For specific FAQ's on each type of session, please visit the session information page.
When is the best time to book a session?
Newborn Photography sessions are best booked in the beginning of your first trimester. Baby, Maternity and Family photography sessions are typically booked out 6-8 weeks in advanced, although occasionally I can fit in last minute sessions depending on the week.
Where do the sessions take place?
Newborn Photography Sessions are scheduled in my natural light studio as well as baby and maternity photography. Designed for complete comfort for your family and optimal natural lighting to achieve the images you see in my portfolio, all materials and wardrobe needed for the newborn, maternity, baby and family photography I have ready for you to use at the studio! Located in Long Beach just a block from the ocean, my natural, light & airy studio is central for both my Los Angeles and Orange County clients.
Im not sure how to pose, and everyone on your site looks like a model!
The truth is - no one on my site is a professional model, and everyone comes in with the same concern " what do I do?" " so you know, im awkawrd, good luck!" Ive heard it all! I work with you every step of the way, posing and directing you into poses to make you most comfortable during the session. At no time ever, will you not know what to do, where to stand, where to look, how to smile.. or if your hair looks off. I got you covered- thats all the details that encompass the composition of portraiture, which are all things I love.
I love what your clients are wearing, do I get to wear your wardrobe?
Yes! Each, textile, prop and gown I use has been carefully thought out to achieve the soft, light and romantic look I aim for in each session to really bring out the organic softness of maternity and baby photography. My pieces range from custom, to vintage, to one of a kind and rare gowns that flow and gather in the exact places I need them to for every belly hug, baby hold, and brining out the beauty in this time. For more information about wardrobe for your maternity, newborn or baby photography session, please click HERE.
Is hair and makeup included in the session fee?
No, hair and makeup is not included in your session fee. Wardrobe, editing of the images and the session in itself is what is included in the session fee. I do have favorite vendors I am happy to share in my styling guide upon a deposit paid with booking.
Can you tell me a little bit more about Newborn sessions?
I love to work with natural, light and earthy tones, without an overuse of props, giving your newborn photoshoot a timeless and organic look. I combine standard portraiture with lifestyle to achieve a unique and personal touch to your images. Make sure to visit my newborn session gallery.
Newborn Sessions are best when your infant is within the first two weeks of birth. It is so easy in the excitement of bringing home a brand new baby to forget or let the time pass you by but timing is really critical in scheduling your newborn session. Newborn Sessions should be booked at least 6-8 weeks in advance as only a limited numbers of newborns are scheduled each month to insure I am free to accomidate them all within the needed time frame once they arrive.
Need more details information on preparing for your newborn photography session? Just click on the link of visit the section titled " preparing for your newborn session".
What is required of me for a newborn session?
Nothing but a baby! I DO NOT require that you withhold any feedings from your baby for any time prior to our session or keep them awake prior to our session. These are such delicate sessions, and to be handled with the upmost care. That means, the same goes with meeting the needs of your baby regardless of any pictures.
I do ask that you just bring an extra set of clothes to go home in, accidents do happen during pictures!
How Long have you been photographing newborns, maternity and baby photography sessions for?
Although my photography career started before I fell in love with baby and childrens' photography, I have been been specializing in newborn and baby photography since 2010.
Can you come to my home for a newborn session?
At this time I am not offering any in- home newborn, maternity or baby photography sessions.
When will we get to see our pictures from a session?
Your images from your session will be presented in a private online gallery 3-4 weals after your session date, ready for you to download. Your gallery will be in a password protected gallery for you to view and share with who every you like!
Maternity Photography Sessions
Maternity PhotographySessions are best done between 7-8 months of your pregnancy, or earlier if you are carrying multiples. Maternity Photography is done either on location within Los Angeles or Orange County or at my natural light studio in Long Beach- all depending on the look and feel you are wanting to achieve in your maternity portrait session. All pregnancy photo sessions are done using natural light. * Currently I am not booking an outdoor sessions for the time being as I only take a limited amount each year and am at capacity for 2020**
For full FAQ's on maternity photography, please click HERE. <---------
What should I wear to my maternity or family photography session?
I love to work closely with all my clients regarding wardrobe recommendations. For all mothers and babies in the session, I offer a curated wardrobe collection of unique items.