When should I schedule my newborn session?
Before baby arrives! Baby pictures are captured within the first two weeks of life while they are still all curled up and sleepy. Most families book their newborn sessions two to three months before baby is due to arrive. Since it’s impossible to know exactly when baby will arrive, we will pencil in your session after you book in order to reserve your spot.
After baby’s grand entrance, we will adjust your appointment accordingly. We do have a limited amount of openings. Once a month is considered booked, we do not take any additional bookings in order to accommodate the timing of our itty bitty clients. Tori’s schedule is normally booked up about four weeks in advance so please call to schedule your newborn appointment before your baby is born.
When should I schedule my maternity photos?
If you’d like to photograph and document your pregnancy in one of our gorgeous maternity sessions, we recommend the session take place between weeks 32 to 36. During this time, you will be “movie pregnant”. Adorably pregnant with that bump, but not so pregnant that your feet start to swell and you’re falling asleep at your desk. (Oh, did nobody tell you about this? We’ll chat…I’ll fill you in on the details.)
My baby arrived early, what do I do?
As a mom of a little man who arrived two months early, Tori has a soft spot for our little NICU friends and much experience with preemies. We understand that sometimes that two week window just won’t work for some babies, they have their own plans. Don’t panic! We look at a baby’s adjusted age in this scenario. Should you have a baby who arrives a little ahead of schedule and has to spend some additional days hanging out with the amazing NICU nurses, no worries. We will schedule your session when you are all home as a family.
This is my first baby, I’m kind of nervous to take baby into the world so early.
We completely understand. However, this will likely not be your first time out. You will have already been on your first car ride as you drive home from the hospital. You will have your first outing within days when you go to see the pediatrician for baby’s first official appointment. You may even get a sushi run in there before your session. The thing we can assure you of is that we have a completely safe and comfortable environment for you and your baby. The Newborn Studio only photographs newborns. And, we keep it to a limited number. In addition to cleaning, washing, and tidying up after each newborn session, we have The Newborn Studio professionally cleaned once a week to ensure the safest space for your baby.
In addition, you will not have worry about a photographer coming to your house. You won’t have to worry about anything like, What areas will they be in? Are those rooms tidy enough for photos? What does our bedspread looks like, will it be cute in pictures? How many laundry baskets are too many to be sitting out? Oh my gosh…look at all those dishes in the sink! Is there enough light in the nursery for pictures? What if the dog barks and wake up the baby? How am I going to get my house to 85 degrees without feeling like I’m suffocating? It sounds exhausting already…doesn’t it? Let us worry about all of the details…you just relax.
Do you offer digital files?
Yes. Each of our Packages contain some or all of the digital images. However, we are lovers of printed artwork. We work with the best labs from around the world to provide you with the highest quality art.
A beautiful print is an heirloom
“Children will not remember you for the material things you provide, but for the feeling that you cherished them.”
Print. It’s worth it.
We are a “hybrid” studio. We offer both art pieces and digital negatives. We believe a printed image or album to be the most valuable way to highlight your art. However, digital files are a product that’s in demand so we gladly offer them.
We want to stress how important it is to print them.
It’s one thing to hire a professional, it’s another thing to actually do something with the images.
Don’t let your child grow up on a hard drive. It’s become an epidemic in today’s society that children have few, if any images of themselves displayed in the home. Research studies have proven that prominently displaying portraits of the family do improve a child’s self-worth.
Portraits displayed in the home increase a child’s self-esteem.
It’s important to understand, digital negatives are NOT archival. They will eventually corrupt. Technology has not yet advanced enough for electronic files to be preserved long-term. The safest place for your images is to print them.
A professional print is archival and will last 100 years or mo
A print is archival. It will last.
A digital file is electronic. It won’t.
We can always make a new digital negative from a print. We cannot print from a corrupted file.