What to Expect
There are two ways to invest in portraits with Dana Love Photography. Each session type (newborn, maternity, milestone, etc.) has different all inclusive options to choose from or you may choose a traditional collection which features wall ready art or heirloom album, gift prints for family and friends, and a large selection of digital images on USB. Traditional collections are for any session type. Payment plans are available.
Contact me or email firstname.lastname@example.org for full pricing guide.
When should I book?
For newborn sessions, I take on a limited number of sessions each month to allow for flexibility in scheduling. It is recommended that you reach out early in pregnancy to ensure a spot on my calendar. I can sometimes accommodate for last minute bookings but I can't always guarantee a spot on my calendar. Once baby arrives, I ask that you let me know within 2 days so we can confirm a session date.
How old should baby be?
Newborns are best photographed during the first two weeks. They are still very sleepy and flexible during that time. If you've missed that window, newborns can still be photographed up to 6 weeks but we may focus more on wrapped poses and we may not get through as many poses as a true newborn would.
Do you provide props?
Yes, I provide everything needed for your session, including props, outfits, wraps, headbands, hats, and bonnets.
Do you have any training?
I have done workshops with some of the best newborn photographers and will handle your new baby with the utmost care as if they were my own. Safety is top priority for me. I will never put your baby at risk to get a shot. So please consider this during your search for who will photograph your precious little one.
What are the best ages for milestone sessions?
There are three basic "milestones" that we generally photograph within the first year. The first is when they wake up, develop that personality, and begin smiling around 3-4 months. The second is when they are able to sit up on their own, which is usually around 6-8 months. And the third is their birthday!
The best age for photographs is without a doubt the "sitter" age at 6-8 months. At this age, babies are able to sit and will have quite a personality, but they will not be mobile (crawling/walking away). They also have typically not developed separation anxiety, meaning they will not cry every time mom puts them down. Sitter sessions are almost always easier, more relaxing, and result in the fullest gallery with the most poses, setups and outfits. If you only plan on doing one photo shoot within the first year, this is the age I would recommend.