1. When to Schedule Your Photo Session?
I get a lot of calls for last minute sessions, and while I LOVE to try and squeeze everyone in…there are times when I am quite literally booked up and have to turn folks away. So, the best advice I can give to you is the earlier, the better when it comes to scheduling your photo sessions.
Maternity: We prefer to photograph Belly sessions between 30-36 weeks of pregnancy…earlier if you are expecting multiples. Best time to book is no later than 25 weeks.
Birth: I go on-call for birth clients starting at 36-37 weeks (earlier if you are expecting multiples), and full payment for Birth Photography is due by 37 weeks. The best time to book would be around 15-20 weeks into your pregnancy. This will allow you enough time to set up a good payment plan, as well as give us enough time to get to know each other. With that all said though...I am more than happy to take you on even if you are already in labor. Just give me a call!
Newborn: Sessions for newborns really depend on the baby. I usually suggest between 5-10 days old, when baby is sleepiest. However, while I do understand that things come up and a newborn session can be done as late as 3-4 weeks of age, we do recommend getting your baby in within 2 weeks of birth. Obviously, if your baby is in the NICU, we can schedule a session for when they are ready.
2. Do you photograph weddings or engagements?
Unfortunately, no. I am more of a baby centered photographer. While I have captured a few weddings in the past, I have come to realize babies and mommas are more where my hearts passion lives.
3. How far will you travel for a Birth?
As you could probably guess, birth is a hard one to put on a time line. While I am always up for traveling anywhere in the continental U.S. for a client (especially a Birth Client), I try to stick with in a 60 mile radius of Hastings, NE where our studio resides. Outside of this radius, I do apply travel and lodging fees. Just call for a quote!
4. Do we have to order Prints through you?
Each of our Session Collections contains a certain amount of amazing prints, products, and credits. There is also quite a difference in quality when it comes to ordering through our professional labs vs other local sources, so we encourage clients to let us help with their print and product needs! However, while we highly recommend ordering prints through us, it is not required.
5. Do we have to set up a Viewing Consultation after our session?
Yeppers! Your viewing consultation allows you the opportunity to ask me questions in person, figure out exactly what you need for family and friends, see example images of what your prints will look like on your wall. But best of all...it’s the best way to save money.
Who doesn’t want that!?