Try to keep mittens on his/her hands 2 days prior to the session so they don’t scratch their face(newborn socks might stay on the hands better, haha.)
The night before the day of the session if possible try to get dry skin flakes off their face. This can be done with a wet baby washcloth.
Please dont use diapers with designs on them as it could show through my newborn outfits.
Try not to let them sleep all morning. We want a sleepy baby for the session. If you are able to pump a bottle or bring formula for the session please do so.
Here is the biggie.
Please bring a pacifier. I realize some doctors say don’t give the baby a pacifier for a while but it really can save a session. If we need to use a pacifier it really is only for very short periods of time and it’s a last resort.
Feel free to bring yourself a snack/drink as this will take at least 2hrs maybe longer. If you are breast feeding and drink caffeine try not to for 36-48 hrs leading up to the session as this could affect the babies sleeping habits.
The studio will be very very warm so please dress accordingly. Solid colors are best for family portraits. Please arrive dressed in the outfit you will be wearing for parent photos. Make sure you do your hair and makeup at your house or the ride over in the car as I will start with family photos.
What is your Wedding photography style?
My style is creative photojournalism. I love capturing the love and connections between family and friends with a creative play on lighting and angles. If you are looking for something a little unique you have come to the right place. You will not see posed family portraits on my site but rest assured I take family pictures at every wedding I photograph. I am just more focused on telling your love story through moments captured.
When should I book my wedding with you?
If wedding photography is one of the most important things to you I would book your wedding photographer as soon as you have booked your venue. I have booked dates a year and half out.
How do I reserve my wedding date with you?
I require a signed contract and a retainer of 1250+tax.
How many pictures do I get?
I typically provide 75-100 wedding photos per hour I'm at the event.
When do I get my photos?
Online galleries are posted online typically 3-5 weeks from your wedding. You will be able to download your high resolution digital files directly to your computer. If you order prints from me you will receive your prints 1-2 weeks from order date, a little longer around the holidays.
Do you work with a 2nd Photographer?
Yes and no. I have spent the last 11 years photographing weddings solo but there are situations when a 2nd photographer is needed. If you are having over 170 wedding guest lets discuss adding on the 2nd photographer. Rest assured I feel totally comfortable photographing a wedding by myself. I pride myself on capturing the great moments of your day.
When should I do engagement and bridal photos?
Bridal portraits are typically done when your wedding dress has had its final alterations, 1-2 months before the wedding day. Engagement photos can be done anytime.
Preferred Wedding Vendors
Here are just a few of my favorite Raleigh wedding vendors. I have personally worked with all these vendors on more than one occasion. You will be in good hands with them