BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Prior to your photo session we will make sure to talk about the style of shots you are hoping to achieve, and we will coordinate the backdrop colors and any props and decor with the special outfits you are planning to use during the photo session.
The optional smash cake with birthday sessions will be provided by you, unless otherwise discussed. Each and every session is custom tailored to meet your design tastes and color scheme.
At this point in time I am available to do baby & birthday sessions on the weekend only. Due to my limited availability, please contact me as early as possible to schedule your photo session. The session fee is required as a retainer to reserve your session’s date & time.
You will have both a contract and a model release form available to review via email prior to the photo session. You may sign and return these prior to the session.
If I do not have these forms on file, you will be required to sign them prior to the start of the photo session. Also, please review the print & product pricing provided via email. We will be able to discuss before the session which items you are interested in purchasing, so that I have these things in mind while designing your session.
What to Wear
During first birthday photo sessions babies are often photographed in a special outfit for the cake smash, and then changed into a different outfit (or two) for the remainder of the pictures.
For the baby sessions, I usually photograph them in several outfits or just diaper covers. I encourage parents to bring at least two special outfits for a variety of options. I also have many accessories available for use in my studio.
Parents should come prepared to be included in the photographs until your baby is sitting. Once baby is sitting (around 6-7 months), I will assume that the parents do not want to be photographed unless otherwise notified.
When you and your significant other plans on being included in pictures with your baby, consider coordinating colors and styles. Check out Pinterest for ideas about coordinating colors.
DURING YOUR SESSION
Most of my baby & birthday sessions occur sometime between 9am and 2pm on the weekends. Please bring lunch, snacks, drinks or any supplies that you or your baby might need during your session. Each baby or birthday session will last about 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
AFTER YOUR SESSION
Unless otherwise noted, it should take no more than 2 weeks to edit and prepare your images. I will contact you once your images are ready to schedule a viewing and ordering session. This is where you will be able to view your images and finalize your product selections.
Once I payment is made, I will place your finalized order. Depending on your choices, it should take anywhere from two weeks to a month to receive your prints and products. I will contact you in order to arrange pickup, delivery, or shipping of the items to your home residence. If you purchase A La Carte digital files, I will send you an email with access to your chosen digital files via online gallery. If you purchase a collection, you will receive a flash drive or digital download with your included files.
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