Photographing Motherhood

Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Milestones, One Year

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Selecting a package…

Our Heirloom Session includes the time and talent of the photographer and the use of her props as well as the creation of any custom aspects of your session. Digital images and prints are sold separately after your session.

Our Digital Sessions include everything the heirloom sessions do as well as 5 images. The main differences between these options is the amount of time that comes with. You have the option upon booking to upgrade to a larger collection of digital images at a discounted rate.

Viewing and Ordering

What if we do not like the images? We have a very high success rate in producing a range of unique images from each session. Historically clients tend to choose to purchase their entire gallery. After your initial booking investment there is no obligation toward additional purchases and no minimum purchase.

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Digital Portraits with Print Release

Almost all of our clients fall head over heels in love with their gallery and decide to purchase their entire gallery of portraits. Pricing is as follows.

  • 1 digital portrait with print release is $45

  • The Digital Collection will contain 25 or more unique gorgeously hand edited signature portraits. The full collection of images from each session is $950. Discounts of up to 15% off are available for clients that book digital sessions. See package information below.


My number one priority is providing you with amazing display options for your new signature portraits. I love preparing these items for you and seeing them on display in your homes. Below, I go into detail about some of our most popular choices.

  • The most sought after display options that families, brides, and expectant mothers seek are our personalized luxury albums.

  • Prepare to fall in love with our fine art prints, canvases and glass keepsake print boxes. They will knock your socks off. Of course, their prices reflect their superior quality and unparalleled uniqueness.

  • Gift Prints start from $10 and are encouraged for clients that want to give professional prints as gifts. Our Fine Art prints start from $25.

Maternity Studio Portrait

Session Information

We offer both Maternity and Newborn sessions separately as well as together. Our Grow With Me plans help us document your journey through motherhood.

When to book your newborn session…

We photograph newborns up to 6 weeks old. The best time to photograph a newborn baby is when they are under two weeks of age, after two weeks babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne can start to flare up. You can contact us at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date, we will then make a tentative booking and when you arrive home from hospital with your brand new baby you can contact us to arrange a suitable time and day for your session.

Where your session is held…

For both Maternity and Newborn Portrait Sessions we offer Sessions in your home, at our home studio or at one of the many rental studios throughout MN.

Maternity and Milestone sessions can be held outdoors at the location of your choice upon request.

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What to expect

The Newborn Session

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How long will your session take...

Newborn sessions take 2 hours. We set aside 4 hours to provide the necessary time to allow for feeding and comforting.


For younger babies we recommend scheduling your session for 8-10 am. For older babies we recommend scheduling for 10-12.


For best results we recommend that you keep your baby awake for 2 hours before their session, we suggest bathing and moisturizing the baby and playing so they stay awake.

We also recommend not feeding them during this time. We get the best results if baby is hungry and tired at the start of their session.


If you breast feed we recommend a bland diet for 48 hours before your session. Foods such as garlic, broccoli, tomato sauce, pepperoni etc… can irritate your baby’s digestive system and make them more difficult to soothe and pose and may make them spit up.

About 2-4 weeks after your session, we will have you in to see your images for the first time.We will show you anywhere from 40-80 images at this time. These images will be a lightly edited version. At this appointment you will make your selections. Your selections will be the images that we do full edits on.

Digital portraits that are purchased will be delivered via your private online proofing gallery. You are welcome to purchase individual images for $45 each or your entire gallery for a discounted rate of $650. Once full payment is received your prints will be ordered; they can take 2-3 weeks for delivery and longer for canvas, books or albums. All un-ordered images will be stored and archived after 60 days.



Orders are placed at your viewing and ordering appointment in person at my home studio. Please make sure all decision makers attend. If your order includes the digital portraits you will also have the opportunity to order additional prints directly through your gallery. Payment can be made by credit card or debit card.


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Nicole Hollenkamp Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by Nicole Hollenkamp Photography, even those you purchase. Copying, scanning or reproducing images is strictly prohibited. Print-screening images from this website is also against the law. All offenders will be prosecuted accordingly. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring Nicole Hollenkamp Photography, you agree to these terms.

Planning your session

For the full experience we recommend scheduling at least 3 hours to create your portraits. Please have all members available during this time. Your session will be customized to meet your needs.

You don't have to let time steal away the tiny little details that make each moment perfect.


Want to see more?

Check out some of our Newborn Sessions on the blog.