As soon as possible, once you are comfortable scheduling your due date. We will schedule your true day and time after baby arrives but this will make sure I am available for your session as I do only book a limited number of sessions per month.
Once you choose to book your session, we will pencil in your due date and sign all the papers. I also ask a $150 non-refundable retainer to book your session. This retainer goes toward the time and talent of the photographer and is separate from any and all product orders.
I do not. I feel you are already purchasing two or more of everything in life and you should not need to for your photos. I will allow for a little extra time in your session to make sure we get great images of your babies together and separate.
Digital files are not included with the retainer. I do provide a digital copy of any image with your purchase of a wall art product, and your gallery of web ready files with the purchase of an album or folio box.
Yes, I am happy to accept payments for up to one year from your session date. I will wait until you have paid in full before ordering any products.
I can supply all of the props we decide we want to use in the session from any blankets and wraps to bonnets or tutus. You are also welcome to bring a few props of your own that mean something to your family.
Who provides the cake?
You can provide the cake or I can provide the cake. If you choose to purchase a cake please make sure it is not frozen. There is nothing that stops a cake smash faster than a frozen cake. If you choose to have me make your cake, we will discuss the theme and style of the cake as well as the filling. I also do create a non-edible custom clay cake topper as another keepsake for your session.
Where can I get a birthday board?
I am happy to make a birthday board for you. The ones I create are 15x20 inches. I am happy to do custom themes and colors as requested. This will be yours as a keepsake of your little ones birthday and session. Birthday boards are an additional $75
I am happy to hold a newborn session up to 6 weeks of age (preemie babies longer). Please know your baby will be less likely to sleep as soundly and go into the squishy poses.
Newborn sessions typically last between 2-4 hours depending on how well the baby sleeps and interacts with the camera as well as how many family images I choose to take.
Documentary sessions vary in length based on the session you purchase. Tradition sessions are 2 hours and are perfect to document a special tradition in your home, anything from bath time to gingerbread house making. Half day sessions are 6 hours which is perfect to document your morning, afternoon or evening rituals. And full day sessions are 12 hours which take us from wake up to bed time, documenting a full day in your family life.
All other sessions are 1 hour.
Standard sessions include two parents and all children. If you would like to add more family members including grandparents, an additional fee may be required.