HOW DO I JUGGLE IT ALL?
I get this question often and the answer is simple. In this order, I am a mother to two beautiful fun loving children. I am a wife to the most amazing and tolerant husband. I am a social worker helping those battling mental illness. Lastly, I am a photographer who captures some of the most beautiful newborns, children and families.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
-Newborn sessions should be booked during your pregnancy, the sooner the better. I will put your due date on my calendar and once you deliver, let me know!
-Maternity Sessions are best done between 28 and 36 weeks.
-Family and Baby sessions are typically booked 4-6 weeks in advance. Weekday availabilty is limited.
CAN I ORDER REGULAR PRINTS AND OTHER ITEMS?
Yes! You can still order regular prints from me. As well as birth announcements, mini accordion albums, storyboards, and albums.
WHAT DO I BRING FOR A NEWBORN SESSION?
Nothing! (Well, except your baby)…I supply all of the props and accessories for your session. If you have any special items you would like to incorporate though, feel free to bring them. Newborns should be photographed between 5-12 days for the sleepy/curled up poses.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE AND HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Newborn sessions can be done in my studio (Ogdensburg, NY) or I am happy to travel to the comfort of your home in the Northern NY (surrounding Ogdensburg areas). I will bring my studio to you. A typical newborn session will last 2-3 hours. This will allow for feeding and soothing time as needed. Your baby will be calling all the shots and I will work around his/her needs.
Regular family and Baby sessions will last approximately 1 hour. In the cold months, we will shoot in my studio. Once the weather allows, I have some great outdoor locations near me.
Mini sessions will take place at a location near me, depending on the weather.
WHAT IF MY BABY IS ALREADY BORN?
If your baby is already born, under 10 days of age and you wish to schedule a session, please contact Misty *as soon as possible*. Since her love is photographing newborns, Misty will always try to accommodate newborns under 10 days old when possible.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR SESSION AND A MINI SESSION?
A regular session gives you the flexibiltiy of your location choice and will last approx 1-2 hours, or as long as it takes to get a full gallery of images. A regular session is recommended for a family session, especially with younger children. This gives them time to warm up and get comfortable with me. You are welcome to bring an outfit change or two!
A mini session is only recommended if your child does not have stranger anxiety. It is a quick little session to capture only 10 images. It typically lasts 20 minutes and there is not time for any outfit changes. Minis are perfect for a cake smash, head shots, or if you only need a few images to update your walls.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION?
A $150 deposit is due when you book your session. The balance is due the day of your session.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PICTURES?
You will digitally receive your files with a print release 1-2 weeks after your session. You can expect your 5×7 prints in about 2-3 weeks.
WHERE SHOULD I PRINT MY DIGITAL FILES?
I highly recommend Mpix.com for your printing needs. Go set up an account!
WHAT DO I WEAR FOR MY SESSION?
I am happy to help you find the best outfits for your family, just ask! I have tons of clothing and accessories for babies 2 and under. A lot of my clients don’t even bring outfits for this age! If you do want to bring your own outfits for your baby, I suggest keeping it simple and timeless.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
I sure do! I can even set you up with a registry for your baby shower!
DO YOU ONLY PHOTOGRAPH BABIES?
No! I do love me some babies, but I absolutely love baby/toddler sessions and family sessions!
HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Please shoot me an email, I’d love to help you!
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