FAQs

 

 

 

Maternity, newborn, baby, cake smash, children and family sessions, as well a baby’s first year Watch Me Grow plan. We also offer Pet sessions and First Birthday party events.  Please visit the Session Info page for more details.

 

 

 

For most sessions, calling one to two months in advance of your preferred date is best. We do leave flexibility for last minute bookings (so give us a call!) but calling ahead is always best to ensure availability and your choice of dates.

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Before your session, we will talk in more detail so I can get to know you a little bit better. The shoot will vary in length from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the type of session. After your session, about two weeks later, you will return to the studio for your viewing and ordering appointment.  You can expect your custom portraits to be ready for pick up at our studio 4 – 6 weeks after your order is placed.

 

 

Yes, we recommend that a maternity shoot be scheduled between 32-36 weeks. Give us a call in your second trimester to book! Maternity sessions are offered with our Belly & Baby package.

 

 

 

The best time to capture sleepy, newborn portraits is before they turn two weeks old, ideally in the first 5-12 days of life. Give us a call to book in your second trimester! When you book,  your due date is put on the calendar and as soon as baby arrives we will finalize a date for your session.  We also photograph babies who are ‘older’ and can usually fit you in for a session even after baby is born!  

 

 

 

After the newborn stage, I recommend anytime from 3 months to one year. I personally love the 6-9 month stage! At this age, your baby will be a sitting up, smiley, happy subject.

 

 

 

We offer Holiday portrait sessions in the Fall, beginning in September through November. The Fall is a very busy time for the studio and dates book up fast. In order to receive products for the holiday season, sessions should be scheduled before October 31st. We cannot guarantee products arriving before Christmas for sessions booked after the 31st. Please check for mini session events with more family session opportunities.

 

 

 

Yes! It’s the perfect way to capture the milestone stages of the first year. As a Watch Me Grow baby member, you receive a three-session package including newborn, 6-9 months (sitting up) and one year (cake smash included!). Maternity can be added as well. Watch Me Grow babies receive priority booking.

 

 

 

Typically mini sessions are held 2-3 times a year, in the Spring and the Fall. Occasionally there will be additional times added throughout the year. Dates are announced on the Facebook page and the Blog. We just added new themed mini sessions which will allow for more mini session opportunities throughout the year.

 

 

 

After you are booked, you will receive clothing ideas, visual guides, and more information about how to prepare for your session. We will also speak on the phone or in-person to go over your session in more detail. We are here to help!

 

 

 

We offer a boutique product line of high-quality items from prints to huge wall displays with multiple frames. There is something to fit a variety of needs and styles. We know how busy life is so we handle the process of creating stunning portraiture and then delivering it to you as a finished product for immediate enjoyment.

 

 

 

Yes, in any amount. Gift certificates are the perfect gift for baby showers or for someone who has already booked a session. They come wrapped and ready for gift-giving or easily gift by ordering online HERE!

 

 

 

 

Contact the studio with at least 48 hours notice. For sick children, every effort is made to reschedule as soon as possible. We prefer you do not bring sick children to the studio. For outdoor sessions, we will get in touch the day of the shoot and discuss the options of bringing the session indoors or rescheduling.

 

 

 

When your session is scheduled, your portrait preview and ordering appointment will also be scheduled. Make sure you’ve reviewed the product guide before you come in, and if you plan to purchase frames or a wall display, measure your walls to see what size is best for you. The goal is to work together to create the perfect presentation from your finished images.  The appointments are helpful and enjoyable!  We spend as much time as needed providing expert guidance with choosing, designing, answering questions, and creating the right products just for you! 

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For additional questions, please email the studio.