What to Expect


-*-What will happen during my session?

We will meet at the previously agreed upon location at the time of your shoot, either my in-home studio for newborns or young children or on location.   If this is a new location, such as your home, I will look to find the best locations for pictures; I will be looking for available natural light, possible props, etc.  And then the fun will begin.  I will work with you and your family to get shots that you will cherish forever and showcase who you are.


-*-Can my pictures be taken anywhere?

I utilize natural light for most of my photo sessions, the location needs to have enough natural light.  Parks or other scenic outdoor locations are always a great idea.  Homes with a lot of windows and good lighting can also work nicely.  I do have limited space at my in-home studio perfect for newborns, cake smash sessions, or a few children. I can always recommend locations if you are not sure.

I am located in Rancho Cucamonga and am willing to travel.  There will be an additional charge for distances more than 30 miles.


-*-What should I wear?

Everyone does not need to match.  Wear clothes you love and feel comfortable in; go dressy, go casual, whatever you would like.  For groups you do want to have the same overall style and colors in the same family.  Newborns are usually photographed al’ naturale or with a diaper and blankets and diaper covers. (See How Does a Newborn Shoot work below for more info)   Shoots of just individuals can bring a few outfits to use during the shoot.


-*-How Does a Newborn Shoot Work?

Newborn shoots must be done within the first 14 days of life; this will help to get those adorable sleeping and posed pictures. (Exceptions for premature babies)  It is best to book this session while pregnant (or book with a belly shoot for some extra savings).  This shoot will be a time as a parent you can sit back and relax while I carefully and slowly work with your new baby.  Depending on how sleepy your baby is and how quickly they settle this shoot will last anywhere from 2-4 hours.  I will also happily take parent & baby and baby & sibling pictures.  More information will be provided when you book this special shoot.


-*-When will I get my pictures?

Approximately two weeks after your portrait session, we will meet again for a viewing session.  At this time, I will show you your pictures for the first time and will guide you through the purchasing process.  I can suggest layouts, show you different products and help you be able to display and enjoy your pictures. Digital images, if purchased will be available that same night for you to download.  Regular prints will arrive within one week and you should allow 2-3 weeks for specialty items.  Please keep this time frame in mind when booking your session.


-*-I would love for you to take my picture, what next?

You can email me at photo@emilykathrynphoto.com  or call me at 951-916-4950  We will discuss what types of pictures you are hoping for, where you would like these pictures taken and any other concerns you may have.  A $50 retaining fee is required to reserve your session.  The rest of session price will be due the day of the shoot.  You can pay with cash, credit card or PayPal.

Family Photo Shoot