WHAT TYPE OF SESSIONS DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH?
I primarily specialize in Bump to Belly. I photograph Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Milestones through your little ones first birthday. I also photograph families on a limited basis.
I do not photograph weddings at all but can recommend some great local photographers for you.
I WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A SESSION, HOW FAR AHEAD OF TIME SHOULD I CONTACT YOU?
On average, I book 2-3 weeks ahead of time during the year with very limited weekend availability. September through mid-December, I book 6 to 8 weeks in advance.
I highly recommend booking newborns several months ahead of time. Parents who pre-book their due dates receive first priority on our schedule. I only book a maximum of two due dates per week, so that we can be sure to get everyone in for their session in a timely manner. Sadly, sometimes parents who call us to book a session after their birth don’t always get in.
I only book one Birth Story Session a month to avoid overlapping of due dates and on call time. Because of this, birth clients tend to book very early on in their pregnancy to be sure to obtain a slot. For 2017, I will not be taking any birth clients from May through August and from November through January 2018.
As far as windows go, I photograph Maternity Sessions between 30 & 35 weeks and Newborns before they are 14 days old.
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
My studio is located at 2121 Boundary St, Suite 202 in Beaufort SC. Travel fees are included for outdoor sessions up to 20 miles from my studio. Additional travel is available for a fee. I do not provide studio services in your home.
WHEN DO YOU SCHEDULE SESSIONS?
Newborn Sessions are scheduled at 9:30 am on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Doing these sessions in the morning is vital to avoid an overstimulated baby and give us the best chance at a great session.
All other studio sessions are scheduled in the late morning or afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
On location sessions are done either 1 hour before sunset. This time will vary through out the year.
Beach sessions are must be scheduled around high and low tide which offers less flexibility on dates.
HOW DO WE ORDER OUR IMAGES?
Your images will be available for you to view during your ordering session. I require all decision makers be present during the appointment as this is when your final order will be placed. I offer online galleries and Skype ordering sessions for my out of state clients only.
DO YOU OFFER PACKAGES?
I believe that what fits Harry doesn’t fit Sally – Each person has individual tastes and needs which makes fitting you into a pre made package harder. We offer 3 different Collections that include digital files as well as a credit to select your printed product. This gives you full flexibility on how you want to display your images.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
I require a non refundable retainer fee be paid at the time of booking. This can be done over the phone, in person or through an online invoice.
The amount of the retainer is equivalent to $200 for full session and will be deducted from your selected package. The remaining balance of your selected package is due 1 week prior to your session date.
Mini Sessions must be paid in full at booking.
All additional orders must be paid for at the ordering session. Products are not ordered or delivered until payment plan is completed and paid in full.
We also offer a Baby Registry option for expectant parents to be able to share with friends and family to help offset the investment in their portraits.
I accept all major credit cards, cash and cashier checks. All sales are final once your payment has been processed and can not be cancelled or reduced.
WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?
I am a firm believer in the fact that you should not need a device or electricity of any kind to be able to view your images. They should be proudly displayed on your walls or tucked away in a beautiful album or image box for the more intimate ones.
I offer high quality, archival items that I have carefully researched and selected for their durability as well as their unique designs. I offer a variety of Wall Art such as Fine Art Prints and Canvas as well as Italian hand made Albums.
HOW MUCH DO YOUR CLIENTS SPEND?
We encourage all prospective clients to come by the studio for a complimentary consultation in order to view all our products. This allows us to give you a better idea of price points and budget depending on what products you would like to take home to display your beautiful images.
Remember : everyone’s needs are different – some spend a little more and some spend a little less.
Ready to book your session?
Call us at 843-619-7357 or email us at email@example.com !