That really depends. A session can last anywhere between 45 minutes to about an hour and half, sometimes more! For newborns and babies, it can sometimes last up to three hours. We have to take into account feedings, diaper changing, and temperament changes! Maternity, family, and sessions with older children are usually shorter, and typically go for about an hour. My ultimate goal is to tell the complete story of you and your family, and I always make sure that I have a good variety and amount of images to present to you.
I do not have an exact number of images that I include in your final gallery. The number of final, edited images is dependent upon location(s), any wardrobe changes, props, and breaks, and the best of the best images using my artistic judgement. The number of final images I will provide in your gallery will usually be between 30-40 images for portrait/engagement/and boudoir session.s These images are the final image selection for you to view. A newborn session will normally yield a minimum of at least 20 fully edited images.
All of the images are not included in your session fee unless it is a wedding. The pricing page for portraits, boudoir, and business branding/headshots will tell you how many images are included. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional images from your gallery.
As the creator of the images, the full copyright remains with me. With any digital image purchase, you will have the right to print and post the images at your pleasure. If you do not want any of your images shown on my website, portfolio, or social media accounts, you can opt out and not sign the model realize. If you wish to purchase the full copyright of the images, in which you have complete ownership to do what you please, contact me directly and I will give you a quote.
The session fee needs to be paid in full in order to book and confirm your session, along with the signed contract. This means that you can pay 50% of the session fee to book your session and get in the calendar, and the remainder no longer than 7 days prior to your session. Or, if you prefer, you can pay the total cost. The 50% session fee is non-refundable except under extenuating circumstances, and your date can be moved to another date based on availability.
The best time to book your newborn session is at least 2-3 months prior to your due date, or even sooner if you like to plan early. Your newborn session should take place within 5-14 days after baby is born. For a maternity session, you should book at least 4 weeks before your desired session date as the calendar fills up fast. Weekends are the most requested dates, and those book up incredibly fast, so I always suggest to get the ball rolling if you want to get on the calendar.
Portrait sessions such as family, children, maternity and more are best booked up until two weeks out up until your desired session date. Dates are based on my availability.
Your images are typically ready 14 business days days after your session. If you plan on scheduling a Photo Reveal Session, you can schedule that as soon as 14 days after your session.
Once your order has been placed, you will receive your order within 14-21 business days. Digital purchases will be available to download to your computer immediately after purchase. Prints, print products, and other items can take up to 4 weeks for delivery. Albums can take up to six weeks for delivery once the final design is approved. Items will not be ordered or delivered until balance is paid in full