Here is a list of FAQs 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?
Depending on the time of year, depends on availability. We can usually accommodate, even last minute requests if you have week day availability. Weekends are more difficult but just contact me to find out!
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 the baby is born. See more information about newborn sessions HERE.
Maternity sessions are best scheduled between 29-35 weeks, when mommy's belly is nice and pronounced but when you aren't too uncomfortable
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS USUALLY LAST?
Child, Maternity, & Family Sessions generally take 45-60 minutes (unless otherwise stated). But I really do not set an alarm.
Newborn sessions greatly vary with each baby and your session choice. For more detailed information about newborn sessions, click HERE
WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Newborn and children under 12 weeks take place in our studios. Maternity, children, & family sessions are usually outdoors when weather permits.
Outdoor sessions are held within 15 miles of zip code 19083. All locations further than this require a travel fee. Depending on what type of scenary you'd like for your session (outdoor woodsy, field, urban/downtown), I can recommend a variety of great spots.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Timeless! Avoid super bright colors. Muted and deep colors are always better than bright which comes across as neon in the camera. Keep it simple, keep it fun, keep it you! I personally am not a fan of everyone wearing the same thing. I love picking a few colors and let everyone bring their own personality to the clothing. 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. We will cover some options during our consultation. We also have a few dresses to offer you as well. Choose clothing that really accentuates the belly, it is a maternity session after all!
HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE MY PICTURES?
My typical turnaround time for you to view your online gallery is two weeks. Once you make your selection, you will receive a digital download of your images within another 10 days. USB Drives and Keepsake Boxes take about 2-3 weeks to arrive. Dream Prints and Box take about 4-6 weeks. This is why I give you a digital download first, so you don't have to wait so long to enjoy and share your images.
WHERE CAN I GET MY DIGITAL FILES PRINTED? DOES IT REALLY 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 both locally and online so that your photos look their very best!
DO YOU OFFER OTHER TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES?
YES! I am also a Youth Sports & Activities Photographer for many local organizations and high schools. We also provide photography services for special events when we have the availability such as golf tournaments, corporate parties, holiday parties, etc. At this time we do not offer wedding photography.
Every year we have Santa and the Easter Bunny in our studio as well!!! Beats going to the mall
We also have a super cool and unique Photo Booth! Check it out!!!!