Questions & Credits–
Are you an inclusive ally?
Absolutely– hate has no home here. Every family is unique and it brings me immense joy to capture all walks of life and love. I believe in equality for all and will always be a safe space for marginalized populations.
Diversity is celebrated here and all are welcome.
COVID-19 and general safety guidelines:
The health and safety of my clients is always of the utmost importance to me! Especially for mamas of newborns– I know how nerve-wracking it can be to take a brand new baby somewhere new!
Because of this, my studio has a few strict policies in place to keep us all happy and healthy:
- Both my husband and I have received our COVID-19 vaccine.
- No sick policy; if someone in your family is feeling unwell, please let me know and we will reschedule.
- A minimum of 24 hours between studio clients. This allows me to thoroughly clean my studio by disinfecting all surfaces and washing and sanitizing all linens including items used from my client closet.
- Proper hygiene; I always thoroughly wash my hands before and after clients and use hand sanitizer throughout our time together.
- No shoes in the studio; everyone will be asked to remove their shoes at the door when they arrive.
When should I book my maternity or newborn session?
The sooner you book the better! I only take a limited number of sessions each month so I can serve my clients well and accommodate any unforeseen needs to reschedule.
- Maternity sessions are best done between 28-32 weeks when you're still feeling good and not quite ready to pop!
- Newborns are best shot within their first 10 days of life while they're still sleepy and haven't hit their first growth spurt yet.
Do you only photograph babies?
Short answer: NO!
As a motherhood photographer, my focus is mamas, and mommin' never stops!
I'm happy to offer sessions for the following:
- Pregnancy announcements
- Gender reveals
- Maternity portraits
- Birth and fresh 48 photography; these sessions take place at the hospital
- In-home and studio newborn sessions
- Mama and me sessions
- Generational photography
I believe, at a minimum, mamas should have photos taken with their children once a year for the duration of their days. So often mom is the one behind the camera and your children deserve to have photos WITH you, too!
Do you offer weekend sessions?
Typically, no. My family will always be my number one priority, and my time with them is sacred. With that being said, sometimes situations arise (babies come early!) and exceptions will be made when absolutely necessary.
Do you offer in-home sessions?
To be honest, it totally depends! I want to make sure that I can emulate what you’ve grown to love through my work, so the aesthetic of your home should be similar to that of my studio– naturally lit and neutral in color.
Who is included in a session?
All immediate family members (people living under the same roof) are included in your session fee– including pets! Extended family members (like grandparents) are more than welcome at an additional cost.
Is wardrobe included?
Yes! Our ever-growing studio wardrobe includes dresses for mama and clothing for both babies and kids. I like to keep newborns swaddled or in a diaper, so outfits for babies start at 6 months and run through youth size 6.
The majority of clothing you see on my website and social media are borrowed from our studio wardrobe. However, you’re free to wear your own attire. During our planning session, I'll help guide you through whatever avenue you choose!
Is hair and makeup included?
Not at this time. However, you are MORE than welcome to choose a hair and makeup artist and have them meet you at my studio before your session during your allotted time block!
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes– payment plans are available for your ordering fees only. It is important to note that you won’t receive any of your digital files or heirlooms until your entire order is paid in full.
Do you offer gift certificates?
YES! Few things make me happier than sending a gift certificate to an expectant, new, or veteran mama or grandmama! Our newborn session was gifted to us at our baby shower and it is STILL hands-down our most cherished gift. Photography is the gift that keeps on giving, and I would love to help you give this very special gift for any of my sessions!
Are my digital files included?
All artwork and digital files are purchased after seeing your final photos at your ordering appointment. Digital files can be purchased individually or à la carte. However, the majority of my clients choose me because they want to create gorgeous images together AND actually do something with those images– these special moments deserve more recognition than an Instagram or Facebook post!
All of the fine art heirlooms I offer are some of the best and most beautiful professional photography products available and come with a lifetime guarantee.
Did you know LESS THAN 1% of people with digital images print them!? I take great pride in educating my clients on the importance of tangible prints vs. digital files that tend to sit on a virtual shelf after sharing on social media.
I know you haven’t printed your wedding photos, and I promise you that won’t happen this time around!
I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the amazing women who have captured memories for my family seen throughout my site.
Our wedding photographer was Aimlee Photography; she is thee literal bee's knees and holds a very special place in our hearts. She also shot our maternity photos in the mountains outside of Las Vegas. Everything she makes is pure magic!
Hattie was born in Austin, TX, and Caitlin Rose Photography was so kind to offer a gift card for our baby registry. Our session with her was hands down, our favorite gift we received. Our photos will last forever unlike that bottle warmer! ;)
When we moved to Kansas City, we were so blessed to meet Lauren Phariss Photography through a mutual friend. She is the kindest soul and we are so fortunate for her art and friendship!