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 30-34 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.
This varies depending on the newborn session you select, but on average take 2-3 hours. For more information about our sessions, click HERE
WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Newborn sessions take place in-studio. Maternity, children, & family sessions can be either outdoors or in-studio. I no longer travel to client's homes for newborn sessions.
Depending on the time of year, there are different options of location. It all depends on what you would like to see in your photos. This will all be discussed during our consultation.
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 their clothing.
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, 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 14 days. USB Drives and prints take about 4-6 weeks to arrive. 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. I no longer 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!!!!