I'm sure you have some questions...Good news is I have some answers!
When should I book my newborn session?
Answer: By your second trimester you should start looking around and have your photographer booked. Make sure you really check out their pages, websites and galleries. Make sure the person you choose has your best interest at heart, meets your style expectations and your taste and is focused on your sweet little one's safety.
Do you provide all of the props or do I purchase these for you to use?
Great question! I do provide all of the props for your session and have a wide variety of cute little hats, wraps and more. If there is something from home you just can not live without being photographed or that you see and want for your session, then please bring it! Let me know ahead of time and I will do the best I can to incorporate that into your session.
Is there anything I need to bring for our session or anything I can do to prepare?
Yes! I always ask if you are doing a studio newborn session that you bring a pacifier (hospital one preferably) for those moments when we have baby almost in a perfect position but need a little help to soothe and calm down. I know that some parents request no pacifiers be used as to avoid nipple confusion and I absolutely completely respect that! I'll do my absolutely best not to use the pacifier during your session in these cases. The last thing I request you bring with you is formula and bottles if you are not breastfeeding. You may want to have enough for two feedings and a snack. Full newborn sessions can sometimes last up to 4 hours depending on sweet baby. Two nights before, try to keep your diet low key if you are nursing. Avoid acidic foods that can potentially give your baby gas. This will help baby during their session.
What if I deliver early or later than my due date? Will this affect my session date on my paperwork?
This is actually a very good question! It will affect your session date but not in a bad way! I always leave room in my schedule for your baby to come earlier or later than planned as babies work by their own set of rules! Newborn sessions are typically done within the first 14 days of baby’s arrival (unless we are doing a fresh 48). I love day 6-10 so I always put that date on your paperwork and base it off of your due date. This is absolutely not set in stone though! We can and probably will change it depending on when your newest addition makes their grand entrance into this world!
What if I'm being discharged the day after I deliver?
No worries!! We can still do your fresh 48 session! We will change your time to 9am though as the nurses and staff will be working hard to get you home! I just ask that you make sure to let your nursing staff know that I will be coming.
What if my baby has complications and is born early and has to go to NICU?
Your baby’s health is so important and this far outweighs anything else! IF you are scheduled for a Fresh 48, we will change the session over to an In-Home lifestyle session. IF you are scheduled for a newborn session, we will schedule you for your session upon baby’s discharge and will plan accordingly for baby’s safety. It will not matter how old baby is upon discharge. We will keep your session and I will do my very best to get you the best images possible.
What should we wear for a family session?
I LOVE neutrals or earthy tones the best, however you want to feel beautiful and love what you are wearing! It's best not to dress everyone exactly the same and try to stay away from heavy patterns. I like choosing colors that compliment each other. If you look up color wheels online, choose colors opposite the color wheel or colors next to each other as a reference.
How long will it take to get my final gallery back?
Editing starts as soon as I receive your favorites list from your soft gallery and will be dependent on where you are in my line up of sessions on my table but usually within 2-3 weeks. I really try to reserve my weekends for my family so I really try to limit the amount of editing done on those days.
How far out are you booked?
I'm usually booked 1-2 months out but message me as soon as you know you would like to book and we can discuss dates.
Will I get digital files from my session?
My sessions are all-inclusive, which means each package is priced to include the specified number of digital images. You have the option to purchase additional images if you wish to do so.
How can I order prints and products from you?
Upon receiving your final online gallery, you are able to purchase prints, canvases and other products through the gallery. Once you have placed the order, I will confirm your purchase and notify you as soon as your order arrives.
Any other questions?
If you have a question that is not listed, please contact me and ask and I will be sure to provide you answers and guidance.