This is where I will answer some common questions. Please feel free to get in touch with me at any time if you have any additional questions.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer
With today’s cellphone technology giving us the opportunity to take our own photos, you might wonder why you should spend the time and money to hire a professional photographer.
Simply put, the photographer’s skill, experience, training in their field, and their artistic vision make a noticeable difference between a cute snap shot and a beautiful treasured heirloom.
Additionally, my styling and use of props, and retouching of images provides value you will see in every image. I will take your style and preferences into consideration, helping you create one-of-a-kind portraits to be cherished for years to come.
As a photographer who specializes in newborn photography I have invested in additional training centered around newborn safety and comfort. My expertise and experience in handling, soothing, transitioning, and calming newborns ensures that this experience will be as effortless and stress-free as possible for your baby.
What types of Sessions do you offer?
I specialize in Newborn and Maternity photography. I also offer Milestone and Family photography by request.
Do you offer mini sessions?
I offer a shorter type of posed newborn session - my Petite Newborn Sessions. These are designed for those who adore newborn images, but want to keep a check on the budget. They include a limited number of images and do not include family or sibling images (newborn only). These sessions take place at my studio in North Berwick Maine on a few select days each month.
I do not offer any other mini sessions or discounted sessions. I want to be able to provide quality work with a great experience and I believe that requires more time than a shorter session would allow for. The greatest images are captured in the in-between moments. The connection between my clients and myself, that allows me to get to know them and show their love, can only be made with time. My prices are carefully calculated to account for my business expenses, my time spent developing my skills and talents and my time in planning and styling your session, photographing, and editing. Simply put, you are not only paying for the photographs; you are paying for experience, time, quality, and expertise.
What are your Prices?
Please see my Pricing page for my current prices.
Ivy Love Photography reserves the right to change pricing, without notice.
Best Time to Book a Newborn Session
I recommend contacting me during your pregnancy and tentatively booking your session for around one week after your due date. Once your little love arrives, let me know the news, and I will coordinate with you to choose and confirm a day for the session. Newborns are best photographed under 2 weeks of age and for posed sessions ideally younger than 10 days.
The Newborn Session fee and signed Portrait Contract are required in order to secure your date.
Best Time to Book a Maternity Session
I recommend scheduling your Maternity session at 30-36 weeks of your pregnancy. We want to show off your baby bump when it is most visible and beautiful.
Do you offer products or prints?
Well, yes I do, thank you for asking. I believe that photos should be printed in one form or another. They are meant to be seen and held. Plus that way they can be easily passed down through the generations as the digital world changes.
Whether you plan on displaying your photos on the walls of your home or in an album, I am here to assist you in this process.
How will I receive my images?
You will receive your high resolution digital images in a private password protected online gallery, for easy viewing, downloading and sharing.
Where do the sessions take place?
The Newborn Session takes place in the comfort of your own home. I will bring everything we will need for the photo shoot. If you have any items you would like to include such as toys, blankets, or fabrics, I will be happy to include those in the photos. I offer limited studio posed sessions at my studio as well, if you are more comfortable coming to me.
Maternity Sessions are held at one outdoor location of your choice (beach/field/forest), in your home or at my studio in Maine.
How to Prepare for a Session?
I will provide a detailed Photo Shoot Prep Guide before your session.
If you have any additional questions please contact me.