Hi, I'm Ina, your photographer. I am excited to see that you are considering a session with me!
I have been photographing maternity and newborn through first year since 2017 and what makes my work special is that I truly care about those sweet little people. I am here to make your experience as smooth and relaxing as possible. So when you book me you receive some down time to relax and maybe even nap as 90% of my parents do during their newborn session. All sessions will be tailored to your needs with constant communication between us.
I am licensed and have taken many courses to ensure the safety of your newborn. Most of the time I work with an assistant to ensure that your sweet bundle is safe and never left out of arms reach for any poses.
The atmosphere and quality I offer comes at a cost, but the experience you will have when you come to my studio is unique.
The memories captured during our session will, with proper care, out live your lifetime and will always be a cherished memory for you and generations to come.
Before your session we will meet to discuss everything you need to know about the session. We also talk about product, colors, outfits and anything and everything you can imagine. Even though I have my typical workflow, I provide a posing guide that will show me what poses you like most and which are not so important to you. You also receive a copy of your contract and some more info about the session a prep guide and so much more...
Currently I limit interaction due to COVID which will make this conversation either via PM/phone call or video call. Don't worry you still get all the information I mentioned above via e-mail.
Booking and Saving your Date
Your maternity session will be between 32-36 weeks to make sure you are showing enough and are still comfortable enough to walk around and do certain poses. Most session depending on location are done either around sunrise or an hour before sunset.
For newborn we never know as these tiny beings have a mind of their own and we can never set a certain date until they are here. So what you will be penciled in for your due date and once baby gets here you will let me know and we will than set a for sure date.
In order to hold your spot I require a 50€ non refundable deposit and the rest 100€ for the session fee is due the day of your session.
The session fee includes a wide variety of props and wardrobe items, a dedicated photographer and assistant as well as some delicious snacks during your newborn session and ordering appointment.
Most clients spend an average of 450€ on their maternity session and 1500€ for their newborn session. Besides my session fee my packages for maternity start at 225€ for 7 digital images and newborn at 225€ for 5 digital images. So what you spend is entirely up to you.
*Fine Art Maternity Sessions are priced differently.
Indoor Maternity and Newborn Create a Collection Explained
Your choice of "Create a Collection" includes one or more of the Signature Art products and Digital Files with a minimum Signature Art order of 500€
This collection offers all files in either low or high resolution.
You would pick your Art piece, Album or any other product that is offered. It will be added up to 500€ so one Wall Portrait doesn't get you there but a Gallery that can include pictures from your maternity session with me does.
After you pick your Signature Pieces you decide on high or low resolution for your digital images. And that is how simple it is to create your own collection. No preset package with things you do not want or the need for substitutions as you build it with only products that you love.
Fine Art Collections are purchased in advanced and is not included in the Create a Collection option. Package starting at 450€ for 5 digital images
Product and Packages
My session fee does not include any product and I offer just digital images or printed products.
You have the opportunity to select images and create your own collection rather than me telling you what you need to bundle in order to receive a discount. That way you truly receive product that you value and love. I truly believe in displaying your
images and with that I don't want you to purchase a bundle that includes things that will just end up in a box or a closet somewhere and you never look at it again.
A lot of clients choose to purchase maternity product with their newborn product to display a wall collection.
Most maternity sessions take anywhere from 30min to 1.5hours. It is up to you and how things flow. The more people that are involved the longer it takes. Most of the time it is mom, dad and possibly siblings. Some clients bring their dogs or grandparents and all that is perfectly ok with me.
Newborn session take anywhere from 2-4 hours and all that depends on your sweet baby. I normally go through my whole workflow with parents poses and siblings if any. I love getting those connections with the whole family.
This is your space during the session to relax, touch up makeup, feed and change your baby. There is a fully stocked refreshment area with gourmet snacks for you to enjoy. Plus there's a TV with Netflix ready to entertain children (or dads) when they are finished with their turn.
For your ordering appointment you will come back to the studio about a week after your session. You will be presented with anywhere from 30-35 fully edited images and you'll be able to decide which images you love and simply can't live without. You even have the option to take them home that day!
You will be presented with a slideshow that leaves most parents (dads too) crying beautiful tears of joy. Besides the newborn session itself, this is one of my favorite parts and partly the reason I became a photographer. This emotional time is so special and I love being a part of this wonderful, scary and joyful time in your life.