Frequently Asked Questions
Baby Steps (baby’s first year) : $350 Express Sessions: $75 Storybook Sessions: $1495
Your session fee covers the time and talent of the photographer, detailed retouching of every image presented, a custom ordering session, and the publication of an online image gallery to share with your family and friends. Prints are not included in the session fee (with the exception of Storybook Sessions which are all-inclusive).
This is where it all begins! Before your session, we will get together and chat about what we can do to create the perfect session for YOU. We’ll talk about your house – what is it like? Colors? What’s your style? Where are you planning on hanging your wall portraits? We’ll even ask to see pictures. We’ll talk about the nursery. How do you have it decorated? Any specific design elements? We’ll chat about clothing choices, style, backdrops – so that we are designing a session that fits your lifestyle and fits the products you are interested in! Suffice it to say we’ll talk about EVERYTHING. That way, at the session, we can just have fun and shoot!
Most of our clients invest anywhere from $750 to $1500 on newborn photography and from $500-$750 on each baby steps session. Remember : everyone’s needs are different – some spend a little more and some spend a little less. Our Designer Collections (where you create a collection of the products you truly want) start at $425.
Our Express Session clients typically invest around $450.
Because we individually retouch every image we show you, it takes a little time. During your photo session we will schedule a time for you to come back to the studio and view your images – approximately 2 weeks after your Session. Cada or I will walk you through the whole process, helping you to decide which images and products work best for you and your lifestyle.
Quality takes time, so please allow 4 weeks from your order date for completion of your order. Custom designed albums and orders with framing will take longer. But it’s worth the wait!
The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see everything come together. Your images are projected onto our 80″ projection screen and we take the time to design the right art pieces for your home. We’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor. We’ll show you actual size and pair images together for a stunning album or wall gallery. We can add textures and design elements, or just let the portraits shine on their own. Specializing in wall collections and custom-designed albums, some of the products we offer are one-of-a-kind. All of them are sure to get you excited about displaying your personalized artwork in your home.
Preferably BEFORE your baby is born! Newborn sessions are, by far, the most timing critical of all of the sessions we photograph. We want to photograph your newborn within the first few days of life while they sleep more soundly and sill have that “newborn curl”. Our schedule fills up quickly (about four weeks in advance) so we’d love to get you on the calendar least a month before your due date if possible. We can get a date held for you based upon your due date, but can always make changes if your little one comes early or decided to hang out on the inside for a bit longer.
If your baby is already here, give us a call. Depending on how old they are, we may still be able to squeeze them in!
Newborns photograph best without any clothes at all or swaddled in wraps or blankets. We have huge assortment of newborn hats, wraps, blankets, and headbands at the studio to help style your session, but if you have special hats, blankets, or props we would love for you to bring them and make your images even more personal.
Of course, actually we encourage it. We absolutely love to capture the raw emotion of this new relationship on camera!
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