FREQUENTLY ASKED questions

Q: How do I schedule my maternity session?

A: You can use the Contact form to schedule your session, or you can reach me by call or text at (509) 230-8517.

 

Q: When should I contact you to schedule my maternity session? 

A: It’s never too early to schedule your maternity session. It’s best to contact me during your first trimester if possible so I can ensure that I get your session on the calendar when you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy.

 

Q: How far along should I be for my session? 

A: The best time for the session is when you are between 30 and 36 weeks. This ensures that your belly is big enough to really show it off, while still ensuring that you are comfortable.

 

Q:  I would like photos with my significant other and/or my baby’s siblings.  Do you charge extra to include them?

A:  There is no extra charge to include the whole family.

 

Q:  Do you offer maternity gowns for your clients to use?

A:  I do! I have a beautiful maternity gown collection that is offered exclusively to my clients at no additional charge! The gowns are purchased from Sew Trendy Accessories, who are well known for their high quality, flattering, luxurious gowns. At your pre-session consultation, you can view and try on as many dresses as you’d like.

I have over 50 gorgeous gowns to choose from and they fit every shape and size, accentuating your baby bump perfectly! You can view my collection here!

 

Q:  What forms of payment do you accept?

A: I accept cash, checks, major credit cards and Paypal.

 

Q:  How much do I need to put down as a deposit to schedule my session?

A:  A non-refundable retainer of 50% of the total price is required to secure your date. The remaining balance can be paid at the beginning of the session, or anytime leading up to then.

 

Q: Do I receive the digital photos included with my session?

A: Yes, my sessions are all-inclusive and include the edited, high resolution images with the session price.

If you purchase a mini session, your session comes with five images. To view and choose your images, we can either meet in person shortly after your session or you can choose via online gallery. Additional images can be purchased if you wish. Your chosen images will then be delivered to you via online gallery for you to download and share with friends and family. If you purchase a full session, your session comes with all of the edited images (typically 25-35), which will be delivered to you via online gallery shortly after your session upon completion of editing.

I allow my clients to print their photos as they wish, but I do recommend staying away from Walmart, Walgreens and Costco. I suggest using the website, mpix, for high quality prints. They are reasonably priced and shipping is fairly quick!

I do offer premium albums, canvases, and other professional products at an additional cost as well.

 

Q:  Do you offer payment plans?

A: I do offer payment plans on a case-by-case basis.  Arrangements MUST be made prior to your session in order to qualify.

 

Q:  Where does the session take place?

A:  Maternity sessions can take place in my studio in downtown Spokane or at an outdoor, Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area location of your choice, or a combination of the two.

 

Q:  What do I need to do to get ready for my session?  Do I need to bring anything?

A:  You don’t need to do anything special or bring anything, unless you have something that you’d like included in some of your photos, like a teddy bear, baby shoes, ultrasound, etc. With gorgeous Sew Trendy dresses included in your session, you don’t have to worry about the added expense or stress of finding a dress that you feel comfortable and beautiful in. And with hair and makeup included in your FULL maternity session, there’s even less to worry about, and more opportunity to relax before your session and feel extra glamorous. My maternity photo sessions are designed for you to relax, enjoy yourself, and feel your best. While pregnancy is wonderful and magical in so many ways, I personally understand that it does not always feel the most glamorous, and I aim to change that, even if just on this day 🙂

 

Q:  Do you offer any discounts when booking both a maternity photo session and newborn photo session? 

A:  I do! When you book your FULL newborn session with me, you’ll receive $200 off a full maternity session or a free mini maternity session. For full pricing details, visit my maternity session pricing page here and my newborn session pricing page here.

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