1. To Get the Booking Process Started
We aim to serve a very specific type of mom who is looking for not only great pictures but an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with us is reaching out to us via the "Contact" page. From there I will send you our pricing and all the info you could ever want to know in a beautiful PDF! Once you're ready to book, we will send you a custom, online booking proposal where you can review your package, sign your contract, and pay your deposit all in one place! Once the session agreement is signed & submitted, and the deposit is paid you are OFFICIALLY booked!
2. Maternity Session
If you booked a maternity session, we will schedule that ASAP! I love photographing maternity sessions between 28-34 weeks. Each woman and each pregnancy is different. Some women who aren't showing as soon may want to wait a little later, like 30-32 weeks. Conversely, if you are growing a bit more rapidly (I fell into this category :P ) you may want to schedule your session around 28-32 weeks.
It's important not to wait until the very last moment for a couple of reasons. #1, babies are unpredictable and sometimes come early! We don't want to wait TOO long and then miss out on doing the session because you went into labor! #2 Towards the end of your pregnancy you might be feeling unforgettable and/or in pain, the more your belly grows.
3. Planning for the Session
Once we are getting closer to your due date we will start making sure that you are completely prepared for your session We love helping our moms feel relaxed by sending lots of tips and tricks for ensuring the best possible outcome for your newborn's photo session. There are lots of other great things we find out from the questionnaire that helps us to be as prepared as possible for this momentous occasion!
4. The Baby is Here!!
Yay!! The Day is here!! Your sweet little baby has made his/her arrival! I ask that mom adds me to her "mass text" list that she probably has started for once the baby arrives. Once I know the baby is here I will send you a couple of dates/times for you to look at once you have time. I try to photograph newborns within the first two weeks of life if at all possible. On the day of your session, I will come to your house. Sessions last anywhere from 1 - 2 hours. Sessions are laid back, baby-led, and include the whole family. We generally photograph in the nursery, or any other area of the house you are comfortable having photographed.
5. After the Session
I immediately download the pictures to my computer & back them up to an external hard drive & an online backup. I want your images to be safe! Also, I will more than likely remember taking a couple of pictures that immediately need to be edited & shared with the world- well, my Facebook fans at least. You can go ahead and “like” my page if you want so you can easily find me. I will post your sneak peek in 1-2 days immediately following the session on my Facebook page.
Then over the next few days/weeks, I edit & obsess over your images. When the images are complete (guaranteed within 3 weeks of your session date, but usually sooner) we can do things one of two ways:
#1 – Reveal Night – You come back over to my house, we drink coffee (or tea, or soda), sit on the couch, & view a CUSTOM slideshow of your mages on my 55″ 4k TV. You can look at & touch real-life examples of the products I offer to decide what you would like to order (if anything- NO pressure). But hey, you get some FREE print credits included in whichever package you choose…so you need to cash in on at least that! You will get to take home the digital files included with your package that same night!
#2- Online Gallery – If you don’t have time to come back & you are tech-savvy & feel comfortable filling out your print/digital file order online I will upload your proofing gallery online to my website. It will/won’t be password protected based on what you selected in your session agreement. You have 30 days to use your print credits but can order more prints any time after that. Your gallery will be up for at least 3 months.
You will receive all your goodies from me within 2 weeks of your final print proof approval. I like to hand-deliver so you can expect a call/text/email to schedule a time for me to deliver your goods.
If you would like more detailed info, please visit my “Contact” page (or click here), fill out a super short form, and I will send you a beautiful PDF that has all the info you would ever like to know about my packages, pricing, and what a photography experience with me looks like!