Your experience throughout this process is just as important to me as your final product. We want you to have fun and enjoy capturing this special time in your life. Here is a guide on what to expect from the time you book your session to the delivery of your order.
Once you have selected time and date for your session, you will sign an agreement and a retainer is due to hold your session. We will have a phone consult prior to your session to discuss your personal style and what types of portraits are most important to you
Baby and family sessions are usually anywhere from forty five to three hours in length. This session can be located in studio or at a pre-determined location as discussed in advance. We have scouted out several of our favorite sites if you do not have a preference.
What to Wear
We recommend wearing solid colors. Patterns and logos will distort your photos and create the focus on clothing instead of you. Coordinating clothing is recommended and we can discuss colors in advance. Baseball caps are best left at home.
What to Bring
Make sure to bring non-messy snack for little ones and a favorite toy. Toys often end up in photos to avoid tears especially for young children so toy selection needs to be considered. If it is very hot out, please bring a drink of water/milk.
Approximately two weeks after your session, we will have an appointment over the phone and go over all of the unedited digital images for your selections. Once they have been chosen they will be fully edited and a link will be send to your for downloads.. All decision-making persons should attend the viewing appointment to ensure that your order is complete. Full payment is due at the ordering session. We take credit card, cheque or EMT.
If you have chosen digital images, three weeks after your viewing appointment we will make an appointment to deliver your customized products to your home.
Newborn sessions will take about three hours in studio which allows time for feedings, diapers changes and ensuring the comfort of your baby. I keep my studio very warm to help your baby sleep so make sure to wear light clothing. Please note the best time to photograph newborn is between five days and two weeks after birth.
We have a huge variety of props including wraps, blankets, hats, headbands and backdrops. You do not need to bring baby outfits but if you have any special props you would like included in your photos please contact me in advance. There will be lots of opportunities to feed your baby so you do not need to feel rushed. We want to ensure your baby is completely content so if you are offering formula and/or a soother please pack for your session.
Cake Smashes are up to one hour in studio and the cake is included. Specialty themed cakes are ordered in advance and based on the theme and/or colors you choose. Cupcake style cakes are included in the Cake Smash session however we welcome custom orders. We will tailor the studio set up, offer custom banners and special order outfits for your child. Prior to the Cake Smash, we offer a photo in the child’s regular clothing (please refer to the what to wear section in baby &family). After the caked is smashed/eaten, we have a tub full of bubbles for your child to splash around, clean up and fun. The tub images are often the favorites.
Family and sibling photos with your newborn are taken at the beginning of the session in order to minimize any distractions for your younger children. Once these photos are complete we have a play area or you are welcome to take them out of the studio. We recommend that family/siblings wear solid colored clothing and that parents bring an extra change of clothes in case your baby has a mess.