What to wear for my photo session?
Please wear something you are comfortable in. Depending on the type of the session required, we will discuss what to wear, so do not worry, I will give you loads of tips. Normally for family sessions my clients prefer to wear matching outfits: blue jeans and white tops for example. If everyone is dressed in matching outfits it looks great on photographs! Use earthy and neutral tones, please avoid vivid clothing with big logos and branding visible.
What is the best time for my maternity session?
I usually do maternity sessions at the end of the second/start of your third trimester, but do not worry if you are not there yet, we will discuss all the options.
When is the best time to schedule my newborn portrait session?
For the type of work that I do, it does not really matter how old is the baby, it's more about when you feel ready and comfortable. This type of session is held at the comfort of your own home/garden or outdoors in the local park we select. Lifestyle session is not about posing, but I capture your new chapter of your life and your real emotions and feelings. I do, however, bring few accessories for the newborn for you to have some variety, but this will not be a posed photo session using props - as the lifestyle session is all about capturing the moments of your new life with your baby. This session can incorporate close family and grand parents! Please check my prices and packages here under Newborn Lifestyle section - https://www.mamabearportraits.ie/investment/
How long until I receive my photographs?
You will receive your images within 2 weeks from the date you've made your selection.
How long will my gallery last?
Your preview and final galleries are valid for 2 weeks, so you have time to select your favourite images and also download them.
Don't worry, I will remind you when the gallery is about to expire and if you need more time, we can discuss that too!
Can I get any unedited images?
Unfortunately, no. I take pride in my edit and retouch and every image is special to me. You can always purchase extra digital images that I will happily edit for you.
Where are you based and are you able to travel?
My studio is based in Rush, north county Dublin. Please contact me and we will discuss all the options for your photo session if you wish to have your photos taken outdoors. Travel charges may apply depending on the location we choose.
How to book a photo session and is there a deposit?
Please use the Contact Me form and send me a message with all the details and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Alternatively you can use my social media (Instagram or Facebook). I do require €50 deposit to secure your booking, contact me directly to pay the deposit (Revolut/Paypal). Please note that deposits are non-refundable unless I (the photographer) has to cancel the photo session. It is also non-refundable in case Covid-19 restrictions prevent us from making a photo session at a chosen date. I will be happy to reschedule your session for another day in that case.
How to reschedule my session?
I kindly ask you to let me know about a cancellation or rescheduling of your booked session minimum 48h in advance. Cancellations under 48h may cause a €50 rescheduling fee to reserve a new date. All sessions are limited, so availability can not be guaranteed if you missed your session date.
1) Vouchers can not be exchanged to cash
2) If your voucher due date is coming to an end and you have not booked the session, please contact me in advance and we will try to figure out the best solution for you.
3) You can use the voucher to book a photo session only (no products like frames, albums etc can be purchased with your voucher)