Frequently asked questions
How much do your photography services cost?
How do I book a session?
Usually via email. Just let me know the type of session you would like to have, and we can take it from there.
Is there a consultation before our session or wedding?
Yes! I meet with every client to discuss ideas and get to know each other. We also go through all the details regarding their photo session, making sure we are well prepared and know what is going to happen. In case of a wedding, I can even help you with the timeline of the date and other details, so don’t hesitate to ask! If we can’t meet for some reason, we can call or skype.
Where do we have our photo session?
If the weather is nice, I recommend choosing an outdoor location, somewhere close to your home that you like and possibly has special significance for you. During winter and awful weather, we can hold the session in your home. I have portable lighting equipment, so don’t worry that it may be too dark.
Do you have your studio?
No, I don’t own a studio at the moment. However, if you prefer to have studio images, I can help you find a lovely studio which we can rent for your photo session.
What shall I wear for my photoshoot?
Something comfortable that you like! For family sessions, I recommend coordinating the colors worn by the family members for a harmonious look. You can have 2-3 different outfits during a session, so I recommend picking out more than one outfit. For inspiration, you can always check out my inspiration boards on Pinterest.
I really can’t pick out stylish outfits, and I can’t do my makeup. Help!
I’m happy to help you choose outfits from your closet, or send recommendations and ideas. We can also invite a makeup artist if you don’t feel comfortable with applying your makeup. I’m also happy to help you style an entire session if you have a specific look in mind.
What if I get sick the day before the session?
We will find another date, and hopefully, everyone will be healthy! No additional fee will be charged for this.
I’d like to have an album with my photos.
Great to hear! I can help you order a gorgeous, handmade artistic album which you will love and cherish for many years to come! Send me a message, and I will send you the album pricing and options.
How long will it take to receive our photos?
It depends on the session, usually around three weeks.
Will we get the RAW files?
No, you will receive the photos in high resolution, edited JPG files. I never give out RAW files to clients, since it is not the final product. I retain the copyright to the photos taken, and you will have the right to use the JPG files freely for your personal purposes – order prints, share with family, and use them on your social media channels.
Can I edit my photos?
Cropping for print is okay, but apart from that, I ask you not to further edit your photos. I will edit the photos according to my style, that you have also seen on my website. Please do not use instagram filters or any other additional filters on the final images either.
When should I have my maternity photos taken?
It is recommended to have maternity photos taken around seven months into the pregnancy.
I’m two weeks from my due date, can we still do it?
Of course, as long as you are pregnant, we can take your maternity photos.
When shall I book the newborn photos?
I recommend booking your newborn session at the same time as you book your maternity session, so we can both prepare, and when your baby arrives, we can pick a date.
When shall I set a date for my newborn session?
Please call me as soon as the baby is born, and we can look at our calendars.
The baby has already arrived, and I haven’t booked a session in advance. Can I still do it?
Yes, call me as soon as possible so that we can set everything up! Even if your baby is a few weeks old already, we can still take beautiful photos of your family.
Will you come to our home to take the newborn photos?
Yes, I will. It doesn’t require much space to take beautiful newborn photos, and I have portable lighting in case it’s needed. So your home is perfect for this.
Can other family members be present?
Of course! The more, the merrier, so don’t hesitate to invite your significant other, the siblings or even the grandparents to the photo sessions. However, if you are planning to have more than four people on the photos, I recommend booking a larger package to allow us plenty of time to work.
Will you hold my baby?
Yes, I will. I am always keeping safety first when holding and positioning your baby. I learned newborn photography both from online instructors, and one-on-one workshop with Eszter Sós, one of the best newborn photographers in Hungary.
Do you have props for newborn photos?
I have clothes and blankets, but of course, we can also use anything you would like to include in the photos, such as your baby blankets or something a family member may have made for the baby.
How should we prepare for a photo session?
After booking a session, I will tell you everything you need to know during our consultation or via email.
Do you travel for sessions?
Yes, I love to travel and discover new locations! I’d be happy to travel for your photo session, let it be a wedding, engagement, honeymoon session, or anything else. If a session is outside the Greater Helsinki area, I kindly ask for travel compensation. Currently on my bucket list: Portugal, Greece, and Hawaii, but I’m on board with any destination. For more information about the destination sessions, please send me an email.
We have never been photographed by a professional.
That is the case with most people, so don’t worry about it! I will make sure that you are relaxed and it won’t feel like much effort to get great photos. If you would like to get to know how it works before the wedding, I recommend booking an engagement session. That way it will be easy to work together on your big day.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV camera, and I use lenses like the 50mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4,85mm 1.4100mm 2.8, and 70-200mm 2.8.
Do you use lighting equipment?
I love to work with natural light whenever possible, and usually do most of my work with the light available, but if it’s necessary, I have lighting equipment that we can use in any location.