BOOKING A SESSION
In order to get your desired time and date available, book your session as early as you can. I accept a limited number of sessions per month so I have the time neccesary to perfect the quality of your images.
50% of your session cost is payable at the time of booking in order to retain my service. This deposit is non-refundable and holds time in my schedule for your session that I will not book with anyone else. The balance is due at your session or anytime leading up to then.
WHEN TO SCHEDULE A SESSION
Maternity portraits are best taken between 30 – 36 weeks of pregnancy, when your belly is big enough to really show it off, while still ensuring that you are comfortable.
Because babies rarely arrive on their due dates, it is best to book as far in advance so I can add your due date to my calendar. Pre-booking also allows us time to prepare for the session ahead of time – it gives us time to meet and for you to communicate your vision for the session, favorite colors, favorite colors, etc and gives me time to plan set-ups, poses, wardrobe, etc. When your baby arrives, please contact me as soon as possible so we can officially schedule your date in the ideal timeframe. Didn’t book in advance? No worries, I do leave space open in my schedule for last minute newborns, so I will do my best to accommodate you.
Baby milestone sessions can be scheduled at any time. 3-4 months is a great time for tummy time photos, 6-7 months is a great time for sitter photos, and 9-10 months is a great time for crawler/standing with assistance photos. Capturing your little bundle during their first year is so important and fun, as they grow so fast. I do offer a Watch Me Grow package for those interested in capturing all of the milestones from your baby’s first year. Visit my investment page for more info!
Family photo sessions can be scheduled anytime, though they’re easiest on small children during Spring, Summer, or Fall. I offer both full family sessions and mini family sessions. If you do want to do a winter family session, I would recommend going with a mini session.
Senior portrait sessions are best scheduled in the spring or summer prior to your senior year, to allow ample time to get your session on my calendar, allow time for editing, and give you plenty of time to choose your yearbook photo. They can be done in the fall – I just request that you notify me of your due date for your yearbook image when booking.
Your newborn session will take place in my home studio in north Spokane, WA. Maternity, Baby milestone and Cake Smash sessions may be in the studio or at an outdoor Spokane area location. Family sessions would take place at an outdoor Spokane area location. Senior sessions take place outdoors and can be done at more than one location – this varies based on which senior photography package you choose (you can view those packages here).
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION
Shortly after your session, we will meet for you to view your gallery of images and choose your favorites. Your gallery will include 30 – 40 professionally edited/enhanced photos from your session. You will also have the option to purchase the entire gallery if you choose, as well as view print products, though you are not obligated to purchase anything more than your original package if you do not wish to do so. This meeting can take place at your home or a local coffee shop, whichever you prefer.
After we meet, I will send your chosen images to you via online gallery. You will then be able to download your high resolution images, as well as share this gallery with friends and family if you’d like. You will also receive a print release to print your photos as you wish, though 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! You are also welcome to purchase professional print products through me.
Need to reschedule? I understand that things can come up suddenly, so I try to accommodate those things to the best of my abilities, but please inform me of your need to reschedule as soon as possible so I can make your date available to other clients.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
Cash, checks, major credit cards and Paypal.
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