Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a photo session last? The majority of our portrait sessions last about an hour from start to finish, sometime longer depending on the location chosen. Every now and then we can wrap things up in about 45 minutes. Our newborn sessions are a good bit longer than our standard portrait sessions due to feeding times, diaper changes, and posing. These sessions typically last 2 hours, but some can last a total of 3.
How far in advanced do I need to book my photo session? If you are wanting to book a session during the week (Monday – Friday), we need at least 2 weeks notice to make sure that we have availability for you. Most of the times we can squeeze you in a week after your request for a session. Our busiest times of year are late spring and early summer as well as September – the beginning of December, so we highly recommend taking that into consideration if you wish to have a session during our busy months.
When is the best time for maternity portraits? We recommend that you schedule your maternity shoot between your 30th and 35th week. Go ahead and call us during your second trimester and we can determine the best time for you! What is the best time for newborn portraits? The best time to get those sweet, sleepy portraits of your new little one is in the first 10 days of life. For newborn sessions, we suggest that you give us a call once you’ve reached your second trimester to book. Since babies come when they are good and ready we can only “reserve” due dates and therefore take limited newborn clients. If for some reason the first 10 days is impossible for you, we are more than happy to offer newborn sessions up to 4 weeks of age.
Do you offer a Watch Me Grow Package? During the first year of your little one’s life they change so much! We do not want you to forget a single stage or milestone! For that reason we offer two different packages. The first package includes a session every three months for the first year, while the second includes a session every four months during that first year. If you’d like to learn more about this option, please contact us for details!
When should I have my child’s senior portraits taken? Senior sessions are so exciting for those upcoming graduates! We recommend you schedule your senior’s session either the summer before their senior year or in the last 3 months before graduation. Of course, we would be thrilled to take them anytime, but those months will be best.
When should I have my Christmas portraits taken? To guarantee that your portraits, and press products (Christmas cards, etc…) are delivered prior to the holiday season your session should be booked before November 30. For any sessions scheduled after December 10, we cannot guarantee that your products will arrive before Christmas.
Do you offer mini session options? Every so often we do offer mini session options with set themes and backdrops. These are offered at least 4 times per year. However, we do also offer a mini session option year round for those who do not require/want a full hour portrait session.