General Session Information
Here is a list of FAQ’s I created based on client inquiries. Feel free to ask if you don’t see an answer to your question here.
HOW SOON SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SESSION?
I schedule my sessions 6+ weeks out, depending on availability. Contact me as soon as you know you’d like to schedule to have the most variability in dates.
For newborn sessions, it is best to contact me before baby is born. See more information about newborn sessions HERE.
Maternity sessions are best scheduled between 29-35 weeks, when momma’s belly is nice and pronounced-that is the point after all!
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS USUALLY LAST?
Baby and maternity sessions last between 1-2 hours depend on the baby schedule.
Newborn sessions greatly vary with each baby, but on average, a typical session is between 2-4 hours. We take lots of breaks to keep both baby and parent(s) happy.
WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Newborn and baby sessions (under 12 months) take place in my home studio. For one year and maternity sessions we can do either studio or outdoors. My home studio offers a greater versatility in set ups, so most clients opt for the studio location.
Outdoor sessions are held within 30 miles of zip code 33449. All locations further than this require a travel fee. Depending on what type of feel you’d like for your session (outdoor woodsy, field, urban/downtown), I can recommend a variety of great spots.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
This is your chance to show off your unique style. Be comfortable and confident in what you wear. Keep it simple, keep it fun, keep it you! Gap, Old Navy, and H&M are all great places to start looking! Check out my Pinterest Board here for a few ideas!
Accessories such as scarves, jewelry, etc add a special touch to outfits. Layers with different textures, colors,etc photograph well and choose clothing without brand names across them or loud patterns.
Newborns – All natural is best. I have a variety of props including hats, covers, headbands, wraps and blankets available for use during the session.
Maternity – Depending on your type of session (indoor, outdoors, classic or sexy), you will want to choose an outfit to fit your session type and make you feel as beautiful as you are. Pre-pregnancy jeans look great in photos- don’t worry if they don’t button, we will fold them down. Form-fitting tops, tanks, long flowing skirts that sit just under the belly, area also great choices. Layering also looks amazing with expecting mamas. For example, a form fitting tank, with a well fitting jacket/sweater, scarf, earrings/accessories and long skirt…fabulous!! Choose clothing that really accentuates the belly, it is a maternity session after all!
Children – This will depend on age and session location, but keep bright, bold colors in mind! Layering looks great as well.
HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE MY PICTURES?
My typical turn around (for a full gallery of images) for a regular session is 2-3 weeks. Once your selection is made, it takes 1-2 weeks to process and ship, depending on your order.
WHERE CAN I GET MY DIGITAL FILES PRINTES? DOES IT REALY MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHERE?
Simply put, YES!! It makes a world of difference where you get your photos printed. I will provide you with a list of recommended places so that your photos look their very best!