When should I book my session?

Maternity sessions are done at 37 weeks, so your baby bump is prominent, but you're still comfortable enough to be out and about. We all know those last weeks are killer!

Thousand Oaks Maternity Sessions

Newborn sessions are done 5-10 days after birth. This allows time to adjust to life but still enjoy those sleepy, squishy poses. Inquire at least during your second trimester for availability! I'll book your due date, and we'll adjust the date! Sessions for babies that get circumcised should be either before the circumcision or after healing.

For all other sessions, it's best to book when you know the specific date to ensure you get it.

What do I need to bring & how do i prepare for my baby's newborn session?

When you book your newborn session, I will send you an email with a detailed guide on preparing your baby on the day of your session. If you have any questions after reviewing the guide, just ask! Every instruction in my prep guide is there for a reason.

As for what to bring, just bring yourselves and any necessities; this will also be covered in the guide. I have an extensive collection of natural and organic props, blankets, bonnets, headbands, and outfits for your baby’s session. I focus on soft, organic, and subtle textiles paired with natural materials. Keeping props and backdrops simple helps focus on what matters, your baby. Please speak to me before the shoot if you want something specific for your session!

Thousand Oaks Newborn Photographer

Can I bring extra family and friends to the session?

I don't recommend bringing additional people to your session. It can be distracting. Keeping the people that will be in the session is optimal. Contact me regarding this policy.

When and how will I get my photos?

Your gallery should be completed within two weeks after your session. When your gallery is ready, I will email you a link to view your gallery. If you have not chosen a gallery package prior, you can do so after viewing your images. You will be able to download all purchased digital images. Prints will also be available.

Remember that not every photo will make it into your final gallery. Many factors go into the selection process, including but not limited to composition, light source, exposure, focus, and my organic style. Only approximately one photo out of every 10-15 is worth editing. Don’t worry; I guarantee a full gallery of stunning images to choose from.

Do you remove wrinkles and blemishes?

My photos are edited to be true to reality, but I do make wrinkles less noticeable and I remove blemishes, zits and red splotches in skin. I can do more detailed and specific editing upon request and for an added charge.

What about my own camera or recording device?

Again, because I want you to get the photos you paid for, please refrain from using your cell phone or other camera equipment during our session. It can be very distracting. When the session is over shoot away!

What should we wear for family sessions?

I recommend complementing, not matching, flattering and well-fitting clothing. I tell my clients to start with Mom's outfit and build from there. See my Pinterest page for pins on this. I will also send you a What to Wear Guide once you book a family session. I want to take the stress out of this part of your session! Interested in a personalized styled session? Please call or email me for details!

Ventura County Family Photographer

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