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The Motherhood Collective

The Central Coasts "Newborn Whisperer"

Motherhood is a Journey

Your littlest human and your biggest feelings as you enter this new journey of motherhood. The joy of holding your tiny baby and experiencing all of their firsts. You don't want to miss this opportunity to capture their portraits and cherish the tiniest features. Our portraits are pure + simple, allowing us to focus on their tiny nose and toes, that little pout, and the fine hair on their ears as it catches the lights, we will document it for you. 

We have designed an experience to be calming for families. We know first-hand how challenging it is to get ready during your post-partum journey. So we bring the experience to you. DeeDee is experienced in newborn photography, working her magic as the Newborn Whisperer for almost two decades.  DeeDee is dedicated to delivering an experience that makes it accessible for families to document the tiniest details in the comfort of your home. 


"As a new mommy, I was not expecting how tired I would be. DeeDee took us under her wing and the results were beautiful. While I got my hair and makeup done, DeeDee took the sweetest pictures of our baby girl. We are so thankful!"

My Step-By-Step Process

1. Book your session

Start by selecting a tentative date. I suggest selecting the week of your due date.  This step requires a signed contract and paid retainer.

3. Day-of your Session

I will arrive at your home, with everything needed for your session. Your preparation email will be sent prior. 

2. Welcome Guide

Once your session is booked, and contract and invoice are taken care of, you will receive a Welcome Guide. This will go over all of the information you will need to prepare you for your session. Once baby arrives, you will reach out and we will select an exact session day and time.

4. Gallery Delivery

Two weeks after your session you will receive a private online gallery where you can view, download digital images.


The Motherhood Collective 



The Newborn Experience


  • Lifestyle Newborn Portraits in the comfort of your home

  • Sibling and Family Portraits

  • Private online gallery 

  • Digital download of  ALL High-resolution edited portraits

  • Print Release

  • All props provided, including a dress for Mothers

per session

 $200 Session retainer fee is required to book and is applied to the session. Add on hair and makeup for $150

Maternity Session

  • Swift and relaxed session with natural posing guidance 

  • 1 Location selected from Location Guide

  • Private online gallery 

  • Digital download of ALL High-resolution edited portraits

  • Print Release


 $200 Session retainer fee is required to book and is applied to the session.

Add on Hair and Makeup $150

Maternity and Family Photographer Arroyo Grande, CA

Maternity + Newborn Special

Save $100 when you book a maternity and newborn session at the same time for the ultimate motherhood experience. 

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