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Newborns

Best time to book?
You can book anytime! I suggest to start thinking about it about halfway through your pregnancy. My full time job is Mommy, so I only open a few spots a week for newborn sessions.


What do I need to book?
When you are ready to book, I  will mark your due date on my calendar. Why your due date? Because babies are unpredictable and come when they feel like it, this allows me to flex with your changing due date. Next you will receive an email with my contracts and a $275 invoice for a non-refundable session fee. Once I receive these, you are officially booked! As your pregnancy progresses, I will check in occasionally and ask that you text with any updates or changes. Once baby is born, we will officially schedule your session.







Where do the sessions take place?
All my sessions are held at my home studio in Hampstead, NC Mondays and Thursdays at 9am.

How much does a newborn session cost?
Newborn sessions start at $375. A non-refundable session fee of $250 and signed contracts are due at booking.  What does this session fee include? It includes: styling, use of all my props/accessories, time and talent of the photographer, editing of your proofs, and preparation/delivery of your proofing gallery.  This session fee does not include digitals, those are purchased separately.

What do I need to prepare for my session?
Nothing! I have spent several years sourcing a variety of backdrops, wraps, hats, headbands, bows, buckets, bowls, and baskets to give my clients beautiful options to style their sessions with. I will touch base with you to discuss your color preferences, so that I can style your entire session.
While I love Pinterest inspiration, please keep in mind it is inspiration and cannot copy another's work. I will do my best to take your ideas and put my own creative spin on them.
If you have any special requests or you have a personal item that you want to incorporate into your session, please let me know at your style consultation so that I can plan accordingly. I am happy to honor any requests as long as they are reasonable and safe for your precious baby.

How long will my session last?
That depends on your little one! I typically tell clients 2-4 hours, yes it is long, but it allows time to take frequent breaks to feed and soothe the baby if needed. Prior to your session, I will send you a Newborn Prep guide. Following these tips and tricks are key to ensuring your baby is set up for a successful shoot. That being said, baby is BOSS! You can do everything right and they still struggle to settle and relax. Do not fear, I always have some tricks up my sleeve and can move to plan b if necessary! Sometimes plan b is focused more on wrapped images (they feel snuggly, safe, and warm when wrapped) or we can discuss a reschedule.

What will my session include?
Every full newborn session includes a 2-4 hour styled session with the following set ups: parent poses, sibling poses (if applicable), a family shot, posed baby images,  posed in prop images, wrapped posing, and macro shots. Again baby is boss, so if she isn't settling into a particular pose/prop I will not force it and move on.  

What should I wear?
Moms I have a closet full of gowns for you to choose from that are perfect for these sessions. Please keep the studio very warm (in the 80's) to keep your baby comfortable and sleepy. Please dress in layers. For parent shots, I only shoot your top half, so no need to get completely fancied up. Baby is the focus, so sticking to solid neutrals or pastels works best. If a sibling is in the mix, I prefer boys in jeans and no shirt and girls in a white or cream colored sundress.


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Maternity

Best time to book?
You can book anytime! I suggest to start thinking about it about halfway through your pregnancy. Typically I try to schedule maternity sessions in your third trimester, ideally around 32-35 weeks.         


What do I need to book?
When you are ready to book, contact me and I can send you my availability. To secure your reservation, all you need is a signed contract and $150 session fee. You will purchase your digital package separately after viewing your proofing gallery.


Where do the sessions take place?
All of my maternity sessions take place outdoors at one of my preferred locations. I always tell clients that the perfect location does not make for perfect pictures. I spend a lot of time scouting for the perfect locations that hit the trifecta of: versatility, texture, and most importantly perfect light. All outdoor sessions are scheduled around the optimal light: sunrise and sunset. My current list of preferred locations: Abbey Nature Preserve, Wrightsville Beach (south end), Topsail Beach (sound side), and Fort Fisher (travel fees apply).




How much does a maternity session cost?
 A non-refundable session fee of $350 and signed contracts are due at booking.  What does a session fee include? It includes: styling, use of all my props/gowns, time and talent of the photographer, editing of your proofs, and preparation/delivery of your proofing gallery. This session fee does not include digitals, those are purchased separately.  Digital and print collections start at $550.  I offer a great discount for booking a maternity and newborn bundle with me! 


