Common Questions

Everything You Need to Know

When should I book my session?

For most shoots, we recommend calling the studio two months in advance. (If you want fall photographs, book NOW.) For maternity sessions, I typically like to shoot between the 30-34th week of your pregnancy. Newborn sessions should take place between 4-10 days old. Please call as early as possible to ensure you get your preferred date and time for your session. If your baby arrives before or after your due date, we will do our best to accommodate your family. Please call or email within 48 hours of your baby’s birth.

Newborn sessions last between 2-3 hours. We schedule such a large window of time for feeding, cuddling and comforting your little one. Family, children and maternity sessions are 60-90 minutes in length.


Where do you get all those outfits I see on your facebook page?

I often use The Couture Baby when styling my sessions. You can find out more about them at www.thecouturebaby.com


Where can I order my smash cake for my one year session?

Laboy’s Confections in Bristol, CT makes beautiful cakes that taste amazing! She can also accommodate dairy and gluten free requests. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindylaboyconfections/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf


When do I get to see my photographs?

Galleries are typically available to view within 2 weeks of your session date. During my busiest months, September – December, it can take up to three weeks. You are free to share your gallery with friends and family while it is online. The gallery will remain online for 7 days (longer once you place your first order) and will include color and black & white photographs.


How long do I have to order prints or digital images?

You have 7 days to place your order. After that time your gallery will be taken down and there will be a $50 archival fee to place an order.


When is payment due?

Payment of orders is due in full on the day you place it. Prints and products normally arrive within 2 weeks of the order being placed. Rush shipment is available on some items for an additional charge.  All prints and products are subject to your state’s sales tax and shipping when applicable. 


Can I return a print if I don’t like it?

Due to the nature of custom photography, all sales are final.


Do you photograph weddings?

No. However, if you are having a small intimate affair with a party of 50 guests or less, please email me for pricing options.


Do you photograph babies at 3 months?

No. The best time to schedule your second shoot is when your baby is sitting up. Typically this happens around 6-7 months old.


Do you do workshops?

Yes, please email me for more information or check out the workshop page.


When is the best time to photograph outdoors?

I prefer to shoot outdoors April – October. March can be iffy with the snow, as can November. It’s a little chilly for the little ones during those months as well. I also prefer to shoot within an hour of sunset or sunrise.


Do you offer packages?

Yes, please email me for a full brochure. You can also look under the investment tab for more information.


Do you do mini sessions?

Yes! A few times each year. Become a fan of my facebook page and get added to my newsletter list to find out about them first! Repeat clients are first to know, so once you’ve booked your first one, you’ll always be the first to hear about the next mini sessions.


Do you do pre consultations?

When you book with me, you’ll also schedule your consultation to take place over the phone a few weeks before your shoot. During the consultation, we’ll go over your ideas for the shoot and create a one of a kind session for your family.


Do you sell gift certificates?
Absolutely! They can be snail mailed to your home or digitally sent via email.


Do you travel for shoots?

I travel extensively up and down the east coast. For travel fees, please email me.

If you are considering a session at your home, light is an important factor.  If your home doesn’t have great window light throughout the day, the studio or on location may be a better option.


How do I order prints?

You can do so directly from your private gallery.


Do you sell digital images?

Yes. It’s our most popular item.