+ WHEN DO NEWBORN SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

Newborn sessions are scheduled between 7-14 days. Newborns this young are more likely to “curl up” and remain sleepy for the duration of the session. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, don’t worry, we can still capture beautiful photos-it may just take more effort on both ends and we will need to skip some of the poses you see.

+ WHERE DO NEWBORN SESSIONS TAKE PLACE??

Newborn sessions take place in my studio in Harrisburg, NC where you have access to all of my props and beautiful studio lighting.

+ WHERE DO MATERNITY/FAMILY SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

Family Sessions take place in my studio in Harrisburg NC or outdoors on location. A few places I love to photograph families are Uptown Charlotte, the park very close to the studio or nature preserves. Sometimes we may go to a new location as I am always scouting new spots. I am also open to locations of your choice.

+ HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WHEN I’M NOT SURE WHEN BABY WILL BE BORN?

Once you pay your session fee, your due date is secured on my calendar. Once baby is born, let me know as soon as possible (ideally within the first couple of days and absolutely before baby is 7 days) and we will select an actual date. If you do not contact me within that first week, I cannot guarantee availability before the 2 week mark, so please contact me sooner. I always try to leave availability for my newborns, but I do have other session scheduled in advance.

+ HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?

I will send you detailed prep guide on how to prepare newborn and family for your session. It is important to follow these instructions as closely as possible in order for the session to run smoothly.

+ WHEN DO I BOOK MY SESSION?

Maternity and/or Newborn sessions: It is HIGHLY recommended that you reserve these sessions in advance, as soon as you find out you’re expecting or at the beginning of your 2nd trimester. Please do not wait. Once your newborn arrives we can be sure to schedule baby within the first two weeks after birth for posed newborns in the studio while they’re still sleepy for those curly womblike poses. All sessions are booked in advance, occasionally there are last minute openings when babies come early or later than expected. Please don’t hesitate to ask * Milestone and family sessions should be scheduled a minimum of 2-3 months in advance. Due to the amount of returning clients that continue to book milestone and family portraits year after year, dates available to the public must be booked months in advance to ensure available sessions as a new client. Current clients are already on the calendar for the following year.

+ HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?

Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent nurturing of the infant, expect a minimum of 2-3 hours. I do not rush the session, I let baby take as many breaks as needed. Baby’s comfort and safety is my number one priority. The timeframe of family sessions depends on what package you select. I only shoot exactly what I need for that particular package.

+ CAN I PRINT THE PICTURES WHEREVER I WANT?

Yes, I give you full printing rights to do what you’d like with them. Images are delivered via digital downloads. You can share your session with friends and family. I strongly recommend purchasing larger prints and products from me as this is an investment and the quality of professional products is unbeatable!

+ WHEN IS MY SESSION RETAINER DUE?

A non-refundable retainer of $100 is required at the time of booking to secure your session. If it is not paid within 48 hours, your spot will be released. Your balance must be paid by the day prior to your session.

+ HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

Email me at charmariephotography@gmail.com or fill out my contact form.