Family Sessions

  1. What to wear for your family session?
  2. WHAT IS EDITED AND RETOUCHED ON EACH PHOTO?
  3. HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BEACH PHOTOSHOOT AND WHAT TO EXPECT
  4. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ONLINE GALLERY?
  5. MY CHILD WON’T STAY STILL, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?

General questions

  1. DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS TO MILITARY OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS?
  2. WHAT AM I PAYING FOR?
  3. INCLUDED WITH EVERY BOOKING
  4. WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION
  5. WHAT IS EDITED AND RETOUCHED ON EACH PHOTO?
  6. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ONLINE GALLERY?
  7. HOW WILL MY PHOTOS BE USED?
  8. MY CHILD WON’T STAY STILL, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?
  9. WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE PHOTOS?

Included with each session

  1. INCLUDED WITH EVERY BOOKING
  2. WHAT DOES THE FAMILY/MATERNITY SESSION CONSIST OF?
  3. WHAT DOES MY NEWBORN SESSION CONSIST OF?
  4. WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION
  5. WHAT IS THE BELLY TO BABY BUNDLE?

Maternity sessions

  1. WHAT DOES THE FAMILY/MATERNITY SESSION CONSIST OF?
  2. WHAT IS THE BELLY TO BABY BUNDLE?
  3. WHAT IS EDITED AND RETOUCHED ON EACH PHOTO?
  4. WHAT TO WEAR FOR MY MATERNITY SESSION?
  5. WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY PREGNANCY SESSION?
  6. HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BEACH PHOTOSHOOT AND WHAT TO EXPECT
  7. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ONLINE GALLERY?
  8. MY CHILD WON’T STAY STILL, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?

Newborn Sessions

  1. WHAT AM I PAYING FOR?
  2. WHAT DOES MY NEWBORN SESSION CONSIST OF?
  3. WHAT IS THE BELLY TO BABY BUNDLE?
  4. WHAT IS EDITED AND RETOUCHED ON EACH PHOTO?
  5. NEWBORN SAFETY
  6. WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION
  7. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ONLINE GALLERY?
  8. HOW DO I SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION?
  9. PAYMENT PLANS FOR NEWBORN COLLECTIONS

What to wear for your family session?

When selecting your clothes for your family portrait, keep in mind that we want to create timeless images that focus on the subjects and emotions. With that said, I strongly suggest wearing colors that compliment each other and avoid harsh and distracting patterns and logos(including plaid and striped shirts). Patterns and logos often come as a distraction to what we are trying to capture.

As far as colors, make sure to select something weather appropriate if the season is what inspired you to get a family portrait. Otherwise, I suggest earthy and neutral colors such as light and dark gray, white, rose, pale pink, light blue, earthy brown, nude, etc.

Beach sessions are better if you are not wearing shoes so if your session will take place at the beach keep this in mind.

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WHAT IS EDITED AND RETOUCHED ON EACH PHOTO?

Editing is the most time-consuming part of my job, it can take anywhere from 10 min to 60 min per image.

Minis, basic, and premium packages come with an initial gallery of lightly edited images for you to choose from (with extra images available for purchase). Only the fully edited images will be available for you to download after you’ve submitted your selection.

All inclusive packages contain all the fully finished edited images from the get-go, you don’t have to worry about having to choose any favorites.

