Frequently Asked questions

How soon should I book my portrait session?

The sooner the better. I have a limited number of sessions I can accommodate per month and my schedule often fills quickly, so contact me as soon as you can to reserve your session.


When is the best time to photograph a Newborn?

The best time to photograph a newborn is between 5 and 14 days. During this time baby is still very sleepy and less sensitive to sound and touch. As the babies pass the two week mark, they become more sensitive, alert, and tend to be less flexible. While Newborn Sessions are available throughout the first 8 weeks not all babies older than two weeks are able to be posed in all of the adorably curly, sleepy poses.


What if I book a Newborn session and my baby comes early or late?

Babies rarely come on their due date. All Newborn sessions are scheduled tentatively. Once baby arrives we will adjust the scheduled appointment. Once your session retainer fee is paid you are guaranteed a session.


When is the best time to have a maternity session?

Maternity portraits are best between weeks 27 and 35 of your pregnancy. You will have a beautiful baby bump at this time and be still be comfortable to pose for the portraits. However, if you are later in pregnancy we can still create beautiful maternity portraits you and your family will cherish.


Do you provide the props for the Newborn session?

Yes, I provide everything needed to style your newborn session. I have a large variety of props, hats, bonnets, outfits, wraps, and baskets. In fact I hand make a many of the adorable little knit pieces I use for my newborn sessions.


Do you sell Gift Certificates?

I do offer Gift Certificates.


Do you accept Credit Cards?

Yes, I accept all major credit cards.

“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
- A.A. Milne-


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maternity • newborn • baby's first year

Serving Austin, ,TX and it's surrounding areas.