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, Pet sessions and cover First Birthday party events upon request. 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 have both a mini session and signature session option when booked with a newborn session.
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?
From 3 months to one year. I personally love the 6-9 month stage!
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.
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!). Maternity can be added as well.
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 shop for your session page.
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.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes! We offer gift certificates that we can email for you as well as paper cards wrapped and ready for gift-giving. Easily gift by ordering online 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. One session reschedule and one viewing reschedule is permitted.
DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT PLANS?
We understand that the experience of hiring a professional photographer to create portraits for your family can be a large investment, so we are more than happy to create a payment plan for you. Please note that final payment must be made before the delivery of any actual products.
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.
WHERE IS THE STUDIO LOCATED?
70 UPPER ROCK CIRCLE, SUITE 102, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
For additional questions, please email the studio.