Sessions & Fees

$85 | Little Bird Session
Full session for a single subject only - Newborn, Milestones up to 12 years old
1-2 hour studio session for newborn
1 hour in studio or on location for milestone session
Customized session based on your interests and color preferences
Full access to props, outfits and sets
20-25 Fully edited images for gallery
Gallery premiere and selection appointment

$165 | Platinum Nest Session
Full session with parents & siblings, couples, families, groups up to six - even a furry friend
2 hours in studio newborn session OR 1 hour family session in studio or on location
Customized session based on your interests and color preferences
30-35 Fully edited images for gallery
Gallery premiere and selection appointment

$225 | Belly & Baby Sessions
Platinum Nest Maternity Session
Platinum Nest Newborn Session
Full access to props, outfits and sets
Access to maternity gown collection
30-35 Fully edited images for gallery from each session
Gallery premiere and selection appointment for each session

$295 | Flying the Nest Baby Plan 
6 month Little Bird Session
One Year Little Bird Session plus custom cake
Platinum Nest Session at Year Two
Priority scheduling and special products only available to Baby Plan Members

New! $275 | Petite Wrapped Newborn Session
Great option for babies up to 8 weeks old
30-45 minutes of in-studio photography with one wrap style photographed in 2-3 settings
Online gallery with 10-15 image proofs and 5 digital downloads printable up to 30x40 with print release
***Family and/or sibling images not included in petite sessions

Fresh 48 Packages Available
Hour long sessions within 48 hours of birth at your home or hospital
Please contact us for complete details about these sessions as they are extremly limited.

$50 | Cake smash fee (custom cake design-add on to any session)

$50 | Milk Bath fee (includes fresh flowers and essential oil milk bath add on to any session)

  • Session Fees cover the time for your session at my Dubuque, Iowa home studio or on location, pre-session consultation, access to a large selection of props and sets, beautiful editing of your portraits and your ordering/viewing session.
  • All art products and digital files are purchased separately and are not included in the session fee unless noted otherwise.
  • The session fee is due at time of booking to secure your place on our calendar. For your convenience, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing listed above does not include sales tax that will be added at time of sale.
  • Special promotional discounts or other offers cannot be combined.
  • An additional fee is required for groups of 6 or more.
  • Newborn sessions are done at the Shelby's home studio. All other sessions can be done on location. For sessions 25 miles outside of our studio a travel fee is required.
  • Most of our clients who choose our Platinum line invest anywhere from $600 to $1100 on their sessions. However, everyone’s needs are different – some spend a little more and some spend less. Clients who select our Little Nest line typically invest under $400.
  • Payment plans are available, as well as, a baby registry.
  • Please click the CONTACT button above to request a full product catalog/price list.

Please contact us for more information and to book your session.