FAQS

When should we schedule our session?

- For Newborn/In-Home or Fresh 48 sessions, I suggest reaching out as soon as you have an estimated due date. I only take on a certain number of newborns due around the same time, to ensure I have availability based on your EDD.  Both types of sessions are typically scheduled mid-morning.

- For all other sessions, reaching out about about 1-3 months in advance is ideal. But my schedule does fluctuate, so feel free to reach out even if its last minute, and we can try to make something work! Outdoor sessions generally take place approximately an hour to two hours before sunset, depending on the location & weather.

- For Maternity sessions,  I'd suggest scheduling the session for when you are anywhere between 30-34 weeks. Every pregnancy is different, but generally momma-to-be will have a nice round belly, but won't be too uncomfortable.  I have definitely done sessions as late as 38 weeks, so if you're making a last minute decision to squeeze a session in before you pop, don't be discouraged about contacting me!

Feel free to message me if you have any questions, and we will work out details together!

What's the difference between an In-Home/Newborn and a Fresh 48 Session?

Both sessions are totally relaxed, lifestyle-type sessions.

Fresh 48 Sessions take place in the hospital, in your postpartum room (typically scheduled for when baby is 1-2 days new) It's perfect for capturing the joys, emotions and details that come with bringing your baby into the world in the first few days.

In-Home Newborn Sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. (generally scheduled for when baby is between  10-14 days new.  It's a great way to document the first couple weeks of life, the excitement, and memories of your new baby, without having to leave your home.

Most families will schedule one or the other, but you can also schedule both if you'd like to document it all!

​Make sure to ask me about discounts for booking both, if you're interested!

Do you offer discounts?

I sure do!

If you book both a Maternity & Newborn session, I do offer a discount off the booked Newborn session.

I also offer a Loyalty discount to all my returning clients, as a thank you for their support!

Please inquire for more details about this.

What should we wear?

Your outfits play a key role in the overall success of the session images. All my booked clients will receive tips via email, as well as a link and a personal code, to a styling guide with Style & Select, to help you with putting together outfit ideas!

What about props?

While I am all about focusing on the emotion and moments, props can be fun to include in the session as well.

I don't provide any, but if you'd like to include them, you are more than welcome to.

What to bring really depends on what is symbolic or sentimental to you.

Here are some suggestions or ideas:

- Flower Bouquet

- Sonogram Pictures

- Balloons

- Flower crowns or hair accessories

- Baby shoes

- Baby Cap, Bib, or Crown

- Letter Blocks

- Favorite Books or Toys

I do also always suggest clients bring a blanket or shaw, to be used in the photos (either to sit down on, or to be wrapped around you) Please make sure its neutral, and nothing you mind getting dirty!

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