Now booking Fall 2019 Portraits!

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

(843) 789-0812

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Newborn Sessions

Important things to know

* Timing is everything! 

In a perfect world, I will be photographing your newborn with in the first week of life!  This is when the baby sleeps the most and is the easiest to pose.   However, there are several times when this is not possible.  The infant in the sample picture above is 6 weeks old!  Don't fret if you are late to the scheduling book! I will capture a beautiful image of your new baby, no matter how old he/she is! 


*Come to your session prepared! 

Bring an entire days worth of milk!  Happy babies make happy pictures! Bring a stack of diapers and a tub of wipes.  Be sure to bring a pacifier.  If we are doing parent/sibling pictures, be sure to have everyone dressed and ready upon arrival.  If you have special outfits for baby, please bring them.  I prefer the baby arrive wearing something that DOES NOT go over their head.  Most babies are asleep when they arrive.  Undressing them may wake them up and cause our session to go into overtime.  Our session starts promptly at your appointed time.  Tardiness will result in a shorter session.  I do not prorate for tardiness.  


* The baby runs the show! 

If the baby is difficult to calm or simply will not tolerate the session, we will need to reschedule for another day.  Like adults, Babies have good and bad days too! Your deposit will be applied to the make up session.  There are no penalties for cranky babies!


* Posing. props and techniques

I keep the babies diaper on as long as possible.  Once the diaper is removed, accidents will happen.  Don't worry! This is normal.  A parent is expected to assist me throughout the entire session.  The parent will act as a spotter, making sure the baby is safe at all times.   I supply props, but if there is something special that needs to be included, please bring it to your session.  


*In home sessions/ Lifestyle portraits/Commercial studio rental:

I have a small studio in my North Mount Pleasant Home: Backdrops, studio lights, posing tables, wardrobe and props.  If you have a large family or large pets, we will need to rent studio time at Pixel Studios in West Ashley, as my home is not suited for large groups.   If you would like me to do the session at Pixel or in your home, there is an additional $50 fee for the transportation of gear. I will also be bringing an assistant to help with the set up and breakdown for our appointment. 


*Model release vs. Private Sessions

Every client is asked to sign a model release.  I will need one on every living being that is photographed.  I can not put your images online with out it.   Your gallery is delivered via internet.  I also use the images in my portfolio and for marketing new business.  


If you do not want your images used online, you will not need to sign a model release, however, I do charge a $25 fee per session for this exclusivity. You will still receive a Gallery by email, however, you will need to set up a password to be able to view it.  Who you share the gallery with will be up to you.  Your images will not be shared online or in my portfolio. 


* Delivery of your Images

As stated in our photography agreement, I have 15 days to deliver your Fully edited and complete online Gallery to your email address.     However, I am as excited about your images as you are!  Don't be surprised to receive your images ahead of schedule!  Prints, merchandise and gifts ordered through the online gallery are processed and shipped directly from my photo-lab.  Delivery time will be based on their schedule. 


* Printing advice

Everyone wants to save money, especially new parents!  I have set up my pricing to be comparable to that of the local Big Box stores.  What you need to know is this: I can only guarantee photo quality if the prints are coming from my photo-lab.  My computer has been specifically calibrated to match my lab.   Color, clarity and crop can and almost always is different when prints are made elsewhere.  


I have set up my store so that a print will cost you HALF of what an additional high resolution download will.  I WANT you to order from me.   I want you to get the BEST product possible.  Happy customers make return clients and great references!  


Out of town friends and family will also have access to your gallery and the ability to order their own merchandise, and have it shipped directly to their home.  It is FREE to share your images on social media!  Just go to my business pages and share from there! 


If there is something specific that you can not find in my shop, please let me know.  I have the ability to order from other vendors at special business owner price points.   


I have done my best to set up my business to be as user friendly as possible! 


*watermarks

All images captured by me will have a faint watermark in the lower right hand corner.   Any images put online MUST have my watermark.   **Upon request, I will send images without a watermark for PRINT only.   It is copyright infringement to alter my images in ANY way, including crop, color filters and removing the watermark.  







Investment

Simple: 

$150 

Includes 3 Newborn poses

One Hour Session

3 free High resolution JPEG Downloads with Print release


Advanced: 

$200

Includes 3 Newborn poses

Two mommy/Daddy & me poses

90 Minute Session

5 free High resolution JPEG Downloads with Print release


Full Service:

$250

Includes 3 Newborn Poses

Two Mommy/Daddy & me poses 

One Sibling/Pet & Me pose 

2 Hour Session 

6 free High resolution JJPEG Downloads With Print Release 


In Home sessions/Lifestyle portraits/Commercial studio rental: 

Additional $50 (Transport fee)


Additional High Resolution Downloads: 

$25 each


Each Additional Newborn: 

$25


Overtime Fee:

$50 per half hour


Prints, Merchandise, gifts:

available for purchase through your online gallery.  

Sample price: 8x10 = $12.90 


Private session fee:

$25 per session


REWARDS & INCENTIVES!

$5 off  your next session for a positive Facebook review

$5 off your next session for a Positive Yelp! Review

$5 off your next session for a Positive Google Review


Word of mouth referrals: 

Get $20 off your next session when a friend/family member completes a separate photography session at full price and gives YOUR NAME as a reference.  (limit two word of mouth discounts per session).