New Life Collections

Let Yourself Love!

New life – there is nothing like it.  The sweet breath of a baby, those tiny fingers wrapped around yours, that little smile as she drifts off to sleep.

Our New Life collections are designed to capture every moment of your baby’s first year of life, to celebrate all of the milestones, and the amazing growth and change.  At Wendi Riggens Photography, our goal is document all of these moments in the most natural way possible, not in front of backdrops with silly props, but in natural settings, capturing true emotions and expressions.  We strive to provide a truly one-of-a-kind experience with the best customer service possible.  We don’t want to just be your photographer for right now, we want to be your photographer for life! Our New Life collections are designed to give you the best coverage possible at a significant savings over our ala carte pricing.

Our Sessions


Maternity and Baby Photography by Wendi Riggens

Whether it is your first pregnancy, or your fourth, it is a truly unique experience.

The pregnant body is so amazing and beautiful!  Celebrate the short time with a belly session!  The best time to schedule your session is near the end of your 7th month or early into your 8th, before hitting the super uncomfy stage of the pregnancy.  We will work together to create unique images that show off your growing baby and the relationship you have.

Birth & Hospital Coverage

 The birth of your child is an absolutely amazing experience.  With our private and discreet birth coverage, I am able to document those first moments of your little one’s life for you.  The look of pride and awe in your husband’s eyes, the tears of joy as you hear your baby cry for the first time, those tiny little toes and fingers that will never be this small again – those are moments you can’t get back.

I arrive during the labor, quietly capturing the moments leading up to the birth, and stay through the first hour or two of your amazing little baby’s life, capturing many firsts for you.  My goal is to document the emotion of the day. I avoid angles that might be uncomfortable for others to see, like the doctor’s view, unless you specifically request it.  Be sure to check out our birth gallery to see examples from several birth sessions.

If you aren’t sure about having your birth photographed, I also offer hospital sessions. I will come to the hospital as soon after the birth of your baby as possible, to capture you in your first hours and days as a new family.

We currently offer birth coverage for Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa. Other area hospitals are covered as well, depending on my schedule and your due date. Call for more details!


Newborn Baby Photography by Wendi Riggens

Those first two weeks of your newborn’s life are like no other! Never again will your baby be so tiny, so cuddly, so sleepy, so baby-like.  We will schedule your session as soon after you return home as possible, as newborns are easiest to photograph in the first 10-14 days of life. Keeping your little one warm, comfy, and fed will make the session go as smoothly as possible.  I love photographing little babies bare-bottomed or diapered, no need to focus on that cute little outfit so and so gave you when you have this amazing little baby to look at! Outfits may make images look dated in a few years, bare-bottomed babies are timeless.

First Year

Your collection will include 3-4 sessions during the first year of your new addition’s life.  At three months, your little one will be alert to the world around him, with new expressions and maybe even some first smiles.  By 6 months, she is sitting up on her own, and most likely getting ready to crawl, and is full of smiles and curiosity!  At 9 months, I’ll chase your little crawler around as she explores her surroundings.  One year after the day that changed your life forever, your little one will be toddling around, and we’ll celebrate with a fun 1 year session!

Our New Life Services

Our New Life program is designed to give you the coverage you want through your new baby’s first year of life.

  • A quiet, intimate maternity session to document your growing baby
  • Private and discreet birth coverage, so that you and your loved ones don’t have to worry about remembering the camera when the baby arrives, complete with a DVD of the images
  • A newborn session within the first two weeks of your new little one’s life, so that you never forget those tiny little toes, sleepy little yawns, and the sweet little being that just changed your life forever!
  • Sessions throughout the year to document all the milestones in your baby’s life – becoming aware of the world around him, sitting up on her own, starting to crawl, and those first amazing steps!

We offer many beautiful ways to display your favorite images of your adorable little one, too!

  • Personalized, custom-designed birth announcements to announce the arrival of your new little bundle!
  • Gorgeous coffee table book at the end of the year, to document and show off the growth of your baby
  • Gift prints to share with friends and family
  • Beautiful and big wall art pieces to display your absolute favorite images in your home
  • A wonderfully designed storyboard with images from each session

We also have exclusive digital collections, which give you printable and Facebook-ready images on a CD or flash drive from each session.


For more information on our New Life collections, and to schedule your complimentary consultation, please contact us using the link above, email us at info @, or call 319-753-3061!


Wendi Riggens Birth Photographer

I experienced my first hospital session in 2001 with the birth of my nephew, and have since photographed many amazing births at Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa, Fort Madison Community Hospital, McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Illinois, Keokuk Area Hospital, Henry County Health Center in Mt Pleasant, Iowa and Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport, Iowa. We offer beautiful baby albums for you to hold onto your images.