FAQs

About Your Newborn Session

Where will my newborn session be?

We may shoot your newborn session in my North Shore studio complete with props, clothing, headbands, gorgeous wraps and everything a new mom and baby should need. Or the session may be held in your home, which reflects the style and experience of welcoming a new baby into your life. We will discuss both of these options and choose what is closest to the vision you have for your session.

I want to have the session in the studio but I’m not sure I will be ready to leave my house.

I know firsthand how challenging this new experience can be. I also know that this may be one of your first outings other than visiting the doctor with your new baby. I can assure you that we have everything here for you and your baby. If you forget anything, it is here, we have it. I will take care of everything for you!

I just had my new baby and can’t imagine getting in front of the camera. 

I know just how exhausted you will be, I have been there myself and I am going to make photographing with your baby as easy as possible. You don’t even have to look at the camera if you don’t want. I will tell you exactly what to do and all you will need to do is listen to my voice. It will be very private, there will be no one else around, and I am the only one who will see the images. On top of that, I am a fully trained retouch expert so we will make that image look exactly the way you feel not the way you think you look. And of course, the decision is always yours. You will surprisingly feel more beautiful than you thought was possible after having a baby.

How should I dress for the session?

At the Pre-Consultation we will discuss this and many other details to craft the session around your family. The environment, the feeling of the shoot, and your attire are all very important details that contribute to beautiful portraiture. I make many style suggestions and you will never be left to plan it alone. We are in touch the entire time leading up to your session to make sure you feel beautiful and prepared.

How long is a typical session?

Sessions typically last between 2-3 hours and possibly up to 3 1/2 if baby needs some extra soothing. We will take family and sibling images in the very beginning so the rest of the session will be focused on baby. And everyone else gets to relax for the rest of the session!

How soon will I see proofs from my session?

24 hours after your session I will be in touch by email to schedule your Ordering session. The Ordering session will be scheduled for 2-3 weeks from the date of your session.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Absolutely! It is a perfect gift for someone wanting to experience a session. Gift certificates are quite popular particularly for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and the holiday season.

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans are accepted and created on an individual basis. Just ask!

 

About Your Child &/or Family Session

How can I make sure my kids are smiling and have a great experience?

Well-rested and well-fed children are ready to play and have fun! We’ll make sure your session falls during a time when your children won’t be hungry for dinner or groggy from a nap. If they feel like the shoot is part of their natural playtime, your images will burst with energy. Enthusiastically describe the activities in the days leading up to the session. If your kids see you looking forward to the session, chances are that they will too.

Do you have location suggestions for our session?

Always! I shoot outdoor sessions during the sunset golden hour and in fact, I suggest certain locations where I know exactly how the light falls, where, and at what time of day. Beautiful light is critical to portraiture and I know where to find it. Should you have a location in mind, we will discuss this during the Pre-Consultation. I am always open to new locations and will also tell you if a location will be less than ideal.

How should I dress for the session?

At the Pre-Consultation we will discuss this and many other details to craft the session around your family. The environment, the feeling of the shoot, and your attire are all very important details that contribute to beautiful portraiture. I make many style suggestions and you will never be left to plan it alone. We are in touch the entire time leading up to your session to make sure you feel beautiful and prepared.

How long is a typical Session?

Portrait sessions typically last approximately 60 minutes.

 How soon will I see proofs from my session?

24 hours after your session I will be in touch by email to schedule your Ordering session. The Ordering session will be scheduled for 2-3 weeks from the date of your session.

 Do you offer gift certificates?

Absolutely! It is a perfect gift for someone wanting to experience a session. Gift certificates are quite popular particularly for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and the holiday season.

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans are accepted and created on an individual basis. Just ask!

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MY PURPOSE

I believe in creating images that leave an imprint on our hearts. When we see a truly beautiful image it leaves us breathless and we feel the emotion in the photograph. My true purpose is creating these types of images for my families bringing them to life. I love people and love seeing them smile. That is my purpose, to create smiles through photographs.

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-When I'm not photographing, you can find me reading or spending time with my little ones.
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