These are some of the most frequent questions and items that may interest you. Need to ask something that you don’t see answered here? Contact us anytime and we can answer any questions you have.
What is your pricing?
Please find a link to our pricing page here
How do I book a session?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with you to finalize your session. Currently we are fully booked for 2022 but we do sometimes get a last minute cancellation.
Do you require a deposit?
We require a 50% deposit to secure your shoot date, the remaining balance is due on the day of your shoot.
Do you offer retouching?
Yes, basic skin retouching is included in your session (including baby acne). If you want more extensive retouching, additional charges may apply.
How long does it take to see my photos?
We carefully hand edit each image so our artistry takes a little time. Your portraits are guaranteed to be finished within 3 weeks. If you need an image faster for a birth announcement or holiday card , let us know and we can help prioritize the editing.
How many images do I get?
This depends on the type of session you purchase. Please see the pricing page for newborns, maternity, family sessions. These packages include high-resolution digital images with printing rights.
Do you offer cake smashes for children?
Yes, we do offer simple cake smash photo sessions. Please see the pricing for cake smashes and one-year portraits.
Are hair and makeup included?
No, they are not included but we recommend Tease Hair Studio and they can provide you with hair and makeup at our studio or at their location
What do you recommend we wear to our photo session?
Once you have booked a session with us, we will send you a wardrobe guide to help you choose the best outfits for your shoot.
When should I book a session?
We have had returning clients that literally call me the moment they find out they are pregnant! We don’t expect that amount of lead time – usually, 3 months is a good time to book your session to ensure you get a date on my calendar.
I’m 9 months pregnant / my baby is just born and I didn’t book a session! Can I still book?
Simply give us a call or send us an email to email@example.com and we can see if we have room in the schedule for you! Sometimes we have last-minute openings due to a schedule shift.
I’m deciding between an in-home shoot or a studio shoot, which do you recommend?
I strongly recommend the studio shoot. We are perfectly set up for new moms and siblings here. Our lighting is beautiful and I have everything you could want or need during your shoot right here in the studio, from bottle warmers, diapers, and a boppy pillow to a lifestyle set up with a crib and a bed for those lifestyle shots. We no longer offer in home newborn shoots. You can see more about the studio here.
What happens if my baby comes early or late?
We are used to a schedule shuffle as only 5% of babies are born on their due date! We just ask that you let us know if your doctor is moving up your due date or you have had your baby. We check in with you close to your due date to see how things are going!
When is the best age to photograph babies?
Jane likes to photograph babies between 7-14 days as they are still sleepy and curly. We can photograph babies of all ages though – the older they get the more they have uncurled, like to be awake, and are used to a routine so they will be less likely to go into those sleepy poses and are a little fussier on the shoot – so we just have to be more patient.
I have older children, can they be in the newborn shoot?
Yes! Absolutely – we love the sibling shots! Don’t worry about them and how they will be – we have a lot of fun with the kiddies in the shoot. We make sure they are the center of attention and we even have a little play area for them. With siblings added to the mix, we do the family and sibling shots first and then they can go to the playground across the street or with dad to grab some lunch while we do the newborn section of the shoot. Don’t worry – we have a lot of tricks to motivate those tiny humans They will think it is a playdate and won’t want to leave!
My baby seems to cry a lot, I’m worried about them on the shoot.
PLEASE don’t worry about this. We truly make sure they are happy during our shoot. Jane has photographed over 1,000 babies and our clients call her the baby whisperer. Your baby will be calm and happy on my shoot and you will end up with fantastic shots (and you might get a few new calming tricks during the shoot, too!).
I completely forgot about newborn photos and my baby is older, do you take them?
Yes, we photograph babies of all ages. You just have to keep in mind that they will have uncurled and most likely won’t go into the sleepy newborn poses you see.
What do I bring to the newborn session?
Once you have booked with us, we will send you a prep guide to ensure you have all the information you need to know about before your shoot with us!
Have we answered all of your questions? Inquire about your session here.
View Jane Goodrich’s portfolio for examples of her photography that will inspire you for your upcoming shoot.