Q. What types of sessions do you offer?

I photograph babies, young families, and couples. The types of sessions offered are: Maternity, Lifestyle Newborn, In-Home Studio Newborn, Baby Milestone Sessions, Family Sessions, Mommy + Me, Engagement and Anniversary sessions. On occasion I photograph products and branding sessions. Get in touch if you have another session type in mind!

Q. How do I book a session?

Please reach out via the contact page. I can’t wait to learn more about you and hear about what you envision for your session! After you complete the session questionnaire, I’ll send you more information about current availability, sessions specifics, and my full pricing guide. Once we decide on a session date and location, a signed contract and 50% nonrefundable retainer are required to book and reserve services.

Q. How far in advance should I book my session?

I take on a limited number of sessions per month, so the earlier the better! It’s best to get in touch at least a few weeks prior to your desired session date. That said, don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re wanting to book a last minute session. I may be able to accommodate!

For newborn sessions, I suggest getting in touch during your second trimester. I recommend newborn sessions take place when your baby is between 6-14 days old. Because of this small timing window and the unpredictability of your delivery date, a tentative session date is determined at booking. Once a session is booked, I do leave flexibility in my calendar in case we need to reschedule once your baby is born.

For maternity sessions, I recommend reaching out at the end of your first trimester to book a session for approximately 28-34 weeks, when your bump is full and you’re still relatively comfortable.

Q. When and where do sessions take place?

Depending on time of year, outdoor sessions occur in the evening or late afternoon a couple of hours prior to sunset, or in the morning shortly after sunrise when the sun is lower in the sky and light is most flattering for portraits. Indoor sessions are held in the morning or early afternoon hours. Sessions can take place outdoors at local parks, forest preserves, etc. or indoors at a rental studio or your home.

*Some locations may be subject to permit or rental fees.

Q. What should we wear?

The clothing you wear for your session will have a huge influence on the end result of your photos! Once your session is booked, you’ll receive my session guide with tips and suggestions for types of clothing that photograph well and examples of how to coordinate outfits to create a polished, cohesive look with everyone looking their best.

Q. How many images will we get, and when will we receive them?

Every session is unique. View session details to see approximately how many images you can expect for each type of session. Images will be professionally edited in my signature style, and you will receive both a color and black and white version for each image. Your private online gallery will be available within 2-3 weeks of the session. After viewing your images, you’ll select which Collection of digital files and products suits you best to display and preserve these memories. All Collections include the digital files. Please inquire for Collection details.

Have another question? Please reach out! cassie@cassieschott.com