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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best age to photograph my new baby?

Newborn sessions are best done as early as possible, preferably before the baby is 2 weeks old. At this stage, babies still tend to be super sleepy and flexible enough to move into many sweet poses. After 2 weeks, babies often start to become more stiff and some of the most adorable poses are not be as easy to achieve.


Can you photograph a baby that is older than 2 weeks?

Yes! I can still capture many beautiful and precious images even for babies that are a bit older. Some babies at 3-4 weeks may be more alert, less sleepy and more difficult to pose. There is a potential that the session may need to include more wrapped poses.


When should I call to reserve my newborn portrait session?

The best time to book your newborn session is before your baby is born. I only schedule a limited number of sessions per month, so an early reservation ensures a slot will be available for you.


How do I book a session if I’m not sure when baby will be born?

No exact date is set before your baby is born. I record your due date and reserve your slot. We will finalize the exact date and time once your baby has arrived. It is important to be in touch with me as soon as your baby is born so we have the most options for dates for your session.


My baby is already born. Can I still do a newborn session? 

Feel free to contact me for any last minute availability. If I have an opening I would be happy to accommodate.


How long does a newborn session take?

Newborn sessions take between 2-4 hours depending on the type of session you reserve. This includes time to feed and change the baby. For more details, please click here. The length and number of poses for each session will vary depending on the baby’s cooperation.


Are sessions held in your studio or do you do in-home sessions? 

All newborn sessions are held in my in-home studio in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, NY.


What time of day is best for newborn sessions? 

All newborn sessions are done in the morning. I try to schedule newborn sessions to start between 9:00 & 10:30 AM. Newborn babies tend to have their deepest sleep in the morning hours.


Do you do sessions on weekends? 

For sessions to be held on Sundays scheduled to last more than 1 hour, a weekend surcharge of $75 may apply. No sessions are done on Fridays or Saturdays.


Do you provide any props for the session?

All fabrics, props and outfits are provided for you. You will be able to choose poses, colors and props before your session.


Can I bring special items to include in the photos?

Yes! If there are any special or sentimental items you would like to incorporate into the session – family heirlooms, special blanket, wedding ring, etc. – just let me know and I will try to accommodate.


Can parents and siblings be in the pictures too? 

The birth of a newborn is an amazing moment to capture priceless memories of your growing family. Parent poses are included in all sessions. Depending on the type of session you reserve, siblings can be included as well. If siblings are being brought to the studio, please be sure there is an additional adult at all times to be responsible for the children.

Can my images remain private and not be shared publicly?

If you do not wish for your images to be used on my website, social media, marketing, etc., a $50 privacy surcharge will be added. This surcharge can be waived if some of your photos can be used (example: baby only) or if photos can be used after a certain waiting period (example: 2 months after the session).

How do I prepare for my newborn session?

After you reserve your newborn session, I will provide you with all the detailed information you need to know, including how to prepare, what to bring and other helpful tips.


What should we wear for the session?

You should dress lightly, as I keep the studio at a warm temperature for your baby’s comfort and safety. If you are planning on being in photos, you should wear soft toned and muted solid colors to keep the focus on the faces. I recommend wearing something a bit dressy for your photos. It is not every day that you capture professional photos.


How much do newborn sessions cost?

Your newborn session fee includes your session time and an online viewing gallery of high quality uniquely edited images for you to review. To view full pricing please click here

Is a deposit required to reserve a session?

At this time, there is no initial deposit required to book your session. Only a signed service agreement is needed to reserve your slot.


What if I have to cancel or reschedule?

At this time, there is no cancellation fee or rescheduling fee. However, clients who fail to show for the session without notice of cancellation will still owe the full session fee.


Can I upgrade my session after booking?

Definitely! For a Petite session, since larger sessions require additional time, you can request an upgrade up to 2 days before your session. If I am able to accommodate I would be happy to do so. For other sessions, you can upgrade even after your session up until midnight of the day of your session.


How quickly will I receive my images?

You will receive a sneak preview by email of 1-2 fully edited watermarked images within 1-2 days of your session. You will receive an email with a link to your complete online viewing gallery around 1-2 weeks from your session date.


How do I receive my digital images?

After your session, I will choose the best images, professionally edit them and upload all the edited images to an online viewing gallery. From this gallery, you will be able to download the digital images that is included in your session.

Do I get to see all the photos from the session?

Unfortunately, I cannot provide all the unedited images taken during your session as this does not represent my work and could be damaging to my business.

Can I buy additional images after the session?

Yes! From your online viewing gallery you will be able to purchase additional images or products directly through your online shopping cart.

How long will I have to view my online gallery?

Your online viewing gallery will be available for 6 months from the date it is sent to you. Extensions can be granted at a fee of $10 per month. Once your gallery has expired, to re-activate your gallery there will be one-time re-upload fee of $25 that will give you access for 1 month.

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