Maternity Photo Session Information
A special 1 minute message from Naomi
Step One: Scheduling your session
In order to reserve a date, you will:
a) pick a date
b) sign some paperwork
c) pay a non-refundable session fee of $250.
The session fee pays for all the work I do getting you ready for your session, my time and talent the day of your session and all the professional editing and delivery of your final images. It does not include any digital images or print products.
Scheduling your session can easily be done by clicking the link below.
If you need a date that is not specified, be sure to ask! I try to be as flexible as I can.
ONCE I GET YOUR DATE ON THE CALENDAR, I WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU WHEN I RETURN BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR PAPERWORK AND SESSION FEE.
A few things to consider as you pull out your calendar
Maternity photos are best scheduled between 30-35 weeks of pregnancy.
Please do not schedule later than 35 weeks!
Given the beautiful colors and temperate weather, spring and fall are the busiest times of year for outdoor family photos in Pennsylvania. If you'd like a session during one of those times (ESPECIALLY if you want a weekend spot), please get in touch as soon as possible!
If you have a particular date or holiday by which you need prints or gifts (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc.), be sure to book a date at least one month in advance of that date to ensure sufficient processing and printing time.
Beautiful photographs can be made in any kind of weather, but I understand that there are some downsides to being photographed in the pouring rain or the freezing cold. I can and do reschedule sessions for inclement weather, but am also happy to use your home or a family member's home if sticking to the schedule is a priority for you.
Our daughter wasn’t in a great mood that day, but Naomi was calm and worked with us to capture amazing candid shots.
A Few FAQs
What if we need to reschedule?
Rescheduling is free if done before 14 days of your session date. If there is an emergency, sickness, or some event beyond your control within those 14 days that prevents our session from taking place, I am happy to reschedule your family for a date within 30 days.
Otherwise, rescheduling will incur a
$100 fee since I am forgoing other jobs to photograph your family. I hope you understand.
What if I don't like my photos?
Then you would be the first! In that
unlikely event, I will offer you a full re-shoot at no extra cost. I stand by my work and I want you to be overjoyed with your images and products for your home, start to finish.
Why are sessions so late?
I shoot at golden hour because that is the time when the sun gives skin a beautiful glowing look. As the days lengthen, the sunset gets later and later, so that means we may shoot at 8pm at some points in the year.
Taking a later nap will help if that is too close to your kiddo's bedtime.
What exactly is print credit?
Print credit acts just like a coupon code in your gallery shop. You can use the credit toward any of the items that I offer as part of your gallery's online store.
As a maternity client, you will have access to my exclusive gown collection including these options (plus more):
Step Two: The session itself
Once we've decided on a time and date and officially put your session on the books, I'll send you a getting ready guide that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate.
That guide has been created and refined over years of experience, so it typically answers 90% of the questions that come up, but I'm always happy to set up a time to chat if you want additional help.
A few days before our session is scheduled, I'll reach out to confirm our time and location... at that point, if it looks like it's going to be a dark and rainy day or someone seems to be coming down with the flu, we can talk about our rescheduling options. Otherwise, that's the perfect time to ask any last minute questions or let me know if you've come up with a fun idea we haven't discussed.
Finally, take a breath and relax... I promise to give the grown-ups (and kids) breaks throughout the session as needed, and to make it as painless as possible for everyone involved.
Step Three: The fun part
Within just a couple of weeks of your session, you'll receive an email from me letting you know that your photos are ready to view (usually 35-70).
Because I want the moment of seeing your photos for the first time to be really special for you, I put all of those photos into a beautiful slideshow that you can watch whenever your family is ready.
Your slideshow will be available for a full 48 hours so you can watch it as many times as you like and share it with friends and family.
Once you've had a chance to see your slideshow and enjoy your moment, you'll have the opportunity to choose which collection you want to purchase (listed below).
After that, you'll have a full month to select the specific digital files and print items you want to use to fill that collection... zero pressure!
Pricing & Packages
The Highlights Collection
- Maternity session prep guide
- Your choice of 10 high resolution digital files with print release
- $100 print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: Prints, wood art, albums, etc.
The Storybook Collection
- Maternity session prep guide
- Your choice of 20 high resolution digital files
with print release
- $250 print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: Prints, wood art, albums, etc.
The Keepsake Collection
- Maternity session prep guide
- A complete set of high resolution digital files with print release
- $500 print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store
- Complimentary album design
*A 6% PA sales tax will be applied to all collections
One year milestone session bundles are now available
A Milestone Bundle involves 3-4 sessions during the first year of the newborn's life (maternity may be included).
Pay only $500 for your session fee.
Collections may be purchased after every session.
Print credit from these sessions may be combined to purchase a keepsake album containing a variety of images throughout the year.
If you would like to invest in a One Year Milestone bundle, please go ahead and choose your first date from the calendar, but then email me letting me know your choice:
Our two-and-a-half year old wanted nothing to do with pictures, so she patiently waited for moments to snap the perfect photos. The finished photos... WOW! I couldn't love them more.... they are amazing!!!!!! THANK YOU <3
Why the Print Credit?
Because I'm committed to getting every one of my families to the finish line.
Let's face it: Receiving only digital images means that you will have one more thing on your to-do list when this photo session is over. What's more, images on your hard drive hardly EVER see the light of day and stand a high likelihood of being accidentally deleted at some point.
What I'm saying is that all that time and money invested deserve a better return than photos gathering dust on a hard drive somewhere.
You'll never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or flipping through the pages of an album, so I include a substantial print credit with every collection.
See a sampling below.
A few of the items in every gallery shop
Deckled prints are hand torn for a feathered edge, offering a unique way to display a simple print.
Starting at $70
Custom framing is available in a variety of colors either with a matte or without.
Starting at $200
Velvet lay-flat album
This album is literally velvety soft. It is a great way to incorporate all of your images in keepsake album that you and your loved ones can treasure for many years.
Starting at $450
Shipping and sales tax may apply
Naomi makes everything about this photo shoot seem effortless and natural. She is creative and professional. The picture quality is top notch.
I hope that answers all of your questions.
We'll talk soon!
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