are always simple and comfortable for your delicate new baby.

Thank you so much for the AMAZING pictures! We are so happy with them. You did a beautiful job and we will cherish these forever!” - D. Kromer

If you want a luxurious experience that makes it easy to get your portraits done, contact us below to preserve the moments that matter most.


33220 Station Street, Solon, OH 44139


Lori Mason is a Solon, Ohio newborn photographer serving Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding communities