Newborn FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

faq's

 

NEWBORNS

 

HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?

Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent nurturing of the infant, expect a minimum of 3 hours. I do not rush the session, I let baby take as many breaks as needed. Baby’s comfort and safety is my number one priority. Newborn session can last anywhere from an hour to three depending on how well your little prince or princess sleeps. Please know that I am fully aware of the time it can take and it doesn’t bother me a bit. I am also very used to being pee’d on and poop’d on so don’t worry about that part either. It’s usually best to schedule a time that you know baby will be sleeping.

CAN I BRING SOMETHING SPECIAL LIKE AN HEIRLOOM OR PROP TO INCLUDE IN THE SESSION?

Yes! I encourage my clients to bring a little something to incorporate in the session to make it more “them”. Whether your a huge sports buff, or a military member, I will do my best to include this in the photos.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
The dreaded question…. what to wear? This is an important consideration. First, you must stay true to who you are. Be comfortable. Then…kick it up just a tiny notch! The days of “matchy matchy” are long gone. I encourage my clients to pick a color palette and then coordinate from there. Think textures, layers, hats and jewelry! I always advise my clients to search Pinterest for ideas of clothing options. You can get a feel for what colors work well together.

CAN I REQUEST CERTAIN POSES OR SHOTS I’VE SEEN ON OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY SITES?

Yes, you can. I will make every attempt to get you what you want in terms of poses; however there are certain poses, that in my own opinion, are unsafe and pose harm to the baby. These poses, I will not do. Again, baby is my number one priority.

WHERE DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?

Sessions take place in my home studio located in Ashburn, Virginia. Or I am currently offering on-location newborn sessions for an additional fee.

CAN SIBLINGS AND PARENTS BE IN A FEW SHOTS?

Of course :) I do recommend that siblings and anyone who is not mom or dad and is wanting to be in photos with baby,  come/or be available for the last 30-60 minutes of the session. The session does last a few hours and little ones tend to get cranky having to wait around (my little one would too!).

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD BRING?

A “soothie” pacifier :) These are GOLD in keeping them asleep! Once you book, I will send you a full detailed information kit with everything you’ll need for session date.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

No problem! I am a mother of 2 kids myself. I know that   life can get crazy and that sickness might creep up on you. Please try to contact me at least 48 hours in advance in the event that you need to reschedule. We will find a time for you!

CAN YOU MAKE ME LOOK YOUNGER?  (aka…do you Photoshop your images?)
Don’t you sometimes wish that you could wake up and just Photoshop your wrinkles away? HA. I will do minor retouches to cover blemishes or scars. However, I believe that we are all beautiful and like to keep my images as natural as possible. More PhotoShoping is available but may inquire additional fees. It all just depends on what needs to be done.

DO I NEED TO SIGN A CONTRACT?
Yes, I do request that all clients sign a contract with Kat Willcox Photography.

DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
Yes please. In order to secure your session date I do require a deposit. This is a non-refundable fee.

HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE I CAN SEE MY IMAGES?
I know that you are anxious to see your images. Galleries will be ready for viewing within 2-4 weeks for portrait sessions and 4-6 weeks for weddings. You will get a little sneak peak (1-2 images) of your session within 2 days.

YOU TOOK SO MANY PICTURES! Do I get them all?
You will hear my camera clicking a lot! I take a lot of images in order to capture that perfect moment. No, you won’t get every image that I take. I will choose the best of the best and those images will be edited and delivered to you.

CAN I BRING MY FRIEND ALONG?
Sure! I encourage doing anything that helps to make you feel more comfortable and relaxed during our session. During a family session it can be really helpful to have someone else there.

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

Currently I accept cash, checks,credit card and sometimes trade.

Didn’t get your question answered? Drop me an email at katwillcox@gmail.com