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It’s all about capturing your family story in a natural way, artistically.  Whether you have a newborn, 6-month-old, toddler, or 5th-grade child – your family’s essence is what you are hiring me to document.  Your family session is a fun custom photography experience that we plan together.  When sessions are planned well, they are not stressful but feel like an extension of time well spent with your family or cuddle time with your baby or newborn.  We will go with the flow. No two sessions are alike, and these custom experiences create the genuine expressions and real life storytelling moments you see in my work.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my session?

Maternity sessions are best scheduled about one month before your due date when your baby bump is round and beautiful but you’re not too uncomfortable. Newborn photographs are ideally scheduled within one to two weeks of birth. Newborns change every day and they don’t stay tiny (or sleepy!) for long, so we have a limited amount of time to capture this early stage in your child’s life. Infant and toddler sessions are best scheduled earlier in the day, right after a nap and feeding when they are the most relaxed and content.
seattle newborn and family photographer : frequently asked questions

How do I prepare for my session?

Once your session is confirmed, I will send you a detailed guide about how to prepare for your session specific to the type of session you have booked.  It will have information about how to prepare your kids, what to pack, what to expect, and tips on what to wear (p.s. – wear what you love!!).  In addition, I will send you a short questionnaire to help give you the best experience possible.  We will finalize everything with a phone call!

Can I purchase the digital negatives?

Yes!  Digital negatives, or high-resolution printable files, are available as an add-on purchase after ordering the Base Package.   To see my digital negative and product rates, please check out my pricing here.

My gallery is ready to view, what next?

I am happy to meet with you in person to review your images and purchase options.  Alternatively, you can go through the process yourself by clicking on the Proofing button on the menu bar. Find your session and view your images by entering your email address.  After looking through your gallery, you can then choose the product or group of products that you would like to purchase. Once you are done adding items to your shopping cart, follow the online instructions to review your order and make your secure payment via credit card.  Images are available for purchase for two weeks after your gallery is live.
seattle newborn and family photographer : frequently asked questions
seattle newborn and family photographer : frequently asked questions

What can I expect during my session?

No two sessions are alike just as no two babies, kids, or families are alike. Sessions are meant to be unstructured, spontaneous and fun! We’ve put a lot of time into planning your session, and now you’re stressed because you want your kids to behave and SMILE. But we don’t want it to be forced. As you, your partner, and your kids relax, have fun and get to know me, I can start capturing your unique moments that are the essence of your family and are what you have enjoyed viewing on my site.

When will my photos be ready to view?

Two to three weeks after your session, I will send you a private password to view 30-40 proofs in your own personal online gallery through my website. Your proofs will be availabe for viewing for two weeks during which time we will have a chat. This is scheduled to help you decide on the best products & packages available to suit your needs and help answer your questions.
seattle newborn and family photographer : frequently asked questions

I have placed an order through the online gallery. When can I expect my order?

Each product is custom printed to create a beautiful piece of art you will remember for a lifetime. To allow for this, expect prints, canvases, and press products to be ready within 2-3 weeks. Expect albums and wall collections to be ready in 4 weeks.

What if I’m unhappy with my photos?  Can I get a refund?

I do not provide refunds.  I can’t sustain a business realistically that way, but luckily, this is a very uncommon issue!  The thing is, if you like the style of my work and my personality, then you will love how I photograph your session!  You will get unique, fun images that capture the essence of you, your kids, and your family. If you still feel uneasy about hiring me, maybe we’re not a match.  There are a lot of great photographers out there and maybe there is one more suited to your tastes.  You are investing time, money, and a bit of your life into your future session, so I want you to be completely confident you are choosing the right photographer!