Yes, If you play football or the violin, or are a cheerleader, I welcome you to bring clothes and props that represent your love! I get really excited when someone brings along something that will make their portrait session different from everyone else’s. If there’s anything that Beaux Arts is not, it’s a cookie-cutter photographer. I guarantee that your session will not look exactly like everyone else’s.
How about my pets?
They are welcome as well.
All props, including an abundance of hats, blankets, wraps, headbands, beanies, throws, crowns, wings, baskets, buckets, bowls, wagons and much, much more are provided as Holly and Sue personally stylize your session just for you. Though there is nothing that you need to bring for your baby, if there is something special you’d like to incorporate into the session, just let us know.
I’d like to get birth announcements of my baby (or holiday cards of my family), but I’m not interested in wall portraits or an album. Can I schedule a mini appointment?
Of courseI do recommend that siblings and anyone who is not mom or dad and is wanting to be in photos with baby, come 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!).
That’s easy… let me know your due date and we will make tentative plans around that time. Once baby is born, let me know as soon as possible (ideally within the first couple of days and absolutely before baby is 7 days) and we will select an actual date. If you do not contact me within that first week, I cannot guarantee availability before the 2 week mark, so please contact me sooner. I always try to leave availability for my newborns, but I do have other session scheduled in advance.
Newborn sessions are scheduled between 4-14 days. This is done for many reasons. Newborns this young are more likely to “curl up” and remain sleepy for the duration of the session. They are much more tolerant of being posed and moved around than a 3 or 4 week old. Almost all of the “sleepy newborn” shots you see here on the website were done with newborns 14 days old or younger. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, don’t worry, we can still capture beautiful photos-it may just take more effort on both ends and we will need to skip some of the poses you see.