Fully retouched images are the finished products that represent the full quality of my work and cover the following:

  • Skin imperfections (acne, some wrinkles, uneven skin tones, discolorations, jaundice, rashes, etc.)
  • People in the background (your photos will look as if you were completely alone at the beach with your family)
  • Distracting objects or marks on a background, backdrop, or wall
  • Back, arm, and side fat rolls
  • Double chins
  • Add skies and sunset colors when possible
  • Teeth whitening
  • Extend and smooth backgrounds for newborn or studio-style sessions
  • Feature enhancements (brightening and sharpening of faces and eyes)
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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BEACH PHOTOSHOOT AND WHAT TO EXPECT

Expect to get barefoot, a bit sandy, dip your feet in the water, and to have LOTS of fun!
Here are some important recommendations to help  you get the most of your session:

  1. Kids always do a lot better when well fed and rested so make sure to plan accordingly (bringing a snack for the little ones is always a good idea).
  2. Even on warm days, it can get a little chilly by the end of the session, so make sure to bring warm layers.
  3. A change of clothes for everyone.  I always encourage families to get barefoot and play on the water’s edge. It is a good idea to bring an extra pair of pants for mommy and daddy and an extra set of clothes for the kids.
  4. Bring a towel.  Even if you don’t get wet, beach photos are a lot better if you are barefoot, a towel to clean sandy feet before getting back in the car is ideal.
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WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ONLINE GALLERY?

It all depends on how busy I am. The average is one to two weeks. Make sure to book your session at least a month in advance if you need any printed materials by certain date (especially during holiday season).

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MY CHILD WON’T STAY STILL, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?

It is extremely rare for a child to stay still for a session, I don’t want them to! I like to portray who they are and get those genuine giggles. However a well rested and well fed baby/child does a lot better in front of the camera.

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DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS TO MILITARY OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS?

OF COURSE!!!

I am so grateful to anyone that serves our community. For that reason, I offer 15% off Premium & All-inclusive family/maternity portrait collections and any Newborn Collections to:

  • Military families
  • Police officers
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Firefighters

* Proper ID should be provided.

Discount does not apply to family Essentials Collections.

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WHAT AM I PAYING FOR?

Higher end photography services. I dedicate enough time to each client in order to make the best of our time working together and to customise each image. I NEVER rush a session and I’m also flexible when it comes to rescheduling due to all the unexpected events that arise from being a parent of a young child.  I am fully licensed and insured (including newborns) and will spend as much time as needed to create the image you hope for, this means that I spend more time working on your photos “behind the scenes”.

Newborn sessions:

  • SAFETY: first and foremost.  I have the patience, knowledge, and experience needed to handle newborns into safe and cute sleepy baby poses. Added to my experience, I have taken courses in newborn physiology, posing, and safety.
  • I travel to you. You don’t have to worry about taking your baby anywhere, I will bring everything we need to create adorable images without sacrificing quality at your home.
  • Consultation to assess your newborn photography needs, such as new props (if needed according to your taste and color preferences).
  • Access to an ever-growing wardrobe of adorable baby-safe props.
  • Average time spent to capture, edit, and refine each gallery 12-18 hours.

Every session:

  • My expertise, you don’t need to think about every single detail, I will guide you through your session and will make sure to inform you of anything needed to make the best of it.
  • Average time spent to capture, edit, and refine each gallery 6 -11 hours.
  • Am licensed and insured.
  • Professional image gallery where you can effortlessly download or print your images.
  • High-end printing services and art products.
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INCLUDED WITH EVERY BOOKING

All my sessions include the following:

A consultation to discuss location, clothing, and your expectations for the images.

For newborn sessions, we will go into detail through your color preferences and preferred poses. This consultation will allow me to have a better idea of what would be best for your family, if needed, I will purchase new props so make sure to book far in advance to allow time for this.

Online password protected Gallery that you can share with friends and family.

*OPTION TO PURCHASE EXTRA DIGITAL HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES, PRINTS, PHOTOBOOKS, GREETING CARDS, ETC. WITH PARTNER LABS.

For more details about your session, please visit my pricing guides for better descriptions:

Maternity photography collections for the Monterey Bay

Newborn photography collections for the Monterey Bay

Family photography collections for the Monterey Bay

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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION

  • Most of my work as a photographer lays on editing, for that reason Raw and unedited images are never shared with clients.
  • Cakes and decorations for cake smashes.
  • Clothing.
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WHAT IS EDITED AND RETOUCHED ON EACH PHOTO?

