Frequently Asked Questions.
Do newborn sessions really need to be scheduled in the first 5-15 days? - Yes. In that first two weeks of life they are still very sleepy and squishy. They are used to being squished up in the womb and it is very comfortable for them. After that time frame , their alert times get greater and they start preferring to be stretched out.
What time of day usually are your in-home newborn sessions? Usually I come to your home in the early morning to capture that soft morning light utilizing all areas of your home with windows.
How soon do I need to contact you before my baby is born? - Within 3 days of birth please! In order to make sure we find a date within the first 5-14 days of life, it is important to get in contact with me asap.
What is included in my session? - Your full session, a link to the digital gallery and digital downloads of the edited, high resolution, print ready images.
How long will it take to get my images and how will I get them? - An online gallery will be sent to you within 3 weeks of the session. Sometimes I also share sneak peeks on Instagram within usually a few days of the session, with your permission.
Do I need to bring props, baskets and backdrops? - My style is more of a minimalistic style, focusing primarily on the bond between you and your baby. I do provide neutral toned swaddles for you to choose from for your session . I love to capture them in a natural form, without the use of props or unnatural posing.
Do you offer any discount booking the maternity & newborn session together? -Yes, please email me to inquire about this deal
Can my husband and other children join me in for the newborn session? Ofcourse!
Is their a deposit to secure my session?- The short answer is yes, there is a "deposit" to secure your date.
How long will my session be? Session length ranges from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the type of session you book.
•A newborn session is the longest, running sometimes up to 1.5-2.5 hours to allow enough time to feed, soothe and safely pose the baby.
•Maternity, cake smash|birthday, milestone or general portrait sessions involving just a toddler usually range from 45 minutes to 1 hour since the child will end up loosing interest and getting bored pretty quickly. Trying to push them longer can result in a very unhappy baby.
•Sessions like family or engagement will last around 1.5 to 2 hours
How many final images will I receive?
Each session is unique to the number of images it produces but on average a session can produce up to 100 images.
• I believe in quality over quantity, so while you may see some photographers offering a lot more images on a disk, the chances are there will be multiple crops of the same image or images with inconsistent and easily dated editing.
• Each image I take will be edited to the highest standard to ensure the finished image is one you will be proud to hang on your wall for many years to come.
How do I pay? - I accept cash, check and all major credit cards. All orders are paid in full through an emailed invoice via PayPal.
After your final payment has been made, digital files will be delivered within 3 weeks from your session date.
Retainer Fees and Payment
Retainer fees are non-refundable and due upon booking. Sessions do not go on my calendar until the fee is paid. Final payment is due at time of session. No images will be edited until final payment is received, and gallery will be posted within three weeks of receiving final payment if it is made after session
What if weather or sickness causes us to reschedule?
Retainer fees are good for one reschedule at photographers discretion only. If you or your child are sick we can absolutely reschedule as well as if the weather is not ideal .