How long does a session typically last?
Newborn sessions typically last three hours; plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes, and fusiness.
On-location portrait and in-home lifestyle sessions typically last two hours. The little ones dictate when we are done, though, so we will take as much time as needed.
Mini sessions last 45 minutes.
What time of day do you recommend we have our session?
For newborns, I always recommend 11 am. This allows the baby to have an early morning nap and gives the parents enough time to ease into the day. Since all newborn sessions are done in the family’s home, 11 am typically allows for ample sunlight in most homes.
For on-location portrait sessions, I recommend meeting up around two hours before sunset. This provides the most beautiful lighting of the day.
For in-home lifestyle sessions, we will figure out what time works best for your home and family.
What if my kids don’t behave?
As a mom of two myself, I know that children cycle through about every emotion in any given five minute timeframe. I don’t expect perfect behavior from any child. Thankfully, kids do behave better on camera for people other than their parents. My years of experience and bag of treats help the kids let loose, have fun, and enjoy their time with me. Please don’t stress out before a session if they seem cranky or not themself. I will do my best to turn that frown upside down. Worst case scenario, we get together again for a second try, free of charge.
How long after my session will I see the images?
About two-three weeks after your session, we will meet up in person. You will first review the images in your gallery in a slideshow set to music and then individually as printed proofs. I will hold your hand through the process and help you select products that are perfect for your home.
How long until I receive my printed products and digital files?
Once your complete order is placed and payment is complete, I will place the order with the labs. I will either mail or drop off your printed products, depending on where you live. Turnaround time is typically two weeks.
This is the most frequently asked question before a session. Wearing neutrals paired with pops of color, patterns, and textures helps create a cohesive look that is classic and playful. I discourage matching outfits or shirts with graphics in order to keep the photos timeless and natural.
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How much is a session with Claire Bunn Photography?
A session fee of $195 secures the date for a full session. Printed products and digital files are purchased separately from the session fee. Check the pricing page for detailed information about pricing.
How do I obtain a full price list?
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a full price list.
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How do I book a session?
I'd be happy to chat with you over the phone to coordinate calendars and see how else I can meet your needs. However, if you're ready to book, I have an online booking page that allows you to view my calendar and book immediately. Please note that I have blocked out time slots in 4 hour intervals. Once your session is booked, we will decide on the exact time together. Most families do not need a four hour time block, but I allow for a time buffer.
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