Editing is the most time-consuming part of my job, it can take anywhere from 10 min to 60 min per image.

Minis, basic, and premium packages come with an initial gallery of lightly edited images for you to choose from (with extra images available for purchase). Only the fully edited images will be available for you to download after you’ve submitted your selection.

All inclusive packages contain all the fully finished edited images from the get-go, you don’t have to worry about having to choose any favorites.

Fully retouched images are the finished products that represent the full quality of my work and cover the following:

  • Skin imperfections (acne, some wrinkles, uneven skin tones, discolorations, jaundice, rashes, etc.)
  • People in the background (your photos will look as if you were completely alone at the beach with your family)
  • Distracting objects or marks on a background, backdrop, or wall
  • Back, arm, and side fat rolls
  • Double chins
  • Add skies and sunset colors when possible
  • Teeth whitening
  • Extend and smooth backgrounds for newborn or studio-style sessions
  • Feature enhancements (brightening and sharpening of faces and eyes)
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WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ONLINE GALLERY?

It all depends on how busy I am. The average is one to two weeks. Make sure to book your session at least a month in advance if you need any printed materials by certain date (especially during holiday season).

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HOW WILL MY PHOTOS BE USED?

I am proud of my work and I like to occasionally post photos from my clients on my Facebook page or Photo-Blog. As per my photographer contract, I may use up to 4 photos to promote my business. Breastfeeding and naked photos will never be used. Besides that, I do not share or sell your photos to anyone.

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MY CHILD WON’T STAY STILL, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?

It is extremely rare for a child to stay still for a session, I don’t want them to! I like to portray who they are and get those genuine giggles. However a well rested and well fed baby/child does a lot better in front of the camera.

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WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE PHOTOS?

I am sorry you are not happy with the outcome of your session. If you feel like you didn’t get what you were expecting please contact me ASAP and we can re-schedule a session. Unfortunately, due to the time that it takes to process images I would be unable to issue a refund, but I am happy to discuss options with you.

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INCLUDED WITH EVERY BOOKING

All my sessions include the following:

A consultation to discuss location, clothing, and your expectations for the images.

For newborn sessions, we will go into detail through your color preferences and preferred poses. This consultation will allow me to have a better idea of what would be best for your family, if needed, I will purchase new props so make sure to book far in advance to allow time for this.

Online password protected Gallery that you can share with friends and family.

*OPTION TO PURCHASE EXTRA DIGITAL HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES, PRINTS, PHOTOBOOKS, GREETING CARDS, ETC. WITH PARTNER LABS.

For more details about your session, please visit my pricing guides for better descriptions:

Maternity photography collections for the Monterey Bay

Newborn photography collections for the Monterey Bay

Family photography collections for the Monterey Bay

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WHAT DOES THE FAMILY/MATERNITY SESSION CONSIST OF?

For pregnant couples, engagement, family portraits (for up to 2 adults and 3 kids), or high school seniors.

We will meet at the location of your choice, I will provide you with a location guide.

DURATION

The duration of each photoshoot depends on your selected package:

Essentials – 30 min   |   Premium – 45 min   |   All Inclusive – 60 – 90 min

IMAGES

5, 10, 20, or all high-resolution files (30-50) depending on the package of your choice.

IMAGE DELIVERY

• Online password-protected gallery and/or USB drive

For the essentials and premium collections – first, you will receive an online gallery containing about 20-30 lightly edited images, from those you get to choose your favorites for me to fully retouch. Once your images are finalized, you will receive a new gallery that will contain only the amount of fully edited images included with your selected collection.

For the All Inclusive package – all the images contained in your gallery will be fully edited to perfection and available to be printed or downloaded the moment you receive them.

PRODUCTS INCLUDED WITH SOME COLLECTIONS

• Image box: Keepsake wooden box containing 5″X7″ prints of the images included in your collection. This box has space for your custom USB drive.

