When to Book

I recommend booking your session as soon as possible, at least 1-2 months in advance, for best availability.  If you are thinking of a Spring or Fall session, you may want to think about booking sooner as available dates go quickly during those peak seasons. While I do make every effort to fit in last minute requests, the earlier you book, the more availability I will have.

Generally, Saturday or Sunday dates are the first to be booked, so if you know you will need weekend availability, please contact me as soon as possible to schedule your session.   Most sessions will take place 1-2 hours after sunrise or 1-2 hours before sunset for best lighting during outdoor sessions.


The best time to schedule a maternity session is when you are between 32 and 36 weeks.  If you know you will be interested in documenting this special time, it’s never too early to book your session!


It is best to contact me to book your due date while still pregnant to ensure availability and flexibility around that date.  Babies are best photographed between 5 and 14 days after birth while they are still very sleepy, so I recommend contacting me as soon as possible after birth to schedule the exact date and time of your session.  I generally schedule newborn sessions in the morning around 10am and will take place at my studio in Mount Solon, VA.  After booking, please review information on preparing for your newborn session.

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