Session Details

Session details and frequently asked questions can be found here.  After reviewing session details, look at my different newborn and family photo packages to see which one is right for you.  If you are ready to book your session, fill out my contact form or email me at anniewhitakerphotography@gmail.com.

When do newborn sessions take place?

Newborn sessions are scheduled between 4-14 days. This is done for several reasons. Newborns this young are more likely to “curl up” and remain sleepy for the duration of the session. They are much more tolerant of being posed and moved around than a 3 or 4 week old. Almost all of the “sleepy newborn” shots you see here on the website were done with newborns 14 days old or younger. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, don’t worry, we can still capture beautiful photos-it may just take more effort on both ends and we will need to skip some of the poses you see.

How do I book a session when I’m not sure when baby will be born?

Once you pay your session fee, your due date is secured on my calendar.  We will make tentative plans around that time. Once baby is born, let me know as soon as possible (ideally within the first couple of days and absolutely before baby is 7 days) and we will select an actual date. If you do not contact me within that first week, I cannot guarantee availability before the 2 week mark, so please contact me sooner. I always try to leave availability for my newborns, but I do have other session scheduled in advance.

How do I prepare for my newborn session?

Once I receive your retainer I will send you a newborn session questionnaire to fill out that will help me plan the details of your session.  I will also send you detailed instructions on how to prepare newborn and family for the session.  It is important to follow these instructions as closely as possible in order for the session to run smoothly.

How long does a session last?

Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent nurturing of the infant, expect a minimum of 3 hours. I do not rush the session, I let baby take as many breaks as needed. Baby’s comfort and safety is my number one priority.

Where is my session going to take place?

Newborn sessions take place in my home studio where you have access to all of my props and beautiful studio lighting.

Family Sessions take place at either Fountainebleau State Park or Fairview State Park.  Sometimes we may go to a random location if I find some beautiful flowers or pretty light.

Can I print the pictures wherever I want?

Yes, I give you full printing rights to do what you’d like with them.  Images are delivered via PASS digital downloads.  You can share your session with friends and family via PASS.  Also, you have the option to order professional prints directly from your link and the images will be shipped directly to your home.  I strongly recommend purchasing larger prints and products from me as this is an investment and the quality of professional products is unbeatable!  If you choose to use a consumer lab, I recommend MPIX.

Can I order professional prints?

Yes.  In the link you receive to download your high resolution images, you are also able to order beautiful professional images which is highly recommended.

When is my session fee due?

A non-refundable retainer of $150 (plus tax) is required at the time of booking to secure your session.  If it is not paid within one week, your spot will be released.  Your balance must be paid by the day of your session.

How do I book a session?

Email me at anniewhitakerphotography@gmail.com or fill out my contact form.