Q: Where are you located?
A: The studio is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Q: What types of sessions do you photograph?
A: We specialize in newborn, babies, children and family photography.
Q: Studio or natural light?
A: In the studio we use studio lighting however outdoor we use mostly natural light with occasional light modifiers.
Q: When is payment due?
A: A $100 deposit is due to book your session. The remaining balance is due on the day of your session. We can accept PayPal
let me know prior to your session), credit cards, check or cash. ($35 fee applied for returned checks to be paid prior to image release). PayPal and credit card payments will include a fee
Q: Will I get the digital files with printing rights?
A: All of our packages include digital files with printing rights. This means you can download them and print at a lab of your choosing. Please note quality varies greatly from lab to lab and only products printed professionally through us are guaranteed to print as we see them on our screen.
Q: When will I receive my photos and how many will I get?
A: Most sessions will take between 2-3 weeks processing time. Upon completion your gallery will be available on the website so you can select your images. The number of images you are allowed depends on the package you purchased. The final photographs will be electronically delivered via DropBox file sharing program. Additional images beyond your package may be purchased for a fee.
Q: Do you sell unedited files?
A: No, photographs from each session are handpicked and artfully edited to bring each image to its full potential. The final edited images represent the very best from your session. Releasing unedited images would compromise the quality and integrity of our final product.
Q: Is there a best time of day for the shoot?
A: Yes! For newborn shoots we shoot weekdays starting at 10:00am. For outdoor family session we either do very early morning or early evening it really depends on the time of year. We can work it out when we schedule your session!
Q: At what age do you photograph a newborn?
A: Newborns are photographed within the first two weeks of life.
Q: When should I book my newborn session?
A: While you are still pregnant! We have a limited number of newborn session we photograph per month- so getting your due date on the schedule helps ensure your spot!
Q: I've already given birth! Is it too late to schedule a session?
A: Occasional we have the availability to squeeze you in the schedule if the baby is under 2 weeks old. However we make no promises. It's best to book before
Q: Where do newborn sessions take place?
A: All newborn session take place in our home studio in Gaithersburg, MD. Newborn
sessions are much more successful when held in a controlled environment that is set up specifically for newborn photography.
Q: Do you have props?
A: Yes! We have baskets and bowls, wraps and blankets, hats and tiebacks (fancy
headbands)! When we are designing your session we will discuss your style and color scheme to personalize the session to you! If you have specific props you would like to bring to the session
please let us know ahead of time so we can try and incorporate them in!
Q: How do I book a newborn session?
A: Please give us a call or send an email to check availability. If we are available the week of your due date, you'll receive a quote and invoice to complete. Once your deposit is received, your spot is reserved on our calendar and we wait for the baby to arrive! Closer to your due date you will receive a newborn prep packet to prepare for your newborn session. Please contact us within 24 hours of your baby's birth to schedule the actual session - we typically schedule all newborn sessions on weekday mornings.
Q: How long do newborn sessions last?
A: Depending on the session package your choose, newborn session can last between 1-3 hours.
However session can run longer if baby is unsettled. It is recommended that you do not schedule any other appointment on the day of your newborn shoot.
Q: I really want photographs with their sibling/s but worry they may be disruptive to the newborn session. What do you recommend?
A: We totally understand! It's hard to get kids to stay quiet ;) A controlled environment during a newborn shoot is essential! Family and sibling photographs are done first thing. After that, we ask that a family member or friend take the children somewhere else while we photograph the rest of the session. This will ensure mommy and baby stay calm and relaxed during the remainder of the session.
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