Frequently Asked Questions
When should I book?
The best time to book is ASAP. I book typically 3-6 months in advance for maternity, newborn and family sessions. Most of my clients book in the beginning of their 2nd trimester for both maternity and newborn. Maternity sessions are photographed between 28 and 36 weeks. Newborns do not stay little and squishy for long. I take a limited number of sessions per month, so be sure to reach out as soon as you are comfortable in your pregnancy. Once babe has arrived we schedule your session between 5 and 10 days old.
Do I need anything for our shoot?
After years of photographing babies I have accumulated the ultimate collection of props, baby outfits and everything we need to create timeless and elegant newborn portraits. The only thing you need for your session is yourself, your baby and somewhere for me to set up my travelling studio. I bring and do everything else including styling of momma, dad and siblings.
The most important part of your session is the styling, this includes your wardrobe. I want to help you plan and style every detail for your session. Your outfit choice impacts the look and feel of your images. This part of your session is so so so important. I will help you shop for outfits for family sessions or I also offer a client closet of motherhood and maternity gowns and some pieces for children.
What Colour Pallet is Best ?
Earthy tones are my favorite! Some key things I tell my clients is to avoid all matching like blue jeans and white tee’s, everyone in plaid or bright colours. The best is to colour coordinate with a pop of colour, some patterns but not too overly busy or distracting. That usually includes no distracting logos or graphic tees. I always encourage accessories like jewelry, fedora hats etc.. I could go on and on about all of the options for outfits but I will leave it here and let you check out my style guide. Ultimately it's your photo session and you control what you want to wear, I'm just here to encourage choices that I know photograph well and help style during our consult.
Hair & Makeup
Clients can choose to include hair and makeup in their package. Professional photos is the perfect time to do something special for yourself. You don't have to, but it definitely will elevate your images! This add on is $150. I have a list of artists I've worked with and they know exactly what looks great on camera. They come to your home and get you all picture perfect for our shoot.