Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS WORK?
The booking process is simple! Once you have decided on a package, I will email you a contract and invoice, both of which can be completed electronically. I do require a non-refundable retainer payment to secure your session date. The remainder of the session fee is due prior to your session.
HOW DO YOU BOOK NEWBORNS?
It is never too early to book your newborn session. I take a limited number of newborns a month so I can devote the time and attention to each baby during the session and during the editing process. I will put your due date on my calendar, and when baby arrives, we schedule the session from the date of birth. As such, I ask that you notify me as soon as possible after baby is born so we can plan a definitive date and time.
WHEN DOES MY NEWBORN SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Newborn sessions are typically scheduled between 8-15 days after baby is born. If we have to schedule outside of that time frame, that’s okay! Baby may not be as posable, but we have options, and we will still capture some beautiful images.
HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
As newborns naturally require frequent soothing, newborn sessions typically last 2-3 hours. The ultimate goal is a sleepy newborn, so I do not rush baby into starting, and I allow for as many breaks as needed – comfort and safety are my top priorities.
WHERE DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?
All newborn sessions take place in my studio. My goal is for you to feel as comfortable as possible during the session. There is a separate sitting room with a TV or you can relax in the shooting area. I also provide cold beverages, hot coffee or tea, and small snacks.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO THE SESSION?
No! Not unless you have a special heirloom you would like to incorporate into the session. If so, I kindly ask you let me know ahead of time so that I can prepare for it. Otherwise, I provide everything – headbands, bonnets, wraps, props, etc. All you have to do is show up! While I do ask for input on color scheme, my style is very neutral and minimal, focusing on your sweet babe!
WHAT IF I WANT FAMILY PHOTOS AND/OR SIBLING PHOTOS WITH MY NEWBORN SESSION?
Not a problem! My premium package is designed to accommodate just that!
HOW ARE THE IMAGES DELIVERED?
I use a private, password protected online gallery to deliver your images, of which, you choose which images you want as part of your package. The images are high resolution and can be downloaded directly to your computer. You also have the option to purchase additional digital images directly from your gallery. Along with the digital images, you will receive a print release so you are able to print as you please. I do, however, recommend staying away from places such as Walmart and Walgreens as I cannot guarantee the quality of the prints. Additionally, each of my newborn packages does include one 11 x 14 print from my professional printing lab.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE THE IMAGES?
You will receive an email link to your online gallery typically within 2-3 weeks.
DO YOU OFFER PRINTS AND/OR ALBUMS?
Although it is not required, you have the option to purchase prints straight from your online gallery. It is an easy way to receive high quality prints delivered directly to your door!