Frequently Asked Questions
Do newborn sessions really need to be scheduled in the first 7-14 days?
Yes. In that second week of life babies are still very sleepy, squishy and moldable. They are used to being tucked up in your womb in a little ball. After those first 14 days their alert times are more frequent and they start stretching out.
How soon should I contact you after my baby is born?
Within 3 days of birth please! In order to make sure we find a date within the first 7-14 days of life, it is important to get in contact with me as soon as possible.
Where do newborn sessions take place?
Newborn sessions take place at my studio in Mount Dora, or in your home. If we do them in your home, my only requirement is that your house be very bright with light colored furnishings and decor. You can always send me photos so I can see if I think it will work. In-home sessions are an additional $100.
Do I need to bring props or baskets?
My style is more natural and minimalistic, focusing primarily on the bond between your family and your baby. I do provide soft colored swaddles and blankets for you to choose from for your session.
Can my husband and other children join me in for the newborn session?
Of course! This is definitely encouraged.
What if my baby is super fussy and cries for most of the session?
That's ok, and totally normal! I always tell new parents that most of our session time will be spent soothing, feeding and rocking the baby. Don't feel bad or stress about this, it happens at every single session. It's just part of it!
Do you offer any discount booking the maternity & newborn session together?
Yes, please email me to inquire about this package.
What time of day is best for at-home lifestyle sessions?
It really depends on your home! Typically homes are brightest between 10-2, so I ask you to observe your home in the weeks leading up to birth to see what time of day is the brightest.
Session & Product FAQ
Where do most sessions take place?
Most sessions take place at my studio in downtown Mount Dora. From maternity to 1 year old cake smashes, there is so much variety we can do there. The studio is up a flight of stairs, so if anyone has mobility issues, please let me know and we can find another spot for your session. There are great outdoor locations as well that we can use, but I recommend those for families with children 2 and older.
When should I reserve my session?
Whenever you’re ready! It’s never too early to reserve your spot, but on average most clients try to reserve sessions anywhere from 1-6 months in advance. I do take a limited amount of sessions per month so that I am able to best serve my clients with reschedules due to weather, illness, etc. so if needed, there could be last minute openings available.
How long will my session be?
Session length ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the type of session you book. A newborn session is the longest, running around 2 hours to allow enough time to feed, soothe and pose the baby.
What is included in my session?
Each session comes with different options, but they all come with a minimum number of high resolution images. See full pricing at the link at the top of my site.
How long before I get my images and how do I get them?
Within 3 weeks of your session date you'll receive an email with a link to your gallery of images. From there you can pick out your favorites and order any heirlooms you may want for your home.
How many final images will I see in my gallery?
Each session is unique to the number of images it produces, but on average a session has minimum of 30 final images. Newborn sessions typically have 60+ final images in the gallery.
Booking, Travel & Payment
What days can we book a session?
Studio sessions are scheduled Monday & Tuesday between 10am-1pm. Outdoor sessions are scheduled on Wednesday & Thursday afternoon. Weekend sessions are available for an additional $100.
What if I'm only visiting Florida/on vacation?
No problem! I can create a custom session for out of town clients. Send me a message and I can provide you with details.
How far do you travel?
Travel is included up to 10 miles from Mount Dora, FL with your session. If your location is further, travel fees will be applied depending on the distance and time.
How do I pay for my session? How much is due to book?
You can pay for your session via Square invoice. A $100 retainer is due to reserve your spot on my calendar, the remainder is due the day of your session.
If we do an outdoor session, what time of day will it be?
Outdoor sessions always take place within 2 hours of sunset, no matter the time of year. This is what gives us that beautiful, soft, glowy light, without harsh shadows or the heat of the day!
What if weather or sickness causes us to reschedule?
Your payment is good for 1 year from when you paid. If you or your child are sick on the day we picked we can absolutely reschedule, as well as if the weather is not ideal. Ideal lighting is everything in photography!