When to schedule your newborn session…
The best time to schedule your session is during the last trimester of your pregnancy, and the ideal time to photograph your baby is between 4-10 days old so they are nice and sleepy and to get those beautiful curly poses. I will make a tentative booking based on your due date and then wait to hear from you when you arrive home from the hospital with your brand new baby, we can then arrange a suitable time and day for your session.
Where your sessions are held…
Your newborn session will be in my studio in Claysville on weekdays. Due to the time and dedication that I give each of my clients, I schedule one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.
How long will your session take…
Your session can take up to 2 hours, allowing enough time for feeding and comforting. We work on "baby" time and take our cues from your newborn. The camera room is extrmely warm. If you are being photographed with your newborn, be sure to bring a change of clothes. Especially Daddy!
What should we bring with us for our newborn session?
Lots of diapers! Don’t worry if you forget, We have some in the studio. Formula, If you will be formula feeding, bring lots of extra formula. Breast Milk, If you are nursing, be prepared to nurse a few times while you are there.or bring some pumped milk to feed with a bottle. Pacifier: Don’t forget the pacifier!! Even if you are not planning on baby useing one long term. It sometimes helps to settle baby just enough to calm them and we can get the pose(s) you desire. I keep the room very warm for the newbies so please dress accordingly (layers are your friend). Do we need to bring props? I’ve got tons of stuff at my studio including hats, headbands, backdrops, baskets, buckets, you name it. Still, feel free to bring special things that you’ve bought, or family items you want included (monogrammed blankets, heirloom bonnets, a special necklace that will be passed down, etc).
Can we do portraits of the new baby and it’s older sibling?
Absolutely, I LOVE sibling shots…but I can’t guarantee it for very young siblings. We will try our hardest and I have lots of tricks and different ways to make it happen but I’m sure you know how unpredictable two year olds are…if they want nothing to do with the new baby, sometimes it just isn’t possible without massive amounts of tears…from the sibling, and rarely the parent;) Something I really suggest is to have a plan for the sibling to be dropped off before or picked up after their portion of the session. If necessary we can do a composite, I then can put them together in post production.
How long after the session will it be before our images will be ready to view?
Your images will be ready within one week. Before you leave the day of your session we will schedule your view and order session. There is only ONE ordering session available. So be sure to bring ALL DECISION makers to that appointment. If relatives would like to view and order thier own images, we do have the ability to upload the images that you have selected to keep in your gallery, on to our website for them to view and place thier own orders. This gallery if available complimentary for two weeks. If an extension is required ther is a fee of $49 for two additional weeks.
What art products do you offer?
We offer wall portraits, gift prints, albums, birth announcments, thank you cards, photo boxes. s. PLUS, you will have your prints in 4-6 weeks. We work very hard to insure that the posing is done correctly and the lighting is just right for each and every image that we create. We also retouch each image by hand and have everything custom printed on quality heirloom papers to ensure that it is perfect!! We GUARANTEE all of our portraits and want to make sure that everything is just right. We are here to help you select the products that best fit your homes decor. We specialize is creating custom portrait art for our clients to display in their home. And, I am sorry, a disc with files is just not a product that will display very nicely on your walls. It will just end up tucked in a drawer somewhere and forgotten about. And to be honest, that is not why I do what I do. I get just as excited as my clients do when they see their images in final printed form and are excited to get them home and hung on there walls for the friends and family to see the next time they visit. So please, ask yourself again, Do I really want digital files or do I want printed artwork professionally printed ready to display in my home?