Simply Shelayna Newborn Photography

first time mom and dad holing their newborn baby duing a CNY newbr potriat photograpy session
Portrait of a newborn baby girl with her siblings on a white backdrop during a cny newborn photography portrait session

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Allow me to tell your newborn’s story. Though your newborn may still be safely snuggled away in your womb, it will still have a beautiful story to tell. When you first hold your baby, you are going to study its little face, let those tiny fingers wrap around one of yours as you kiss those sweet toes. You will be ecstatic as those long eyelashes come in and whether there is just peach fuzz or plenty of hair you will love this baby and everything about it. This is your baby and your baby has a story to tell.

As a CNY Newborn Photographer, there is nothing I love more than capturing the story of a newborn and its tiny details. I love to pose a newborn in its mother’s arms as she holds it close and just loves on her baby. The mother’s love shows passionately as she hugs her baby into her and kisses its cheek.

My newborn sessions are very in depth. I offer a variety of poses, from parent and baby, family portraits, sibling portraits if needed, and of course just baby. Your CNY newborn photography portrait session would not be complete without these poses.


My sessions are stress free. I provide mom with a simple prep guide prior to her session so she can bring baby completely prepared and ready to go.  I provide all the props, outfits, headbands, bonnets and wraps for each newborn so mom doesn’t have to worry about bringing or purchasing anything new.

As a full-service newborn photographer, I take care of my clients from start to finish. I offer an experience like no other CNY newborn photographer. At the end of their session, I will allow parents to choose from their gallery as early as the same day of the session. This provides an efficient turn around in wall art for mom to hang on her walls

and love forever.


I would be delighted to help you get started in your newborn journey. It all starts with a simple phone call (315) 297-1816, or you may request a call from me. I look forward to capturing your family’s joyous blessing soon.

I service families all around Central and Upstate NY. Newborns have come to see me as far north as Fort Drum/ Watertown (even Toronto, Ontario!) and from the south of Syracuse down to Binghamton. I know getting out with a newborn is hectic and a little scary, but the drive from any highway be it 81, 481, 90 (west) and 690/48 is about 2-3 turns and will you get to me. The car ride helps soothe a baby into a deep sleep and gives you some time to relax as well.

We have moved our location as well. My family has recently been blessed with a larger home, so I have moved the studio to my home as well. This allow me to have more liberty to serve my clients in a more comfortable setting.  (Plus, I can serve fresh chocolate cookies as well!)

Up above you will see 2 choices for either a first-time mom or if you are added on to your family. Please select the one that applies to you and you will get an understanding and a little education on newborn photography.

Areas I serve and are not limited to: Oswego, Syracuse, Watertown, Fort Drum, Utica, Geneva, CNY and Upstate NY as a newborn photographer.

Check out my Expecting Mother's FAQ list to help you to get started!

For the 2nd year in a row!

CNY has VOTED! What an HONOR it was to receive the news that I have been voted as one of the top 18 newborn photographer in CNY!! I still get excited when I think about it! The decision was made by

Gift Certificates for your Baby Shower

Add me to your baby shower gift registry! Email me your shower info/address and I will mail you 20 registry cards for your invitations. Gift certificates purchased can be used toward your session fee and towards any items purchased! Gift certificates are purchased in $25 increments.

New Location

My new location is now in Volney NY , right outside of the City of Fulton.  

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Photographer Shelayna Snow


phone: (315) 297-1816

Shelayna Snow

Newborn & Family Photographer

Syracuse, New York

and surrounding areas

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3


Tel: 315-297-1816  |  Mail:

© 2013 Picture This Photography by Shelayna Snow