From your initial inquiry to when you receive your finished image gallery, ensuring a smooth and stress free experience for your family is my number one goal.
Whether you are booking a maternity, newborn or milestone session for your baby, customizing your session to meet your vision is done through an emailed questionnaire upon booking. In some cases, a brief phone call is coordinated prior to your photo shoot to walk through any important details. I am always accessible via email as well!
The Day of your Session
When it comes to wardrobe for your session, all clients have access to my closet of over 40 gowns/ dresses to wear during your photo shoot. There are options in all sizes and colors and I am constantly adding to my collection. For Mom’s coming in the studio for their Maternity session, professional hair styling and make-up is included in all my packages to complete your look and make sure my Mommy clients are pampered for their session! New Mom’s who may be wishing to have this service can also add it to any Newborn Package. I work with my talented hair/ make-up professionals in the Atlanta area, so you will be in excellent hands.
I also carry a full collection of wardrobe for you baby’s first year of milestone and toddler sisters who may be coming in to take part in a newborn session. You do not need to bring along any outfits or accessories for your newborn. All the props, blankets and accessories have been hand selected by the best vendors all of the world to ensure gorgeous photos of your baby. My style is very natural and I love incorporating texture as a way to add interest to my sessions.
During your session, I will walk you through all the posing to make sure you look your absolute best! For expecting Mom’s, I know all the perfect angles to accentuate your baby belly and show off your beautiful pregnant body. If you are in the studio for a newborn session and incorporating family photos, I have lots of tricks for getting big smiles from even the most shyest of toddler siblings!
After your Photo Session
Within one week of your photo shoot you will receive your lightly edited proofs of the best images and a digital slideshow. You will be able to make all your image selections via your own private viewing gallery from the comfort of your home. Once you choose your images, they will be fully hand retouched to ensure they print and archive beautifully. The downloadable digital gallery will be sent to your email. If you have any print products included with your package, at this point you will make your selections. Additional digitals and products call also be ordered from your finished digital image gallery.
Below you can also find some common FAQ’s regarding booking and sessions.
When is the best time to book your maternity and or newborn session?
My calendar books up 2-3 months in advance, so it is recommended to book after your 20 week doctors appointment. Maternity session are best done between 27-33 weeks.
When is the optimal time to come in for a newborn session?
Any baby under one month is considered a newborn, however, the ideal timing would be within the first three weeks of the baby being born.
Can siblings and family’s participate in sessions?
Immediate family and siblings are always welcome to take part in Maternity and Newborn Sessions. Even fur siblings count! For baby milestone sessions, those are baby only. For One Year Sessions, there is a add-on fee if you would also like to incorporate family photos.
Do you offer regular family photos year round?
My main focus is Maternity/ Motherhood, Newborn and Baby’s First Year. I do offer some specials a couple times a year for family’s are invited to book. I typically offer a package during the holiday’s and for Mother’s Day. Beyond that I do take on family clients for regular sessions.
What should I wear for my session?
My Mommy clients and siblings up to 4T are welcome to borrow from the client wardrobe closet! Maternity clients are even welcome to come into the studio for a trial dress fitting (especially if we are doing an outdoor shoot). My style is timeless and classic. I will always provide some direction on wardrobe for your upcoming session. Neutrals and muted, soft colors always photograph beautifully.
What is the booking process?
Once you are ready to book and a date has been set for your session, you will be sent a deposit invoice electronically along with my standard portrait agreement to review and sign. After those are returned, you are officially on the calendar! I do not hold dates for more than 48hrs, so please make sure to handle the requirements to secure your booking.
“For our newborn session, Lisa responded to my inquiry right away and was able to accomodate our tight schedule. Her studio is beautiful and warm. She was Very professional, patient, caring and knew exactly what to do with our fussy wiggly baby! “