Hospital Sessions

Hello and congratulations on the arrival of your new baby! Cedar Valley Birth Photography is excited to announce that we have moved to an online scheduling platform for those cute new baby photos that everyone has come to love. Time with your new baby is precious, and with so many things taking place during your hospital stay, we decided to simplify the process of hospital newborn photos. The same awesome photographers, the same amazing quality- but now you are in control of the scheduling process. Cedar Valley Birth Photography will still be available when you need us, but we are no longer visiting with families to schedule sessions, and we ask that you please follow the instructions below to book your hospital newborn photography session.

To Book Your Session
  1. Go to and click on the ‘book’ tab
  2. Select ‘hospital mini session’ and select a photographer (note- only one of us is available each day, so you may need to choose a different photographer for your session- no worries, you’ll love all of us)
  3. Choose a date and time for your session (remember these sessions are done while you are in the hospital)
  4. Checkout and the read through and sign the client contract
Preparing for your session

We ask that anyone participating in the session, like siblings, be present and ready at the scheduled time you have selected. Try to make sure baby is fed prior to the session- we understand that is not always easy or predictable, and we are happy to work with what your baby needs in the moment. You may select up to two outfits that you would like baby to wear for photos. No outfit? No problem! We love photographing babies in the white shirts provided by the hospital.

After your session

You will receive a link to your personalized online gallery, where you will be able to view your photos and make any digital or print purchases. Digital images will be available for immediate download upon receipt of payment, and any printed products purchased will be shipped directly to you. To view your online gallery, click the “galleries” link at the top of this page, select your baby’s name from the dropdown, and use the password we provided you at the hospital. Feel free to share this link and password with family and friends!

Check out our price list for products and digitals!

NICU/INIC families

Hospital newborn sessions are for you, too! Please consider documenting this journey. We will work with you and the nurses to find a time that works best to photograph your baby, you just need to reach out and let us know you are interested in a session.

Not delivering at Mercy One Medical Center but love our hospital newborn photos? No worries! You can still book us for a Fresh 48 session if you are delivering at another location.

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