FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?
My goal is to photograph your newborn within four weeks from birth. This ensures that we get those sleepy, curly poses.
It’s never too early to schedule a session! I highly suggest securing your session once you receive a due date.
I am a magic maker. If you miss that ideal four week window, I can photograph slightly older babies in "newborn style". I will do my best to capture those classic newborn poses with your more alert and active baby.
WHAT TYPE OF RETOUCHING DO YOU OFFER?
I offer natural and light retouching on all the images in your gallery. For newborn images, I focus primarily on removing any scratches, red spots, or blotchiness from the delivery while maintaining your baby’s character and natural beauty. If you have any editing requests, please let me know. An integral part of my service is delivering beautiful art that tells your family's story and can be proudly displayed in your home.
CAN I PURCHASE ONLY THE DIGITALS?
The short answer is "yes, begrudgingly."
While I firmly believe your images have far more purpose displayed than living trapped in your phone or hard drive, I accommodate the demand for digitals. My digital only collection starts at $650 -- the same starting point as my art product collections which include a corresponding digital file in 8x10 size for each product ordered.
Invest in art for your walls.
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DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO THE SESSION?
Once Upon a Flash Photography offers full studio experience! Don’t worry about purchasing or bringing a ton of tiny clothes for your newborn or props. I have an extensive collection of high-quality items here in the studio to customize your session. You will have the opportunity to select your favorite colors and styles by completing my pre-session questionnaire. <<VIEW CLIENT CLOSET>>
If you have a specific outfit and/or keepsake that you wish to include in the session, I would be delighted to incorporate it to make your art that much more special.
WHAT HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN FOR MY SESSION?
Health and safety is my top priority, and I take numerous precautions at the sessions to mitigate any risk for your family and myself. The studio props and equipment are fully cleaned and sanitized before each session. In addition to hand sanitizing throughout the session, I will also wear a mask. I have received the Covid-19 vaccination, stay up to date on boosters, and get tested regularly.
DO YOU CAPTURE MULTIPLE SET-UPS?
We will capture a variety of different looks at your session. I typically use three different backgrounds and a variety of poses based on your pre-session questionnaire. To provide variety, I'll also change out some of the props and accessories on each background.
HOW DO I BOOK MY SESSION?
Visit my booking link to select the session that best fits the milestone you wish to capture. <<BOOKING LINK>>
To secure your booking, the session fee must be submitted to hold your spot. Newborn sessions are reserved by booking your estimated due date or a day close to it. For all other sessions, select the date you are interested in. From there, continue with checkout and your booking will be sent for confirmation. Once it's confirmed, you're ready to go! Any planning guides or consultations will be sent/scheduled shortly after your confirmation.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER BOOKING MY SESSION?
Please expect a phone call from me within 24 hours. I take the time to reach out, introduce myself and hear your story. Afterwards, you will receive a questionnaire so I can better tell your story using your favorite colors, styles and poses during the session.
CAN I BOOK SESSIONS TOGETHER?
I offer Baby 2 Big Kid and Belly 2 Baby specialty bundles. It's a great way to plan ahead for your child's first year and save on your session fees. Each session will have it's own reveal session. Interested? Reach out through the contact form today. I only book a limited amount of packages per year so make sure your spot is reserved.
WHAT IS A REVEAL SESSION?
Your images are unveiled at a reveal session 2-3 weeks after your portrait session. You and your loved ones are welcome to join as I showcase your beautifully captured memories as a gallery wall in my studio.
Final selections, art orders, and payment will be due that day. Only pay for what you love!
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