Q: How do I schedule my newborn 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 newborn session?
A: It’s never too early to schedule your newborn session. It’s best to call when baby is still in your belly as I can accommodate a certain number of sessions each month. Then it’s important that I am notified as soon as baby arrives so I can officially schedule a date for your session.
Q: How old should my baby be for their session?
A: The ideal window is between 5-14 days after your baby is born. This allows for baby to be sleepy and posable for the duration of the session. If your baby is older than that, no worries! We can still capture beautiful photos! They may not be as posed, but we do have options!
Q: I’m expecting twins, triplets, etc. Does that cost more?
A: I do not charge additional for multiples.
Q: Do you charge extra for parent/sibling/family photos?
A: Sibling and parent images are included with my newborn sessions at no additional charge.
Q: I’m expecting a boy and we are planning to circumcise. How long do we need to wait before having his photos taken?
A: We recommend scheduling your circumcision after the photo session, if possible. Otherwise, please allow at least 5 days for healing.
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: Posed Newborn sessions take place in my studio in downtown Spokane. Lifestyle Newborn sessions would take place in your home. And Fresh 48 sessions would take place in the place you give birth: hospital, home, etc.
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. I provide all of the wraps, backdrops, headbands, hats, outfits, and props that we’ll need for your little one’s photos. Though if you have something special you’d like included, feel free to bring it, but please give me a heads up as I like to prepare for your session ahead of time.
Q: Do you offer any discounts when booking both a maternity session and newborn session?
A: I do! When booking your maternity and newborn sessions with me, you save $265 off the total cost. For full investment details, visit my investment page here.