How do I pay?
A non-refundable retainer is due at booking to reserve your spot. You will receive an invoice upon booking and a contract. Both are required in 48 hours. The remaining balance is due the day of.
How did you get into photography?
I could not find a "cheap" newborn photographer when I was pregnant. A friend of mine was selling an old Nikon D3000 for $150.00. I took my daughter's newborn photographs and realized why it would have been worth it to pay a professional. It was 1000x harder than I thought. From there, I started doing sessions on the side of school and two jobs. I became legal and quit my jobs to just be a photographer and student. That was the best decision I have ever made. Now looking back, I wish I would have done professional maternity, birth, and newborn photographs.
What is in your bag?
Nikon D750 - I also have a Nikon D700 that I do not carry with me. Three memory cards, three batteries, Sigma 85mm 1.4, Nikkor 35mm 2, and an insignia external flash.
Do you pick the locations?
Yes. I usually pick the locations. I am all up for suggestions on locations. After 30 miles, I charge .52 a mile.
What if my baby is fussy the whole time?
Please follow my newborn prep guide to help the session go more smoothly. However, if nothing works, I will try all wrap poses to help the baby stay comfortable. If that does not work, I will recommend rescheduling. That is why I try to book newborn sessions as soon as possible.
How far in advance do you book up?
I usually fill up 3-4 months in advance during the fall. The fall is the busiest time for photographers. During the spring, I fill up 1-2 months in advance. I accept limited clients per month.
How long have you been doing photography?
Since 2013. I have been a legal business since May 2016.
What should I wear?
We will discuss your options when you book. We will then discuss how to coordinate with your family.
Where do I change?
I have had a few who changed outside, no shame. I have also had some change in their car. However, I have a pop up tent a lot of people change in between times.
Does outfit changes cut into my time?
No it does not.
What if I want two locations?
I do several scenes in one location so it does not look like the same place. I do an extra location for $50.00.
Do you offer prints?
Yes I do.
How long do prints and products take to arrive?
Approximately 2-3 weeks.
Does my non-refundable retainer go towards my package?
Yes it does.
What if I am late?
Please let me know ASAP if you are going to be late. You will have 24 hours to reschedule or you will have a $50 reschedule fee. If you are 30 minutes late, your session will automatically be rescheduled and a $50 rescheduling fee will be added.
Do you provide outfits?
I do provide high quality maternity gowns from well known vendors. I also provide newborn, sitter, and children outfits. You will be more than welcome to look through or you may wear your own outfit. (I do not provide boudoir lingerie).
NO SHOWS - If client fails to show for their scheduled session, the retainer is non-refundable nor transferable. The retainer must be repaid to reschedule.