Ideally, newborn sessions should be between 6 and 12 days from birth. This allows for the newborn to be posed without much fussing. Sessions can be from 1.5-3 hours, depending on the amount of nursing and diaper changes needed. We provide a variety of backdrops and props but expect you to bring clothing and any special props you want in your photographs. We prefer you come to our studio, we have our props, lighting and backgrounds there!
If your newborn is outside of the 6-12 day old window, certain posed positions may be hard to accomplish.
DAY OFF THE SESSION: Make sure baby is fed and ready to take a nap, you want the sleepy poses so baby should be prepared to sleep.
Babies older than 4 weeks sometimes have a harder time staying in posed positions and are usually awake for a longer portion of the session. We are patient however, and any nursing, diaper changes, or breaks are just fine! Just expect that your baby may need more soothing than a newborn. Certain posed positions are also hard to achieve once a baby is older than 12 days.
Toddler sessions are best outside and, if the weather is cooperating, will default to an outdoor setting. We can meet at a park, the lake, your backyard...any location that you would prefer for your child's photos. We have our favorite locations so if you prefer having us choose, just ask!
Maternity sessions are best done in the 7-8 month range of your pregnancy. Sessions are best if done outdoors and both Kelly and Kim know of more private areas outside to take your maternity photos. If you prefer indoor photos, we will come to your house. We ask that you make sure you have an area in your house with good lighting (natural light is the best!). Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in, clothing changes are recommended to give a variety of maternity looks in your photographs.
Family/ Senior portraits/ Headshots
Family sessions, senior portraits, and headshots (for corporate, portfolio, and other professional situations) are best done outdoors. These sessions last anywhere from 1 hour (for senior portraits and headshots) to 2 hours (for family, depending on the size of the family). Clothing changes for senior sessions are welcome and include one location.
Our engagement session comes with unlimited outfit changes and two locations. Recommended to be outside, no matter the weather! If you are wondering if we offer an engagement session with our wedding package...we do!
Wedding packages include both Kim and Kelly for the day. Extended shooting is available, please contact us for full details.
Editing and "Photoshoping"
Yes, we do edit our photos. We touch up blemishes, bruises, scrapes, and other skin imperfections (we get that your child always seems to bump their head right before the photo session!) Extensive editing is only needed in some circumstances and can be discussed on a case by case basis. We do not charge extra for this service, the minor editing really doesn't take us that long! We also offer custom designs for cards, if this is something you are interested in, please let us know.