"What to Expect"

 

Thank you so much for choosing Fotochic Photography Studios for your photo session! Hopefully, this information will walk you through everything you need to know to get ready for your session, but feel free to give us a call a few days before your session if you feel we need to go over any last minute details.

  • View your images in our studio within an hour, if theres no pending viewing appointments.
  • If you prefer to view online we will post a private online gallery with your proofs within 2 days.
  • The online gallery will be viewable for 7 days. You will need to place any orders within this time frame.
  • Email us with the items you’d like with their corresponding gallery image numbers.
  • An invoice will be sent to your email if you have not already paid. The invoice can be paid by debit/credit card.
  • Printed products are mailed out 1 week after We receive full payment or you are welcome to pick it up at our studio.

 

Your photo session will be relaxed, fun and enjoyable for the whole family. We love to capture how families and couples naturally interact and enjoy each other. Photo sessions are never rushed. The time frame for the session will depend on the session chosen.

The best advice we can give you is to make sure you’re well rested on the day of your photo session (that goes for kiddos too!), eat something and stay well hydrated. Believe it or not, bad moods can show up in pictures! The better you feel, the better you’ll look.

When you arrive for the photo session, don’t be afraid to dance, skip, twirl and laugh! We want you to enjoy the experience and make it fun!

 

DON'T HESITATE TO ASK US ANYTHING!

  • Locations

Parks, Mountains, historic/urban areas and your own backyard are all great locations for photos. If you do not have a location in mind when booking your photo session, We can recommend places and make sure we choose the perfect spot for you.

  • Be on time

Please don’t come late. This makes everyone anxious. We also don't want your experience to be rushed.

  • Maternity Sessions

We love to photograph expecting mothers. We think it is an amazing and beautiful time, which is meant to be cherished. We can take the photos in our studio, outdoors or your home where we can create the illusion of a studio. About a month before your due date is the best time for a maternity session. That way, your belly is nice and full, without you being uncomfortable.

When choosing an outfit for your maternity photos, look for clothes that will accentuate your belly. While you might find baby doll dresses or loose clothing to be more comfortable and flattering, when you look back, you will appreciate your curvy belly in all of its glory! 

  • Newborns

Newborn sessions take place in the convenience of your own home. Babies often sleep best in a familiar environment. It is best to photograph newborns during the first two weeks of life because they are more likely to sleep through different settings, and they take well to being positioned. During your newborn session, I will set up my portable studio and take a combination of studio and lifestyle pictures. If conditions are ideal, we can also take some outdoor newborn portraits.

Newborns look beautiful in their birthday suits. They are so pure and lovely that a simple onesie is all you need. However, if you’d like to do more, cute knit caps, headbands for girls and little baby tutus are always adorable.

  • Children and Babies

Kids look great in bright colors, stripes and polka dots. Cute hats, shoes, and small props from their rooms are great. A little color is always welcome. If you don’t enjoy very colorful clothing, a flower or cute hat can be just that splash of color that makes a photo really pop. I would avoid large logos and writing on clothing. If you’re not sure what to wear, you can always start with simple jeans and a shirt, and we can add from there.

For babies, the best time for photos is when they first start sitting by themselves. At this point, babies usual smile more and react to their environment. That is usually the time when babies start to get those chubby little cheeks, and who doesn’t love that?

  • Clothing: Where to start:

Decide on a theme: Do you want to have dressy or traditional photos? Or do you want to capture your casual, playful, vintage or edgy style? Don’t forget, you can always bring a change of clothes.

It’s always best to think color. Saturated colors (green, blue, red, purple, orange, yellow) really pop in your photos. I don’t recommend too much white — it just doesn’t do much for most people. When trying to put together outfits for larger groups, try to coordinate, not match. Avoid pastels, they are like white.  Feel free to mix and match stripes and small patterns. Pick 3-4 colors and mix them all in. Layers are always a good idea (unless it’s 100 degrees) and provide a lot of interest and makes it easy to remove an article of clothing and have a totally different look. Hats, scarves, jackets, boots, etc. All accessories are welcome.