All you need to know before booking your Newborn Portraits
Paige here, your Red Deer Newborn Photographer.
I've done posts before on what to expect during your newborn photography experience, and what you should look for when booking your newborn photographer, but I haven't really explained how the process works.
Paige Koster Photography aims to make the process simple, easy and knowledgable for both you, as the parent, and for Paige as your newborn photographer.
You've scrolled through google, and Facebook a million times to find the right photographer, the one who is safety certified, has great quality and is a legal running business. You've found us and you are ready to book with us. But when do you book? How does Paige book you in if the dates are all approximate?
When booking your newborn portraits, we always book for a tentative date of your due date. If you are being induced, or having a c-section and a date's already been booked, we book your session based on that date. Once baby arrives, we then book your concrete date for your session.
Upon booking your session, you choose the right package for you and your family. We have 3 available packages, and each has it's own appealing aspects. Whether you want full family portraits with your newborn portaits or a simple just baby session, we have a package for that and everything in-between. View out packages here.
Once you've sought out the best red deer newborn photographer - and you've picked your package - I send you over 3 things; A contract, an invoice and a questionnaire.
Your contract goes over your rights, and mine. It also includes some helpful tips for the day of your session (I also send an email before your session date, that also relays this information). One very important aspect of the contract is our turn around time. Did you know, you can add a Maternity Session to your package for only $135.00?
Your invoice will list your package, contents and prices! This also will have your payment plan listed (Yes, we do payment plans!). A 20% deposit is due on this invoice to guarantee your session date - we require this as we only take on 4-6 newborns a month to ensure we have room for each session.
Your questionnaire, which is most likely the most important part, will ask you simple questions about your session. Questions like: What colours do you want to incorporate? What setups of mine have you seen that are must haves? Who will be in the portraits?
All of this helps make your booking process run smoothly!
Enjoy your Friday!