Psalms Photography / Katie Scott / Mountain House Newborn Photographer / Pleasanton Newborn Photographer
Welcome to my page! My name is Katie Scott, I am a photographer serving the Bay Area and Central Valley. I have a studio here in the gorgeous Pleasanton, California and in Mountain House, California where I have the pleasure of snuggling babies and capturing your families most precious moments. I am very passionate with my dream of creating lasting memories that my families can look back on with joyful emotions. Being a studio baby and newborn photographer, I have my littlest clients' safety and comfort at the very top of my priority list. I understand how fragile your baby is, and I take extreme measures to ensure all posing is safe and that bay is warm, cozy, and comfortable while in my studio. Please see below for what to expect in the studio and the steps you can take to book me. Thank you for taking the time to look upon my website!
"Katie is AMAZING! Extremely patient, professional and talented. She is always flexible with themes and ideas. Any idea or theme she makes it happen! She’s got great experience with newborns ( has taken safety courses), maternity session and Birthday photo shoots. We love the quality and quick response. Highly recommend Katie !"
- Siclali L
We were so lucky to have Katie referred to us for our newborn photoshoot! We are first time parents and had no idea there was an ideal age range for these types of shoots. However, Katie was super accommodating and made it work! The studio was easy to find, lots of parking, and so warm and cozy! She had everything we needed in case we forgot diapers, wipes, etc. It's a beautiful studio with so many props and backgrounds. Katie was super sweet, patient, and just all around amazing with our baby! She definitely knows the ins and outs of how to do newborn shoots as well as safety and correct posing techniques. This was very important to us and she made us very comfortable! I cannot wait to schedule our next shoot with her. Her work is just high class and professional! Thank you for making this whole experience a breeze!
Why should I hire a trained professional?
The safety of your baby is the most important: Your newborn photographer should have extensive training and experience working with and posing newborn babies. The studio poses should only be done by a professional, to avoid damaging the baby's joints or causing illness/ pain to your precious baby. Trained newborn photographers know what to look for with baby breathing blockages, overheating, discomfort, overstimulation, and distress. At Psalms Photography for example, we have taken safety training classes and posing classes/ mentorships with the top photographers around the world. We also have a lifelike manikin developed by doctors featuring articulated joints that covers a full range of natural motion, accurate size and weight distribution to continuously practice and safely get better with new poses. When it comes to the safety of your new baby, there is no room for mistakes. It's always best to make sure you invest in a photographer who has stayed current on their training.
Quality matters: Your baby will grow in the blink of an eye. It is seriously so quick! One minute they are sleepy and snuggling with you all day, then you blink and they are starting kindergarten having full conversations and making their own friendships and relationships in the outside world. When you joyfully look back on these days that go by unbelievably quick, you want these moments documented clearly and professionally. You don't want to regret not going to a professional when you're looking back on DIY images that may be grainy/ unstable/ muddled.
I hope this post has helped anyone with choosing the right photographer for you! It's best to go to someone specifically trained in newborns. To find the best photographer for you, it's best to read reviews and do your research before hiring a photographer for your baby.
- Katie Scott, Professional Pleasanton Newborn Photographer
Who Are We?
Psalms Photography is a portrait studio that provides newborn and family photography for families who are looking for a photographer and who value the safety of their children, stress-free joyful experiences, and the quality documentation of their family. Photographer/ owner Katie Scott serves her clients by creating a stress free full-service experience, where her clients can relax and have their sessions and sets fully planned out to their taste, their babies safely and professionally posed and soothed, and their albums/ artwork planned and designed by their space and their own design style.
Let us take the stress and planning from you.
At Psalms Photography Studio in Pleasanton, California we have a studio stocked with beautiful gowns, maternity dresses, jumpsuits, accessories, and countless newborn props.
All clients are free to use our collection of outfits and are even encouraged to come in for a complimentary fitting if desired.
Sit back, relax, enjoy a warm beverage on us, and let us do what we are so passionate about doing.
What To Expect
Contact us to see if we have availability around your shoot date. If you're inquiring about a maternity/ newborn shoot, sooner is better than later. Contact me as soon as possible to ensure I have a date for you available around your due date. After we decide on a date and specifics I will send you over a custom booking link that you have easy access to with all of your session information, where you can make your payments and view your contract.
You're in! woo! Now I will send you over your prep guide so you know exactly what to expect in your session. In this time, I encourage my clients to set up any needed pampering appointments. Maternity clients, get your nails done, set up those makeup/ hair appointments, you won't regret getting glammed up for your session!
Your session. Show up, have a beverage or snack on me, and relax! If you're a maternity client you can take a minute to relax and have some coffee or tea, get dressed, and have some fun! Your shoot is designed to be fun, relaxing, and confidence boosting. This won't be like those traditional portraits where you're forced to fake smile, I promise!
If you're a newborn client, I encourage you to relax on the studio couch and just take a minute to enjoy your snacks and beverages while I pamper your little one.
The Reveal. We will set up an appointment a few days to a week after your session for you to pick out your favorite photos. This is such an exciting appointment because it's the first time you're seeing these beautiful photos! At this appointment you will pick out your favorite images and order any special artwork/ albums if wanted.
*Sometimes this appointment is scheduled as an in-person or zoom appointment, depending on your preferences
Newborn & Maternity Sessions - $175
Milestone & Family Sessions - $150
Session fee includes the shooting time and use of client closet and props. Digitals and artwork is purchased separately at your ordering appointment, which is a few days after your session. At your ordering appointment we will go over all of your images via zoom, and you will be able to hand select the images you would like to purchase. After selecting your favorite images you will then decide if you would like to purchase just the digital file, or if you would like to purchase artwork (canvas, albums, framed prints, etc.) which come with a digital copy.
Clients spend a minimum of $500 at ordering appointments and an average of $1,200, it all varies depending on the products they would like.
All packages are custom tailored to what artwork our clients would like in their home or the amount of digitals they would like in their package.
This Session Cost Does NOT Include Any Digitals Or Products. Products Are Purchased Seperately At Your Ordering Appointment Depending On Your Preferences.
Please feel free to contact us to inquire more about specific prices for your needs and request a pricing product sheet which has the exact price of all digitals and products.
Our studio is located at 3015 Hopyard Rd, Ste L, Pleasanton, Ca 94588
Come relax on our sanitized leather sofa, have a refreshment or a snack, and enjoy the relaxing experience while your baby gets pampered. There is a couch with full view of every photo station, or a quiet office with a play corner for the bigger kids and comfy chairs for mom or dad to relax in.