Boston, MA Newborn and Maternity Photographer | Nicole VonDette Photography » Nicole VonDette Photography | Boston Newborn Photographer | Babies | Maternity | South Shore | Quincy

Session Types


It’s nine months you’ll cherish forever, and the beginning of a lifelong bond with your precious little one. Maternity photography provides a permanent memory of this special time in your life and the life of your now-expanding family. Whether it’s a simple shoot, fun “family” portraits or a more creative and artistic approach to documenting your pregnancy, maternity photography is becoming more and more popular among expectant moms—and will serve as unparalleled keepsakes for you and your bundle of joy, now and in the future. Each maternity session is designed to document a journey—your journey—into motherhood, into welcoming a new life and into the ever-evolving story of your family. Sessions tell this story through carefully selected locations, incorporate dad, big brother or sister and even the family pet, and, above all else, be stress-free. The end result will be a lifetime of beautiful memories for mother and baby.

Maternity sessions are scheduled between 28-36, depending on your comfort level and the size of your baby bump.  I would love to discuss the options available to capture your pregnancy.


A newborn session is scheduled prior to your baby being born and takes place ideally within the first 2 weeks of birth.  This is the time to capture all the newborn goodness that is so fleeting and often forgotten . . . the wispy hair, flaky skin,  baby lips, tiny toes, sleepy smiles, chubby rolls, etc.  I love to capture all the curled sleepy poses that newborns naturally curl into at this time.

Those early days with a newborn can be exhausting and the last thing most new moms want to do is leave the house.  The great thing about a newborn session with Nicole VonDette Photography is that I will come to you!   I will come to your home with my portable studio as well as a variety of props such as hats, headbands, wraps, baskets, bowls, blankets,  and faux furs to use during your session. All of my props are cleaned after each session.  All that is required of your home is heat and some space for me to set up.

I welcome parents and siblings to join in for a few photos with the new member of the family.   These moments are precious and gone all too quickly.


Belly laughs, sparkly eyes, chubby rolls, big bellies, and baby drool . . . there is nothing that brings more joy than an adorable baby.   Baby sessions are offered for all stages during the first year.  Babies all develop differently and do not follow any timeline.  I usually recommend scheduling an appointment when your baby reaches a specific developmental milestone, instead of a specific age.  Please feel free to contact me regarding the best time to capture your baby’s precious first year and for more details on individual sessions.  I also offer discounted plans when booking multiple sessions.

Belly Stage
Your baby is able to lay on their belly and hold their head up without any props for support.  Babies usually reach this milestone around 2-4 months of age.  During this stage they are usually full of smiles and are able to make eye contact with the camera.

Sitting Stage
Your baby is able to sit on their own with minimal support.  Babies usually reach this milestone around 5-7 months of age.  This is one of my favorite stages because the babies are very happy and enjoy big belly laughs.  They have yet to develop stranger anxiety and are not on the move yet!

Walking Stage
It is safe to say that your baby’s first birthday and when they begin to walk are big milestones.   This is a great time for an indoor or outdoor shoot to capture your little one on the go!


In celebration of your little one’s first birthday, Nicole VonDette Photography offers fully themed cake smashes.  With a custom designed cake from Party Favors included in your session, these sessions are a perfect way to celebrate your baby’s first year.  Prior to the cake smash, we will have a full baby session for your baby.  This is a great opportunity to photograph that special birthday outfit!

Nicole VonDette Photography specializes in newborn, baby, and maternity photography in Boston, MA and surrounding areas including but not limited to South Shore and Quincy.