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Here's the answer to some frequently asked questions...
How do we plan for a Fresh 48 or Newborn Session when I don't know the exact date my baby will be born?
This is a question I receive frequently with baby session inquiries. It's actually super simple and it's never too early to get your session on the books!
We obviously don't know the exact day your baby will be born, so when you book a Fresh 48 or Newborn Session with me, I will send you a contract to fill out - along with an invoice. You simply fill the contract out, pay your 50% deposit, and then send me a message when your baby is born! The balance isn't due until after your little one is here.
Once baby arrives, we will set the exact date and time for your session.
Are there travel fees for your services?
My preferred location for outdoor Family Sessions is at the private field outside of my studio in Maryville, IL. If clients request their session to be done at a park in St. Louis, a minimum $35 travel fee will be assessed. This option is only available pending scheduling allowance.
There is also a minimum $35 travel fee added to In-Home Newborn Sessions that are further than 15 miles from zipcode 62208.
When will we get our photos back?
One of the things I truly pride myself on is my lighting-fast turn around time! While my contracts state I have up to two weeks to deliver your completed gallery, 99.99% of the time my clients have their fully edited gallery back within 2-3 days. Industry standard is 2 to 4+ weeks and I promise you'll never have to wait near that long to see the beautiful art we made at your session!
**PS - please be assured that I never compromise quality for speed when editing, nor do I hire out any portion of my work -- all of my galleries are hand edited by me 100% of the time! Silver lining of my OCD, perhaps? I can't relax while knowing I have work to be done, so I honestly enjoy getting your images back to you ASAP!!
Do we get a print release with our session fee?
Yep! Upon receiving your images, you will also get a full print release. The images in your viewing gallery will likely have a big 'ol watermark across the middle of the photo, but that is gone after you download your photos. Images with a watermark are NOT printable or shareable, so please wait to print and share until you download them to your computer.