About your portrait session
I’m a natural light photographer, so your portrait session will preferably be conducted at an outdoor location we choose. Naturally, with newborn shoots and in some other instances, the session may be conducted in the comfort of your own home – provided there is good natural light to work with, so I’m able to capture the most natural images for your gallery :) Morning or late afternoon/early evening light works best, but this is flexible depending on the type of shoot. Should inclement weather postpone an outdoor shoot, I will reschedule as quickly as possible. I try to make the session relaxed and fun and love catching candid shots and interactions between the various family members. Attention spans of little ones are short, so a break or snack might be required to keep the little ones happy and to capture those awesome shots.
Once a booking date has been confirmed, you’ll receive an invoice for the booking fee as well as a Model Release Form to sign. Signing the form means you understand that any images from your session may be used for marketing purposes, online or elsewhere by Gillian Foley Photography.
What to Wear
When choosing clothing for your session, simple is best. Solid polo or tee shirts with jeans or shorts are nice for boys and simple dresses are always cute on little girls. Try to avoid busy patterns, graphics or logos, but bright colors and hats are lots of fun. For groups, colors that complement each other, but aren’t necessarily the same, work well. Newborns and babies photograph beautifully in bare skin. Check out my Outfit PINspiration board on Pinterest for some ideas on colours and outfits.
If you would like to book a maternity/newborn session, contact me between 32-36 weeks. Newborn sessions are best done within the first 2 weeks after the birth, as newborn babies are still very sleepy and relaxed at this stage, which makes for great shots!
After your session
Proofing and uploading a gallery for a typical 1-2 hour shoot is usually within 2 weeks. You’ll then receive an email from me with a link to a password-protected gallery for you to peruse and share if you wish. The price list for a la carte prints is available here.
If you require more information, please email me or use the contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Please note prices and packages are subject to change without notice. Please note: Only the print credit portion of the booking fee is refundable in the case of cancellation by the client.