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What is the difference between the Newborn Essentials and Complete packages?
The Newborn Complete Package offers 6 Artistically retouched images; one from above with teddy bear, two in basket, one on stomach, one arm shelves, or parents hands holding child. The Newborn Essentials package only offers 3 Artistically retouched images; one from above with teddy bear and two in basket.
When is the best time to book a newborn session?
The earlier the better. Within the 2 first weeks of life, the baby is more sleepy and flexible for certain cute poses, which makes the shoot easier and more successful. Please try to book during that time. However if you have passed that time, don’t worry I will be able to deliver beautiful photos of your child regardless!
What should I bring to my session?
The Studio is equipped with a changing station, please bring your own changing kit and feeding kit. I do strongly recommend to bring a pacifier on the shoot.
Which outfit should I choose for my baby and my family portrait?
You do not need to bring any outfit for the baby, I have an extended selection of outfits, and props to create the aesthetic that you see on my web site. For your family portrait please focus on bringing a few matching or harmonizing tops. For example, you and your partner can be wearing dark sweaters, white shirts, or pastel t-shirts. Please refer to the portfolio for inspiration!
Do you also travel to client’s homes?
At-home sessions are available for the “Newborn Complete” with an extra charge of 300$. The fee covers the time and work to move the Studio’s props, camera gear, and professional lights.
What if my child has baby acne or scratches?
The baby acne and scratches will be removed in your final artistically photographs. Each package comes with a different quantity of retouched images. Please refer to the price list for more information. Extra retouched images are available upon request.
How do I book a date if I am not sure when the baby will be delivered?
Please make sure to book an appointment about a week after your due date regardless, so I will secure a spot for you. If your baby has not arrived a few days before the appointment, please reschedule your shooting for the following week.
How do I prepare the baby for the session?
The goal is for the baby to be and stay asleep during the photo shoot. The few hours leading to the shoot, please try to keep him engaged and tired. If possible, please feed the baby right before your session to avoid feeding during the shoot. Please dress him/her in large and easy-to-remove clothes so we don’t upset the baby while changing outfits. Please avoid vaccination and stress before coming to the shoot.
What should I do on the set?
Transportation tends to soothe the baby asleep, it is common for babies to be asleep when they arrive at the studio. We will try to keep the baby asleep by moving him/her very gently. Please supervise and stay near your child during the whole shoot, you may be asked to hold a prop, pull in and out the pacifier in between shots if the baby is fussy. While I focus on taking nice photos, please focus on your children’s wellbeing. Happy parents, happy baby, the more relaxed you are the better your baby will feel.
What if my baby cries the whole session?
We will change, feed and soothe until he/she calms down. It is very rare for a baby to cry the whole session, if it happens we will reschedule. I do strongly recommend to bring a pacifier on the shoot.
Can parents, siblings, family members or pets be included in the session?
Yes, parents, siblings, family members or pets can be included in the session, when you book your session please add the “Family add on” to your Package.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
Your appointment can be rescheduled without charge up to 48h before the shoot. The deposit is fully refundable within a week prior to the shoot.
What is the difference between Basic Retouching and Artistically Retouched images?
You will receive all the photos taken during your photo shoot, I will edit out the blinks, blurs, and obvious ‘in-between shots’ that sometimes come with my style of direction. All the images in this selection will be treated with a Basic Retouching, they are cropped, color corrected and ready to print.
Each package comes with a fixed number of artistically retouched images. I can also retouch extra photographs for $25 per image. I like the retouching to look absolutely natural.
Good retouching is imperceivable. My retouching style retains skin texture while keeping shading and highlights natural. I will remove blemishes, smooth out wrinkles, and dark circles. Furthermore, I will be happy on request to hide double chins and extra weight, as well as whiten teeth or improve the look of your hair by removing frizzy hairs and improving the overall appearance of your hair. I strive to make you look your absolute best while still looking like yourself.
Which place do you recommend for printing?
Where will the sessions take place?
As you book your session please choose your preferred location between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
When will I receive my digital images and my prints?
Within 2 weeks after the shoot, you will receive a download link with the photographs from our session. You will receive your prints in 30 days. Rush delivery is available upon request.
What are my using rights for the photographs?
You are free to use these images for your personal use and self-promotion. Even though Le Studio maintains the copyrights, we are very flexible and want you to get the most use out of your photos. Please tag us on social media publication! For credit us please add www.lestudionyc.com.