What To Expect

31_felix_miniLife is beautiful. That little shy smile, the pouty lip, feeling the wind blow through your hair, the way he holds your hand, a sweet kiss, a hug from your baby…these are the beautiful little details of life that we never want to forget.

What will our time together be like?

First, be ready to have fun and relax.  If we can do these two things together, I promise you will love the results!  My style is casual, fun, spontaneous and sometimes a little unexpected.  You won’t hear me ask your child to say “cheese”.  I want to catch them as they are, their natural expressions, having fun, being michievous and yes, even pouting.  You may hear me sing a silly song, talk about purple pickles, bark like a dog or dance.  Trust me, I am working, it just looks like play!

Signature Session & Mini Sessions

Signature sessions include 1-2 hours of shooting time on location in Austin or the surrounding areas.  Mini sessions typically last 3-45 minutes and are held in the Leander, Cedar Park or Georgetown areas.  The first step is to get on my calendar for your session. I recommend booking ahead, especially in the spring at the fall, as those dates tend to book up quickly. You’ll want to decide what type of session you want and book it by paying your session fee. Once you are booked and on my calendar, I will send you a client survey. This helps me get to know you a bit before our time together and it helps me to prepare. It also goes over my policies. Before your session we choose a location and I am happy to help you with outfit ideas and figuring out what to wear. I’ll also send you some tips on how to get the most out of our time together.

Births

There are very few events in life as wonderful as the birth of new baby. I love photographing births, it’s an incredible honor to be there in those first moments…..the first breath, the first cry, the first time your baby looks up in to your eyes. If you are interested in learning more about birth photography please visit my dedicated birth photography website, The Birth Experience.

Maternity / Newborn

There are a few special considerations when scheduling maternity and newborn sessions. Please contact me early, as my schedule fills up quickly. I recommend that maternity sessions take place between 34 and 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Newborns are best photographed before 10 days old, so please contact me before your baby is born. It is during these early days that they are still sleepy which allows me to work more efficiently. When you book a newborn session, I simply pencil you in for your due date and then we firm up the date and time once your baby arrives.

I understand that the first few weeks at home with a newborn go by in a haze, but taking a few hours to capture this precious time is irreplacable. Plenty of time will be given to take breaks, feed your new baby and change diapers. Information will be sent to you upon booking your session to go over the specifics of newborn photography. This way you will know what to expect and get the most out of our session together.

After Your Session

Within 2 weeks of your session I will contact you to let you know your proofs are reading for viewing. You will have 7 days from that time to select the package of your choice. Payment must be made in full prior to release of images. Due to the custom nature of my work, all fees and packages are non-refundable. Orders are generally fulfilled within 10 days of payment, depending on the package ordered and lab turn around times. Custom products such as gallery wraps or coffee table books may take up to 4 weeks once all designs and edits are approved.