I am so excited to begin this journey with you! My passion is to capture beauty in everyday life so that families have memories to treasure forever. Thank you for giving me the honor of capturing these memories for you! In this Newborn Experience Guide you’ll find everything you’ll need to know about a session with me. I’ve included some helpful tips to hopefully make this process as smooth as possible for you. If there is anything I can do for you along the way, please don’t hesitate to ask! I’m here to serve you the best that I can. I can’t wait for our session together!
Book your session. Sessions take place in the comfort of your home and are typically scheduled in the late morning. Newborn sessions last about 1-2 hours leaving plenty of time for feedings and diaper changes.
Pay for your session and sign the contract. Within 24 hours you will receive an invoice and contract. This is how you secure your spot. A 50% non-refundable retainer fee is required to secure your session. You will have 24 hours to pay the invoice and sign the contract before your spot is released.
Be on the lookout for a questionnaire from me. This is how I plan your session to give you the best session possible.
Choose your outfits. Styling assistance is included with each session. You will receive a link with a code to gain access to my interactive styling service.
Don't worry about making sure home is spotless. You have a newborn baby to care of! I can help move things out of the way if we need to when I arrive.
I shoot with natural light, therefore it would be great if you could turn off all lamps and overhead lights and open up the blinds to let the natural light in!
About a week before your session, I will send you an email with your session date/time and any last minute details you'll need. You’ll also receive a reminder to make your final payment. If you have any questions leading up to your session, feel free to reach out!
I'll arrive to your home about 10 minutes early. You can give me a tour of your home and I'll look for the rooms with the best light. If the light is good, the nursery and master bedroom are great rooms to photograph in.
You may be nervous, but you really don't have to be-I'm very easy to get along with and will make you feel comfortable soon enough. No need to worry about how you're going to pose, I will be instructing you along the way and after a couple minutes, I'm sure you'll be comfortable.
Most importantly...relax and enjoy the experience!
Within two days of your session, sneak peeks will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. Feel free to share these posts on your page so your family and friends can enjoy them also!
A few days before the release of your gallery, I will send you a link to view a slideshow set to music of all your images. Make the most of this memorable experience by watching it together as a family!
You can expect your photos to be sent to you in an online gallery via email about 4 weeks after your session! You’ll be able to download your high-resolution images that are included with your purchased collection straight from your gallery. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional images, prints, wall art, and albums at this time.
*Complimentary online reveal/ordering sessions are available with me upon request. Many clients prefer to have someone walk them through the process of choosing and ordering images. Let me know if you are interested in this service.
Then the best part begins - sharing your beautiful images with friends and family!
Your gallery will be active for one week. Please ensure you download your images and order all wall art, albums, and prints by the expiration date or there will be a $25 reactivation fee.
I recommend saving your images in at least two separate locations. This could include your computer's hard drive, an external hard drive, a flash drive, or a cloud based service.
I can’t wait for our session together! Hopefully you found this information helpful. If you have any questions or concerns leading up to your session, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. My goal is to serve you the best that I can! This is going to be a fun session, so don’t stress. Relax and enjoy making these memories that you’ll get to treasure forever. See you soon!
Photographing families and newborns in Plainfield, Avon, Brownsburg, Danville, Zionsville, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, Bargersville, Franklin, Greencastle, & all surrounding areas.