• USB drive: Custom USB drive containing the high-resolution format of all the fully edited photos included with your collection.

• Story blocks: Set of 3 small square blocks ready to hang with 3 different images of your choice

• Wall art: 16″X24″ canvas gallery wrap or wood print.

 

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WHAT DOES MY NEWBORN SESSION CONSIST OF?

This in-home session is designed to capture the most adorable tiny features of your baby while wearing props and/or blankets. The goal is to bring the boutique studio-quality experience to the comfort of your home.

During this session, I will gently handle your baby into sweet poses.

In order to perfectly match your unique family needs, we will have a consultation to determine a shot-list and selection of props to be used.

If time allows or depending on your preference, family members are welcome to partake.

DURATION

• Essentials: Up to 2.5 hour session in the comfort of your home.

• Premium: Up to 4 hour session in the comfort of your home.

IMAGES

• Essentials collection:  you get to select the 10 images for me to fully edit from a gallery of about 20 lightly edited photos. Once your selected images are finalized, you will receive a new gallery that will contain ONLY the amount of fully edited images included with your selected collection.

Premium collection:  all the images contained in your gallery will be fully edited to perfection and available to be printed or downloaded the moment you receive your gallery.

Please refer to the “what is NOT included with my session” section for details on what is not included with my services

IMAGE DELIVERY

• Online password-protected (optional) gallery and USB drive

DESCRIPTION OF INCLUDED PRODUCTS

• Image box: Keepsake wooden box containing 5″X7″ prints of the images included in your collection. This box has space for your custom USB drive.

• USB drive: Custom USB drive containing the high-resolution format of all the fully edited photos included with your collection.

• Story blocks: Set of 3 small square blocks ready to hang with 3 different images of your choice

• Wall art: 16″X24″ canvas gallery wrap or wood print.

• More a la carte printing products through your online gallery.

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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION

  • Most of my work as a photographer lays on editing, for that reason Raw and unedited images are never shared with clients.
  • Cakes and decorations for cake smashes.
  • Clothing.
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WHAT IS THE BELLY TO BABY BUNDLE?

The belly to baby bundle is priced to include your maternity and newborn photos in one simple collection.

Includes:

• Newborn session of your choice

• An  Essentials family/maternity shoot for only $250, OR 25% off the premium and all-inclusive portrait packages.

 

When receiving your products, your USB box and/0r image box (IF included with your selected collection) will also contain the images from your maternity session.

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WHAT DOES THE FAMILY/MATERNITY SESSION CONSIST OF?

For pregnant couples, engagement, family portraits (for up to 2 adults and 3 kids), or high school seniors.

We will meet at the location of your choice, I will provide you with a location guide.

DURATION

The duration of each photoshoot depends on your selected package:

Essentials – 30 min   |   Premium – 45 min   |   All Inclusive – 60 – 90 min

IMAGES

5, 10, 20, or all high-resolution files (30-50) depending on the package of your choice.

IMAGE DELIVERY

• Online password-protected gallery and/or USB drive

For the essentials and premium collections – first, you will receive an online gallery containing about 20-30 lightly edited images, from those you get to choose your favorites for me to fully retouch. Once your images are finalized, you will receive a new gallery that will contain only the amount of fully edited images included with your selected collection.

For the All Inclusive package – all the images contained in your gallery will be fully edited to perfection and available to be printed or downloaded the moment you receive them.

PRODUCTS INCLUDED WITH SOME COLLECTIONS

• Image box: Keepsake wooden box containing 5″X7″ prints of the images included in your collection. This box has space for your custom USB drive.

• USB drive: Custom USB drive containing the high-resolution format of all the fully edited photos included with your collection.

• Story blocks: Set of 3 small square blocks ready to hang with 3 different images of your choice

• Wall art: 16″X24″ canvas gallery wrap or wood print.

