HOW SOON SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SESSION?
I schedule my sessions 3+ weeks out, depending on availability. Contact me as soon as possible to have the most variability in dates. I occasionally have openings, so feel free to ask!
Newborn sessions are schedule between 3-14 days, so it is best to contact me before baby is born to schedule. Not worry if your baby is over 14 days old, we can still capture beautiful images of your baby. (some poses are only attainable under 14 days)
Maternity sessions are most commonly scheduled between 29-35 weeks, when mommy’s belly is pronounced-yes, that is the point after all!
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS USUALLY LAST?
Newborn sessions 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 mommy’s happy and comfortable.
Baby and maternity sessions last about 1 hour.
WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Newborn and baby sessions (under 12 months) take place in my studio. For one year and maternity sessions we can do either studio or outdoors. My studio offers a variety of set ups and props, so most clients opt for the studio location.
Outdoor sessions are held within 30 miles of zip code 85331. All locations further than this require a travel fee. Depending on what type of feel you’d like for your session (outdoor, desert, urban, rustic), I can recommend a variety of wonderful spots.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Show off your unique style. Make sure everyone is comfortable in what they wear. I always say, Simple & Fun!! Gap, Janie and Jack, Abercrombie kids and H&M are all great places!
Layers with different textures, colors, scarves, etc. photograph well. Choose clothing without giant brand names across them, neon colors, or loud patterns.
Newborns – All natural is the way. I have a variety of props including hats, headbands, pants, wraps and blankets available for use during the session.
Maternity – Depending on your type of session, you will want to choose an outfit to fit your session type; making you beautiful and comfortable. 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, and long flowing dresses are all amazing. 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, we love all colors! Layering looks great on kids as well.
CAN I BRING SOMETHING SPECIAL LIKE AN HEIRLOOM OR PROP TO INCLUDE IN THE SESSION?
Yes! Please feel free to bring a little something to incorporate in the session to make it more “you”. Whether your a huge sports fan, a firefighter or rodeo queen, I will do my best to include this in the photos.
CAN SIBLINGS AND PARENTS BE IN A FEW SHOTS?
Of course! I do recommend that siblings come the last 30-60 minutes of the session. The session does last a few hours and little ones tend to get cranky having to wait around (I know, mine were little once too!).
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD BRING?
A soothie or pacifier for newborns. These are PRICELESS in keeping them asleep! A small snack, sippy-cup or blankie for your tiny ones if they may need it during the session.
HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE MY PICTURES?
My typical turn around for a regular session is 2-3 weeks. Once your selection is made, it takes 1-2 weeks to process and ship. (canvases may take longer)
WHERE CAN I GET MY DIGITAL FILES PRINTED? DOES IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHERE?
YES!! YES!! YES!! It makes a world of difference where you get your photos printed! I can’t say that enough! I will provide you with some recommended places so that your photos look their very best!
DO YOU DO WEDDINGS, EVENTS OR FAMILY SESSIONS?
I love little ones, so at this time I am only scheduling for newborn, baby, children and maternity sessions. I do take a limited number of family sessions per year. Please feel free to inquire.
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