THE BABY PHOTOGRAPHY PLAN FAQ
WHAT IS THE BABY PHOTOGRAPHY PLAN?
The Baby Photography Plan began during a conversation with a Mother who didn’t know when to book baby photos. She felt like there were so many milestones within the first year that she wanted to have documented and didn’t know how to chose just one. So we thought, why not do all of them?
The Baby Photography Plan is a customizable portrait plan for the first year of your baby’s life. Available portrait sessions include maternity, birth photography, fresh 48, newborn, three-months, six-months, nine-months and one-year-old. You have the option to book any combination of these portrait sessions, including single sessions.
CAN I BOOK JUST ONE PHOTO SESSION?
Yes, of course. The Baby Photography Plan was designed to be customized by each family so that you get exactly what you are looking for. Some families want me to come photograph their entire year and some are happy with just one photo session, it’s completely up to you.
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO?
Most families book fresh 48 or newborn photos, a milestone session (three, six or nine-months), and one-year-old portraits. This combination documents their first year beautifully. Lots of families add birth photography as well.
There doesn’t seem to be a consistent answer for maternity portraits — people tend to love them or hate them. Personally, I think maternity photos are beautiful, especially if we find a way to make them real to your life.
Here is an article from The Bump: Why I Wish I Had Maternity Photos
If you have been here any amount of time, you know that I am a huge advocate for being yourself. If maternity photos don’t speak to you, don’t feel like you have to do them. During your initial consultation, I will ask you questions and help you design the perfect Baby Photography Plan for you.
WHERE DO WE TAKE PHOTOS?
It will depend on how many Baby Photography Plan photo sessions you book, the type of session, and time of year.
Generally, newborn photos are taken indoors at your home, a nearby outdoor location, or a combination of both. The goal for newborn photos is to keep it simple for everyone as you adjust to life with a new baby.
For each photo session you have the option to do them indoors or outdoors. Since we work together for an entire year, it’s nice to do outdoor photos during the warmer months and keep the indoor sessions for the colder months.
For outdoor photo locations, I recommend choosing a spot that is meaningful to you that you visit together as a family. Otherwise, I always have a handful of beautiful location ideas on hand and can suggest something.
ABOUT THE PHOTO SESSIONS:
The goal of The Baby Photography Plan is to document you and your baby growing and getting to know each other throughout the year. Each photo session will focus on something that you want to make sure you remember.
You and your family are welcome to be in the photos, or they can be just about the baby. The Baby Photography Plan is flexible to suit however you are feeling.
PRINTING YOUR IMAGES + ARTWORK:
What will we do with all of these photos? There are a few options.
After our year of photo sessions is complete, we will take a look at all of your images and decide what to do with them. Most families tend to fall in love with one or two favourite images and have these framed for the wall. From there, the rest of your images can be printed into an album or kept safe in an online digital gallery (or both).
A design consultation is included with your Baby Photography Plan (and single sessions) where I will walk you through all of the options to find what is right for you.
WHAT IS THE COST?
There is a session fee for each Baby Photography Plan photo session that you choose. From there, the printed and digital images are sold separately. It’s set up this way so that we can design the perfect package for you. Some families prefer a small simple session with just a few images and others want to go all out with a more extensive session. Everything is sold a la carte so that you get only exactly what you need and I will be there every step of the way to make it easy for you.
Please submit an inquiry for full pricing.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
In general, I spend the entire year with my client working on their Baby Photography Plan. Therefore, my year books up very quickly and I recommend to get in touch as soon as possible.
Here is a general timeline for when photo sessions take place:
Maternity photography: 32+ weeks
Birth Photography: On call from 38 weeks until delivery
Fresh 48 / Hospital Photos: Within the first 48 hours after birth
Newborn photography: 1-3 weeks
Three / Six / Nine-Month Milestone Sessions: Within the month of these milestone dates
One Year Birthday: Within the month of their one-year birthday
If you are planning ahead, you have the option to take advantage of a pre-payment plan. Please get in touch for more information.