 

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WHAT IS THE BELLY TO BABY BUNDLE?

The belly to baby bundle is priced to include your maternity and newborn photos in one simple collection.

Includes:

• Newborn session of your choice

• An  Essentials family/maternity shoot for only $250, OR 25% off the premium and all-inclusive portrait packages.

 

When receiving your products, your USB box and/0r image box (IF included with your selected collection) will also contain the images from your maternity session.

Back to Index

WHAT IS EDITED AND RETOUCHED ON EACH PHOTO?

Editing is the most time-consuming part of my job, it can take anywhere from 10 min to 60 min per image.

Minis, basic, and premium packages come with an initial gallery of lightly edited images for you to choose from (with extra images available for purchase). Only the fully edited images will be available for you to download after you’ve submitted your selection.

All inclusive packages contain all the fully finished edited images from the get-go, you don’t have to worry about having to choose any favorites.

Fully retouched images are the finished products that represent the full quality of my work and cover the following:

  • Skin imperfections (acne, some wrinkles, uneven skin tones, discolorations, jaundice, rashes, etc.)
  • People in the background (your photos will look as if you were completely alone at the beach with your family)
  • Distracting objects or marks on a background, backdrop, or wall
  • Back, arm, and side fat rolls
  • Double chins
  • Add skies and sunset colors when possible
  • Teeth whitening
  • Extend and smooth backgrounds for newborn or studio-style sessions
  • Feature enhancements (brightening and sharpening of faces and eyes)
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WHAT TO WEAR FOR MY MATERNITY SESSION?

Dress comfortably! I want you to feel and look like yourself, if something doesn’t feel good, you’ll probably reflect that on the pictures.

MATERNITY

While I encourage pregnant women to avoid harsh colors and patterns, some soft floral patterns and one bright color option might be a good idea ONLY if that’s the kind of thing you like. However, I strongly suggest avoiding stripes and plaid fabrics. Knit tops and lacey textures are very welcome! Just make sure that the color choices for you and your partner are complimentary.

If you are going to wear a maternity gown, I suggest that you bring a change of clothes for a more “normal” look of yourself. Wearing a bathing suit underneath can help you change outfits easily.

Other very flattering clothing items are:

  • Tight-fitting clothes that will show your curvy and beautiful pregnant body.
  • A maxi skirt with a short top always looks amazing and simple.
  • Tight-fitting dress with some flare at the bottom.
  • Unzipped old jeans. Believe it or not, your pre-pregnancy jeans can be a great way to display your belly in a very sexy way (if you are into that sort of thing).
  • Man-sized button up shirts. Bring your partner’s favorite cami or a button up sweater to take some belly revealing photos.
  • Change it up by bringing a cardigan or one change of clothes if they come on easily.

Of course, if you can’t make up your mind from several options, feel free to shoot me a text, call, or email to ask.

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WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY PREGNANCY SESSION?

It is always a good idea to get in touch with me as soon as you know you are pregnant to discuss your options for the exact timing and my availability.

Normally I schedule women between 20 and 38 weeks depending on each client’s preference.

However, I do encourage all expectant parents to get their point and shoot cameras out and take amazing pictures since day 1 (or when you just found out), until the moment they give birth, here are some tips to help.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BEACH PHOTOSHOOT AND WHAT TO EXPECT

Expect to get barefoot, a bit sandy, dip your feet in the water, and to have LOTS of fun!
Here are some important recommendations to help  you get the most of your session:

  1. Kids always do a lot better when well fed and rested so make sure to plan accordingly (bringing a snack for the little ones is always a good idea).
  2. Even on warm days, it can get a little chilly by the end of the session, so make sure to bring warm layers.
  3. A change of clothes for everyone.  I always encourage families to get barefoot and play on the water’s edge. It is a good idea to bring an extra pair of pants for mommy and daddy and an extra set of clothes for the kids.
  4. Bring a towel.  Even if you don’t get wet, beach photos are a lot better if you are barefoot, a towel to clean sandy feet before getting back in the car is ideal.
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WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ONLINE GALLERY?

