WHEN SHOULD I CONTACT YOU TO HOLD A SPOT?
As soon as possible! I can never guarantee a slot when we are booked, in short, my studio only books 5-8 sessions a month. Booking such low volume gives me the time I need to be able to give my clients 100% of my attention, there is so much more than just taking beautiful portraits that go into the business. I typically recommend to book your maternity and newborn when you are in your second trimester.
MY BABY IS ALREADY A FEW WEEKS/MONTHS OLD, CAN WE STILL DO A NEWBORN SESSION?
Yes! We take baby’s of all ages. However, once they are over the 21 day mark they will be less curly and like their legs straight, be less sleepy, more sensitive to touch, so we most likely will not get the same poses you see here on our website. We will however get you some gorgeous images that you’ll cherish forever. Once they hit the two month mark we advise not coming until they’re 4 months so we can get some smiles and other milestones.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Just show up! At my studio we provide everything you need, we have organic baby diapers, organic wipes, drinks, snacks, boppy pillow, and a comfy couch for you to rest on! An added bonus since my studio is located on our property, we have a mini farm for your kids to enjoy!
The only thing you will ever bring is something that you would like photographed with baby (which we will discuss in the pre-consultation). I provide maternity gowns, all newborn props, and sitter-one year clothing!
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION?
After your session I will go through and hand edit the very best of the best images! We show anywhere from 25-35 images with newborn, 25-35 with normal baby milestones, and 35+ with family, seniors, and cake smashes! We will reveal your images in a sweet slideshow, go through your images, and together decide on something perfect for your home and your budget! We will decide what wall art and so much more!
WHY SHOULD I ORDER PRINTS AND PRODUCTS FROM YOU AND NOT FROM WALMART, COSTCO OR SHUTTERFLY?
I use the top and most world renowned print labs in the U.S. The color and quality of the products will match your photo exactly how it was taken and will hold up over time and for generations of your family to see. Digital photos will end up in a desk and never looked at, while having a nice piece of wall art for years to enjoy in your home will bring you happiness as you watch your children grow. Plus, we will do all the work for you! How many times have you said “I’ll get to ordering that next week” and then never do? We are a full service photography studio and will edit, design, crop to ratio appropriately (i.e. 8×10), order, package and deliver everything to you! We also know that this is a digital age and offer the corresponding digital for each product you decide to purchase for sharing on social media platforms.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AND HOW DOES ORDERING WORK?
First and foremost, you will never be blind sided on your investment going in. Pricing is shown at the consultation, and is sent once again 24 hours prior to your order appointment. You have two options, Create Your Own Collection and A La Carte. You will notice when you go to create your own collection, you do receive a bit of a discount and bundling is just better. With CYOC, you will select your Wall Art, your prints, and your album size, once you have done those three steps you will receive 15% off on your bundle and will receive complimentary digital images to your wall art and prints. When you go the A La Carte round, matching digital images only come with 16x20 and larger Prints, and with any size wall art. With A La Carte, you will be subject to a minimum purchase requirement:
Birth/Newborn Sessions require a $500 from each minimum
Maternity, Sitter (or any milestone), and family require a $350 minimum from each session.
Cake Smash sessions require a $400 minimum.
When you come in to view your images for the first time, we will show you a slideshow set to music. From there we can go through and narrow down to your absolute favorite images and help you decide how you would like to display them. This is your chance to order everything you like, and if you go a bit over budget, a payment plan can be arranged for you once you reach $850 plus.
Non-ordered images will be deleted within 15 days after your initial ordering appointment. I do not keep anything that is not ordered, so make sure to grab everything you would like to have!
Ordering sessions are required. We only offer online galleries to family members once your minimum purchase has been met. The gallery is only listed for 24 hours, additional days can be purchased.