Thank you for your interest in Jolie Moore Photography! It is never too early to book your newborn session. It is recommended that you book sometime during your 2nd trimester. I tend to completely book up on average two to three months in advance and my sessions are on a first come first serve basis.
Pricing can be found under the "pricing" tab above. Please refer to "newborn" pricing. A $75 non refundable deposit is required to book your session. Your balance of $300 (cash or check) will be due on the day of your session. You can either choose to pay your deposit by check or pay via Pay Pal. You will also receive an electronic contract to fill out, sign and return within 72 hours via email. If the contract is not completed before it expires the opening does pass along to the next interested client. Your session is not booked until the contract and deposit are both received.
**If you are choosing an Itty Bitty Mini session please mention this when booking. Itty bitty Mini sessions also require a $75 non refundable deposit. The balance of $175 will be due on the day of your session. Please refer to "Itty Bitty Mini Newborn" under the pricing tab for more information.**
For all newborn sessions, after the contract and deposit are received I will mark your session down "tentatively" by your due date. This of course will not be your actual session date as babies are very unpredicatble as to when they arrive. I then ask that you contact me within 48 hours of the baby being born to set up your exact session date and time. Choices of available session dates are on a first come first serve basis. The session date needs to take place by the time your baby is 14 days old. Sessions begin at 11am and last 2-4 hours. I do not accept sessions for full term newborns who are older than this unless previously booked. Preemies are always a different situation, and as long as you are booked in advance there is no problem photographing a preemie after this two week period (due to a hospital stay). This is one reason it is so important to book well before your baby arrives.
Sessions are shot at my home in Burlington, Kentucky and typically begin around 11am and last 2-4 hours. The length of the session includes feeding and soothing time as our goal is to have the baby sleeping throughout a good portion of the session. I do supply all the props needed as I have a very large variety to choose from. You absolutely may bring any items that you would like incorporated in your photos and I am happy to talk to you about any specific ideas you may like to incorporate after you have booked a session.
One guest is is permitted to attend the session with you, but please limit it to one. Siblings may also have their photograph taken with the new baby at no extra charge, however siblings are NOT permitted to be present during the entire session. Someone may bring the sibling or siblings at some point during the session and take them once their particular photos are done. Unfortunately the newborn sessions are too long and hot for a young sibling and can be very distracting to you and I.
Please however take a few minutes to browse my web site galleries and/or my facebook page to make sure that the type of photos and the style that I shoot are what you are looking for.
If you have any additional questions or would like to book, please just let me know by emailing me @firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you!