Here are a couple things to think about before our session!
A non-refundable sitting fee must be received by me 3 days before your scheduled session. Should something arise and you are unable to keep your appointment, this fee will be applied to your re-booking date. I require at least 24 hours notice for cancellation. I understand that things come up and am agreeable to helping you reschedule. If you cancel two times, your sitting is not refundable.
Most couples pay thousands of dollars on their wedding photography. Why not make sure to have wonderful images of the most important day of your life? The birth of your child is a moment you will never forget…especially when you have beautiful images to reflect on.
I have photographed many births. It is rather hit and miss as to when to schedule this! Prior arrangements need to be made with certain hospitals, some have a limit on the number of people allowed in the delivery room. Prior conversations with you will dictate the detail you would like. I am very discreet and the images are once in a lifetime memories. Why not let me worry about the photographs so you and your family can enjoy the moment? Every effort will be made to arrive in plenty of time, however I can’t be responsible for missed deliveries. Your payment may be applied to a newborn session should this happen.
In 2013, I started doing my newborn sessions in your home. There are a few reasons I started doing this. First and foremost it’s better to keep baby in his/her own home and I’ve already seen a difference in my newborns being calmer! It’s also easier on Mommy not to have to travel. I’ve been getting some great shots in the baby nursery ! I can also do outdoor newborn shoots as well and for those I utilize my amazing antique baby buggy.
Newborns are best photographed when sleeping — it’s how you get all those beautiful baby pictures. I am there until I get the shot, so please do not hesitate to do whatever it is you need to do for your baby. I’ll wait…these sessions can’t be rushed.
Children are best wide awake! After their morning nap or first thing in the morning is great for them and for light — usually 9 or 10am. These shoots can last an hour. It depends on how many breaks we have to take.
Maternity shoots are best done around 7 to 8 months and usually take the least amount of time. These sessions may be done in my studio or at an outdoor location.
I have been shooting weddings since the 1980s! I’d love to be part of your special day and get shots that you will remember forever! With two photographers, everything is covered. Complimentary engagement images are included with every wedding package. These sessions are done a few months before the big day!
What to Wear
Newborns are best photographed in their birthday suits. If you have a special outfit or blanket be sure to have it ready. I also bring some props.
Children can wear whatever you would like or according to the setting (i.e. beach/park/house). Please stay away from logos or characters — simple is best.
Parents should wear something complementary to their childrens clothing. For parents with newborns, please have available a black shirt for each of you. In addition, remember that stripes, plaids and busy prints don’t photograph well.
Maternity shots are done dressed or undressed, or somewhere in between ! Upon your booking we will discuss clothing options depending on your comfort level. I have an array of different options available .
Thank you, I look forward to working with you!
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