Frequently Asked Questions
When should I book my maternity & newborn pictures?
It is best to book your maternity and newborn pictures during your second trimester of pregnancy. This way I can be sure that I have availability for your little one in my schedule. Newborn sessions are scheduled on weekdays, and maternity sessions are scheduled on every other Saturday. I only take a limited number of clients each month in order to ensure that I’m able to provide quality customer service, so you will need to reserve your due date in advance.
What is the best time to capture maternity photos?
I recommend scheduling your maternity session between 28 and 35 weeks gestation. However, we sometimes change the plan based on your personal situation, medical needs, etc. For example, you may be expecting twins, and wish to be photographed a bit sooner.
Do you offer any session booking packages?
Yes! I offer a maternity and newborn session package as well as a newborn and first year package.
Do I need to bring any of baby’s outfits or personal props to my newborn session?
I will provide all of the outfits, wraps, and accessories needed for your baby’s session. You will just need to dress yourselves and any siblings participating in the session. If there is a special item that you’d like to use in your baby’s portraits, please bring it to your consultation so that we can discuss it.
What should we wear?
I recommend that parents and siblings wear neutral colored clothing. Rather than dress everyone the same (for example, everyone wearing stark white shirts), it is best to dress in coordinating tops and bottoms. You may also wish to wear light-weight clothing as I keep my studio very warm to comfort baby.
Do you provide digital files with your sessions?
Digital files are not included with your session fee. While I encourage ordering something for your family in printed form, I do sell digital file collections.
What types of print products do you offer?
At your ordering appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from wood prints, barn wood frames, albums, and gallery wraps.
What is your turnaround time for portraits and print products?
Wall art and custom design products can take up to six weeks for production, but are often completed sooner. My products are not mass-produced or basic items, and many are handmade to order. Please allow myself and my partners the time we need to create unique and beautiful artwork for you.
Where is your studio located? Where can I park?
My studio is located in Eagle River and is a home studio. You may park in our driveway or on the street.
What do we need to bring to our session?
It is helpful to bring a soft blanket, pacifier, and a bottle of milk or formula to your session. We don’t always use them, but these items can be very helpful in settling a baby in the midst of a pose when necessary. I will provide you with further preparation details at your consultation appointment.