Maternity Sessions are best photographed between 30-34 weeks. This gives us time to get the session done before your little one arrives. Sessions are approximately 60 minutes so that you will not have to be on your feet for an extended amount of time. If you are having multiples, it is best to schedule a session around week 27.
If you haven’t scheduled within these time frames, any time is certainly welcome! I have photographed mommas one week before giving birth!
Sessions can be done indoors, or out on location. Let’s make it all about you and find a location that is special and brings you peace. We will chat ahead of time in regards to the type session whether you choose to do more intimate belly baring images, wear a maternity gown, or a more simplistic and classic approach. If you would like someone to do hair and makeup, we can schedule that as well.
Newborn Sessions are best scheduled between 5-14 days old. Of course these can take place at any time, just know that the baby may not be as sleepy and willing to try some poses if you are looking for that result. Lifestyle type images are always included, and encouraged. Please let me know if you would prefer not to be photographed that day. I do love to capture intimate images of mom (and dad!) with baby. These can be some of the sweetest moments you will have and there is so much emotion shown during this time. Siblings and family pets are also welcome.
Newborn sessions are generally longer and can take up to 2-3 hours. There is no pressure, or stress! I come to your house so you, and your baby, can be in comfortable surroundings. It also allows me to photograph some lifestyle images in the nursery. I can supply props and wraps, however also encourage using some of your very special and sentimental items.
I will send a questionnaire ahead of time to get more details. Just let me know your due date and we will set a tentative date. I am very flexible once you let me know when you are at the hospital, so no worries there!
If you have not scheduled a full maternity session, I can do a mini-maternity session in order to capture a few belly images for you. This is approximately 15 minutes with a few quick images of mom only. This makes a great addition to your newborn album!
Baby Milestone Moments can be scheduled at anytime during the first year. These are fun sessions to schedule when baby is at the sitting or standing stage and are for baby only. One-year sessions are another milestone. We can work together to create a fun theme, or keep it simple and focused on your smiling little one! These can also be incorporated into your baby’s first year album with a Baby Plan.
Family Sessions can be scheduled at ANY time of the year! What is your favorite season? Family sessions are not limited in any way. These can be done indoors or out. It is fun to pick a special outdoor location that has meaning to you. While fall is a popular time, due to the changing colors, spring and summer can be beautiful with flowers and greenery just as winter can be fun in the snow! It’s all about your personal preferences. We are lucky, in New England, to have a wonderful variety of locations including beaches, parks, cities and farms! Your own backyard is one too! Indoors is an option if you are looking for a more formal type background.
If you are looking to have a Holiday card this year, the image(s) can be from any type of session. I will customize a card for you and take getting that card done right off of your list! Your card will be a one-of-a-kind too!
Headshot sessions are done during the weekday. These can be done right on location, at your office! If you need a formal backdrop suitable for corporation guidelines or outdoors for a more business casual approach, I have you covered. Headshot sessions are generally 15-30 minutes. If you would like hair and makeup, please inquire ahead of time. Branding sessions are done in this same way and can incorporate several locations, and more time, based on needs.
High School Seniors are best when scheduled in the late spring or early summer between Junior and Senior year, during the week. This is so there are less scheduling conflicts with sports, homework and testing. Many schools have strict deadlines for yearbook photos, so we want to be sure to have the time to choose and send those images in. I will take care of that for you. All you need to do is send me the information once you receive it from the school. If your Senior would like to schedule a fall session, they just need to be aware of the deadline and can coordinate accordingly. If they are involved in extra-curricular activities, please be reminded that time will be limited and I may not be able to squeeze them in last minute. We want to avoid heartbreak from not being included in the yearbook.
Senior sessions are quite like Family sessions, in that they are not limited to location. We can be quite creative here and incorporate their unique personalities, including sports, music, dance, etc. This is the time for them to shine before heading off to college!