Where do you shoot your sessions?
My studio is located in Alliance Ohio. Most all of my newborns are photographed in the studio. Babies and toddlers can be photographed in the studio or outdoors weather permitting. Families, Engagement, older children and seniors are shot outdoors. I am very open to traveling and trying out new locations. Depending on how far out of Alliance there will be a small travel fee. If you have no idea where you want your session to take please I will of course help you find a location that will work perfectly for you and your family.
When should I book my maternity and newborn sessions?
Maternity sessions are best scheduled for 30-34 weeks so you are not uncomfortable during the shoot and before the baby drops. For newborns its always a good idea to book your session while you are still pregnant. I'll mark down your due date and once you deliver I suggest getting into the studio as soon as possible. The longer you wait more alert your baby will be after 2 weeks they break out in baby acne and do not go in to those sleepy curly poses as well. (with the exception of extended say in the hospital). Booking early is extremely important during the winter because of possible cancellations due to weather or sickness.
How do I book my session?
Once you have contacted me letting me know you are interested in booking a session I will send you full pricing and my contract if you decide you want to book. After you fill out the contract you will pay a $75 retainer. This comes off your end total and is non refundable. When choosing a date for your session if outdoors please choose a back up rain date just in case.
What time will my session be?
For newborns and babies photographed in the studio sessions will start at 10am. Any session shot outdoors will start about 90 minutes before sunset. I prefer these times because that is when I can access the best light but if there are extenuating circumstances please let me know ahead of time. I do occasional sunrise session these must take place on a weekend.
How do I receive my images?
After your session has taken place it will take about 1-3 weeks to receive your images, You will get an email from me with a link and instructions on how to download your images to your computer. Once you download them I strongly recommend you make a back up copy just in case something happens to the originals. Your gallery link will stay up for 5 days after which I will take it down and there will be a fee to put it back up.
What should I bring to my session?
For newborn sessions all you need to bring is a squishy little baby. For baby, child, senior and engagement sessions feel free to bring a second outfit. Families I prefer keeping the same wardrobe for the entire session. If you would like help styling your session let me know I'm always here to help!