Bookings are made 2-3 months ahead for all sessions, with the exception of newborns. Newborn sessions must be reserved much earlier to ensure availability as I take a limited number of due dates per calendar month and I typically fill those spaces about 4 months ahead of baby's due date. The best time to reserve your space is at the start of your 2nd trimester. You will complete a digital client form with your family details and pay the session fee as your deposit to reserve a space in your due date month. Then when baby arrives, we will schedule the actual session date based on baby's birthday and birth weight. Typically, newborn sessions take place on day 7-10 after delivery.
Presented images are fully re-touched, including both color and black/white for each presented image. The gallery consists of about 15 or 20 unique images that make up a well rounded gallery (chosen by the photographer) depending on the package you choose.
Newborn sessions take place in our home studio located in Langley. For an additional $250 travel fee, I will come to your home for the shoot. Maternity sessions may take place either in-studio or outdoors depending on the time of year.
The session fee is paid at the time of booking as your deposit and only includes the shoot itself. All prints/digitals are purchased separately after viewing the gallery of presented images, unless you have already chosen a package that pre-determines your inclusions (i.e. Bambino Package, Maternity or Watch Me Grow).
Please visit the Pricing menu for full details on packages and a la carte products.
More about Newborn Sessions...
An ideal portrait session for a newborn takes place between 6 and 12 days of age. This is when your baby is still sleepy enough to be positioned easily. The session fee is $275 (plus taxes) and includes 2-3 hours of photography (depending on the baby) in the studio, located in Langley. We will take photos of parents and siblings with your new baby as well, if that is your preference. There are no extra fees for this.
I also offer in-home newborn sessions with an additional travel fee of $250. This fee covers extra time and travel costs. For in-home sessions, I use natural light to photograph your baby and require some added preparation beforehand, heating up the room we are using to a very warm temperature and clearing some space in front of the largest window with the best natural light (often a livingroom or glass patio doors).
I pride myself in the value my clients receive from my services. Choosing to have custom photography is choosing to make an investment. I understand that you could take your loved ones to a portrait studio at the mall but I believe you're here because you want a better experience, superior quality, and an intimate reflection of your personality and relationships together as a family.