FAQ

THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions

Do you offer Maternity Sessions?


Yes I do, once a newborn session is booked. Maternity sessions are offered as shorter sessions (30-45 min) and are a great way to document your days before welcoming baby. Send me a message to learn more about the way I structure maternity sessions. Click here to see my maternity images.




Do you do sessions on the weekends?


YES! I often have more flexibility in my calendar if you can make a weekday work, but if you’re only available on weekends then that’s when we’ll schedule your session.




Do you offer a package so we can document our baby's growth?


You bet! Once a newborn session is booked I offer mini milestone sessions that can be purchased as singles or in groups of 3. The mini milestone sessions can be used anytime in before you baby turns 1.




When will we see our images?


The night of our session I’ll send you a sneak peek photo to hold you over, then, in about 2 weeks you’ll have access to view your fully edited gallery of images.




What if my kids don't sit still?


First, take a deep breath. I have 2 very rambunctious kids - I get it! Second, kids aren’t meant to sit still, so instead of asking them to, I’m going to document what your life is really like. I am very good at chasing after toddlers and getting the shots you want even if we move for the whole 2 hours we are together.




If I've already had my baby, is it too late to book?


No! Ideally we’d schedule your session before you have your baby as then we’ll have more flexibility on session dates, but if you’ve just had your baby and realize now that you want photos of this special time, it’s not too late. Shoot me a message and I’ll do everything I can to fit you in ASAP.




We have a dog, cat guinea pig, horse,etc. Can our pets be part of our session?


Yes please! Your pets are part of your family and I truly believe they should be a part of your photo session too! I am used to dogs licking my lens and cats crawling on me during sessions! Want to know more about this? Here’s a blog post about how we can incorporate pets into your newborn session.




How does your pricing work?


All sessions are divided into a session fee and collections/a-la-carte products. The session fee is due upon booking and includes the pre-session meeting, session and digital slideshow. Digital images, prints, albums and birth announcements are purchased after your session once you view your fully edited online gallery.




Do you only work in people's homes?


Nope! The majority of my work is done in my client’s homes, but I am always open to heading outside if that’s what’s important to you. In family sessions we often start in your home and then move outside to burn off some energy.





What should I wear?
I recommend having 3-5 outfits that showcase your personality.

We will discuss your wardrobe and accessories in detail during the planning call.
 

When can I expect to receive my images?
The turnaround time is approximately 14-21 days.
 

Is hair and makeup included in the session?
Hair and makeup is not included. Professional makeup and newly styled hair is highly recommended. Scratch that, professional makeup is required. You will thank me later.
 

Can I have the raw files?
No. Under no circumstance will I release raw files.
 

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