funfettiphotography | the details
Once you contact me and book your date, we will connect for a phone/email consultation so we can discuss the style and overall feel of your photoshoot. I will email you a consent form with all your session info. We will email/phone to discuss clothing, props, location, payment and any other questions you might have.
- Your session fee is due in full at the time of your photoshoot, with your signed consent form.
- If you order additional prints, cards, announcements, that payment will be due when they are ready to be picked up.
- All payments should be in the form of cash, check or money order made out to Emily Bartlett.
- Archival Prints: I archive your digital files for 1 year. If later on in the year you decide to order prints, there is a $50 minimum order.
- Your session fee includes all your images on a disc for you to print wherever you like. If you want to use my high quality professional photo lab, we will arrange print orders over email.
- When you receive your disc, please make your own backup. I only keep your photos for 1 year on my hard drive.
Before your photoshoot:
- I know it is hard to get anywhere after just having a baby, but I prefer to photograph newborns within the first 10 days of life. The sooner the better! Just get yourself here and I'll do the rest, you can lay on the couch if you need to :)
- Please call ahead with your due date. Once your baby is born, shoot me an email or text and we will arrange a morning photoshoot in my home.
- I love when clients bring their own blanckets, wraps, scarves, headbands, hats, etc so start looking around your house. Email me for suggestions and I'll direct you to a few online boutiques that sell newborn accessories and you might fall in love with something.
- Siblings/Parents: Due to the nature of newborn photoshoots, I do not do sibling photos. They just never work out and the younger child ends up being a distraction to the photoshoot. If you want to discuss options, let me know but it usually is best to just focus on the baby. For parents, it is best to dress in simple white/cream colors if you want to step in for a few photos.
- Helper: You will need to bring a helper to the photoshoot. Dad or Grandma are great!
- Hold off feeding baby (if possible) until you arrive at my house 15 minutes early. If you have to feed baby beforehand, no worries! We will be fine. Just give her a good burp.
- Bring your baby naked in the carseat.
- Manage your expectations. We will most likely only get 1-2 outfits and a handful of poses. It’s just the nature of little ones!
- I have backdrops and props, but I love when clients bring their own blanckets, wraps, scarves, headbands, hats, etc.
- With newborn sessions, there is no rush and we will happily wait for feedings and crying spells to finish.
- Don't stress, this isn't something to worry about. It's fun, relaxing and I do all the hard sweaty work :)
I really want your style to shine through. This is a chance for you to be yourself (and then some!). Bring any props that portray you (basket ball, dance costume, letter jacket, etc) and bring lots of accessories. Go for stylish and fashion forward outfits, but don’t forget to throw in a classic/timeless look too.
Coordinate your outfits, but don’t get too matchy matchy. Think accessories, layers, and color. Even if it is warm out, bring your hats and scarves. I’m open to any furniture props or other interesting prop items. Checkout my wardrobe inspiration board on pinterest for ideas.
Bridal portraits can be done pre or post wedding. Some brides like to have them done after the wedding, in case they feel like going to more urban settings and mussing their dress a bit :) I encourage props and accessories to bring variety and fun: veils, hair pieces, parasols, flower bouquets, furniture, etc.
I want your love and personality as a couple to come out. I want you to be comfortable with being posed yet casual looking. It is always a good idea to browse blogs/pinterest/magazines to get an idea on poses (where to put your hands, how close to get without being in the other’s shadow, etc). Being aware of this will help things move faster and feel more natural.