When should I book my session?
It is recommended that you book your maternity and/or newborn session when you are at the beginning of your second trimester to guarantee room on my calendar. With that said, it is never too late to book! I am happy to squeeze in last minute sessions if time permits.
How do payments work?
Once you have selected your session package (mini newborn, full newborn, six month, one year or family) I will send you an invoice for your first payment – 50% of your package. Payments need to be made as soon as possible as dates are not held without a deposit. I will send you a second invoice for the remainder of your package just before your scheduled session. You can pay this online prior to your session or bring a check with you to your session. Most packages include a credit towards the purchase of anything from the Ala Carte Menu. Once you have viewed your images and put in your product order (prints, digital images, albums, etc.) I will apply your credit to your order and send you one last invoice for anything over your credit amount. Once all product has been paid for I will ship your order to you or you can arrange to pick it up at the studio.
Are digital images included with my session?
Digital images are not included and sold separately. You may purchase single digital images or a digital collection with your credit after your images are ready for viewing. If you choose to purchase digital images you will receive a print release allowing you to print your images with your favorite printer. I recommend Mpix for best quality and service. Please inquire for complete price list and available products.
Where will my session take place?
Newborn sessions take place at my studio while maternity, six month, one year and family sessions can take place in studio or outdoors at an agreed upon location.
Do I need to bring anything to my session?
For newborn sessions you do not need to bring any props as I have a large collections of props at the studio. You are welcome to bring special items you have purchased or that are meaningful to you. We will discuss styles and colors for your session prior to your scheduled session and I will have everything ready to go upon your arrival at the studio.
For maternity sessions, I have a variety of dresses you are welcome to wear for your session or you can purchase your own. You are encouraged to visit the studio to try on dresses prior to your session. My goal is that you feel beautiful and comfortable during your session – pregnancy is such a beautiful experience and I want you look back on this time with a smile.
For six month and one year portraits, I do have a collection of classic outfits you are welcome to use, but most bring their own and use a mix of both.
For cake smash sessions you will need to bring a cake for your child. I recommend The Cupcake Cafe as they do wonderful work and they will deliver to the studio. Banners and props are optional as I have a small collection at the studio. If you have a special theme you would like it is recommended that you purchase props on Etsy ahead of time.
Can family members participate in the session?
Yes, absolutely! Siblings and spouses are welcome to participate in any session.
Still have questions? Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 425-419-3999.