It all depends on how busy I am. The average is one to two weeks. Make sure to book your session at least a month in advance if you need any printed materials by certain date (especially during holiday season).

Back to Index

MY CHILD WON’T STAY STILL, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?

It is extremely rare for a child to stay still for a session, I don’t want them to! I like to portray who they are and get those genuine giggles. However a well rested and well fed baby/child does a lot better in front of the camera.

Back to Index

WHAT AM I PAYING FOR?

Higher end photography services. I dedicate enough time to each client in order to make the best of our time working together and to customise each image. I NEVER rush a session and I’m also flexible when it comes to rescheduling due to all the unexpected events that arise from being a parent of a young child.  I am fully licensed and insured (including newborns) and will spend as much time as needed to create the image you hope for, this means that I spend more time working on your photos “behind the scenes”.

Newborn sessions:

  • SAFETY: first and foremost.  I have the patience, knowledge, and experience needed to handle newborns into safe and cute sleepy baby poses. Added to my experience, I have taken courses in newborn physiology, posing, and safety.
  • I travel to you. You don’t have to worry about taking your baby anywhere, I will bring everything we need to create adorable images without sacrificing quality at your home.
  • Consultation to assess your newborn photography needs, such as new props (if needed according to your taste and color preferences).
  • Access to an ever-growing wardrobe of adorable baby-safe props.
  • Average time spent to capture, edit, and refine each gallery 12-18 hours.

Every session:

  • My expertise, you don’t need to think about every single detail, I will guide you through your session and will make sure to inform you of anything needed to make the best of it.
  • Average time spent to capture, edit, and refine each gallery 6 -11 hours.
  • Am licensed and insured.
  • Professional image gallery where you can effortlessly download or print your images.
  • High-end printing services and art products.
Back to Index

WHAT DOES MY NEWBORN SESSION CONSIST OF?

This in-home session is designed to capture the most adorable tiny features of your baby while wearing props and/or blankets. The goal is to bring the boutique studio-quality experience to the comfort of your home.

During this session, I will gently handle your baby into sweet poses.

In order to perfectly match your unique family needs, we will have a consultation to determine a shot-list and selection of props to be used.

If time allows or depending on your preference, family members are welcome to partake.

DURATION

• Essentials: Up to 2.5 hour session in the comfort of your home.

• Premium: Up to 4 hour session in the comfort of your home.

IMAGES

• Essentials collection:  you get to select the 10 images for me to fully edit from a gallery of about 20 lightly edited photos. Once your selected images are finalized, you will receive a new gallery that will contain ONLY the amount of fully edited images included with your selected collection.

Premium collection:  all the images contained in your gallery will be fully edited to perfection and available to be printed or downloaded the moment you receive your gallery.

Please refer to the “what is NOT included with my session” section for details on what is not included with my services

IMAGE DELIVERY

• Online password-protected (optional) gallery and USB drive

DESCRIPTION OF INCLUDED PRODUCTS

• Image box: Keepsake wooden box containing 5″X7″ prints of the images included in your collection. This box has space for your custom USB drive.

• USB drive: Custom USB drive containing the high-resolution format of all the fully edited photos included with your collection.

• Story blocks: Set of 3 small square blocks ready to hang with 3 different images of your choice

• Wall art: 16″X24″ canvas gallery wrap or wood print.

• More a la carte printing products through your online gallery.

Back to Index

WHAT IS THE BELLY TO BABY BUNDLE?

The belly to baby bundle is priced to include your maternity and newborn photos in one simple collection.

Includes:

• Newborn session of your choice

• An  Essentials family/maternity shoot for only $250, OR 25% off the premium and all-inclusive portrait packages.

 

When receiving your products, your USB box and/0r image box (IF included with your selected collection) will also contain the images from your maternity session.

