Where do I begin?

Where do I begin?

Choosing a photographer should be a fun and exciting process! I encourage you to curl up on the couch with your tablet and a cup of something yummy and take some time to become acquainted with my photography style. Read all about me and my approach in my biography, view my galleries to see my style, and read through my current blog posts to see the fun that's been going on in the studio and learn what you can expect from your session.

request A session menu

  • Once you are excited and ready to book your own session, I welcome you to reach out via email (eesmithphoto@gmail.com) or the CONTACT link and request a full session menu. This is also a great time to include any questions you may have about the process.


Step 2

reserving your session

  • After you decide on the perfect session option - I'll send you an electronic agreement through email. From there you may review & sign the agreement and pay your deposit (PayPal, venmo, cash or check). Congrats - Your session is now officially reserved on my calendar!
  • NEWBORNS - your session date will remain tentative until the birth of your child and then take place within 2 weeks of life.
  • For all other sessions, date & time is scheduled firmly upon booking.


The Session

Step 3


  • A few days before your visit, I'll send you a prep guide via email to go over last minute details and help you get ready for the big day. Before then, you are welcome to email at any time with questions.



  • For sessions including a proof stage, an online gallery will be sent to you within 3 weeks. Within a few days of choosing your favorite images, a complete gallery of your print ready images will be re-sent.
  • For Classic sessions not including a proof stage, your complete gallery of print ready images will be sent to you within 3 weeks of your session.



It's never too early to reserve your session! Newborn sessions should be reserved about 3 months in advance in order to guarantee a spot on my calendar. For all other sessions, I recommend inquiring and being prepared to book 1 or 2 months in advance.

My baby has already been born - is it too late to book a session?

Absolutely not! While I can't guarantee availability within the ideal time frame if not booked in advance, I do often have wiggle room to accommodate last-minute requests.


Newborn, first year milestone and cake smash sessions take place exclusively in my Sterling, MA studio. Family and Maternity sessions may be booked outdoors, 1-2 hours before sunset.


I prefer to shoot newborn sessions exclusively from my studio. There I am able to control the heat, light, and ambiance so I can deliver to you the best experience and images possible!


Yes! Each of my packages includes digital images sent via online gallery with personal print rights.

Do you provide session styling/accessories?

Yes! I provide all props necessary for newborn, milestone, and cakesmash sessions.

How will I receive my finished images?

Your images (JPGs) will be sent via a private online gallery within 3 weeks of your session. You will be be able to easily download them right to your own computer.

What is your cancellation/ reschedule policy?

Session fees are non-refundable. All sessions may be rescheduled one time by the client due to unforeseen circumstances with no penalty. Additional requests to reschedule will be at my discretion, and multiple attempts to reschedule without 24-hours notice may be subject to session fee forfeiture.

Emily Smith is a Central MA Newborn Photographer with over 10-years experience photographing newborns and young children. Emily's timeless approach to newborn, milestone, cake smash & family portraits has made her a favorite among families in the Central MA, Leominster and Worcester areas.

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