Sarah Branaghan Photography offers fine art and organic custom newborn photography. I enjoy photographing babies at such an early time in their lives because those little features that they have change so fast within days time. I prefer to do my newborn sessions when babies are between four to fourteen days old. This is to ensure that your baby is still in the super sleepy stage, and will allow for better images. I soft book your due date at the time of booking.

All newborn studio sessions are to be held in Sarah’s studio in Parma, OH.

Reservation fees are required at the time of booking, and signing of contract. Sessions are secured with reservation fees. Session fees cover Sarah Branaghan Photography’s time and talent, signature post processing, props, and delivery of a gallery including both color and black and white, with the exception of mini sessions.


NEWBORN – $800

-includes a session that will last between 2-3 hours, and setups with both just the newborn, and some with the immediate family.

-30+ images in and online gallery with print release



-1 hour session

-gallery of 5-15 images

-5 images with print release available for download

-photos of baby only (please purchase a full newborn session if family will be included)

purchase all the images from the gallery for $200.00 more



Let me tell the story of your precious little one’s journey into joining you and your family finally! I will cover your birth story in a photo journalistic style. I will photograph what you are comfortable with, whether it be your labor, or your actual birth experience. I will be available for you on-call, and I will arrive when you are around 5-6 cm. You will have me around to document until one hour after.

Your birth story will include about 50-70 images, all with printing rights, including black and white photos, and a lay flat book for you to keep. I offer my services to hospitals within 30 miles from 44134.


FRESH 48 – $500

Fresh 48 sessions are a documentary style session to place within 48 hours of having your little one.  This is a great alternative than the full birth experience session, and will take place in your hospital . This is a great way to capture your little one’s newness before going home.

-25 – 40 images,  all photo-journalistic/ lifestyle, and they do come with a print release. These sessions last about an hour.

The same as a newborn session or birth story, Fresh 48 sessions are best booked during your pregnancy to ensure that I am available for your due date. I offer my services to any location within 30 miles of 44134.



This is a perfect way to capture your little one milestone!

This package includes the following:

A 1 hour session either indoor or outdoor

20 images in full digital resolution with a print release.

(Please note when booking this session that portraits will be of baby only. If interested in having your whole family included, please refer to portrait pricing for full packages)



What a great way to capture your baby’s 1st birthday with a cake or even a donut smash!

This package includes the following:

A 1 hour session either indoor or outdoor

40 images in full digital resolution with a print release.

(Please note when booking this session that portraits will be of baby only. If interested in having your whole family included, please refer to portrait pricing for full packages)



Includes a 1-2 hour session with help styling and an online gallery with 40+ images and print release


*weekend sessions add $100 and only open upon availability*

*all returning clients will receive a $50 discount on your sessions*

*payment plans are available upon request*


You see a price tag and wonder why so much?

There’s an art to newborn photography and all custom photography, really. It’s not a newborn photo session that you’re paying for. It’s the hours spent before, prepping and designing a session tailored just to you. Then comes the 3 hour session where your baby is patiently lulled to sleep and safely posed by a trained professional. Later, there’s about 8+ hours of downloading, culling, editing, exporting and prepping those images for the big reveal.

There’s a huge difference between a professional artist and a hospital/ picture people employee/$100-for-the-CD photographer. But if you can’t see that difference, then by all means, go that route.

Still wondering?

You’re searching for a newborn photographer, all you have to do is Google and you’ll find many, many choices. How do you know who to choose? Many people just shop by the price, but when it comes to newborn photography (and all genres of photography), let’s just say you get what you pay for. If you are willing to spend some more, you bypass all that have little to no training and (or) experience, those who shoot with their consumer level camera on auto mode, and give you a disc of 100 unedited photos or very badly edited images. Probably because the baby wasn’t calm or relaxed, because the photographer didn’t take the time to soothe the baby…so important, yet for that reason, this crucial step was overlooked. Really, why pay someone for newborn photos like this. Chances are you could do it better yourself. I don’t know about you but when it comes to my own newborns, I’d be willing to pay for a clean, in focus works of art, babies sleeping peacefully and posed comfortably, photographs. It’s important to hire a professional. I could go into a long spiel, again about my business expenses and explain how much my equipment cost me and how long it takes to edit..yada..yada..yada, but I know you don’t care and I don’t blame you!

So why the high price?

Because I know what I’m doing. In my almost 5 years in business I have photographed many, many newborns. I have taken newborn posing and safety workshops, I have had two babies myself. Your baby is just a few days old and your photographer will be all over your precious baby, posing, wrapping, soothing, lifting..etc. You can’t trust just anyone to do that. I always do whats best and safest for your baby. I take time to gently pose your baby, so that not only does the images look peacefully, but actually comfortable. I am patient. I pay attention to the little details because in the end the little things makes a huge difference. I don’t snap until it’s perfect and your baby is relaxed. I’d rather take 15-25 stunning images, than 50 okay ones. Each photograph you get from me is a piece of art. I know and understand light. I know how to use it and make the final images stunning and to help any new mom look her best. I understand Photoshop and only use it to enhance, not change your image. You’re getting experience. No you won’t be in and out in an hour (leave that to the Sears or Portrait Innovations studio) but I take the time needed to create the artwork you want. When you see your images on the gallery, you’ll be happy you’ve spent the time you did in my studio.

I offer 3 newborn collections. It includes all the edited high resolution images from your babies session. In today’s modern world, my clients love having their images in digital format. This allows for unlimited printing at your leisure and the availability of having your digital files forever. Digital files are the one of the highest priced items because once I sell you the files, I lose any future sales from that session. I need to make sure my time spent on your session leaves me with a profit for the long haul. If a photographer is charging you $150 (excluding specials) for the session and digital files, chances are they are not operating a legal business (licensed, paying taxes, paying insurance) and probably does not have the best quality in equipment, experience or knowledge to get the job done. Otherwise, between all those expenses (and there are MANY, MANY more) its hard to even make a profit at that price point. I am in business for the long haul, I raise my family on this income and don’t plan on burning out anytime soon. You will soon realize not many photographers sell digitals, let alone the whole gallery. However, when they do, you will see that they are usually priced ALOT higher than the fine art prints…etc. The digital is the original piece of art, it belongs to the photographer.

So you say you just don’t have the money? You just cannot afford it. What about that expensive flat screen in the living room or that shiny new MAC computer, well maybe not those things exactly but you get the hint. Think of all the things you have bought that you probably couldn’t afford. These are all luxury items and 9 times out of 10 you had to save up for them. It’s the same thing for Custom Photography. It’s an investment. A monetary and numerically investment worth alot more than any other bought possession. For that reason, most clients book months in advance to save up for their session. Also why I offer payment plans. I know how important newborn photography is… after all, your baby will NEVER be this small again.

Good photography is worth an investment and as they say “cheap photography isn’t good and good photography isn’t cheap”. I strongly urge any potential clients, whether you decide to use Magic Lens Photography or not (which I really hope you do! ) to really contemplate the delicate nature, experience, and quality of equipment/props used to create these beautiful images for you, especially when your putting your trust and your brand new baby into the hands of your photographer. Your baby will only be a newborn once and unfortunately their is absolutely no do over!