Melanie Z Photography | FAQ

When should I book my session?

Sessions can be booked just one week in advance. However, we do hold times for our newborns every week and occasionally they come early and late so please feel free to email us or call today to check availability for session dates and times. 

When should I book my maternity session?

Maternity sessions are ideally held between 30 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. I've found that anything before 30 weeks does not quite capture the beauty of your belly as in the later weeks, and women over 36 weeks tend to feel really uncomfortable. We do not rush our sessions and try to create a comfortable atmosphere and bonding experience that we can capture within the art.

When should I book my newborn session?

For a newborn session, I recommend you call to schedule a consultation in the last couple months of pregnancy. Obviously we cannot book a session, however, we will hold appointment times open around your due date to ensure priority session time once your new little one arrives. To capture the newness of your baby, sessions are held within the first 2 weeks and preferably within the first week. It is extremely important for you to give us a call or email as soon as your baby has arrived to book your newborn session. This ensures your session to be within the recommended time frame.

How do I book a session?

If you are interested in booking a session please call, email, or text us to book your consultation appointment. If you would like to bypass this stage, you may book your session online as well. At the consultation (or upon booking online) you will receive a pricing and process packet. In order to hold your session a $25 non-refundable deposit will be required.

Where will our session take place?

Your custom portrait session will take place in your home or at a outdoor location of your choice, inside the greater Richmond area.