What should I wear?
I have a client closet with a beautiful selection maternity gowns you may choose from. If you would like to see what I have to offer, contact me and I will be happy to send you my inventory.  I also offer styling consultation and tips for the rest of your family.


What can I expect at my session?

You can expect playing, tickling, swinging, throwing, and more! The best smiles and emotion come out when you are trying to pose while saying "cheese". Don't worry I will mix in some traditional posed shots, but a majority of what I try to capture is genuine interaction!


Family

Best time to book?
You can book anytime! If you have a desired time frame in mind, I highly suggest booking me at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure my availability.         

What do I need to book?
When you are ready to book, contact me  and I can send you my availability.  To secure your reservation, all you need is a signed contract and $150 session fee.  You will purchase your digitals separately after viewing your proofing gallery.

Where do the sessions take place?
All of my family sessions take place outdoors at one of my preferred locations. I always tell clients that the perfect location does not make for perfect pictures. I spend a lot of time scouting for the perfect locations that hit the trifecta of: versatility, texture, and most importantly perfect light. All outdoor sessions are scheduled around the optimal light: sunrise and sunset. My current list of preferred locations: Abbey Nature Preserve, Wrightsville Beach (south end), Topsail Beach (sound side), and Fort Fisher (travel fee applies).

How much does a family session cost?
Family sessions start at $275. A non-refundable session fee of $250 and signed contracts are due at booking.  What does this session fee include? It includes: styling, use of all my props/accessories, time and talent of the photographer, editing of your proofs, and preparation/delivery of your proofing gallery. This session fee does not include digitals, those are purchased separately. Contact me below  for more information.

What should I wear?
Upon booking, I will send you a style guide and some Pinterest inspiration!   As a  mom to 5, I know how hard it can bee to coordinate, that is why I offer all my clients styling consultation to help make dressing your family stress free. 

What can I expect at my session?
My style is lifestyle with some posed shots thrown in. You can expect playing, tickling, swinging, throwing, and more! The best smiles and emotion come out when you are trying to pose while saying "cheese". Don't worry I will mix in some traditional posed shots, but a majority of what I try to capture is genuine interaction!

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Milestones

Best time to book?
You can book anytime! If you have a desired time frame in mind, I highly suggest booking me at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure my availability.         

What do I need to book?
When you are ready to book, contact me and I can send you my availability. To secure your reservation, all you need is a signed contract and $150 session fee. You will purchase your digitals separately after viewing your proofing gallery. 

Where do the sessions take place?

All of my milestone sessions can take place outdoors at one of my preferred locations or in studio in Hampstead, NC.   My current list of preferred locations: Abbey Nature Preserve, Wrightsville Beach (south end), Topsail Beach (sound side), and Fort Fisher. All studio sessions are Mondays and Thursdays and scheduled around babies breakfast schedule for optimal smiles.


What is included with a cake smash session?
I am a lover of simple and classic, so for this reason I do not provide themed set ups. But I will be more than happy to shoot a themed session if you would like to provide the decor. I do provide basic props and simple themes for your selection. Cakes are not provided, due to liability reasons.


How much does a  milestone session cost?
Milestone sessions start at $450. A non-refundable session of $150 and signed contracts are due at booking.  What does this session fee include? It includes: styling, use of all my props/accessories, time and talent of the photographer, editing of your proofs, and preparation/delivery of your proofing gallery. This session fee does not include digitals, those are purchased separately.

What should baby wear?
I offer a range of rompers and knit outfits for infants through 12 months of age for you to pick from, these compliment my accessories and props that I shoot with. I allow time for 2 outfits during your session. If you have something special you would like baby to wear, I am more than happy to incorporate it as one of your outfits.                   


What can I expect at my session?
You can expect playing, tickling, swinging, throwing, and more! The best smiles and emotion come out when you are trying to pose while saying "cheese". Don't worry I will mix in some traditional posed shots, but a majority of what I try to capture is genuine interaction!


How long will it take to get my images?
I will deliver an online proofing gallery to you within 48-72 hours. This gallery will include a full gallery of softly edited images for you to make your final selections. Once you select your images I will begin putting the full editing magic on them. My contract states up to 30 days, but typically I try deliver your gallery within 2 weeks of you selecting your final images.


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