FREQUENTLY

asked QUESTIONS

 

 

How do I book a session?

To book your session, or ask any other questions, reach out through my contact page and let me know what type of session you are interested in and preffered date (or estimated due date). I'll send you a photography agreement and booking fee request. Once those are settled, you are officially booked!

 

when should i book my newborn session?

It's best to book your newborn session BEFORE baby arrives. I suggest by the beginning of the 3rd trimester to ensure a spot on my calendar.

 

Where are you located?

My home studio is located in Sterling, MA; just a few minutes off route 190, south of Wachusett Mountain in Central MA.

 

where may I see examples of your work?

Visit the gallery to see a collection of my work from over the years.

 

What is your reschedule/cancellation policy?

Life happens, especially with little ones. Should you need to reschedule due to sickness or emergency - there is no penalty and we will reschedule for another date. If you want to cancel outright, you may any time however forfeiting your booking fee.

 

What is a proof gallery?

A proof gallery is a collection of digital images from your session that have been partially edited. You will receive a link to your proof gallery within 2 weeks of your session, and from this collection you may make your image choices. Your final choices will be fully edited and resent to you in hi-resoluation format for personal printing.

 

may I purchase additional digital files?

Yes you may. A set number of images will come with your selected portrait package, however any of the remaining images from the proof gallery may be purchased, as well.

 

How long before I receive my photos?

Your proof gallery will be delivered within 2-weeks of your session. Once you have made your image choices, I will complete the final edits. This may take up to one week.

 

What should I wear to my photo session?

If you plan to be photographed along with your newborn or toddler, I suggest something you feel comfortable and attractive in. White is my go-to suggestion in the studio, though light neutrals and denim also photograph wonderfuly with my lighting and editing style. I suggest staying away from very dark or saturated colors, particularly red and vibrant colors of any kind. Should you need help coordinating for family pictures, you are welcome to reach out.

 

do you provide props?

My studio is complete with everything needed to style your newborn or toddler session. I have an assortment of white textured backdrops, headbands, bonnets, outfits ranging in size from newborn to 24 months that you may pick from, as well as lots of nostalgic childhood toys for your child to choose and play with during their session.

 

CAN I BRING MY OWN PROPS?

One or two personal momentos are more than welcome - I just request that you let me know in advance if you plan to bring something so that I can make sure to incorporate it into my planned workflow. Also keep in mind my styling and editing style when bringing your own items. Certain items photograph better than others, so if you have a question about something youd like to bring, just send an email!

 

may i bring my pet to be photographed?

I love fur-babies, I have several of my own! However for safety reasons, pet's are not welcome at the studio. If you'd really love to include your pet, inquire about an outdoor session!

 

may I bring a friend/family member to our session?

Due to the cozy and intimate nature of my studio, attendees are limited to immediate family; ideally only the individuals that will be photographed. Should you have an extenuating circumstance, let me know and we can chat about options.

 

may I use my photos for commercial purposes?

With the purchase of your photo session, you also receive personal printing rights. Any commercial or public use of the images will require an extended license. Please be in touch for rates.

EESmith Photography is a cozy portrait studio located in Sterling, MA specializing in minimalist portraiture for little ones.