When should I schedule my session?
Newborn sessions should be scheduled as soon as you make it into your second trimester to ensure availability with Aly Collins Photography. All other sessions should be at least booked 2-3 months in advance. However, Aly Collins Photography occasionally has last minute openings!
When do newborn sessions take place?
Newborn sessions are best done when baby is between 4-14 days old. Please contact Aly Collins Photography as soon as baby is born in order to schedule your session. Babies need to be in this age range to ensure those squishy poses; of course if a baby needs to spend time in the NICU we will work something out!
Is there a non-refundable deposit due to reserve a spot?
Yes! Each session will vary on the amount due to reserve the spot. This money is used as a booking fee and saves you a spot on my calendar. All others who inquire about that date will be turned down to make sure you are the top priority!
My baby is older than 2 weeks can I still book a newborn session?
Aly Collins Photography has extensive experience with older newborns. After the 2 week mark babies are a little more hit or miss in terms of posing and sleeping but we can definitely do still a session if there is availability!
When should I do my maternity photographs?
Maternity sessions are done when mom is between 29-34 weeks along. This ensures the bump will be nice and big but also mom will be comfortable.
I am not interested in prints, can I just get the digitals?
Unfortunately, no. The professional product offered by Aly Collins Photography is truly one of a kind. All product is printed at top tier labs throughout the country and last hundreds of years. Professional quality photographs last. Plain and simple. Unfortunately, consumer lab products do not. By the time your grandchildren are born those prints will be yellowed and faded, but the products printed with ACP can be passed around for generations to come.
Do you sell digital files?
A number of digital files are included in every collection.
How much is your retainer?
The amount of the retainer depends on the session; please expect to pay $100 to reserve your date. This retainer is non-refundable (exceptions are made in extreme cases) as it will give you exclusive access to the date and time slot as ACP only books a limited number of sessions a month.
What do parents wear for your newborn sessions?
Parents will be mailed a welcome packet complete with a prep guide for your session. Men look best shirtless or in a form fitting neutral (gray, beige, black) t-shirt. Women look best in a strapless shirt or tank top in the same color.
What should we wear for our family/maternity session?
Aly Collins loves to help plan the wardrobes for her sessions. Wardrobe assistance is included in every session, this works by e-mailing her ideas. From there you will discuss outfit ideas, colors, gowns, etc.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We do offer no interest payment plans on our collections. Please inquire for more details.
Do you edit baby skin?
Most definitely. Baby acne, splotches and flakes on the face are all retouched. ACP does request that parents apply lotion on their baby before coming to the session to get the big flakes out of the way in order to save time editing.
Do you only shoot newborns naked?
Mostly, however, I have a large number of wraps and infant outfits used for sessions as well. Aly Collins Photography loves for the emphasis to be on baby, not a bulky outfit. The outfits that ACP does use are made especially for newborn photographs and are soft and sweet.