Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance do you book?
A good time to book your session is 2-3 months in advance.
Newborn Sessions, should be booked while you are still pregnant. Your due date will be documented, and once your baby is born you can contact me to schedule your session. The best time to capture your newborn is when they are 5-10 days old. I have limited time available, so please don't wait till last minute to book your session.
Do you have props or do we bring our own?
I have a large variety of props that is offered to clients that book in-studio sessions. My props include hats, headbands, baskets, wraps, tutus, and much more. I welcome personal props as well if you have anything you'd like to use, but note it is not required. I recommend, bringing things that are sentimential. For example: grandma's knitted blanket, sonogram photos, baby shoes, sports memorabilia, military apparel etc.
Can siblings and parents be in a photo?
Definitely! For newborn and baby sessions I capture the baby alone, with sibling(s), with parents, and with immediate family. The family & sibling portraits are typically the first thing we try to capture if siblings are involved.
What should I/we wear?
I do not recommend large logos and busy patterns. Textures are great. Wear something that represents you, and makes you comfortable. A change of clothing is welcome to full sessions. For newborn sessions, a change of clothes is recommended for family in case the baby has an accident on you. For group photos, coordinated outfits are pleasing to the eye, but not a necessity.
How do I see my images?
Your images will be ready in approximately 14 business days after your session. We will then set up your viewing session where you will watch a slideshow of your photos. It is requested that all decision makers are present at the viewing session, as this is when you will discuss the order of your images. Additional viewing sessions can be made for an additional $50. There is no online gallery options.
Do you travel?
I do travel up to 50 miles. There is a travel fee associated with this option if it is further then 10 miles from my home studio (Valley Cottage, NY). The travel fee is $100, and $150 for NYC. For newborn sessions, having your session at your home will be more of a lifestyle session. I will bring studio lights and my camera. No props will be included, but I will use anything you have in your home to capture your memories.