When should I book my maternity session?
Maternity Sessions are best scheduled at the very beginning of your third trimester. It's best to reach out to me during your second trimester so we can save you a spot on my calendar. If you're already into your third trimester, don't fear, it's not too late to get in touch. Maternity sessions are possible late into pregnancy, however we like to book them quickly for the simple reason that we don't want your baby to arrive before the session does :) Many moms are happy to know that I offer a special rate on maternity sessions, if you're scheduled for a newborn session, too. Contact me for more info!
Can I bring my older son/daughter to the newborn session?
Images of siblings with their newborn baby brother or sister are my favourite! I like to photograph these images at the start of our session if possible. That way if your older child is restless they can be taken to the nearby park with a Grandparent for the baby-only portion of the session.
When do I schedule my newborn session?
The newborn babies you see in my portfolio were photographed under 10 days old. Babies sleep very soundly during the first two weeks making it possible to photograph your brand new bundle without disturbing them. They are also able to curl into those sweet womb-like poses. I recommend contacting me while pregnant to save your spot. I take on a very limited number of newborn clients per month in order to accommodate varying due dates. If you're thinking about booking a newborn session, get in touch with me to chat further about documenting this precious time!
Can you photograph my newborn with a personal prop from home?
Most of my newborn images are taken without the use of props for a timeless and classic look. But there are cases when a personal item, can work very well. Please bring the prop with you to your consultation so we can have an idea of how to incorporate it into a setup.
How much do sessions cost?
All inclusive packages vary anywhere from $600-1000 with the average customer spending about $750. All my packages include a selection of high resolution image files that you can share online. They also include a custom luxurious photo album so you have a convenient (and gorgeous) way to display your memories. You can message me here for all the pricing details!
Do you offer framing?
My studio offers a full menu of services including professional prints (with outstanding colour) and my sought-after Canadian handmade albums. Although I do not offer framing, I do have a list of recommended local framing companies I wholeheartedly recommend working with.
Do I get digital files?
Yes! A collection of digital products are included in each package that I offer. The number of files varies depending on the package you choose to purchase. My most popular package includes all the edited image files from your session (between 25-35 images on USB).
What should I wear to my session?
Planning wardrobe is such a fun part of a session. Every family is so very different and I think you need to choose clothing that makes you feel most like yourself! This is something I like to touch on during our consultation, however it's way less complicated than you'd think. Wear what makes you feel great, and follow these basic rules: no logos, shorts (except kids) and avoid wearing all-black. That's about it! Need more help? During our consultation I'll help you curate a look and share my styling resources with you.
Do you offer a special rate on maternity sessions if you book a newborn session?
Yes I do! Please inquire for full package info on maternity and newborn sessions as special pricing is available if you book both!
Do you offer Mini Sessions?
I do! ;) They fill up fast, and I announce them first to my email subscribers. Learn more, here.
You can photoshop that though, right?
Photoshop is a huge part of the artistic process for me. For every hour I spend shooting, I usually spend 4 more working hours in Photoshop to ensure the image meets my stylistic vision. The following retouching services are included in my sessions: blemishes, newborn skin adjustments like jaundice and redness, purple toes, etc., & overall colour correction of the image. Things that can be adjusted during your photo session are not included, like changing the colour of a shirt, removal of bra-straps, change or hairstyle, etc., For additional retouching outside a standard edit, inquire directly for pricing.