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Crystal Lee 

photography

Myrtle Beach's Premier Newborn Portrait Studio

Because they're only this little for a little while.

Years from now I want you to look back on these photos and remember a time when your newborn was small enough to fit in your hands. 

As a mother myself I know how important these first images are. I have many years of training and experience in handling, posing and settling newborns and during our time together I promise to handle and care for your sweet baby as if they were my own. 

You are about to start on your greatest adventure. And I would love the chance to be there with you from the very beginning. 

View The Galleries

maternity

Maternity photos are the perfect way to celebrate this pivotal moment in the life of your growing family. Sessions can be done in studio or on location at sunset.

newborn

Here you'll find some of my favorite snuggly newborn portraits. These babies have been photographed during their first 2-3 weeks of life, which is the ideal window for posed sessions.

"As a new parent, there are so many things to worry about. Everything is as new for us as it is our little blessing. 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!"

Choosing the right photographer for your baby’s first portraits is an important decision. These sessions are extremely delicate and require a lot of training and patience. Over the past decade I’ve taken courses on safety and posing, learned from some of the biggest names in the industry and photographed over 200 sweet, snuggly newborns. 

My studio is usually one of the very first places that parents bring their newborn. I fully understand the gravity of that decision and I want you to know that you are bringing your little one to a safe space that has been designed (and cleaned!) with them in mind. Your comfort and baby’s safety are my first priority. 

I would love the chance to give you

a portrait experience

that you won't find anywhere else.

1. Scheduling

It’s never to early to start planning your newborn session! Because of the small window of time that we have to capture “true” newborn photos it’s important that you book with me while you are still pregnant. Most Moms contact me during the second trimester. In order to give all of my clients the same wonderful experience they deserve, I only take a limited number of due dates for each month. 

Once you’ve booked, you will receive a detailed session guide and questionnaire so that I can start customizing your portrait session!


2. Baby is here!

Be sure to add me to your “baby is here!” contact list at the hospital! Remember, posed sessions are most successful when done within the first 7-20 days of life so it’s important that I know as soon as possible when baby has arrived. 

Newborn sessions are only scheduled for weekday mornings, typically at 10am. If you’ve chosen to add a family or sibling pose to your session, that will be done first. This is important to keep in mind when planning around school and work schedules. 

3. During the session

My sessions are baby led, meaning I will take baby’s lead as far as what poses we can safely and comfortably achieve and I will never deny a diaper change or feeding. For this reason, full newborn sessions take between 2-4 hours. 

I have snacks, water, coffee and Wi-Fi! So you can sit back, kick up your feet and enjoy a little bit of relaxation while I work with baby. 




4. After the session

You will have a sneak peek from your session on social media in 48 hours! From there your images will be individually hand edited and your full gallery will be ready to view in just 2 weeks. 

All newborn collections include a selection of digital images and custom designed birth announcements for you to send to friends and family. Scroll down to learn more about starting prices and contact me to request a studio tour or full pricing guide.

Displaying your photos

My goal is to create more than just photos for you… it’s to create art. To take this precious time of your life and document it in a beautiful, sometimes whimsical way that you can display as finished pieces of art in your home. My job as your photographer isn’t truly done until your images have been printed and displayed. Don’t just let these gorgeous photos sit on your hard drive!

I hope to provide you with beautiful, tangible pieces from your session that you and your family can enjoy for generations. 


Did you know?

I offer a baby registry program exclusively for my newborn clients. 

A note regarding gift certificates:

I'm often asked by excited friends and family if they can purchase a gift certificate for the parents-to-be. Unfortunately this is not something that I offer. 

Choosing a photographer for your baby's first portraits is an incredibly personal decision. This is why it is so important to me that my clients choose my studio not because someone gifted them a session, but because they love the style of portraits that I create and they trust that I will handle their baby with care. I'm not the best fit for everyone, and that's ok! 

Once the parents-to-be have officially booked with me I would happy to set up a baby registry listing for them so that friends & family can contribute towards their portrait session and custom artwork. 

Packages & pricing

Swaddled newborn mini sessions are $500.

The full signature newborn experience begins at $650.

Swaddled newborn mini sessions are $500.
The full signature newborn experience begins at $650.

All collections include a studio portrait session, customized birth announcements, and a selection of digital images. Prints and products are available through your online gallery, and our top collection even includes a baby book, along with a beautiful custom folio box with prints & matching USB. 

Maternity portraits are available as an add-on to any newborn collection and I also offer incentive opportunities for newborn clients to give you custom portraits all year long.

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


I'm so excited to join you on this adventure!
Fill out the form below and I will send back my full pricing guide that includes packages for maternity & newborn as well as my line of professional print products.

*Please note that all fields in the form are required and you will not be able to submit your inquiry until they've all been filled out.

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