My studio is located in Puyallup, WA (about 35 miles South of Seattle and 35 miles North of Olympia). I have a beautiful 650 square foot space with backgrounds, props with studio & natural light. There is also an outdoor shooting area in the alley and a park within walking distance. The possibilities for your session are endless.
Q & A
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
As soon as possible. I only accept 3 newborns a month as I photograph other sessions, and I am a mom to 3 kids as well as a wife to my amazing husband of 7 years. It’s best to book early to ensure you are able to get a slot. For newborns I recommend booking during the second or early in the third trimester. Sessions are scheduled for 10 days after your due date and once baby arrives and you contact me, we’ll schedule the actual session date/time (usually when baby is between 7-16 days old). This also gives us plenty of time to create some fun sets that are customized just for your baby! For cake smashes I suggest at least 1-2 month in advance to allow time to customize the session.
WHERE DO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Most sessions take place in my Puyallup, WA studio. I prefer to keep things at the studio whenever possible so we can utilize all of my fun backgrounds, props and accessories. I have talked to many new parents who had a photographer come to their home for the newborn session after the birth and all of them agree that it was much easier and less stressful to come here. I have everything ready and comfortable so you simply get to sit back and relax. Family portrait sessions and older children are typically shot on-location of your choice within 15 mi of 98372, location suggestions are also available if requested.
WHAT IF MY CHILD IS SICK?
Please reschedule if your child isn’t feeling like him/herself. Sick kids and photo sessions just don’t mix. We want to make sure we capture your child’s REAL personality.
DO YOU PROVIDE THE PROPS/ACCESSORIES?
YES! Most of the cute props, headbands, rompers and other items you see in my portfolio are available at the studio for you to use during your session. I am always adding to my collection so there is never a shortage of cute new things to choose from.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY SESSION?
All newborn sessions bookings will include detailed information about the session and how to prepare. Otherwise I highly suggest scheduling sessions around nap-time to ensure little ones are well rested for the session. For cake smashes parents need to bring 1-3 outfits depending on the session that is scheduled and diaper wipes for clean up however I do have the means for clean up if they are forgotten. I am also slowly building up my clothing stash for babies and I have a lot of outfits and headbands for little girls on hand if parents do not have something they specifically want to use.
HOW DO I SEE MY IMAGES?
All sessions include digital images, there are no additional fees to get the files and no ordering process required. Approximately 3 weeks after your session, you will receive an email with a link to an online, password protected gallery. The process of selecting your images will be emailed to you beforehand. Galleries expire after 2 weeks, once expired there is a fee to reinstate galleries for image selections. **Turn around times may vary during peek season, we will also note the approximate turn around time in the paperwork during the booking.