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Services

Christine's Unique Photo Service:

  • Parents own the rights to the entire photo CD and can use the photos as they choose; from birth announcements to thank you cards, prints and website posts.
  • Christine comes to you! If you want shots taken in the hospital or at the grandparents home, it can be arranged. New moms have enough to worry about without dragging their newborn to malls and photo shops. Photos taken in the comfort of your home capture the nursery, mom and dad interacting with baby and family heirlooms. New moms can relax as Christine captures tender moments without having to put shoes on or get out the door!
  • Flat rate pricing. You know exactly what you are going to spend up front. No hidden fees and no need to worry about the photo you didn't order. They are all yours!
  • Online password protected photo proofing allows family and friends to view your entire photo session for one week so they can let you know which photos they would like to have printed.
  • Session Sitting Includes:
  • All sessions take place on-location of client's choice. (within a 10 mile radius of Oak Hill, VA) Breaks are encouraged and time to relax is of utmost importance. Most sessions generally last 1 hour (newborn sessions take longer) During the session Christine strives to capture your child's personality. Often the best photos are those taken when a child is left to play comfortably, surrounded by things he/she loves and enjoys doing. Sessions are never rushed.
  • Before the session, Christine will email a short questionnaire to help get to know your child and what they enjoy playing with and doing. This helps Christine tailor the photo shoot to your child’s individual needs.
  • Each session begins by getting to know the children while allowing the children to see the camera and equipment. An open dialogue with the child and parent helps make everyone comfortable with the upcoming photo session.
  • Take Home Every Picture CD: Approximately 30 photos will be placed on CD. Each photo will be hand edited and processed within 2 weeks of the shoot. The CD will be mailed to you in full resolution along with a signed waiver to use the photos at your discretion. Access to a password protected online viewing site will be available for one week after photos are completed.
  • The Baby Basket : Receive a reduced session fee when you book three sessions at a time. ($40 savings!) You can begin this plan at any time, you just need to schedule three photo sessions within 12 months to qualify.
  • Recommended Baby Basket Time Frame:
  • Begin with a newborn photo shoot just two weeks after baby comes home. YOU have full rights to the CD so you can use one or several photos to create birth announcements with my professional shots.
  • Revisit at 4 months to capture eyes wide open and early smiles. These photos are an excellent opportunity to make thank you cards personalized with your child's unique photo.
  • 8 month amazing changes! This age is an exciting time to move, clap and play. Capture those moments before your child takes off running!
  • All three photo sessions must be completed within a 12 month period. Other recommended times are maternity, newborn, four months, eight months, 12 months, 18 months and 2 years.
  • Referral Bonus
  • Receive a $25.00 print credit for each person you refer who completes a photo session with Christine. (Up to $75 credit)
  • Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Do you take family portraits?
  • Yes. Christine will take a few posed photos as well as photos of your entire family interacting with one another.
  • What should my children wear the day of the shoot?
  • It’s best to avoid small patterns, logos, small cartoons, etc. Simple solid colors or a bold pattern on a child for individual shots always photograph well. Jeans, khakis, T-shirts, polos, and dresses are great choices. Kids photograph well in bare feet, especially early walkers and babies. Rather than dressing everyone in matching outfits, focus on coordinating colors and styles. One strategy is to choose a color (like blue) and then choose outfits for each member of the family based on their own style in that color, even if everyone wears different shades, pants, skirts, shorts, etc. You want the child's personality reflected in addition to a well coordinated photo.
  • What age is best when photographing newborns?
  • Newborns photograph best in their bare skin within the first 3 weeks of age.
  • When is the best time to photograph my pregnancy?
  • Maternity sessions scheduled between 32-34 weeks produce the best results. Older children are welcome to join mom in the shoot with her beautiful belly.