This is a very special and unique time in your life. My goal is for you to have gorgeous images and for your photography experience to be fun, exciting and stress-free.
Your session consists of three parts:
1 — Consultation
2 — Photoshoot
3 — Viewing
Your consultation is included with every session and can be done over the phone, zoom or in person.
I have a beautiful selection of dresses and outfits in my maternity closet and a gorgeous collections of newborn props. In addition to being a photographer, I am also a skilled graphic designer and I guarantee that your images will go through proper post production techniques that will result in clean, polished and flawlessly printed photographs. Your session fee includes initial consultation, hair and makeup for your session by professional stylist, access to my newborn props, access to my maternity closet, session time in studio, image processing and final retouching.
I recognize that ever client is unique and I tailor my packages to fit your own needs. My pricing is designed to put you in charge of your session. In order to book your session, a small Session Fee of $199.00 is required. Your hair and makeup application is included in this session fee. Ones you see your images, you can choose more or less based on the results. You can choose digital images or printed products, such as albums or prints for your home. Your photos are printed on archival quality paper with life span of 300 years. This is the same type of paper used by art galleries worldwide. These prints are guaranteed to last you for generations. Each purchased print is accompanied by two digital files; one high resolution digital version in both color and black & white conversion suitable for print and another file optimized for use online, as well as personal print and online use rights. Package pricing starts at only $400.00 and most families spend $600.00 - $1500.00
— Session Fee
— Hair & Makeup for mom
— Access to newborn outfits and props
— Up to 3 hours studio time
— Session Fee
— Professional Hair & Makeup for mom
— Access to maternity wardrobe
— Up to 2.5 hours studio time
SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION IN ADVANCE
Session fee is required to book. It does not include digitals or prints.
Best time to photograph:
MATERNITY — between 28-32 weeks.
NEWBORNS — between 5 -16 days after birth.
When should I book my maternity or newborn session?
I recommend booking your session as early as possible so you don't miss out. I have a limited number of sessions available each month. Booking early also allows me to accommodate any special requests you might have.
How do I prepare for my maternity session?
I do everything to make your session as stress-free as possible. We will have an online, phone or in person consultation about your wardrobe, hair style and makeup application style. You will arrive at the studio, where my hair and makeup artist will prepare you for your session. Sometimes my stylist is able to travel to your home for an additional travel feel. Please bring the following items with you to your session. 1 — Nude, black and white color bras. No nursing bras please. It is best to bring the bras that you wore before pregnancy, even though they might feel little tight. 2 — Nude, white and black color underwear. It is best that your underwear is simple and plain, without any print or pattern. Thong type underwear works the best!
How do I prepare my baby for newborn session?
If possible, try to interact with your baby for an 1 hour before the session to make her little tired and be ready to feed her upon arrival to my studio. If you are breastfeeding, please pump some extra milk in a bottle if you can. If you are substituting, please bring all necessary bottles, and pre-made formula to be able to feed the baby when needed. Please bring little extra formula or milk just in case. Full belly, "milk drunk' babies are the sleepiest :)
Please bring a couple of pacifiers. It is very important. I will use pacifier to soothe the baby during session.
What if I don't feel beautiful after giving birth? Should I have my portrait taken?
I understand. I have been there. Although you might not feel like yourself, I really encourage you to have your portrait taken with your baby. My makeup and hair stylists will work their magic and I will photograph you from flattering angles. All newborn portraits are taken portrait style, from waist up. I will also use post production techniques that will enhance your natural beauty in your photos.
When will we get our photos?
You have two choices when it comes to your gallery. 1 — You can choose your own photos for final retouching. 2 — You can trust me to choose for you. If you decide to choose the photos yourself, you will receive an online gallery link with your photos within maximum of 10 (TEN) days (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your session). You can then choose your favorites for final retouching. Your photos will be available in 3 (THREE) weeks after you make your selections and will be delivered via secure download.
If you decide to allow me to make selections for you, you photos will be available in maximum of 2 (TWO) weeks after your session date via secure download.
All final images are retouched and are available for you in both color and B/W artistic conversions.
Can I purchase photos that haven't been retouched?
I am sorry, I do not release images that have not gone through post production.
Do you offer print products?
Yes, absolutely! I offer Custom Design Album, Gallery Wrap Canvases, Acrylic Prints and Fine Art Prints.
I work with two highly reputable and established laboratories, one located in Europe and another one in USA. I offer archival prints produced on special paper with a 300 year lifespan. I also offer a more affordable option of regular prints produced by a professional photo lab in USA. I can confidently say, that the quality of my printed products is hard to match. All images that are ordered as printed materials are accompanied by high resolution digital files at no additional charge.
Do you offer digital images for purchase?
Yes, I offer several packages that include digital images.
What is your cancelation / refund policy?
Your session can be rescheduled 48 hours prior to your appointment. In case of cancelation, your deposit / session fee is non-refundable.
Do you offer outdoor sessions?
I do not offer outdoor sessions at this time.
Do you offer promotional pricing?
Few times a year I will offer promotional pricing on select products. Please follow my Instagram account @vavazoomstudio and stay in the loop about my promotional pricing, specials, monthly mini sessions and model calls!
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, in order for us to have a professional client / photographer relationship, contract must be signed. Your session will not take place without signed contract.
Where do I park my car when I arrive at the studio?
There is unlimited free street parking.
All area and props are thoroughly washed / sanitized after each session. I don't book more than 1 (ONE) session per day, I wear mask at all times and I am fully vaccinated.
I ask that if you or any of your family / household members have any symptoms of cold or flu, please kindly reschedule your session.