NEWBORN SESSION INFORMATION

HOW AND WHEN TO BOOK 

It is recommended that clients book during their second or third trimester to ensure availability.  Last minute requests are subject to availability.   

In order to book a session, the client must sign a digital contract, which covers all aspects of the session as well as the terms and conditions of the service.  In addition to the contract, the client must pay a $50 non refundable deposit, which holds the client’s spot, regardless of whether baby arrives early or late.  The deposit will be deducted from final balance at time of payment.  

When the deposit is paid and the contract is signed, the session will then be scheduled in based on the baby’s due date.  Once baby has arrived, we ask that clients message us within 48 hours.  The session is best done within two weeks of baby’s birth (with the exception of preemies).  Having said that, older newborns can certainly be photographed.  Please contact me as soon as possible to inquire about availability.

ABOUT THE SESSION

Depending on the package chosen, the session time varies from 2-4 hours.  This allows time for feedings, changing, cuddling, and soothing, and so forth.  

All props, outfits, and accessories for the baby are included in all packages, so there is no need to purchase anything for the session.   If you have chosen the Silver, Gold or Platinum Package, family photos and sibling photos are included as part of your package.  Family photos will be done either at the beginning or at the end of the session, and it takes approximately 30 minutes.  It is recommended to make alternative plans for small siblings as it can be quite a long time for them to sit in the studio, surrounded by fragile equipment.  

PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION

All booked clients will receive a informative guide to help them prepare for the session.  Please do take time to read through the prep guide and feel free to ask any questions.

For breastfeeeding moms, it is best to avoid certain foods/drinks at least 24-48 hours before the session, as it may cause fussiness during the session.  Examples of foods to avoids are lemons, cranberries, pineapples, grapefruits, strawberries, tomatoes, and spicy foods.  Additionally, it is highly recommended avoiding consuming caffeine on the day of your session.  

DELIVERY OF IMAGES, PRODUCTS, AND EDITING POLICY

After the session, your images will be completed within 3 weeks from the date of your session.  Print products such as photo books and canvas are available upon request.  I offer a wide array of heirloom quality products, and samples of these are avaible for viewing in my studio.   We encourage all clients to invest in products that can be displayed in your homes.  

THE IMAGES

We encourage you to spend time looking at our portfolio on our website and social media platforms to get a sense of our style.  Any special requests for styling or editing must be communicated at time of booking.  A questionnaire will be sent out to clients in order to determine the client’s colour and prop preferences.  The goal is to produce beautiful images that you and your family will love for generations!

THE STUDIO

The studio is located in South Surrey, very close to the Morgan Crossing shops.  It is a home studio with plenty of street parking available.  The studio will be smoke/pet free and we use the latest studio lights, which will have no impact on baby’s eyes.

MATERNITY SESSION INFORMATION

HOW AND WHEN TO BOOK 

The best time to schedule your maternity session is between 30-36 weeks.  This is usually the time when the belly is showing and has taken on a rounder shape.  Women who carry small or gain little weight may choose to do the session around 34-36 weeks, while women who are growing a bit more rapidly may choose to get the session done around 30-32 weeks.  If you are carrying twins, it is recommended to do the session between 30-32 weeks.

It is best to schedule your session during your second trimester to ensure availability.  In order to book a session, the client must sign a digital contract, which covers all aspects of the session as well as the terms and conditions of the service.  In addition to the contract, the client must pay a $50 non refundable deposit, which secures the session date.  The deposit will be deducted from final balance at time of payment.   

ABOUT THE SESSION 

The session will be approximately 1.5-2 hrs long.  Clients will have the opportunity to preselect their choice of gowns and fabrics via an online gallery.    I will suggest various poses during the session, planned according to your individual needs.  It is my goal to create beautiful, classic portraits that you will treasure and share for years to come.   

PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION

All booked clients will receive a informative guide to help them prepare for the session.  Please do take time to read through the prep guide and feel free to ask any questions. If a phone or in person consult is preferred, feel free to reach out!   

DELIVERY OF IMAGES, PRODUCTS, AND EDITING POLICY

After the session, you will receive a selection gallery within one week of your session.  The selection gallery will be a selection of 40-50 unedited images and you will have an opportunity to choose your favourite 15 images to be edited.  Final edits will be completed within 3 weeks from the date of your session.

Print products such as photo books and canvas are available upon request.  I offer a wide array of heirloom quality products, and samples of these are available for viewing in my studio.   We encourage all clients to invest in products that can be displayed in your homes.

THE IMAGES

We encourage you to spend time looking at our portfolio on our website and social media platforms to get a sense of our style.  Any special requests for styling or editing must be communicated at time of booking. The goal is to produce beautiful images that you and your family will love for generations!

THE STUDIO

The studio is located in South Surrey, very close to the Morgan Crossing shops.  It is a home studio with plenty of street parking available.

BABY OR CHILD SESSION INFORMATION

HOW AND WHEN TO BOOK 

Regardless of which milestone you wish to be documented, it is best to book a couple of months in advance, especially if you would like a 12 month session and want the photos in time for your baby’s 1st birthday.

 In order to book a session, the client must sign a digital contract, which covers all aspects of the session as well as the terms and conditions of the service.  In addition to the contract, the client must pay a $50 non refundable deposit, which secures the session date.  The deposit will be deducted from final balance at time of payment.   

ABOUT THE SESSION 

 The portrait sessions can last anywhere from 45 mins to an hr, depending in how baby is doing.  There will be several set ups laid out for your baby, with various backgrounds and props.  All outfits will be provided during the session, but some clients do prefer to bring their own outfit for baby for the family pictures.

Cake smashes take a bit longer so the session is approximately 1.5 hrs long.  The cake smash session starts with a mini portrait session – I would do one or two set ups, depending on baby’s temperament.  This is followed by the family portraits, and then the cake smash and a fun bath splash afterwards.  Clients are encouraged to bring their own bubblebath soap, should they wish to have it as part of the bath splash session.

The theme or set up of the cake smash will be based on the client’s choice.  It is recommended that clients book early to ensure that we have enough time to gather the necessary props and accessories in time for the cake smash.  

PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION

All booked clients will receive an informative guide to help them prepare for the session.  Please do take time to read through the prep guide and feel free to ask any questions. If a phone or in person consult is preferred, feel free to reach out!   

DELIVERY OF IMAGES, PRODUCTS, AND EDITING POLICY

After the session, you will receive a selection gallery within one week of your session.  The selection gallery will be a selection of 40-60 unedited images and you will have an opportunity to choose your favourite 15-30images to be edited (number of images will depend on the chosen package).  Final edits will be completed within 3 weeks from the date of your session.

 Print products such as photo books and canvas are available upon request.  I offer a wide array of heirloom quality products, and samples of these are available for viewing in my studio.   We encourage all clients to invest in products that can be displayed in your homes.

 THE IMAGES

We encourage you to spend time looking at our portfolio on our website and social media platforms to get a sense of our style for the baby portrait sessions, as well as the cake smash themes that we have done so far.  Any special requests for styling or editing must be communicated at time of booking. The goal is to produce priceless images that you can look back with fondness.

THE STUDIO

 The studio is located in South Surrey, very close to the Morgan Crossing shops.  It is a home studio with plenty of street parking available.