Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my session?

Try to book at least 3 months prior to your session. 
For maternity photography, the best time is when you are 28 –36 weeks. 
For newborn photography, book your session within two weeks after your expected due date. Once your baby arrives, contact me and we will firm up the date. If you are having a scheduled C-Section, we can set the time and date since you already have the birth date.

How long will my session last?

Maternity sessions typically run 1-2 hours, depending on how you are feeling and what you can handle.
Newborn sessions can take up to 4 hours to accommodate feeding, soothing, and diaper changes. There is no rush during newborn sessions because the goal is to keep it as stress-free as possible.

Can my friends and family attend the photo session?

It is recommended that only those who are to be photographed be in attendance – too many people can distract the baby and the photographer.

Are there any extra fees?

Your fees are only those quoted as part of your chosen photography package. A $100 retainer fee per session is required at time of booking to confirm and hold your session time and date. The retainer fee is non-refundable. The session fee is due at the time of your session. These fees will be credited toward the photography package you have chosen.

Do you do on location sessions for newborn photography?

I prefer to do sessions in my studio as I want to give you and baby a chance to be away from home distractions and the focus is on baby only. The studio has been designed with the correct lighting and a warm and cozy temperature for baby. You get a chance to relax on our comfortable sofa to watch the process unfold, nap, and eat and drink when you feel like it.

Do you shoot with natural light or studio lights?

I prefer natural light when possible but will use studio lighting if needed. My studio lights are diffused so that the light from them is very soft, similar to natural daylight.

Why are newborn photos taken within first two weeks of birth?

Newborns change dramatically in the first weeks of life. When they are first born, they are able to bend and curl into these sweet little poses, mimicking how they lived inside the womb

What if my newborn is older than two weeks?

It’s not too late to get newborn photos, but it will change our session slightly. A baby older than two weeks will not accept some or most of the “curled up” newborn poses and they are more alert so less likely to sleep through pose transitions. So, typically we end up with less of a variety of poses. For newborns older than four weeks, we will focus on wrapped baby, open-eyes and parent/sibling shots.

Why no clothes on my newborn?

No outfits are best for a newborn session so that you can see how tiny they are. Remember, they won’t stay that size for too long.

What should I do if I or my baby is sick?

Sick babies/moms and photo sessions do not mix well, please try to give 24 hours notice.

When will I see my images?

You will receive your gallery of proofs 2-3 weeks after your shoot and we’ll set up a meeting to make final selections based on your chosen photography package. Times may vary depending on the season.

When will I get my final images and products?

The digital photo album will be sent to you 2 weeks after our final meeting. Other products should be ready anywhere between 3 – 6 weeks depending on the product.

Why are digital images so expensive?

The price of digital images takes into account creative photography and post-processing skills, use of professional grade equipment, and experience. With digital images you may print and share at will. There is a lot of value in digital medium and because of that, they come at a premium price.

What do I wear for my session?

At the time of your booking, we’ll discuss what you envision for your session and final images. I will also suggest things you might like. Following that discussion, I will send you a Prep Guide that includes all of the information you need to prepare for your maternity or newborn session.