Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book my session with Belly to Baby?
You can get started with booking your session by Clicking Here and submitting the form to request information.
When do maternity sessions take place?
I typically recommend scheduling your maternity session for a date near your 34th week of pregnancy. This is a perfect time for you and your bump before you become too uncomfortable.
Maternity sessions are scheduled Monday - Thursday Evening approximately one hour prior to sunset.
The starting time will depend on the season.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
I encourage my expecting momma's to book their newborn session during their 2nd trimester, typically around your 20th week of pregnancy. I only book 4 due dates per month and do not advise waiting until the last minute as I could be fully booked. Once the deposit is paid, your due date will go onto my schedule!
Prices are subject to change without notice and are only locked in with a paid reservation fee and signed portrait agreement.
When do newborn sessions take place?
Newborn sessions typically take place when the baby is 7-21 days old.
Newborn sessions are scheduled Monday - Thursday Mornings at 10:00 A.M. with NO exceptions.
What do I do after the baby is born?
Once baby has arrived, mom or dad will reach out to Belly to Baby Photography via email or phone to let me know the baby has arrived and mom and baby are doing good! Within 48-hours, you will receive an email with a date and time (or several to choose from, if available) that your session will take place.
Do I need to bring any props to the session?
No. I provide all props and accessories that will be used for the session based on the information you provide in your questionnaire that you receive after booking your session. While one or two small sentimental items may be incorporated, you are requested to leave items at home such as knit/crochet outfits/hats, headbands, costumes, diaper covers, etc. Often times, these items do not fit baby properly and while they are adorable, they should be saved for photos you can take at home.
What if the baby is crying and fussy during the entire session?
While it is rare that this happens, it is handled on a case-by-case basis dependent upon the reason the baby is unhappy. If they are simply having a bad day, we stop the session and pick the next mutually convenient date before you leave.
How long after the session will I receive my pictures?
Following your session you will receive your soft-proofing gallery to choose your images within 1-2 weeks. You will have 10-days to choose your image and make any product orders. You will received your gallery of final images within 2-4 weeks of making your final selections.
Do I have to order prints/products through Belly to Baby?
While a purchase is not required, Belly to Baby Photography is not responsible and/or liable for the quality or photographic prints or products received via 3rd party businesses.
Where is your studio located?
Belly to Baby Photography is located at 200 W. 5th North Street in Summerville, South Carolina.