Where do your photo sessions take place?
Newborn and Milestone mini-sessions take place in my home studio in Visalia, CA. All other sessions are on location, weather permitting.
What should we bring to our session?
All props are included for newborn and mini-sessions. If you're interested in a smash cake for your little one's birthday shoot, just let me know. The cost is $25 and I will pick it up and have it waiting at the shoot for you.
What should we wear for our family session?
For family photos simple clothing is best, preferably no white. Don't be afraid to mix and match colors. You can also get some inspiration from my Pinterest boards:
When should I schedule my maternity session?
I generally like to schedule maternity sessions between the 32 and 36 weeks. We don't want to wait too late because you never know when the baby will actually come. Besides most pregnant women feel very uncomfortable during their last 2 to 3 weeks of pregnancy. We also don't want to do it too early as you want to have a big enough belly to show in your photos.
Where will we take the maternity photos?
Sessions can be done in a variety of locations depending on the look you're wanting. I have a few favorite outdoor locations (weather permitting).
What should I wear?
I recommend 2-3 clothing changes during the maternity session. Clothing for your maternity session should be tight-fitting around the belly. Loose and baggy shirts and pants don't compliment your belly. Try to avoid maternity pants with panels if you plan to show some belly skin. Regular jeans unbuttoned always look great. I also have a couple beautiful maternity gowns with sheer fabric that you are more than welcome to use. It's optional to show your belly in the gowns. You might want to wear nude colored panties with a tube top/bandeau under the gowns. Keep clothing selections for maternity portraits simple. Stripes and busy patterns can hide the stomach or detract attention away from it. Instead, stick with solid colors.
Can I include my husband or children in the session?
Yes! With maternity sessions, we can include up to 3 members. I really recommend having some photos that include your family. It's always important to capture that very amazing moment of your life with the most special people.
When will I get to see my photos?
Approximately two weeks after your session I will send you an access code to view your online gallery. Feel free to share this code with friends and family. Keep an eye out on my Facebook page and Instagram feed for a sneak peak!
What is required when I book a session?
When booking a session I ask for the session fee to be paid-in-full.
What forms of payment are accepted?
I accept payment via Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. I do not accept Paypal or American Express. Once payment is made no refunds are allowed, including session fees and deposits.
Do you photograph weddings?
I am so flattered that you thought of me for your special day, however I don't photograph weddings. I've fallen in love with photographing newborns and enjoy every second of photographing the mommas-to-be, little ones, and families.
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