From the time that you place your order and make your payment in full, it can take anywhere between 2 and 6 weeks for your order to be delivered to you depending on the heirloom collection and/or artwork that you choose. Please allow for an extra cushion around holidays.
HOW LONG does it take to receive my order?
Most sessions last about one hour; however, I don't rush though your session since creativity and children can't be pushed. Newborn sessions can take 2+ hours.
*The Simplicity Session is a 30 minute mini-session.
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Make sure you and your little ones are fed and well rested before your photo session. I understand that families are busy; however, it is useful to not have things scheduled on the day of your session and even the night before.
Tired and over-stimulated children appear that way in their photographs. On the day of your session appointment, it is best to only bring the persons being photographed to prevent distractions. Kids can really pick up on our stress levels, so it's important to relax and have fun!
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR OUR SESSION?
Clothing is an important part of creating a beautiful image and of highlighting the emotion between you and your loves. My style is natural and organic, and meant to capture the connections that you have with one another. Subtle colors such as pastels, whites, creams, grays and other neutrals unify the look of your family, helping to bring the emphasis on the emotion and not the clothes. Signature Session and Motherhood Collective clients , receive the benefit of borrowing from my specially curated studio wardrobe of high-end dresses and gowns and baby and children's clothes. Babies are most beautiful showing off their pure and perfect skin, especially newborns, by dressing them in organic cottons and natural fabrics. Bare feet are always cute and natural for everyone.
Visit our Pinterest inspiration board for more ideas and look out for the How to Prepare for Your Session Guide in your welcome package sent to you after your session is reserved.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO OUR SESSION?
No digital files are included with the Signature Session or the Motherhood Collective.
Digital Files can be purchased once you have viewed your Gallery.
*The Simplicity Session includes 10 Digital Files for download with print release.
ARE THE DIGITAL FILES INCLUDED IN THE SESSION FEE?
The Motherhood Collective is the best way to ensure that you do not miss any of the milestone moments of your child's first year. Three or Four full sessions are included (see The Signature Session) over the course of 18 months. You choose when the sessions will take place. Many mothers choose the following sessions: 1. Maternity 2. Newborn 3. Sitter/Crawler (6-9 mos) 4. One-Year Birthday. However, you can choose to use the sessions however you wish!
The Motherhood Collective also includes 25 birth announcements (with newborn session), members-only special pricing on printed collections, priority scheduling, and sweet surprises & gifts along the way. There is a significant savings when you choose the Motherhood Collective.
*digital files, prints and art work are purchased separately
There is a significant savings when you choose the Motherhood Collective.
What Does the Motherhood Collective
- the pre-session styling & location consultation
- a 30 minute mini-session
- gallery of 10 hand-edited images for download with print release
- option to upgrade to full gallery and order prints, wall art or gifts
This is the perfect option for the busy Mamas that are only looking to get a quick session in with some images included!
WHAT DOES THE Simplicity Session FEE INclude?
- the pre-session consultation to discuss your wants and needs
- access to AKP's beautifully curated studio wardrobe for mamas, babies and littles
- a 24 hour online gallery posted before our ordering appointment
- minimum of 30 hand-edited image proofs from which to choose
- a personalized design and ordering appointment to guide you through choosing the best collection and heirloom artwork for your home
WHat does the SIGNATURE session