This is a list of questions I frequently get asked. If you do not find an answer to your question please always feel the freedom to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call 970.980.8765
“How far in advance should I book my session?”
I typically book about 2-3 months in advance if possible, especially during busy times (summer and fall). Newborn sessions should be booked at least 2 months before your due date if not earlier. I highly recommend getting your session booked as early as possible. I will try to make every effort to fit in last-minute newborn session requests but my schedule does typically fill up 2-3 months out. For newborn clients, we book your due date, and once baby arrives, we will get you in my schedule within 14 days postpartum. If you are looking to book a session and your baby is under 16 days old, give me a call and I’ll see what I can do! Maternity sessions are best taken around 28-32 weeks of pregnancy, so booking around week 20 in your pregnancy is recommended.
“How long will my session last?”
Family sessions will take between 1 hour- 1.5 hours, depending on location, how happy the kiddos are, etc. Newborn sessions are 3-4 hours long. Please plan ahead and bring things to do and eat! I provide snacks but usually the session goes over lunch time! A studio session will be 30-45 minutes in length.
“How do I prepare for a newborn session?”
Once you’ve paid your session deposit and we have your due date on the calendar, you will hear from me a few times. I like to discuss what color themes you have so I can prepare ahead of time for the session. Also, I will email you a detailed list of things to bring, what to expect during the session, different tips and tricks to help our session run as smooth as possible and some studio ‘rules’ to keep that squishy baby happy.
“How do I prepare for a family session?”
Once you’ve paid your session deposit and we have your session on the calendar, we will work on a location that fits your family perfectly. With the location set, your job is to work on clothing coordination. This may not seem like a big deal but it definitely is. The clothing can really take your images above and beyond amazing. Gone are the days of black shirts and blue jeans. Get excited about this but be aware…it can be stressful! I love to help and consult on this so get me involved! I have a number of resources, including pinterest, that can help with this so don’t be afraid to ask. Also, if you have a theme in mind, don’t forget to let me know so we can coordinate props that you and I need to bring.