Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do you require a deposit?
A. Yes, a 50% deposit is due to hold your session date and time. The remaining balance will be due the day of the session. If you purchased a package of sessions, the remaining balance will be divided equally between the sessions. (Payments accepted: All major credit cards, cash, check or money order)
Q. Where are the photographs taken?
A. I will meet you at a location of your choice –mileage charged only for travel over 30 miles from 01826– or I can suggest a location that will fit the style of backdrop you are looking for. For newborn shoots, most moms are uncomfortable and just getting used to life with a newborn. I will travel to your home with props and everything we will need!
Q. How long does a session last?
A. A typical session lasts 30-45 minutes, but there is no precise time limit. A newborn session will usually last between 2-3 hours depending on how well the baby is doing that day.
Q. Do you bring your own props?
A. Yes, I will bring props for the newborn session. I may also bring some headbands or small props for other sessions, depending on the type of session and the desired style.
Q. Is there a limit to how many people can be in my session?
A. Sessions are limited to 5 people. A $20 charge will be applied for each additional person.
Q. What should I wear? Can I have more than one outfit?
A. Outfit changes are allowed. What you wear will be based on your personality and the style of photo shoot you envision. General recommendations: avoid loud, distracting prints and embrace color. For families, general coordination is encouraged, but exact matching makes it difficult to distinguish where one person ends and another begins. Most importantly, keep in mind that rules are made to be broken. It is imperative your personality shines; these are your keepsakes.
Here are some additional and hopefully helpful tips...
Coordinate. Don't Match - The key to photos with more than one person. How to do this, you ask? You could start by perhaps coming up with a theme, style or pattern and incorporate this in some way into each person's outfit. Flowers? Stripes? You can also start with one article of clothing that you love and choose colors from that piece for the other family members.
Choose outfits with good color and texture - Some examples: knits, ruffles, denim, scarves. These choices can really add some edge and pop to your photos! Don't be afraid to stand out!
Comfort, Comfort, COMFORT! - As you can see, This is a big one for me. If you or your children are uncomfortable, it WILL show in your photos. This is a 'lifestyle' session, which means that while we may do a couple posed portraits, the majority of the shots will be candid ones of you interacting with your children/family. Don't worry...I will definitely provide some guidance and/or activities to help you interact and get the best shots possible. That being said, be prepared to run, jump, roll, laugh and most importantly snuggle!
Keep within your sense of style! - Keep in mind WHO you are dressing. You want these photos to reflect each unique personality that make your family, well, YOUR family. It is also important to take into consideration you or your child's likes RIGHT NOW. You will be able to look back at these pictures and remember who you and your child were at that period in time. Have a favorite headband? Favorite toy? Likes to wear a cape around the house? Like to read or have a favorite book(s)? Bring it!
Q. When can I expect to see the photos?
A. I typically post 1-2 sneak peeks from your session on my Facebook page during the time you are waiting for your gallery to be finished. Depending on my current workload, some galleries can take up to 4 weeks, but I always aim to get your photos finished as soon as possible.
Q. What type of payment are accepted?
A. Check, cash, or major credit cards (via Paypal or Square). Payment plans are also available upon request.