maternity & newborn faqs

when should I book my photographer?

Start researching your maternity and newborn photographers as soon as it comes to mind!  Once you've found your favorite it's best to get on their calendar as soon as possible.  Maternity sessions are usually done between 33 and 37 weeks.  Newborn sessions are the most successful when done within your baby's first 10 days of life.

where will my session take place?

Newborn sessions always take place in your home.  It is important that your home has lots of natural light!  I do not shoot with a flash so we'll need all the window shades open and drapes pulled to ensure we get the best light.  Maternity sessions can also be done at your home or we can pick a location together such as a park, the city or local farm.  I have found that the most unlikely spots end up being the most beautiful!  Maternity location options are practically endless!

can my other family members be in the photos too?

Absolutely.  Your partner, your children, your fur babies are all invited and encouraged to participate in the session. 

how long does the session last?

Maternity sessions usually take up to an hour.  Newborn sessions, depending on how cooperative your little one is, can last up to two hours.  I work quickly, however being so new the babies normally require feedings or diaper changes, etc.  I like to factor in at least two hours with the hopes that we will use much less than that.

 

children & family faqs

where will our session take place?

We can shoot either in your home or on location, it is actually completely up to you.  Some people have locations that have a special meaning to them and choose to shoot there, others just want a pretty backdrop.  I am open to either option however it is important that your home have a lot of natural light!  I do not use a flash when shooting so we'll need all the window shades open and drapes pulled to ensure we get the best light.

when should I book my photographer?

Most photographers shoot family sessions year round.  There are busy seasons, usually in the Fall prior to the Holidays and Summertime when weddings are in full swing or when high school seniors are having their senior portraits done.  I recommend you begin researching family photographers as soon as it comes to mind with the expectation that your session will be scheduled within about two months or less.

can my other family members be in the photos too?

Family sessions are designated for parents and their immediate children as well as a pet or two.  Because some families have four people (two parents and two children) and some have eight people (two parents and six children) I do not have a set number of people allowed at session.  However there is a $25 fee per person above and beyond your immediate family such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle.

how long does the session last?

Family sessions usually take up to an hour.  I aim to work quickly so with all the tables turned in our direction we could be finished in well under an hour however I like to give us at least that long just in case we run into any snags.