I get this question a lot! I've been a professional photographer for 15 years. I started out my career working for other companies, but I started my own business and began working full-time for myself 10 years ago. I also have a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in photography. I'm more passionate than ever about what I do!
I don't have one specific answer to this, but for families I recommend that everyone's clothing goes together somewhat but I don't recommend everyone matching 100%. Usually it's best to stick with more solids than a lot of patterns. For babies and toddlers, we have a large collection of outfits and accessories at the studio (mostly sized 0-12 months). These outfits can be used for a regular full-length photo session or for a mini session of your baby to capture a milestone in their first year. For a maternity session, I recommend that women wear a long, floor-length dress in a solid color.
Yes! We're currently offering mini sessions year round, so there is no need to wait for a specific day or holiday. Mini sessions are great for older children and families who are interested in a shorter, more basic session. They can also be used to capture important milestones in baby's first year (not applicable for newborns). These sessions take place in studio in Hoover.
You don't need to bring anything specific to your newborn session other than what you would normally have in your diaper bag and clothing for siblings and parents. Please also bring a pacifier and a hair brush if needed. We provide all of the newborn clothing, accessories, wraps and props for newborn sessions. After you book your session, we'll send you a link to some tips on how to prepare for the newborn session.
After your session takes place, your photos will be edited and your proofing gallery will be ready to view within 2-3 weeks. At this time, you'll be able to decide what you want to purchase from your session. You can order digital copies of the images, prints, canvas gallery wraps, albums and other specialty items. The turnaround time to receive printed items depends of what type of item you order. All orders must be placed within 6 weeks of the session date.
The base session fee includes me taking and editing your photos, but prints and digital copies of your photos are sold separately from the session fee. Editing includes basic adjustments and enhancements to the photos. Final products that are purchased will have additional necessary touch-ups and enhancements done (such as extra skin touch-ups, etc.) to make the image look it's absolute best.