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When Should I Schedule?

If you are pregnant now is a good time to schedule your newborn session. We schedule newborn sessions for your due date. I would then be added to the list of people to call from the hospital when your little one arrives. We will then set a permanent date for your session.


For all baby and child sessions I request that you schedule at least a week in advance. I am a mom just like you and it is nice to have a heads up about a session. Feel free to schedule a few weeks in advance.

Maternity sessions are done in your last trimester. We want you to have a nice round belly. I highly recommend having your photos taken before you are in your ninth month; sometimes babies come early and you wouldn't want to miss you chance for photos. Plus you won't be too uncomfortable yet. Please schedule at least 1-2 weeks in advance.

When do I Pay?

When you arrive for your session we will fill out some basic paperwork and then you will be required to pay for your full session. I do not take any photos until full payment for your session is received.


As for your products you are required to pay at your ordering session. If you can not cover the full cost then we can set up a payment plan.  If I do not receive full payment you will not be receiving your products.

I accept cash and credit card.  Products are subject to Michigan state tax.

What is an Ordering Session?

An ordering session is when we will meet after we have taken your photos. This usually happens about two weeks after your photo session. It is when you will see your images for the first time and select what you want to purchase.


Prices are listed online for your convenience. I suggest you and any other decision makers take a look and have an idea of what you want to purchase coming into your ordering session. You will be expected to place an order at this meeting. If you are unsure of what you want to purchase you can book a second ordering session for a $50 fee.

What happens at this session? We will meet and look at your images for the first time. We will sort through them and narrow them down to the ones you would like to purchase. We will talk about products and look at samples. We discuss edits and any other changes you would like to make to your images. You will place your order with me and make your payment.

After your ordering session you will have access to your online gallery. I have work to do; such as cropping and changing edits after our ordering session. I will not place your order until I get the final approval from you. I place you newly edited images online and will wait to hear back from you that you approve the order.

Any and all decision makers need to be present at the ordering session. If grandma wants to come she is welcome. I limit the number of people at the ordering session to six. Please do not bring your children with you, newborns are allowed; but I find that young children get bored easily and will distract you from the task at hand.

If you go home and decide you want to change that 8x10 you ordered to a different image please just let me know and I will be happy to make the change for you. Currently there is no limit to the amount of changes you can make to your order. I want you to be 100% happy with your products and we will not order anything until you are sure that it is the way you want it. So please don't feel bad about asking me to make changes!

When will I receive my products?

After we place your order you should have your products in 2-4 weeks. I will contact you as soon as your order is ready and we will arrange the delivery. If you need your products by a certain day or faster than two weeks please talk to me about expedited shipping. You will be responsible for any extra fees.

What Camera Settings do you use?

I shoot RAW. When you shoot in RAW you record all of the data from the sensor. This gives the highest quality files; and when it comes to your awesome images, you want high quality.  

How often do you wash your backdrops?

I wash my blanket backdrops after each session. Yes, it's a lot of laundry but I wouldn't have it any other way. I use All Free and Clear; so there are no harsh dyes or perfumes.

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