Questions? We Probably Have Them Answered Below...
WHAT TYPE'S OF SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER?
Maternity, newborn, baby, cake smash, children and family sessions, as well a baby’s first year Watch Me Grow plan. We also offer Professional Headshots, and Boudior. Please visit the Session Info page for more details.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY PHOTO SESSION?
For most sessions, please call one to three months in advance of your preferred date. We do leave flexibility for last minute bookings, so give us a call! But booking in advance to ensure availability and your choice of dates is best. We limit the number of sessions we take to ensure we can devote quality attention to each client through the whole process.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE PHOTOSHOOT PROCESS?
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, 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. Visit The Experience page for more detailed information on the process.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR MATERNITY PORTRAITS?
Between 32-36 weeks when you are showing but not super uncomfortable. Give us a call in your second trimester to book. We offer a $100 savings when booking both sessions together.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR NEWBORN PORTRAITS?
The best time to capture sleepy, newborn portraits is before they turn two weeks old. 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 do photograph babies who are older than two weeks. We highly recommend booking before baby arrives to hold your due date in the calendar and ensure availability.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR BABY PORTRAITS?
After the newborn stage, anytime from 3 months to one year is recommended. I personally love the 6-9 month age for the adorable baby stage!
DO YOU OFFER A BABY'S FIRST YEAR PACKAGE?
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!) at a savings. Maternity can be added as well.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR HOLIDAY PORTRAITS?
September and October are the best time! To receive products for the holiday season, sessions should be scheduled before October 31st. Please check for our limited edition session events for holiday portrait and holiday card opportunities.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
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! In the meantime, for more information on what to wear and where to shop, please visit our Pinterest page to get started.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?
We offer a boutique product line of high-quality items from prints to wall displays. 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 your immediate enjoyment. Visit our Experience Page for more information.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes! We offer gift certificates that we can email for you or wrap ready for gift-giving. Visit our gift page HERE!
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?
Contact the studio with at least 48 hours notice if possible. For sick children, every effort is made to reschedule as soon as possible on a mutually agreeable date. If a session is rescheduled more than 1 time, a new session fee for the future session will be required.
DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT PLANS?
We understand that the experience of hiring a professional photographer to create portraits for your family is an investment, so we can offer payment plans. Please note that final payment must be made before the delivery of product.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY VIEWING APPOINTMENT?
The goal is to work together to create the perfect presentation from your finished images. A little pre-planning goes a long way so it is recommended to give thought as to what you would like to do with your images in your home before we meet. As much time as needed goes into providing expert guidance with choosing, designing, answering questions, and creating the right products just for you! Orders are placed and payment is due at the close of the appointment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A NEWBORN STUDIO SESSION VS. IN HOME?
Having your newborn captured at a specially designed newborn photography studio has many advantages. A studio environment has everything you need to create a perfect session. The ideal lighting, a warm room with white noise, access to all of the studio props, accessories and blankets, and custom designed setups and backdrops that cannot be recreated. A studio eliminates the stress of someone coming to your home, which may not be as clean as you'd like since you've just had a baby. The studio allows you to completely sit back and relax to enjoy the session!
WHERE IS THE STUDIO LOCATED?
70 UPPER ROCK CIRCLE, SUITE 102, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
For additional questions, please email the studio.