NEWBORN FAQ



WHEN SHOULD I HIRE A NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?

Feel free to contact me if you already have a baby and I will be happy to accommodate your session on my calendar if possible, but I recommend to save the date 2 months before your due date to ensure availability since I only book a limited number of sessions per month. 

When you book your newborn session, a reservation fee is paid and a tentative date of 10 days after your due date is added to my calendar. 

Once your baby is born, you will let me know as soon as possible so then I can change it my schedule if necessary. 


ARE YOU VACCINATED?

Absolutely! Up to date with my yearly flu shots and fully vaccinated against COVID.


WHEN WILL THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?

The traditional posed newborns are best photographed in the first 4 weeks (the earlier days are preferred - between 5 - 15 days) when they sleep better, love curling into the adorable poses, don’t have much colic, and usually haven’t started developing baby acne or cradle cap.


WHERE DOES THE NEWBORN SESSION TAKE PLACE?

The "Lifestyle Newborn Photo Session" takes place in your house.

For the “Posed Photo Session” Packages 1, 2 and 3, the newborn photo session takes place in my studio (Denver – 80212).


WOULD YOU TRAVEL TO MY HOUSE FOR A LIFESTYLE PHOTO SESSION?

Yes, I do travel. 

Lifestyle newborn photography takes place at your home and we will usually spend the majority of the shoot focusing on the connection between you and your baby, and photographing your baby within their new surroundings. The photographs are generally more natural and your baby may be awake or asleep when they are photographed. I will not bring props or outfits.


WOULD YOU TRAVEL TO MY HOUSE FOR A POSED NEWBORN PHOTO SESSION?

Yes, I do travel.

To maintain the consistency and quality of my work and ensure the perfect environment with all variables under control - scenery and lighting systems, perfect room temperature, etc., a supplemental fee of $200 will be added for an in-home "posed" newborn session to cover the extra expenses as an assistant who will help me bring and set up my studio in your home and to covering my time to pack all props and accessories and travel time.


DO I NEED TO PROVIDE ANY OUTFIT OR ACESSORY FOR NEWBORN PHOTO SESSION?

For the “Posed” Newborn Photo Session Packages, you don’t need to worry about anything. I will provide the scenario, props and all the production needed for the photos.

For the “Lifestyle Newborn Photo Session", I will not bring props or outfits.


CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC SET OR ACESSORY FOR MY BABY PHOTO SESSION?

In case you have some piece of clothes with sentimental value, we can include to the session, (limit of 3 pieces). 

If you would like to have a similar photo from my portfolio, please let me know about it before your session day.

Scenarios, objects, accessories from photos taken with other professionals can be used as reference provided that I have something similar in my collection.


CAN I CHOOSE THE POSES FOR THE SESSION?

Before starting the session, I will check the baby's flexibility which is a unique characteristic of every baby, so I cannot guarantee specific poses as it depends on the baby and not on me. I will respect the baby's limit and preferences for each pose, making him/her feel comfortable all the time.


FOR THE LIFESTYLE SESSION, CAN I HAVE THE OPTION TO CHANGE DIFFERENT CLOTHING-ACCESSORIES FOR MY BABY DURING THE SESSION?

Yes, I recommend up to 2 changes of clothes. You know, babies hate changing clothes and we don't want an angry baby during the session.


ARE SIBLINGS/PARENTS SHOTS INCLUDED?

Family shots are included for the Lifestyle Photo Session and Posed Packages 2 and 3. 

"Posed Package 1" does not includes parent-sibling photos.


WHAT IF MY BABY CRIES AND WE CANNOT TAKE THE PHOTOS?

Babies are unpredictable, especially in this adaptation phase out of the belly, so we also consider the possibility of a bad day for the baby, then we wouldn't be able to make it, so we could reschedule according to availability.


ARE THE IMAGES EDITED?

Professional post-processing and artistic editing is included in every image that will compose your package.


DO I RECEIVE ALL THE PHOTOS INCLUDING UNEDITED IMAGES?

For the packages 1, 2 and 3, according to your hired package, only the selected pictures from the online private gallery will be delivered in high resolution digital file, hand edited, in color and black & white for download. Unedited photos will not be delivered.

The Lifestyle Photo Session includes all images taken that will be delivered as a high resolution digital file, in color and black and white for download.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO DELIVER THE DIGITAL IMAGES AND PRINTS?

The deadline for the first presentation for photo choosing is 5 (five) business days (online gallery of unedited photos). The deadline for the delivery of the artistically edited digital file selected is 10 (ten) business days after the selection. The printed images 5 in x 7 in will be delivered by mail around 15 (fifteen) working days after delivery of the finished files by download.

For other products the deadline will be informed at the moment of purchase.


CAN I BUY MORE PHOTOS THAN CONTRACTED?

Yes, you can. Price for each extra finished digital image:

1 to 4 photos - $20 each image in color and B&W

5+ photos - $15 each image in color and B&W


If you are still unsure about something, just ask, I’m always here to help.


ana@anaramalhophotography.com

(303).472-0696