When should I schedule my session?

Maternity session when you are 28 – 36 weeks.  For those expecting multiples the 26 week is best.
Newborn session before the expected due date.
Baby session any time, ideally between 3 & 8 months
Smash cake session 11 – 13 months.

 

Can we include baby's siblings?

Yes! Newborn sessions that include siblings and parents will require additional time and planning. We usually try to do these photos first so that the remaining time can be spent with baby. Because these photos are so important to you we do not charge extra, however, please understand that although we may try our best, some siblings are just not going to have their image taken with us…or in the preferred pose. So, poses may be limited to what we can accomplish within the limitations of your little one. We promise to do our best, but understand that this new little baby is a big change for them, and then we arrive with a camera!!

How long does it take to view my session images?

Your gallery will be live within 3 to 4 weeks following your session date.   We schedule a day of editing along with your photography day to allow for fast, consistent delivery of your images.

I need my images fast, do you offer RUSH EDITING?

Yes, we are happy to bump you to the head of the line for an additional $250 RUSH FEE.  Your images will be ready withing 48 hours from your session day.

How long do I have to select and view my images?

Because our studio follows an all inclusive pricing guide…you have forever to select your images. But why wait? Fill your homes with these priceless images. It is best, and we highly recommend that our clients download their entire gallery and save multiple copies of the images to a USB drive. If you don’t have this option we can make one for you for $50. Please keep in mind that due to the space galleries take up on our hard drives, we DO NOT KEEP PHOTO SESSIONS ON OUR COMPUTERS. Once uploaded and delivered, images become the sole responsibility of the client. This includes downloading and saving. PLEASE be sure to make back up copies of your sessions.

Do I get to see ALL of the photos from my session?

We select the best images captured during your session.  We shoot multiples of the same pose, in rapid succession, so we select the best to present to you.  This helps if for example someone blinks, or there is a focus issue etc...  What you will get however, is the very, very best shot of the poses we take.  I  will use my best judgement when selecting the photos for your gallery.  I will select the best from your session that represent the best pose, clarity, and composition and apply a light editing touch to them. The number of images you receive will be listed in our pricing guide, and many times you will receive many more.

 Can I download ALL of my photos?  

You will be able to download any image that you have purchased as part of your collection, including additional poses. Lexilu Photography retains the copyright to all images taken, so while we do not provide Copyright releases, we so provide a written PRINT RELEASE.  The print release will allow you to make unlimited prints from your purchased images.   

Can I have all of the images in my collection?
Yes, you will own the PRINTING rights to the images for personal use. Lexilu Photos RETAINS FULL COPY RIGHTS from all sessions. Please do not use these images in contests, or for advertising on personal blogs, websites, etc…without the written permission of Lexilu Photos.

Do you create special photos or composites?
Specialty images and digital composites are available when the baby is able to be posed in a certain way. Some poses are achieved by taking 3 to 4 images and blending or compositing them into one image.  If a certain pose is requested and What are digital composites, and why do they cost extra? Baby is able to be safely posed we are happy to do so.  We also offer digital backdrop poses, where baby is shot on a neutral background and then the image is composited into a floral nest or basket.  These specialty images require more time in photographing baby as well as in the editing room.  Because of this they are available for $50 per composite.  We will be uploading a list of our available composites soon.   If you have a special pose that you want please let us know before baby's session.

What will the announcement look like?
We have a Certified Graphic Designer on staff who will work with you to design a beautiful one of a kind birth announcement using one to three images of your choice.  You are allowed one free edit or revision to the design.  Additional edits to the announcements are charged at $50 per edit.  (unless we make a type error ) Announcements can include Senior, Birth, Save the Dates and all Wedding Stationary.

You can then use the digital design to post the announcement or to make printed copies to send to friends and family.

Is there an additional fee for multiple births?
Not at all. We LOVE our multiple sessions, although they do require more session and editing time as well as the need for an extra assistant  we do not charge any extra for multiples.   


I’ve paid my retainer/session fee.  When is the balance due?

The session fee is paid to reserve your session as well as the post production work associated with editing, storing, and managing the files.  You will receive a notice 14 days prior to your session date, or due date. At this time the remaining balance for your session is due.  No session can begin without payment in full.

We are happy to offer affordable payment plans if needed.  No product, print or digital files will be released until the balance is paid in full.  Please contact me if you need assistance.

 

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