Q & A
1. When is the best time to book my maternity portraits or newborn photography session ?
The ideal time documenting your maternity portraiture is between 30-34 weeks. You can also book your newborn portrait session at this time as I offer a maternity & Newborn combo too. The time for newborn photography is within 30 days, ideally between baby’s 5-12 days old. After 12 days, babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne start to flare up. I take on a limited number of newborns per month to ensure my clients have the session done in the ideal period. It is highly recommended to make a booking as your estimated due date, at least 3 months in advance of your due date. Once your baby is born, you can contact me and we will arrange a suitable time and day for your session. If your little one has already arrived, don’t worry, you’re not too late! Please contact me as soon as possible and I can try to schedule you in.
2. Do I need to bring any props or outfits for maternity or newborn session ?
I offer plenty of dresses for mom-to-be from S size to XL size. But you are welcome to bring your own outfits if you have any. Please make sure you prepare two pairs of beautiful bras and underwears in your skin color tone and black (special designs for maternity and breastfeeding period are not recommended at all ). If you decide to invite dad-to-be and your children join the shoot, you may need to prepare several outfits for them too. Usually, I would recommend outfits with solid natural color tone, like white, grey and black. Make sure you have both bright and dark tone. Other props like baby’s ultrasound photos, baby’s shoes are very good items for maternity shoot too.
I offer props both for studio newborn photography and home-visit newborn photography. My studio sessions include a wide array of props for clients to use, including a multitude of newborn wraps, blankets, headbands, backdrops and unique props. But I’m very open to incorporate any creative ideas you might have or any props that you may have.
3. What’s the process after my session. How long will it take to be able to get the final images ?
The work doesn’t stop for me once you leave the studio. After the session, I will carefully go over all the photos, do basic editing and choose the very best to include in your online gallery. It takes approximately 2 weeks to receive the link to your personalized online gallery, at which time you will be able to select your favorite images. After you select the photos you would like to touch up, it takes approximately 3 weeks for me to finish the final images. I take very special care during post-processing to create beautiful final images for your family to enjoy for years to come – Once you receive the final gallery you can download them, or select your favourite images for wall art or unique specialty products, such as fine art prints or photo books. Specialty products can take 6 weeks for delivery. High-resolution digital images will be provided as a digital download according to the terms of your package.