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The arrival of a newborn is a time of celebration, joy, and excitement as each family welcomes the newest addition to their lives. One of the most important ways to share this happy news with friends and family is by sending out birth announcements. Birth announcements serve as a formal introduction of the newborn to the world, and they allow families to share the excitement with everyone in their lives, near and far.

Birth announcements allow families to share their joy with everyone, no matter where they may be located, which is especially helpful up here in Alaska. The cards can be personalized with baby’s name, birthdate, weight, and length, along with favorite photos of the baby. Birth announcements are also a keepsake that families can cherish for years to come. They can be saved in a baby book or scrapbook, and they serve as a reminder of the joy and excitement of the baby’s arrival.

Another reason why families often send out birth announcements after their photography session is to use it as an opportunity to thank people for their support and well wishes. Aka- the easiest thank you cards ever! When a baby is born, friends and family often send gifts, cards, and messages of congratulations. A birth announcement is a great way to thank everyone for their support and let them know how much their kindness means to the family. It is a way to show appreciation and gratitude, along with some really cute pictures!

Families can choose from a variety of designs and styles to create a birth announcement that reflects their baby’s personality and style. Birth Announcements usually feature their absolute favorite image on the front and then between 1-9 images on the back, along with the birth information and family’s message. This allows families to create a birth announcement that is truly unique and special.

Did you know that when you book a newborn session with Megan Marlene Photography, it includes a complimentary set of birth announcements, too? I’ve offered these complimentary cards for the past several years and I love how easy it makes it for families to share their happy news with friends and loved ones.

After the Gallery Reveal, families see all the design options, and then comes the really hard part- narrowing down all the images to just a few favorites!

The birth announcements arrive straight to your doorstep (or studio for pickup) along with envelopes, ready to send out for some truly happy mail. It is a simple yet meaningful way to share your joy with the world.

Why you should send out birth announcements after your newborn session | Anchorage Newborn & Baby Photographer

Current availability is for Summer & Fall 2024 sessions and I am reserving due dates through the end of 2024. Please get in touch to get all the details and begin planning your family's session. 

If you’re expecting a little one in the greater Anchorage or Matsu Valley area or desperately need updated pictures of your own growing family, then I would love to chat and help plan something wonderful for you. 

Megan Marlene Photography offers Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Milestone, and Family Sessions for the Greater Anchorage Area, including Kenai, Girdwood, Eagle River, Chugiak, Palmer, Wasilla, Big Lake, Sutton, and welcomes families from across Alaska. 

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  1. Katie says:

    Such great advice!

  2. Stephanie Webster says:

    all great tips and advice

  3. Melissa says:

    I wish more people sent out birth announcements – I always love getting them.

  4. Renee says:

    Love this for your clients! They are so lucky!

  5. Kathryne says:

    This is such great information!

  6. Lindsey says:

    What a beautiful way to announce the arrival of a new little one! Great advice!

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