FAQ

When is the best time to book your Newborn Session?

It’s never too early to book your newborn session! Because the calendar fills up quickly, it’s best to reserve your session as early as possible. I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I can leave space for newborns that arrive early or late. So send me an email and see what’s available!

When is the best time for a newborn session?

Newborn sessions are scheduled between 8-14 days after the baby is born. This allows for baby to be sleepy and posable for the duration of the session. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, no worries! It’s still possible to capture beautiful photos! They may not be as posed, but we do have options!

When is the best time for a maternity session?

Maternity sessions are scheduled between week 30-34 of your pregnancy.

When is the best time for a family session?

To be able to achieve the same look and feel as all the outdoor sessions we try to schedule the sessions 1 hour before sunset. The light is perfect at this time of day and will result in beautiful portraits.

How do I book a newborn session when I don’t know when the baby will arrive?

When you book your session, I will put your due date on my calendar so that I can tentatively plan around it. If baby arrives early or late, there is always room to accommodate! Once the baby is born, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible so that we can plan a definitive date and time for the session.

How long does a session last?

Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent soothing of the baby. Expect a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 3 hours in the studio for the normal newborn session and 1 hour for the Mini session and 2 hours for Small session. I do not rush the session and allow for baby to take as many breaks as needed. The baby’s comfort and safety is my priority.

Maternity, baby, children and family session are between half an hour to an hour.

Where does the session take place?

Newborn and baby sessions are always in my home studio in Mt Juliet, TN.

Maternity and Children sessions can be in the studio or outdoors.

Family sessions are always outdoor as we want you to spend quality time with your family and be able to enjoy, play and explore your surroundings.

Do we need to bring anything to the session?

I provide everything for your session! All you have to do is show up!  I have lots of bonnets, headbands, outfits and props! I individually style each session and always ask for your input on colors. My style is very neutral, organic and minimal.

If you have something special that you’d like to include in the session, please let me know ahead of time so that I can prepare for it. Whether it be a handmade blanket, heirloom items, sports memorabilia or military/law enforcement items, I will do my best to try to incorporate them into your session.

When and how do we pay?

I kindly ask clients for a retainer to hold their date on my calendar at the time of booking.

I accept cash, check or card.

Payment plans are available.

What is your turnaround time for your portraits?

My current turnaround time is 1-2 weeks. If you’d like a few photos for announcements, please let me know and I can accommodate that!

Can I bring my kids to the ordering appointment?

Of course you can! Children are welcome, BUT if you would like a chance to relax and concentrate on the beautiful images and products that I will be creating for you, then you might want to arrange childcare. Or we can schedule your appointment when your children are in school.

What if I only want a few small prints?

I am a full service, high quality studio. I spend an unlimited amount of time on your session from photography to post processing, and then provide you with the highest quality images to choose from. If you want gift prints only, I recommend you book my “Mini Sessions”  which offers limited time sessions at a more affordable price.

What kind of investment do most families make?

Most of our clients invest anywhere from $500 to $4000.

Remember : everyone’s needs are different – some spend a little more and some spend a little less.

 

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