Photography for Babies & Family
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I book my Maternity Session?
I always recommend booking your photographer as soon as you find the one you love! However, most people tend to book during their second trimester to allow time to get their baby's due date on their photographers' schedule and set a date for maternity pictures.
How old should my baby be for newborn/maternity pictures?
I recommend 32-35 weeks for maternity photos. You don't want to be too far along that we risk missing the opportunity or you being uncomfortable, but definitely far enough along to show off your beautiful bump. For newborns 7-10 days is best, that way baby is still pretty sleepy!
How long does a session take?
Maternity sessions are usually an hour. Newborns can take a bit longer because they like to eat, usually about two or two and a half hours!
Do I get the digital files?
YES! I deliver all images through an online gallery. This gallery can be password protected and can be shared with you, or you may use this gallery to share, download, print, and favorite the images from your session. I typically share sneak peeks within a day or two after your session, and the full gallery takes 1-2 weeks for completion.
Where will my session take place?
For a newborn session, it will take place in your home! For a maternity session, we usually brainstorm a location together that fits your personal style, or we can do it in your home as well!
Do I need any props for my Newborn Session?
This is entirely up to you! Some people like to keep it simple and not use any, and some might have some things from their childhood, or even something a grandparent made that they would like to include. I will provide neutral backdrops and clean sets of wraps/swaddles for different looks.
Do my Newborn photos include pictures with myself and my other family members?
This is also up to you! We can plan to include what we call "Lifestyle" portraits where anyone can join baby in their photos that you like, however this will reduce the amount of time available to capture those classic newborn shots of just your baby. If you would like to add additional time for these photos please let me know in your inquiry. You may also choose to have lifestyle photos instead of newborn if this is your preference. The booking time is still the same.