Session Info

What to wear:

Keep it simple.  Bring a couple of colorful outfits for the child.  Avoid strong patterns, big logo and stripes.

Baby Portraits: most of the images will be taken with baby bare skin.  Bring a diaper cover for the baby if you have one.

Mom and Dad: please dress in black for the newborn and 3 months relationship portraits.  Wear color coorinating clothing.  Solid colors such as dark blue, beige and khaki will work well.

What To Expect:

When you come to the studio, we will take the first 10 minutes to let you set down your belongings and let your child get comfortable with us.  The portrait session typically lasts about an hour (2-3 hours for newborn session).  There are breaks  in between for nursing, snacking and diaper changing as needed.  We will start with a colored or scenic backdrop for the baby portrait.  Near the end of the session, we will change to a darker background for relationship portraits of mom and dad with the baby.

Viewing and Ordering Appointment:

At the end of the portrait session, Carmen will schedule the viewing and ordering appointment with you.  You will come back to the studio in a few weeks.  Carmen will present a slideshow of retouched proofs from the session set to music on a large screen.   She will help you in narrowing down your favorite portraits and choosing one of our portrait collections to purchase to display your favorite portraits at your home.   All orders will be taken at the in-person viewing appointment.  There is no online viewing offered by our studio.