Where do you do newborn sessions?
The newborn session is the only one I offer indoors. I will come to your house and incorporate your baby blankets and furniture in the photographs. I enjoy taking pictures of newborns in their home environment where they are comfortable. If there are other children in the family I will also take pictures of them with the newborn, either outdoors, on the couch, or in the parents’ bedroom.
Do I have permission to print and share the images after the newborn session?
After the contract is signed and the images are delivered you will have permission to print and share the images for personal use. You can buy prints though the company the digital link comes from. They are fantastic! You may not, however, sell, edit, or advertise the images. I also ask that when you share my images on social avenues you tag/give credit to “Anna Grace Photography, LLC”.
Do you require a deposit?
I do not require a deposit. You will pay the full amount by check (made out to Anna Grace Photography) or cash on the day of the session.
Do you provide props for the shoot?
I do not provide props. You are welcome to have baby blankets, hats, bows, swaddles, stuffed animals, a basket, etc for me to photograph during the session. I do take photos of the nursery so you will have a few detail shots of those pieces!
Do you provide black and white images?
I have a special love for black and white images. They cause viewers to focus on the emotion rather than the colors and shapes. Black and white photos are timeless and beautiful. During the editing process, I choose certain images that lend themselves to a monochrome look and provide them in both color and black and white!
What is your photographic style?
I consider my style to be realistic, full of light and beauty. I am a lover of natural light and love and capturing the moments as they happen. Whether it is dad throwing his son in the air or siblings kissing the newborn together. During portraits I like to pose the family based on the kids personalities and ages. Capturing timeless memories that will last a lifetime.
What does the timeline of a newborn session look like?
Newborn sessions normally require one hour to an hour and a half. The first half hour - 45 minutes, I will take pictures of the newborn alone—some swaddled, some undressed (if you would like), and some in an outfit. This is up to you! In the second half of the session, I will take pictures of the parents with the newborn and with other siblings. It is fine and very normal for the mother to nurse/bottle feed during the session if the baby becomes fussy.
When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?
Since babies arrive on their own timetable, they could be one month early or two weeks late I typically wait to schedule the date of the shoot until the baby is born. If this sounds stressful, we can schedule the session for 2 weeks after the baby is due or for a later or earlier date. I am very flexible. After the baby is born, I normally suggest booking the shoot for between two weeks - one month while they are still small.
How long does it take to receive my images after the newborn session?
I will put up a preview images within 48 hours after the session. My turnaround time is 3-4 weeks for the rest of the images. You will receive a digital link that you can share with friends and family with all of the high-res images. For the newborn session you will receive between 75 images. I edit each image and place my expertise into the cropping, coloring, and artistic edits. I want the images to look as realistic as possible to the mood and moment it was captured in.