WHAT IS AN ONLINE GALLERY?
I upload all our images that you receive onto an online gallery, it’s private and password protected. The gallery program is called Sprout Studio. You can download all your images from this site, send the link to friends or family and they can download as well. Your photos will be on this ‘storage cloud’ for 6 months, I highly recommend that you download them and back them up in multiple places.
DO YOU EDIT THE IMAGES?
Yes I do! I do minor retouching and colour correction to all the images.
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET?
You get 20-30 images for family, newborn, cake smash sessions. I decide which images look the best at my own discretion, which images are the most flattering, whose eyes are open/shut.
HOW LONG UNTIL WE GET OUR PHOTOS?
Unless I state otherwise all regular sessions (not wedding or event) take 2-3 weeks. When sessions are booked during wedding season it may take longer but I will discuss that with you first!
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK OUR SESSION?
As soon as you can! I am are very busy and am booking well in advance for most sessions. Weddings I usually book most a year in advance, because of this our weekends are often full, especially during the summer. The most popular time for family session tends to be in the fall (not that that’s the only time), so I fill up our limited family session dates very quickly.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
That’s entirely up to you? Rain won’t stop us! But… if you’d prefer no rain we can absolutely reschedule. I will chat back and forth on the day of if the weather is unsure also, or we can reschedule in advance if we see that the forecast is calling for rain.
CAN I BUY PRINTS FROM PRAIRIE & PINE?
At this time no, but I have some great recommendations of where to go!
HOW DO I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION IF I DON’T KNOW WHEN MY BABY IS COMING?
This is a great question, once you’ve decided to choose us we book a tentative date typically your due date. This way we can be sure to have you scheduled for that month. Once you have your little one you’re encouraged to call, text or email us as soon as possible so we can get him/her and your family into the studio in the 6-10 day window if possible.
6-10 DAYS SEEMS REALLY SOON FOR A SESSION, WHY SO EARLY?
Earlier than 6 days typically mom’s milk (if nursing) hasn’t fully established, any later than 2 weeks babies go through a growth spurt and often cluster feed and are easily roused. They’re also still very squishy and curly from being in the womb in this time frame as well as very sleepy!
WHERE ARE NEWBORN SESSIONS?
My most favourite sessions are in home lifestyle newborn sessions. Baby snuggling in moms arms on your bed, the baby wrapped up in the crib, mom and dad and siblings playing. It’s a great way to tell your unique family story.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR HOW TO PREPARE!
Once you’ve decided to book your newborn session with us I’ll send you a prep email, it’ll be a bit of a rundown on what will happen, how long it usually takes and what you can do ahead of time (like give baby a bath or other tips) to help prepare!
WHEN DO I BOOK MY MATERNITY SESSION, AND HOW FAR ALONG SHOULD I BE?
Book your maternity session as soon as you can! That way you’ve for sure got a date. We try to do maternity sessions during the 30-36 window, this is just before you’re uncomfortable but still have a good bump!
WE FEEL SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE GETTING OUR PICTURES DONE.
Honestly, who doesn’t? But with my approach and the prep emails, I send you to help prepare you for your session you should be leaving your session having had fun and not dreading next years!
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DRESS MY FAMILY IN.
I LOVE helping my clients figure out what to wear, when you book with me you will receive all the tips, tricks and my feedback on what works for outfits. Many moms have sent me photos of themselves trying things on at the store!
THERE’S NO WAY MY KIDS ARE GOING TO COOPERATE.
A mom of 4 kids of my own ages 6 to 6 months, myself, I know that their ‘window of opportunity’ isn’t always big, having kids of my own I’ve found helps me work well with other families kiddos. We play games, snuggle, tickle and play with mom and dad and when that 1 second of opportunity arises then we jump on the chance to do a quick everyone smile look at me picture. I can be fast and accommodate these littles!