Booking the session
It is best to contact me at a minimum of 2-3 weeks in advance to be sure there is an opening in my schedule. I will chat with you ahead of time to get an idea of what you are looking for in your photos. You can see my style of photos from my image gallery or the blog posts. The retainer fee will be due at the time of the booking in order to secure the date and time.
At the Session
Family, Maternity, First 48, Milestone – The session usually lasts around 1 to 1.5 hours. The shoot will be on location or in studio. You can choose or I can suggest some beautiful spots, depending on what type of backdrop you are looking for.
Newborn – The session will typically last 2-4 hours. This will include breaks to feed, change the baby, and get them into a sound sleep. The session can take place at my studio or at your home (additional fee for home shoots). The room will need to be around 80 degrees to keep the baby nice and warm, so dress appropriately. It is best to contact me when you are between 5 & 7 months pregnant. That way I can put your due date in my calendar to reserve a spot. Then you can contact me as soon as possible after the birth of your baby to schedule an appointment.
The best time to take photos of a newborn is between 0-10 days old, to get those adorable peaceful sleepy poses. After 14 days old they are more likely to be disturbed while sleeping and can also become colicky or baby acne can start to flare.
After the Session
An image reveal and ordering session will be scheduled approximately 1-2 weeks following your session. At that session you will enjoy a slideshow of your images and enjoy a hands on feel of some of the products offered. Your appointment will last approximately one hour.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.