Frequently Asked Questions

Can you please tell me your pricing?

You can find our session pricing under Details > Pricing.

How do I reserve a session?

Bookings are handled by telephone during the pre-consultation. Please contact our studio during normal business hours at 626-506-2785 or fill out the contact form and Vanessa will give you a call. To book your session, a $500 deposit is required. Remaining balance must be paid prior to your session.

Do you provide clothing for maternity?

At this time, we do not offer clothing for maternity. We recommend the following sites to shop for your maternity gown. 

Bellybabywear.com by Ana Brandt
Sew Trendy Fashion & Accessories
Chicaboo
Pink Blush Maternity

Do you have clothing for newborns and props?

Yes, we have newborn and sitter outfits including rompers, tieback/headbands, hats and pants. You really do not need to bring anything. For special requests, please let Vanessa know ahead of time.

How long are your sessions?

Maternity – approximately 30 minutes to an hour
Newborn – approximately 2 hours
Family – approximately one hour
Children anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on session and age

Please know there is no real “timer” on our sessions, the above is an estimate and sessions may take less or more time

My baby has acne do you retouch?

Yes basic skin retouching is included. For extra retouching (color Changes, head swaps, tattoo removable) extra charges may apply

How long does it take to see my photos?

After your session we’ll schedule your In-Person ‘Reveal’ ordering appointment (typically 1-2 weeks after your session). This is where you’ll return to the studio to preview a beautiful slideshow of your portraits, see the various products offered, select your favorite portraits and place your order.

Do you offer digitals?

We're committed to preserving your story and believe the most rewarding part of your session is to be able to have your beautiful portraits displayed in your home. I also understand how important it is for you to have those digital files, so I offer a set of digital files in each of the collections along with a signed print release.

Do you give Raw images?

No we do not give Raw images.

Can I bring my dog?

We have a pet free studio and do not allow any pets on the premises. 

How long does it take to receive an order?

This depends on what you are ordering. Most orders take around 2 weeks, however retouching may add time in delivery. We will let you know your estimated delivery time at the time of your ordering appointment.

Can I order more pictures later?

Yes you can. We can only guarantee holding images for 30 days, however we store our images on backups and usually can go back quite some time on image files.

Do you do cake smashes for children?

Yes we do, you bring the cake. Our style is timeless, we will decorate using the colors from your theme. We do not use colorful backgrounds or themed backgrounds. At the time of your booking, please let us know the colors/theme that you would like to use in your child's cake smash. This helps us with your setup (balloons, props, etc.).

Is hair/makeup included?

Hair/Make-up is not included but we can recommend local make-up artists and hair stylist.

I have pre booked my newborn now what? What if my baby comes early or late?

We ask that all clients email or call within 24-48 hours of having your baby. Most babies are booked anywhere from 8-10 or even 12 or 14 days depending on the baby's weight. Letting us know when you have your baby early enough allows rooms for re scheduling and adjusting.

I missed the newborn window and my baby is now 2 months old do you take them?

We photograph babies of any age. Your baby is no longer a newborn however you can still book a session. Please understand the baby most likely will not be able to do newborn poses or wraps and they are usually awake.

What are your COVID-19 Protocols?

Your safety in the Studio has always been our top priority.

How we keep you safe
- Hand washing before, during and after the session
- Hand sanitizer available for use during the session
- All outfits, props, fabrics are cleaned between every session
- The studio is cleaned, and all surfaces disinfected between every client
- Face masks worn at all times

How you can keep the studio safe
- Only immediate family members to attend the studio session
- All family members must be without illness for at least 72-hours prior to your studio session
- Use non-contact greeting methods
- Wash and sanitize your hands upon arrival

Our commitment to you
It is only natural for you to feel worried, especially with a new infant. We would like to reassure you that we are taking all precautions to safeguard our clients, as we have always done. As always we ask that if our clients our sick, to please reschedule. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.