WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR MY SESSION?
Because the calendar fills up quickly, it’s best to reserve your session as early as possible. I take a limited number of newborn sessions and portrait / family sessions each month as I have 3 small children and a very busy husband.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?
It’s never too early to book your newborn session! Newborn sessions are scheduled between 8-14 days after the baby is born. This allows for baby to be sleepy and possible for the duration of the session. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, no worries! It’s still possible to capture beautiful photos! They may not be as posed, but we do have options!
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WHEN I DON’T KNOW WHEN THE BABY WILL ARRIVE?
When you book your session, I will put your due date on my calendar so that I can tentatively plan around it. If baby arrives early or late, there is always room to accommodate! Once the baby is born, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible so that we can plan a definitive date and time for the session.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION LAST?
Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent soothing of the baby. Expect a minimum of 3 hours in the studio for the Fancy session and 1 hour for the Simply & Wrapped sessions. I do not rush the session and allow for baby to take as many breaks as needed. The baby’s comfort and safety is my priority.
WHERE DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Sessions take place in my home studio, located in Henderson NV (Green Valley area).
The studio space is very comfortable and I want all of my clients to make themselves feel at home. There is a waiting area and a shooting area. I have a futon couch for parents and family to relax on as well as comfortable chairs. There are small snacks for the family and a mini fridge stocked with cold waters and is available to store breast milk, if need be.
DO WE NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO THE SESSION?
I provide everything for your newborn session! All you have to do is show up! I have lots of bonnets, headbands, outfits and props! I individually style each session and always ask for your input on colors. My style is very neutral, organic and minimal with monochromatic tones to keep focus on baby .
If you have something special that you’d like to include in the session, please let me know ahead of time so that I can prepare for it. Whether it be a handmade blanket, heirloom items, sports memorabilia or military/law enforcement items, I will do my best to try to incorporate them into your session.
if older siblings are participating in the shoot I suggest snacks to help
WHEN / HOW DO WE PAY?
I kindly ask clients for a retainer to hold the date on my calendar. I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I can accommodate babies that may come early or late. Portrait / family sessions as well are limited as I am a full time mother to 3 little ones.
The remainder of the session fee is due 1 week before the session and I accept PayPal, cash, check or card.
Payment plans are available for multiple scheduled sessions
DO I RECEIVE THE DIGITAL PHOTOS FROM MY SESSION?
depending on your session purchased is how many digitals are included for FINAL edit and download which you select from a lightly edited proofing gallery.
I will include a minimum of 30 images to choose from in your proofing gallery ! (less if a mini session)
additional images can be purchased (see investment tab)
you choose your favorite images from the session and I edit them to perfection. I want to make things easy for my clients and make sure you choose your favorite images.
I allow my clients to print their photos as they wish from their final gallery, but I do recommend staying away from one size fits all places like Walmart, Walgreens and Costco. As they will not be color correct/contrasted and I can not guarantee the resulting print.
I highly suggest using the gallery for ordering as the images are sent to a pro lab and I can guarantee proper color of your photos. They are very reasonably priced and shipping is quick!
I do offer premium albums, circle and regular canvas sizes and other specialty items at an additional cost as well.
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME ON IMAGES?
My current turnaround time is within 2 weeks of your submission from your proofing gallery
(which you receive within a week of the session ( 2 weeks during holiday session) and have 48 hours to select images for final edit)
If you’d like a few photos for announcements, please let me know and I can accommodate that!
ARE FAMILY PHOTOS INCLUDED?
With the Fancy Newborn Session only (can be added on to simply & swaddled sessions). And they are actually some of my favorite to take! I always start with parent/sibling photos first, so that if you have little ones, you can either take them home or entertain them at a beautiful park 1 block from my home studio.
WHAT IF I WANT MATERNITY PHOTOS TOO?
I offer a discount if you book a maternity session with your newborn session! I love being a part of the entire journey and it’s an honor when a family chooses me to be a part of it!