Common Questions

When is the best time to book maternity and newborn sessions?

Newborn and maternity sessions should be booked early in your pregnancy. The best time for maternity session is 29-36 weeks.

Newborn sessions should be booked in your second or third trimester. However, if you you have already had your baby please contact me to see if I have any availability.

What is the best age to photograph my newborn?

Newborn session is the best when your baby is 5-10 days old. Your little one is still sleepy and flexible and their skin is soft. Most of the photos in my newborn portfolio contains images of babies 5-14 days old.

If you miss the newborn stage, it will be still possible to photograph your baby, however, the images might not look similar to the pictures on my portfolio. After 14 days old, newborns are not as sleepy and they do not curl up easily. For older babies I plan for more swaddle set ups and I take more awake shots.

Can you travel to my home for newborn session?

At the moment, I do not offer any in home sessions. All newborn sessions are held in my studio in Beverly Hills. Newborn sessions are held in the morning only.

How can I book a newborn session with you?

The best way to contact me is by sending me an email via the contact page. Complete the short contact form so I can get in touch with you. I usually reply within 24 hours. I will send you an invoice for $200 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. After paying your deposit, you will receive a confirmation email of your booking. After baby arrives I will be expecting an email or phone call from you, then we will decide on the day of actual session. Once we confirm the day of the photoshoot, I will send you an email with some tips on how to prepare for your session.

Do you provide props?

My studio provides all the high end props, clothes for newborn and babies, maternity gowns, wraps, hair accessories, floor etc. You do not have to worry about any of that.

When am I going to receive my photos?

You will receive your digital color corrected gallery in about a week. Then, you can choose your favorites for artistic editing. Once, you select your favorites, please allow 2 weeks to receive your edited digital gallery.

How long is the newborn session?

It depends on your baby’s sleepiness. It can take up to 3 hours. I allow enough time for feeding and changing. As an artist, I do not like to be rushed and I want you to get the best result possible.

Are you up to date on the Whooping Cough Vaccine?

Definitely! All my vaccines are up to date (TDap and Flu) and I am safe to be around newborns.

What to expect at the newborn session

Before the actual session, I usually ask my clients about their favorite colors that they want me to use at the session. Please feel free to send me inspiration images from my portfolio, so I can get a better sense of your style. Prior to your arrival, all the set ups will be ready in the studio. Please note, that everything before the session will be steam sanitized and I require to wear shoe covers in the studio which I provide.

The room is heated for baby’s comfort, so please dress accordingly. Please feel yourself at home, you can relax and enjoy your rest while I pose and photograph your little model. I provide water and snacks in the studio. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.

During the session, baby’s comfort and safety is my number one priority. I have studied newborn safety and I will only do poses that I am confident doing. I usually do 4 set ups at the session, plus I love to capture little details, such as lips, fingers, and toes. If baby has a sibling, I will start by posing the baby with the sibling and then move on to parents shots. Once we finish family poses, it’s a good idea for one of the parents to take sibling home or for a walk, so we could concentrate on the newborn session.

Newborn sessions require a very quiet and calm atmosphere. I will be using white noise / baby shusher at the session. We have to keep the baby as relaxed and sleepy as possible.

Rescheduling and Cancelation

In the event of an illness, please call as soon as possible to reschedule. If I get sick, during the week of your session, I will notify the client and we will have to reschedule, as I put baby’s safety first. Please note, your deposit in not refundable, but in case of cancelation, you can use it towards different session within 6 months of the original scheduled date.