Newborn Model Call - Calling All Naked Babies! 

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Hello and welcome to Erielle Bakkum Photography! I specialize in newborn, child, and family photography. My goal is to create images that capture this poignant moment in your life, and to help you choose prints and artwork that will bring these images off your computer screen and into real life. If you haven’t already visited the website, please take a few minutes to browse. If you like what you see, please read on!

Several years ago, I did a project on skin-to-skin bonding between newborns and their parents. Babies were photographed in their beautiful bare skin, in their parents’ bare arms, or snuggled against their chests. To this day, hundreds of sessions later, these images remain among my favorites that I have ever taken. At this time, I'm looking for participants to gift a 1-hour portrait session to, so that I can update my newborn portfolio with more images like those – natural, organic photos that highlight the delicate newness of the infant, and the close bond between the mother and child (or father and child).

Ultimately, the images created during the session will be used as printed and online promotional material for the studio. For this reason, a model release is required.
Sessions will occur in March or April, and babies must be two weeks or younger.

If selected, you will receive a gift certificate to my studio with a total value of $360. The gift voucher entitles you to a newborn with EBP (valued at $300), plus a $60 product credit to use toward your art. You may use the $60 on an 8x10 matted print and its matching web-sized digital, or apply it towards the purchase of a larger piece or collection.

After the session, we will meet in person to view the images. At this meeting, you will choose your gift print and also order any additional images that you like. There is no pressure or obligation to purchase additional artwork or images!

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Please fill out the questionnaire form below to help me determine if you and your newborn would be suitable participants for the current creative project. From there, we’ll schedule a phone call, so that I can provide you with more details about the project and we can plan out your session. If you would like to move forward and formally book the session, you will be asked to place a $100 retainer. This retainer will be refunded to you after you complete the session (or you may apply it to your purchase, if you wish). It will be forfeited if you cancel or don't attend the session.

Please be as thorough in your descriptions as possible. Thanks again for your interest, and I'll be in touch soon!

Warmly,
Erielle

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