Back to Index

WHAT IS EDITED AND RETOUCHED ON EACH PHOTO?

Editing is the most time-consuming part of my job, it can take anywhere from 10 min to 60 min per image.

Minis, basic, and premium packages come with an initial gallery of lightly edited images for you to choose from (with extra images available for purchase). Only the fully edited images will be available for you to download after you’ve submitted your selection.

All inclusive packages contain all the fully finished edited images from the get-go, you don’t have to worry about having to choose any favorites.

Fully retouched images are the finished products that represent the full quality of my work and cover the following:

  • Skin imperfections (acne, some wrinkles, uneven skin tones, discolorations, jaundice, rashes, etc.)
  • People in the background (your photos will look as if you were completely alone at the beach with your family)
  • Distracting objects or marks on a background, backdrop, or wall
  • Back, arm, and side fat rolls
  • Double chins
  • Add skies and sunset colors when possible
  • Teeth whitening
  • Extend and smooth backgrounds for newborn or studio-style sessions
  • Feature enhancements (brightening and sharpening of faces and eyes)
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NEWBORN SAFETY

Safety is paramount to my business as a newborn photographer. No matter what you’ve seen on Pinterest or Instagram, your baby is a unique individual and I will treat him/her with kindness and respect.  I won’t force your little one into any poses just to meet photo expectations. With that said, I will do everything I can to learn about your newborn photo dreams so I can whisper all my wisdom into his/her ears and make them happen.  Either way, I promise you that the photos you’ll get will be all that you would ever want and need.

Posing

If you have any specific requests regarding poses, make sure to discuss them with me ahead of time.  We need to be on the same page as far as newborn safety.

If needed, I will ask for your assistance to spot your little treasure when being held by a sibling, or when propped up on a surface. Certain poses can be dangerous if not done with safety precautions in mind.

Please communicate with me

It is very important that you let me know of any questions or comments that you have before or during the session.  I might be the expert but you are the parent, if something makes you uncomfortable please say so, I won’t be offended! This way I can ease away any concerns, explain what’s happening, and make sure everyone is happy with the flow of the session.

Keeping it germ-free

For every session, I make sure to wash my hands and disinfect my clothing with natural non-toxic antibacterial spray.

I thoroughly clean my camera equipment before coming to your home, including my posing setup.

All blankets, fabrics, and hats are washed after every photoshoot with plant-based baby friendly detergent and stored away in plastic tubs.

If, for any reason, I suspect that there is a bug going around my home, I will not hesitate to reschedule. It is never worth the risk!

I also ask that if there is a sickness going on in your home to please notify me, due to the nature of my work it is important to keep myself as healthy as possible.

Every baby is different

Remember, every newborn is a unique individual, therefore I can’t predict what will happen in every session. If the baby is uncomfortable or gets overwhelmed by a certain pose or situation, I will move on to the next shot and revisit if time allows.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION

Taking pictures of a newborn is a slow and patience testing process, please make sure to carefully read and follow the recommendations described on this article: Newborn session: what to expect and how to prepare?

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WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ONLINE GALLERY?

It all depends on how busy I am. The average is one to two weeks. Make sure to book your session at least a month in advance if you need any printed materials by certain date (especially during holiday season).

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HOW DO I SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION?

Setting a date ahead of time is not very convenient as the due date is mostly uncertain.

When I get a request for a newborn session, I keep my schedule with at least 2 spaces free a week before and every week until the baby is born.

As soon as your baby is earthside, please get in touch with me to schedule the session.

In order to book a space around your due date, all you have to do is fill out my photographer contract here.

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PAYMENT PLANS FOR NEWBORN COLLECTIONS

Payment plans are available for newborn sessions booked with at least 3 months before the due date.

The total cost of the newborn session can be divided into 3 or more monthly payments before the baby is born.

Please contact me in order to inquire about a payment plan for you.

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