When to book your newborn photo session?
The best time to photograph a newborn baby is when they are under two weeks of age. Ideally from 5 to 14 days old. After two weeks babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne can start to flare up. It is best that you contact me during your pregnancy and give me an estimated due date to schedule your tentative booking. After you arrive home from hospital with your brand new baby you can contact me to arrange a suitable day and time for your photo session.
How do I book a photo session?
You can book your photo session via the phone, text, email or in person during your Pre-Session Consultation. To have your date secured you need to process the session fee that serves as a booking fee as well. Please note that your session fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Digital images, products and prints are purchased separately.
What does my session fee cover?
Your session fee covers the Booking Fee, Pre-Session Consultation, Photo Session, Reveal/Ordering Appointment and Delivery Appointment.
Where is the Session held?
Your newborn photo session will take place in my studio located in Miami, Florida. Please keep in mind that for safety reasons only a newborn baby / babies and parents are allowed in my studio (maximum 2 adults). A private parking lot and street parking are available for your convenience.
How long will the session take?
Normally a newborn photo session lasts from 2 to 3 hours. I allow plenty of time for feeding and comforting your baby.
Will I have any guidance on what to do before the photo session so it runs smoothly?
Absolutely! I am more than happy to walk you through and answer any questions you might have. Before the session you will know exactly what you can do on your part to make sure that your baby’s first photo session runs smoothly and stress free for both of you. And remember I am here to answer any questions and help you with whatever you might need to create a beautiful stress-free experience for you. I will walk you through the whole process and I will gladly help you to feed, change and soothe the baby during the photo session. I know you will probably be sleep deprived after sleepless nights so you can just relax back on my comfortable couch and just watch me do my magic. My goal is not only to create a tangible art for your home. My goal is also that you as a mom are relaxed and happy throughout the whole process.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
No, I have plenty of props, wraps and outfits for you to choose from. We will discuss them beforehand so it’s all ready to go on your Photo Session day.
When can I see my images and order my products?
At the end of the photo session we will schedule the time and date for your Reveal/Ordering appointment. Normally it is scheduled within 2-3 weeks after your Session. On that day you’ll see your images and will be able to choose your products. Once full payment is received your prints will be ordered. They can take up to 3-4 weeks for delivery. As soon as they arrive to my studio you will be notified of that and we’ll coordinate a pick up date.
How far in advance do you book up?
I usually fill up 2-3 months in advance during the fall. The fall is the busiest time for photographers. During the spring, I fill up 1-2 months in advance. I accept limited clients per month.
How long have you been doing photography?
What should I wear?
We will discuss your options when you book. We will then discuss how to coordinate with your family. Please know a phone consultation or in person consultation is required to ensure we get your vision.
Do you offer prints?
Absolutely! I specialize in art work and strive to have memories through your home. This time will pass you by faster than you think. Moments are worth investing in!
What kind of prints or products do you offer?
I offer a variety including customized designed albums, gallery wrapped canvases, acrylic prints, matted prints, and mounted wall art.
How long do products take to arrive?
Approximately 3-4 weeks.
Does my session fee go towards my package?
No it does not.
Do you provide outfits?
I do provide high quality maternity gowns from well known vendors. I also provide newborn, sitter, and 12 month outfits.
How many gowns do you have?
I have over 25 gowns available.
What is the average investment?
The average depends on what you love! You only buy what you love. Most clients spend between $800-$1,500 on digitals and product.
How do I pay?
A non-refundable session fee is due at booking to reserve your spot. You will receive an invoice upon booking and a contract/questionnaire. Both are required in 48 hours. Your payment for digital collections and products is due at your viewing and ordering appointment.
How did you get into photography?
My passion for photography actually began with my father. He had a passion for documenting my sister's and I's lives when we were young. A few years later and my father gave me my very own first camera. I fell in love almost instantly, and the rest is history.
Do you pick the locations?
Yes. I usually pick the locations. I am all up for suggestions on locations. After 15 miles of 33125, I charge $5 a mile.
What if my baby is fussy the whole time?
I promise I work on the baby’s time. It is very important to me to follow the baby’s lead during the session. Please follow my newborn prep guide to help the session go more smoothly.
What if we need to reschedule the Viewing and Ordering Appointment?
It will be $100 to reschedule. Please get with all decision makers to ensure they are able to come. Going over prices and what heirlooms you are interested in will give you a head start. Try to get familiar with what you absolutely want to buy. At your viewing, I promise I will help guide you in what you are looking for.
NO SHOWS - If a client is no call no show for their scheduled session, the session fee is non-refundable nor transferable. The session fee must be repaid to reschedule.