Do you do family photography or weddings?
At this time my focus is on newborn and maternity portraiture however, many of my clients grow their collection of portraits over time and I’m honoured to help them create a magnificent legacy of their family’s growth by offering these families portrait shoots to mark their milestones and celebrate their connections.
Full family sessions are exclusively available to returning clients.
How do I schedule my newborn photo session when I don’t know when s/he will be born?
Just tell me your estimated due date and then I’ll block off some time around that. I only shoot a limited number of newborn sessions a month to ensure that I have plenty of re-scheduling space. When your baby arrives please contact me as soon as you can and we will set a specific date from there. The MOST important thing, is to book your session as soon as you can WHILE you’re pregnant. Please don’t wait until your baby is born as my schedule fills up very quickly.
Do you offer a “Baby’s First Year” package?
Mini sessions are a perfect way to supplement your Newborn Session to mark those milestones as your baby grows into a toddler. Most clients do the following: Maternity Session in the 3rd trimester, a newborn session shortly after the birth, a mini session session at around 6 months, and then one at 1 year to get the full representation of your baby’s first year.
Can you photograph a birthday party, family reunion, or do you offer event photography?
I do not offer event photography or sessions for large family groups/extended family but if you’re interested in this please get in touch so I can send you the contacts for my recommended photographers.
What should I/we wear to the session? How can I pick the right clothing?
Please take a look through my gallery for inspiration on what to wear. I mostly work with a neutral pallet meaning shades or white, cream and grey. If in doubt feel free to send me a picture of what you had in mind and I will let you know if that will work.
The studio wardrobe consists of a number of stunning maternity gowns and wraps, and some simple pieces of clothing for you and your family which you are welcome to select and use.
Where will we hold the session? Do I come to your studio?
Newborn and mini sessions are always held in my home studio. The studio is designed to offer you the utmost comfort at this special time. Maternity sessions are also primarily held in the studio but can also take place in an outdoor location if you’d prefer. It’s very important that we work together to determine the best location as lighting and background are crucial for creating magical, timeless portraits.
I’d like to share my pictures with my family, can I buy the digital files?
Each collection comes will a full set of digital files for you to use as you wish as well as a Fine Art Album.
I passionately believe that photographs should be tangible. We should be able to hold them, gift them, frame them and hang them on the wall. They should be treasured and looked upon by our children and our children’s children.
Can you imagine a floppy disk, a DVD, a flash drive (or whatever technology moves on to next), sitting in a frame representing your family’s legacy for generations to come?
Please also be aware that not all photo labs are created equally. Quality printing is crucial to ensure the correct colour and density and professional mounting is important for the final product.
I would like to buy a canvas for my home but I have no idea how to decide on the size or location. Can you help?
Absolutely! Using special software I can show you examples of your artwork on the walls of your home. You need only take a snapshot of your wall, with a A4 paper stuck somewhere to it and I will produce mockups of your portraits in a variety of different groupings and sizes.
We also need gifts for grandparents and family members. What do you suggest?
It is wonderful to be able to offer family members gifts from your session and the items on my a la carte menu are perfect for this. Additional Albums and small memory books as well as Fine Art prints are available as collection add-ons.
We really want to book a session with you but our budget is limited.
Fine Art Portraiture is an investment that some families may find a stretch, especially when there's a new baby on the way. When you book with me you'll have the opportunity to take advantage of my gift service. This allows friends and family to contribute to your collection fee by way of a gift. Sums as small as 10€ will help you on your way to owning a beautiful Fine Art Collection.
Do you offer classes or can you show me how to use my camera?
I love teaching and hold 4 workshops a year which are designed to show you how to get the most out of your DSLR camera and capture candid family moments yourself. For more details please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org