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FAQ

Q: What is a proof gallery?

A: A proof gallery is full of unedited, straight out of camera, images from your session. These have not been retouched, color corrected, cropped, or edited at all. This is the gallery you will select your final images from. Images you select will be edited and then returned in an additional gallery. Proofs are then deleted. I do not release images unless they are retouched. Proofs cannot be saved. If you like more images than what is included in your package, you get the option to purchase additional images at $10 an image.


Q: How long does it take to get my pictures?

A: Clients will receive a teaser image and proof gallery within 48 hours after your session. Once you have selected your final images, you will receive a final gallery of retouched images 1-2 weeks after. I do offer rush editing with a 48 hour turn-around for $50.


Q: Do you have a studio?

A: Yes! I have a professional indoor studio located inside an artist space on the south side of Rockford IL. My studio includes 50+ child size backdrops, a handful of 10ft family size backdrops, a wardrobe for babies size NB-12M, a wardrobe for maternity size S-XL and tons of different props.


Q: Do you travel?

A: Yes, I do offer in home or on location sessions. If you are located outside of the Rockford area, a travel fee will be added to your session fee. NOTE: Newborn sessions in home are always charged a travel fee.


Q: Do the baby items in your pictures belong to your studio?

A: Yes! My studio has 50+ backdrop choices, 100+ headbands, 100+ bonnets/hats, 50+ wraps, 50+ outfits. I LOVE color and have wardrobe choices in every color in every size for your baby! I also have tons of themed items to make your session unique!


Q: Do you only photograph babies?

A: No! I specialize in newborn, baby, maternity, children and family photography but I take portraits of all types! I have done everything you can think of from pets, to business headshots, lifestyle sessions, events, you name it!


Q: Can I bring in my own outfits or props to use for my session?

A: YES! I love to incorporate pieces purchased by parents. If bringing in an item for your newborn session, please make sure to purchase a true newborn size (6-9lbs) so that the item fits baby!


Q: My newborn has baby acne, my baby scratched their face, my toddler has a shiner. Will it be edited out?

A: YES! All of my baby packages include skin retouching. In most cases, I can remove all imperfections from your baby's skin. If you have a severe circumstance, please contact me before bringing baby to ensure that I am able to retouch. Retouching is provided for no additional charge.


Q: What safety procedures does your studio take to prevent against Covid-19?

A: We practice frequent handwashing and ask that all guests wash before entering the studio. All wardrobe items will be washed and sealed prior to your session. All props and surfaces are disinfected between sessions. Photographer will have direct contact with baby only and asks social distancing be done whenever possible. Masks will be worn at all times by studio staff. Masks are required by all guests over the age of 3 while they are not being photographed. Air purifier runs during every session. Temperatures are taken at entrance and shoes are taken off when inside studio. We do not use a waiting area and ask that clients wait in their car until their appointment time. We have a NO PENALTY cancellation policy for anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 and keep a record of who is in the studio for contact tracing.

Note: We have not currently had any cases of exposure to Covid-19.


Q: What happens to my deposit if I have to reschedule?

A: Your deposit will be applied to your new session date. We ask for 48 hour notice to reschedule.


Q: Where do I find your pricing and packages?

A: Please click on my investment page located directly on my website.