Myrtle Beach Wedding, Pet, Newborn & Baby Photographer

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The Whimsy Baby portrait program is exclusively for newborns and babies up to one year old. It was designed to highlight and celebrate all of the amazing changes and milestones that happen in baby's first year. 

As a mother myself I know how important these first images are and during our time together I promise to handle and care for your sweet baby as if it were my own. I have many years of training and experience in handling newborns and interacting with babies. Your comfort and baby’s safety are my first priority.

Welcome to Myrtle Beach's premier newborn and baby portrait studio

"As a new parent, there are so many things to worry about. Everything is as new for us as it is our little blessing. We knew that we wanted to get professional pictures taken right away, and we decided on Crystal Lee Photography. As soon as we walked in the door, our fears and stress melted away. She is professional, experienced and amazingly talented. If anyone is shopping for a photographer, look no further!"

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If you’re in The Market Common, come by and take a tour of my newly redesigned 1,300 square foot portrait studio! I would love to invite you to come by so that I can chat with you about your photography needs and show you what I have to offer over a cup of hot coffee. Let’s create something fabulous together!

The studio is located at 3087 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

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When will my newborn session take place?

The ideal window for newborn portraits is within the first 2 weeks of life. At this age, baby sleeps deeply and can still curl up into those sweet newborn poses.



When should I book my newborn session?

Because of the limited window of time we have for a true newborn session, it is important that you book your session with me while you are still pregnant so that I can guarantee my availability when baby arrives. If your baby has already been born by the time you've found me... don't fret! I do take newborns up to 3 weeks of age and I always try to accommodate last minute bookings as much as I can.

Do you offer maternity portraits?

Absolutely! Maternity sessions are done on location just before sunset and can be added on to any newborn collection. Click here to see the maternity gallery!

Can we do a sibling or family photo during our session?

Absolutely! Sibling & family poses are done first, and then we focus on baby for the rest of the session. Family poses are closeup, typically on a black or cream background. 

Do you provide the props and backdrops?

Yes! I have a large selection or props & backdrops, as well as hats, headbands, tutus and lace rompers. (I'm a bit of a prop hoarder.) You are also welcome to bring in something special from home that you'd like to incorporate into your session. We'll work together before the session to plan your themes and colors. 

When will we receive our photos?

I always post sneak peeks on social media within 2 days and all galleries are delivered in one week. That's right... your fully edited gallery will be ready to you to view, share and download in just one week!! 

What are the best ages for photos during baby's first year?

Newborn sessions are done in the first 2 weeks of life. The next great time for a portrait session is around 3 months. By this age baby is usually very expressive and can hold up their head during tummy time. Around 6 months baby will be sitting up unassisted, which is my favorite milestone to capture! We may even see those first few bottom teeth popping through. The next big one is baby's first birthday... full of crawling, giggling and sometimes even running!

How many outfits do you recommend for a milestone session?

I suggest 3-4 outfits max for milestone sessions. If you're doing a cake smash at your 12 month session then I recommend 2 regular outfits and a cake smash outfit. 

How do I book?

Scroll on down to the contact form and send me a message! All I need to secure your session date (or window of time around your due date) is a contract and small retainer. I can't wait to see what we'll create together!

Packages & Pricing

Our all-inclusive collections include a full studio portrait session, the digital files and a print release!





Other packages are available, as well as an add-on for maternity portraits and 2 fantastic Baby Plan options to give you custom portraits all year long.

I'm excited to start planning a custom studio portrait session for your little one! Fill out the contact form below to start the conversation and receive my full Whimsy Baby pricing guide.

Milestone Collections begin at $350
Wrapped Newborn Mini Sessions are $400
Signature Newborn collections begin at $550

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