1. How long is a portrait session?
A portrait session is typically 1.5 hours – 2 hours. Newborns sessions last a bit longer. Generally expect a newborn session to last 3 hours.
2. What clothing is best for portrait sessions?
I recommend clothing that doesn’t have any logos or loud patterns. Family members should compliment each other (think coordinating, not matching). Choose items with good color, texture (ie, knits, ruffles, denim) and accessories. You are also welcome to bring changes of clothing. I would limit it to one wardrobe change though as time will be limited.
Newborns will generally be shot in the nude, or in diaper. Onesies may also be used preferrably white or solid coloured. We can also photograph in a favourite outfit if you desire. I recommend having several receiving blankets on hand that can be used and washed later in case of soiling.
3. Do you supply props for the newborn session?
I will arrive with an assortment of hats, blankets and baskets etc. If you have a favourite blanket, hat or prop you would like incorporated that shouldn’t be a problem.
4. When will my photos be ready?
I try to have the photos done as quickly as possibly and mailed out to you. My turn around time is approximately 3 weeks.
5. Do you have a studio?
No, I do not have a studio. Photos can be done outdoors at a location of your choosing or in your home, providing there is good natural light. For newborns, I’m able to accomodate newborn portraits only in my home. No family photos.
6. Do you accept Visa or Mastercard?
No, at this point in time I do not accept Visa or Mastercard. Deposits can be made by Email Money Transfer. The balance of the session is due the day before by Email Money Transfer or the day of the session in cash. If Email Money Transfer is an issue please contact me and we will try to work out alternate arrangements.
7. When is the ideal time to do a newborn session?
The ideal time for a newborn session is before the baby is two weeks old. My personal preference is between 4-10 days. During this time, the baby is generally more easily poseable and sufficiently sleepy to get the cute, curled up newborn images you see in my galleries.
8. How do Newborn bookings work? What if my baby arrives early?
I only book limited newborn sessions on a monthly basis. This leaves room for any newborns that arrive early or late. All I ask is that you contact me as soon as possible after the baby arrives or when you are in labour if you are so inclined! Most newborn sessions are done during the weekend.
9. What if my baby has to be in the hospital and we can’t do a session within the first two weeks?
If this happens, we will do a session when the baby is home.
10. When is the best time to do a Maternity Session?
The best time for maternity sessions is between 32-36 weeks. If you are further along it’s not a problem if you are comfortable and wanting to do the session.
11. What are your package prices?
My pricing can be found under the investment tab in the menu. The link for the investment tab is : http://www.michellecollisphotography.com/investment/.