preparing for your DELUXE baby milestone session


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before your session

• Getting to Know You

If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to complete my client questionnaire and client contract I've emailed you. This is due prior to our session and will help me prepare for our time together.


Schedule your session for when baby will be happiest.


Do NOT plan your baby's session during nap or meal times, and do NOT rely on baby napping in the car on the car ride here. It backfires. A lot.


Sessions are typically best after baby's morning nap.


Please limit the amount of orange foods for 2-3 days before your session. Babies tend to get an orange glow to their skin when they eat carrots, sweet potatoes, and baby food pasta sauce.


• up to one hour of session time - this includes clothing changes, backdrop changes, getting baby settled, etc.


• one complete set with backdrop and props (optional)

• 1 additional simple backdrop with minimal accent props/things to sit on

• up to 2 outfits

• this session does NOT include a cake smash and food is not permitted on these sets


• family portraits are NOT included in a Deluxe Session

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• what to wear

You will provide baby's outfits, unless you've already discussed something else with me. I would love to see the outfits ahead of time to make sure the set coordinates well, so please email me photos prior to our session!


If you only have a theme in mind, I can send you some links to a few outfit ideas online. Just let me know which one you go with!


Solid colors photograph best. Be sure to stay away from small stripes and checks, as these do not photograph well.


I also suggest avoiding large logos, words, and character clothing, because these tend to be distracting and take away from your child.

• what to bring

Bring your baby's outfit and plan on getting them dressed right before the session. This cuts down on wrinkles and ensures it doesn't get spit up on, etc.


Besides the outfits, I recommend bringing:


• wipes to clean your baby's face before the session (the camera picks up a lot)

• a bottle (if bottle-fed) and/or sippy cup of water

• puff snacks or Cheerios in case older babies need a snack (please do not bring messy snacks or food with nuts)

• a favorite toy to get your baby's attention with

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the day of your session

• Be Ready!

Don’t be late! Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get ready and arrive at your session - and remember to use Google Maps to get here!

• Rescheduling

As a mom of 5, I completely understand how things don't go as planned. If you or your baby aren't feeling well, please reschedule as soon as possible.


If your session is outdoors, we will reschedule if there is inclement weather.


Re-shoots are not given for regretful personal choices - i.e. clothes, etc. Fees apply for re-shoots requested by the client.

• during the session

You are in charge of keeping baby on the set so I can be ready to take pictures at all times. Disclaimer: this can be a workout, so wear comfy clothes.


Please do not permit your baby to touch or play with the props in the set.


When trying to get your baby to smile, we are going to become BFF's because I need you to get down on my level and be as close to me as possible. You might see a smile as you're standing over to the side, but my camera will not.


You're welcome to let me know of some favorite songs in your questionnaire - or have a few favorites queued up on your phone in case we need them.


No photos (cameras or phones) are to be taken by anyone else during the session.

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after your session

• A Sneak Peek

I typically show a sneak peek within the first couple of business days after your session! These are posted on my Facebook and Instagram accounts and I will email you to let you know it has been posted so you don't miss it!


I would love for you to like/love/comment on the post and click "share" so all of your family and friends can see it in your Facebook feed and Instagram story.

• Your Gallery

You will choose your final photos from a private online gallery approximately 2 weeks after your session.


Galleries are available for 5 consecutive days. I will email you to let you know your gallery is ready and you let me know when you'd like your 5 days to start. I will then email you the log-in information on the start day you give me.


You are more than welcome to share your gallery information with family and friends!

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• Your Order

Orders should be made within the 5 days. A $25 republishing fee is required to view your gallery for each additional day once it expires.


Payment is due in full before orders are fulfilled and delivered.


Digital images come with a lab recommendation and a personal print release.


Your ordered digital images will be delivered electronically, and I will send you a separate email with a download link 1-3 business days after your order has been completed.


You may purchase a custom USB drive separately and it will be delivered in 1-2 weeks with your ordered digital images on them.


Due to the custom nature of products offered, all sales are final.


Please email me with any questions!