FAQ's

There is some real gold in here, so make sure you read these before booking.

When should I book my session?

I recommend booking your session at least 3-4 months in advance. I take only 4 bookings a month, as I am a busy homeschooling Mama of three. Occasionally there are still last-minute spaces available, so don’t hesitate to check in, if you missed that time frame.

Are there any hidden costs in your fees?

No, not at all. I hate being faced with sneaky ‘extra costs’ myself, so I made my packages all inclusive. The package prices + gst, are the totals. If you choose to, there is the option to purchase extras, but it is not required.

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans are definitely possible, if there is enough time before your session date to do this. This is why I recommend booking your session at least 3-4 months in advance. A minimum $299 deposit is due upon booking and the remainder can be split into 2 or 3 more payments. Your full package price is due prior to your session date. Sessions will not occur without full payment made.

What do I wear for my session?

I love helping my clients plan outfits for the whole family. Your clothing is so important in your professional images. This is why I have built my own client closet. I have a selection of outfits for babies, children and Mamas that are comfortable and photograph beautifully. You don’t have to worry about finding your own clothing, I’ve got you covered. You can see the wardrobe options online here!

Can I wear my own clothes for my session? Or do I need to use the client closet?

You most definitely can wear your own clothes for your session. The client closet is just there as a bonus, should you wish to use it. We discuss in advance the styling for your session, so that your professional images look their best. I can also link you to some amazing websites where you can select an outfit of your own. I recommend a palette of 3-5 colours so your group looks great together but not too similar. Avoid busy patterns and graphics or words on clothing.

Can we do family photos during my maternity | newborn | milestone session?

Of course! My new studio space has enough room to keep everything set up and ready to go, so making a jump between sets is an easy task. Siblings and family shots are so important. I want you to have those memories to, so they are strongly encouraged.

Why can’t I do a posed newborn session with the DIJ package?

This is a great question and something I get asked often. Posed newborn sessions take a lot of time. One pose can take 25 minutes to get baby in position. It is strictly the time limitations that make a newborn posed session impossible for the 1 hour package. A lifestyle session however is much quicker, as there is no waiting time for posing. Baby is photographed naturally, as the family interacts with baby. So, only lifestyle newborn session are available with the DIJ package.

Is it possible to do a mix of lifestyle and posed images?

Yes, this is possible with the ACE package. Maternity, milestone and family sessions can include both styles for this package.

How soon do we get to see our photos?

Seeing your pictures is the best part! You will be sent an online PROOF gallery (marked with 'do not copy') within a few days of your session. Proofs are images that are not edited, which allows me to get your gallery out much quicker.  Once you make your final selections, I do a full, final edit on those images.

How many pictures are in a full gallery?

Your proof gallery will include a minimum of 40 images. These are the best images taken at your session. I do not show all of the images captured.  Most of the images not included have eyes closed, someone not looking or are duplicates that aren't as good as what made the cut.  I never give out RAW or unedited images.

Can I buy extra images?

Yes, of course! If you decide, after seeing your images, that you want to buy more of them, you can. Digital images are sold individually or in sets of 5, 10 or all. High quality, heirloom products are also available for purchase.  Request a catalogue to see what is available.

How long till my products arrive?

This is a hard one to put a date on, especially with shipping delays we are seeing worldwide. Some items come quickly, within 1-2 weeks after edits are complete, so it largely depends on what products you order. My edits are generally done in 1-2 weeks and orders are placed as soon as possible. The albums and custom hand-carved frames come from Europe and those take the longest, around 6-8 weeks. If you would like your digitals and small prints as soon as they arrive, you can make a separate pick up, ahead of the rest of your items. Whichever items you order, I am doing my best to get them to you as soon as I can.

Do you travel and offer in-home photography?

At this time, I am only working out of my studio in Lloydminster, Alberta. The studio is brand new and styled with a boho bedroom scene. I do not offer in-home photography.