Frequently Asked Questions

The Hampton Mansion Historical Site has beautiful fences, benches, archways, gardens, and barns.

Where should we take our pictures?

While newborn photos are almost always taken at your home (in baby’s nursery), my favorite outdoor locations to shoot at include the Hampton Mansion, Cylburn Arboretum, Loch Raven Reservoir, Oregon Ridge, and Downtown Baltimore (Fells Point, Inner Harbor, etc.). In addition, I am willing to travel to any location of your choice within Baltimore County/City (travel fees apply if outside of the county/city)!

 

For newborn sessions, do you bring any props?

For every newborn shoot, I bring a basket, neutral newborn wraps and a few large blankets for backgrounds. Other than that, I use whatever you have in your nursery/home! I can get creative :) 

What should I/we wear?

For newborn shoots, light solid colors always photograph best! Dark colors reflect onto babies face casting shadows. Think whites, light tans, light grays, etc. Questions? Feel free to send me photos! I always advise that solids or pieces with less pattern photograph better. Flashy or heavily patterned outfits tend to be the first and only thing you see when looking at photos. For family shoots, I think choosing a basic color palette and going from there is best. In spring, pastels such as light blues and pinks go well together, whereas in Fall, maroons, teals, and browns look great. I would choose one "main piece", (i.e a floral dress) and then pull colors from the piece for the other outfits. I would be happy to look at your outfits in advance and give you any suggestions.

 

Does the session fee include all images?

Yes! The session fee includes access to all high-resolution photos ready to be downloaded, printed, shared, framed, etc.