Newborn Welcome Guide

Mallory Shelton Photography

I am so glad you are here! I know there are a lot of photographers out there. It is truly an honor to have your inquiry about a newborn session! I'm a Southern girl, born and raised in Arlington, TX. For 13 years, I was working in the corporate world as a real estate analyst and photographing families on the side. In November 2020, I took a leap of faith to go full-time with my photography business, and I couldn't be more excited!

I live in Aledo, TX with my husband, three boys, and our sweet Vizsla pup, Palmer. I love Jesus, Tex-Mex, hand lettering, and always have a to-do list (or ten), I cherish my morning quiet time with a cup of coffee. I love a good monogram (even for the boys), traveling, and a summer night on the porch with a fresh glass of sangria!

As a lifestyle newborn photographer, it is my joy to work with you to capture your growing family!


You are a new mama and those early days pass by way too quickly. The purpose of Lifestyle Newborn Photography is to capture your newborn and family in the comfort of your home. 

Lifestyle photography allows me to capture the real, emotional moments between family members. I believe In capturing the joy and love that is present as you bring a new baby into this world.

You spend many hours in your home and more specifically in your nursery, I love to capture your family in the natural environment of your home. 

We take breaks, move around, capture the candid, in-between moments, snuggles, and that one smiling picture every mom wants.

If you have children, there is already so much change going on for the older siblings. Lifestyle photography allows older siblings to stay In the environment they are already familiar with. They can play with toys, take a snack break and just be themselves as we capture the world around them.

Your newborn determines the session, and if there are older siblings we follow their lead as well!


These sessions take place at the hospital and capture those first few hours after you welcome your baby into the world. They are intimate, raw and real. Fresh 48 sessions are approximately 45 minutes and are welcome to include big siblings!

Fresh 48 - Hospital Sessions

Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home. These allow me to capture you and your baby in your natural environment and use elements of your home. The sessions last from 45 minutes to 2 hours allowing time for feeding, soothing and changing breaks.

Newborn Sessions

Newborn Session Options

Milestone sessions are short 20 minute sessions in the studio of your little one. We can capture the various stages of 6 months to 2 years as your baby begins to sit, walk and explore. These sessions sometimes include mama, and all the sweet lovies that your child has at each stage.

Milestone Sessions

Capture your growing bump before your baby arrives! Maternity sessions are best between 28-36 weeks. They are 45-60 minutes at an agreed upon outdoor location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Maternity Sessions

Additional SessioNs

It is best for your maternity session to take place between 28-36 weeks. This depends on your comfort level and the size of your bump! I recommend booking early to make sure we capture your bump before baby arrives!

When do you recommend scheduling a maternity session?

You receive at least 70 high-resolution images in a newborn session, and at least 60 high-resolution images is portrait or maternity sessions

How many images do we receive in the gallery?

You can order high quality prints and albums through your gallery. Once you receive your gallery, you will be able to see your pictures in sample products. I offer albums that I design and print through another service outside of your gallery.

What kind of products can we purchase with our print credit?

Yes, I do! I absolutely offer a discount when booking in bundles. I offer several newborn collections. Please see the link above "Newborn Pricing Options" for collection options which include maternity and fresh 48; as well as milestones and albums!

Do you offer a discount when booking multiple sessions?

Clients typically book newborn sessions anywhere between 7-14 days up to 6 weeks or even 3 months after the arrival of your little one. Depending on whether you want to get that tiny baby in those first few weeks or wait a bit until you feel a little more like yourself!

When do you recommend scheduling a newborn session?

Frequently Asked Questions