The Investment in Newborn Photography

So you have been shopping around for a newborn photographer?  Just like everyone else, one of the important details that you look for when hiring someone in the service industry is “How much?”


There are several very logical practical reasons why I and most businesses charge what we do.  I promise I’m not getting rich rolling around in a large pile of money at the end of the day (like some people seem to think I do).  After I pay the business bills I’m pretty much left with a modest minimum wage.

So say you come in for a regular session and I charge you $250 for the sitting fee and I do not include print or products.

Rent: $40 (based on 40 clients average a month)

Utilities : $30 

Backdrops: $60 ish…  (this is a pretty low estimate, these average about $100 or more depending on material and size)

Props: $50 ish…..  (again, I’m low balling this)

Hired Help: $10-14 per hour (3 hours average)

Uncle Sam’s cut : $61  (because I’m a legit business who does pay her taxes)

Total: $271

I have not included the other necessities like insurance, equipment & maintenance, travel, my computer software and editing time, (average 3-5 hours editing time a client), session prep, etc…. etc…..

If I gave you an all inclusive CD for that price (or cheaper), then I honestly couldn’t make a living wage and the business would go into debt and I wouldn’t even get to pull my own salary to feed my family.   This is why we work right?  To make a living wage?

I love being a full service, high end boutique studio and love offering beautiful, professional archival products such a gallery wrap canvas, albums, prints, and much much more!   A print lab can make or break an image (I can’t control quality outside of the studio) and want to re-assure my clients that their prints will look amazing backed by our studio color quality guarantee.   Digital files are nice to have, but if not printed properly the images will not last forever.

Besides the Cost of Doing Business factor, there is the experience and training.   I put in so much time, money, heart and soul into my craft and know you will love your finished art to admire on your walls to last a lifetime.  I take such great pride in my business and strive to be one-of-a-kind.   I am also the ONLY Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers Association in Midland/Odessa, TX and specialize primarily shooting maternity, newborns, and babies so it’s important I stay up to date and constantly training in safety.

The moral of the story?   I can’t and will not compete my competition based on price.   If I gave in and competed with my competition based on price, then we would all end up on the bottom.

I’m always an open book so feel free to contact us.  My pricing and policies is always published and can be found on my Investment page.

Thanks so much and I look forward to creating quality art for you!

Kimberly is an award winning, certified professional photographer located in Midland / Odessa, TX.  She specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, and family photography.

Hello Baby Education – The Newborn Photography Workshop

Are you an inspiring photographer who sometimes wishes you could be a fly on the wall on one of my newborn sessions???

How do I get those squishy poses?

How do I keep baby asleep?

How do I safely pose baby in props?

How do I find the right clients, and keep them coming back?!

I am for the first time ever, and for the only time this year offering a workshop to help you through these obstacles.

Come join me at the end of July for an in-person workshop in my North Midland, TX studio (Don’t forget your camera) for fun and education while working with our tiniest little clients!

We will cover

-Business and Marketing

-Newborn Posing and Safety

-Parent Posing and Safety

-Picking out the right props (and making sure they are safe!)

-Lighting & Angles


-Photo Retouching – Editing

-The best selling products!

Bring your camera and I will let you grab a few shots for your portfolio while you are here.

Participates will also get to go home with a book with all the tips and tricks we go over together!

It’s $299 and will be a two day (afternoons) workshop.

1/2 payment due to reserve your spot and the other half due July 1st.    I need a minimum of 5 people to make this workshop happen and I do not get enough interest or booking will be happy to refund your fee’s.

To book.  Please email me your information and interest to and we will be happy to get you reserved!


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Images & The Investment page on my website are Federally Registered and Copyright Protected.   (c) 2018 Kimberly Cowan Photography

L’il Cowboy Masterpiece Mini Series

Hello West Texas!  It’s time to do another masterpiece mini series at Kimberly Cowan Photography!

The theme?


This is my most requested set up throughout the years because clients are drawn into the timeless look while representing our Texas Roots.  This wonderful image can hang up in your home for many many years and never go out of style!

Don’t wait to book!  My mini’s do tend to sell out!

Mommy & Me Mini’s!






Now Booking for Mommy and Me Mini’s!

Come enjoy beautiful portraiture with your little ones on my special white natural light set only at Kimberly Cowan Photography!

Extreme Limited Availability.  Only Day Only!

Small groups can fit on the swing.  Larger groups will sit on the white boutique sofa.

To book, pick a time and pay on the below link!


~* Kimberly is an award winning and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) through the Professional Photographers Association. *~