SO, HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL SESSION?
With your session fee you get 1-3 hours with me at any location within 30 miles of Bristol, RI. Usually it ends up being about one hour, but block three hours, just in case, especially in the case of newborns. Locations outside of the 30-mile radius will require a travel fee. ( please inquire on pricing)
HOW SHOULD I PLAN FOR MY NEWBORN'S SESSION?
Newborn sessions are my favorite. It is such a joy to witness your baby's first days of life. And yes, I mean first days:) I prefer shooting newborns before two weeks of age. I will plan around your schedule; scheduling a session right at feeding time usually makes baby happy. Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of Élan Studio. The studio lighting is beautiful, and the controlled temperature is perfect for baby. I have all of the blankets, hats, headbands, caccoons and baskets, everything we'll need. If the weather is warm and you are feeling adventurous, I can also shoot your newborn outdoors.
SHOULD WE SCHEDULE A STUDIO OR ON-LOCATION SETTING?
I love shooting both in studio and outdoors, so it's entirely up to you. Élan Studio is a 1,500 sq. ft. studio with lots of natural light, tons of props, and a very cozy environment. But, we are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in America, so we also have tons of outdoor locations to choose from (weather permittig). So, either way, you can't go wrong, and I can help you decide!
WHAT ABOUT THE CLOTHES?
A family should wear colors and should coordinate without dressing too "matchy matchty". I would recommend that you pick a few colors and have everyone wear different combinations of those colors (sometimes it is easier to pick out one outfit for someone and work from that). Try to avoid white; it tends to wash people out.
Layers are great for toddlers and children. Feel free to try vests, jackets, blazers, skirts with leggings, or any other combination of clothes. Layers always photograph nicely.
I love accessories! Hats, funky glasses, necklaces, earrings, leg warmers, scarves, hair flowers and headbands - the sky is the limit! Make it interesting!
Try to avoid: wild prints, items of clothing with large logos/writing or cartoon characters. These tend to 'date' photos and do not photograph well.
Props: If your child has a favorite book, toy, animal, feel free to bring it along.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE SESSION FEE?
Prints or digital files are not included in your session fee.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE SEE FROM OUR SESSION?
Expect about 20-30 images in your gallery to view. However, with newborns, depending on their "mood," expect 15-30 images.
CAN I BUY THE DIGITAL IMAGES FROM MY SESSION?
I offer print packages, and some also include hi-resolution digital images.