FAQs

 

What do I receive?

You receive a CD of digital images including the best photos from your shoot, edited and retouched for you to own plus a custom made photo album.

I take about two hundred photos during the photo session. Later, I review all the photos and pick out the best 40-60 photos. I choose the best photos from the variety of poses taken and try to capture the personality and love of your family. I edit these to perfection, removing drool, red marks and blemishes. All photos are then placed in colour and black & white on disc. I do not edit out t-shirt logos.

You receive:

  • A custom made 20 page 5×5 album printed on metallic photo paper
  • A disc with all the best photos,
  • Total amount of colour and black & white photos ranges from 80-120 photos
  • Freedom to reprint and/or enlarge the photos at your own discretion

How do I make an appointment?

Please email me for a quick response; phone messages are not the best way to reach me. I work Wednesday’s and every second weekend. Saturdays (9am 11am 1pm 3pm) Sundays (10am 12pm 2pm) but I try to be flexible with my time. These times are dependent on my personal schedule and may change at any time.

You’ll want to pick a time that makes the most sense for your child. During the appointment there will be time for feedings and cuddles so feel free to bring snacks and drinks. I leave 2 hours for the shoot but I do book shoots all day, so there is a time limit. Please keep this in mind and if you are going to be late please phone me to let me know. As well if you are going to be early please phone as I probably am still with a client or I am cleaning the studio and I am not ready for you.

If you could let me know whether you prefer a weekday or a weekend and what time makes sense to you I will then send you available dates/times. When I send out dates these are the same dates I send everyone and they are filled on a first come first served basis. Please keep in mind I have my own family and when I can’t take you it is because I am spending time with my family.

C 604-722-7337 text/phone

Where are you located?

My studio is in my home in North Delta, BC. After you make an appointment I will send you the details.

How long is a session?

The session is generally about an hour to 1.5 hours

When will our photos be ready?

It takes 3 weeks to prepare the photos. And I will contact you by email as soon as they are ready for pick-up. I can also mail the photos to you – shipping is $15.

 Where can we get them developed?

You can take your CD and develop them at any photo store. I recommend Photo Expert at Scottsdale Mall in North Delta. You can view the photos at your leisure on your home computer. Photo Expert can do everything online including payment and mailing your photos to you

Do you take photos of pets?

I understand your pet is a valued member of your family but my studio is not set up for pets. Out of respect for families who are allergic to animals I like keep your pets inclusion in the photos to a minimum. If you believe that your pet can handle coming for a few photos and then waiting in the car for the remainder of the photos to be taken then by all means bring your pet. Please advise me if you are interested in bringing your pet. There is a charge of $25 for every session you wish to bring your pet to.

What if we didn’t get that one shot I really wanted?

All photos are guaranteed and if for any reason you are unsatisfied then we will re-shoot until you are happy with your shots.  Newborns often take two session at no extra cost.

What if I need to cancel?

Canceling or changing an appointment may be necessary; however, there will be a $50 session fee surcharge added to any rescheduled appointment on a cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the appointment date without good reason.

Do you do outdoor shots?

Absolutely. outdoor shots are best taken when the weather is a little more dependable. Cloudy days are best to avoid strong shadows. Beaches and parks are great. Please remember that I do not control the weather and I will not do retakes because of poor weather. There is a $50 charge for all outdoor shoots on top of the session payment.

When is the best time to come?

Maternity Photos – shoots are best booked between 33 and 37 weeks. However I have taken photos mere days before the baby is due and all went well. If having the photos are important then book at least 6 weeks before you are due.

Newborn photos –  These photos are best taken in the first 2-3 weeks simply because the baby is more likely to stay in the fetal position better, but when you are comfortable coming is also important. We can make an appointment close to your due date or as soon as possible after your baby has arrived.

Babies – any age is good but being able to hold their head up adds variety to the shots, as well for slightly older babies being able to sit by themselves is very beneficial. Crawling and walking babies are slightly challenging but you are able to get more genuine photos of their wonderful personalities.

Special Occasions – If you want photos for a special occasion please book at least 3 weeks in advance in order to receive the photos back in time. For Christmas, I stop taking photos at the end of November in order to have the photos back to you in time for developing for gifts. If you need to mail the photos please take that into account and add 3 weeks. But feel free to try me as I might have opened up some space.

Can I buy a gift certificate?

Absolutely, gift certificates make wonderful baby shower and Christmas gifts and can be personalized. Also, if you would like to contribute payment towards a session for family or friends this can be arranged as well. Please let me know who the certificate is for and who it is from. Gift certificates are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. If you are paying for someone’s entire session GST will be included.