Portrait sessions – FAQ
How much do you charge for a portrait session?
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?
Yes! I meet with every client to discuss ideas and get to know each other. 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 picking an outdoor location, something close to your home that you like and possibly has a meaning for you. During winter and really-really bad weather we can have it in your home. I have portable lighting equipment, so don’t worry about the dark.
Do you have your own 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 which is comfortable, and you like! For family sessions I recommend coordinating the colors for the family members for a harmonic look. You can have 2-3 outfits during a session, so I recommend picking out more than one outfit. For some 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 make up. Help!
I’m happy to help picking out outfits from your closet, and/or send recommendations and ideas. We can also invite a make up artist if you don’t feel comfortable with applying your own make up. 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 does it take to receive our photos?
It depends on the session, usually around 3 weeks.
Who will have the copyrights?
I am retaining the full copyrights for all the images and you will receive the photos with a release that lets you use the photos for your personal purposes however you like.
When shall I have my maternity photos taken?
It is recommended to have the maternity photos taken around 7 months into the pregnancy.
I’m 2 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 you book your maternity session, so we can both prepare and when your baby arrives we can just pick a date.
When shall I set the date for my newborn session?
Please call me as soon as you have the baby, and we can look at our calendars.
I already have the baby but haven’t booked a session in advance. Can I still do it?
Yes, just call me as soon as possible, so 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 take too much space to have nice newborn photos, also I have portable lights 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 for the photo sessions.
Will you hold my baby?
Yes, I will! I can assure you, I held newborns before, and they never complained : )
Do you have props for newborn photos?
I have cloths and blankets, but of course we can use as well anything you would like to incorporate to the photos, like your baby blankets or something a family member made for the baby.
How shall we prepare for a photo session?
Upon booking a session I will tell you everything you need to know during our consultation or via email.
Do you travel for sessions?
Yes, however if the session is outside the Greater Helsinki area, I kindly ask for travel compensation.