Sweet Me Photography's FAQs
Our top priority continues to be health and safety and we take numerous precautions at our sessions to mitigate any risk for your family and our photographers. We schedule only one newborn session per day which allows us to fully clean and sanitize all props and equipment before each session. In addition to our already high standards of handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer throughout the session, your photographer will also wear a mask or facial covering.
Sweet Me Photography sessions take place in the convenience of your home. We bring the studio to you so that you don’t have to take your new baby to an outside studio. Our portable newborn studio includes backdrops and lighting to photograph newborn images in the style seen in our gallery. We routinely photograph in homes of all sizes as we only need about 5’ x 8’ of space.
Sweet Me Photography brings the entire newborn studio to your home! We bring all the props for your baby – including lighting, heating, accessories, hats, headbands, bowties, wraps, blankets, buckets, backgrounds). Photographers bring a full variety of props to your session and you will have the opportunity to pick your favorite colors and styles before you get started. If you have a specific outfit and/or keepsake that you want to include in the session, we will absolutely do our best to incorporate it as well. We capture a variety of different looks at your session. We typically use three different backgrounds (your color choices) and different poses for each background as you see in our gallery. For each pose, we do change out some of the props and accessories. Additionally, we capture several angles of each pose to offer you a variety of options in your gallery. At the start of your session, you will have the opportunity to view our different colors and styles and pick your favorites!
We schedule sessions 7 days a week. Since sessions take approximately 2.5 to 3.5 hours, our sessions all begin in the morning. Sessions could run longer depending on baby. We strongly suggest you do not schedule any other appointments for the day of your session.
We schedule sessions 7 days a week. Since sessions take approximately 2.5 – 3 hours, our sessions all begin in the morning.
It’s never too early to schedule a session! Most moms schedule in their 2nd trimester, as it ensures they reserve a spot during the first few weeks (the ideal time for posed newborn photography). Also, since you don’t typically know exactly when your baby will arrive, it gives you priority in adjusting the date of your session. But we absolutely try our best to accommodate every baby, even for last-minute sessions after baby has arrived up to approximately one month old. Please click HERE to fill out our short contact form and we will get back to you with a suggested session date.
The ideal time to photograph your baby in the posed newborn style you see in our gallery is within the first few weeks after birth. We do routinely photograph slightly older babies, however, it does become less likely we can capture all the poses you see in our gallery with baby more alert and active. Preemies can typically be photographed a bit older than a full-term baby. To check availability for scheduling your session, please click HERE to complete our short contact form and we will get in touch regarding an available session date.
In most cases, we are able to still schedule your newborn session as long as your baby is still within the successful timeframe for a newborn session and we have availability.
Click HERE to complete our short contact form so we can get in touch with you. We will reach out by the next business day to offer an available session date and time and answer any questions. If your baby has arrived full payment is due at the time you book. If your baby has not arrived, the session can be scheduled with a small deposit with the balance is due once we confirm your baby has arrived, and prior to the session.
We always check in one week before your session date for an update on your baby’s arrival. If your baby arrives before we reach out, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 800.773.7009 so we can pull your session up to an earlier date. Similarly, if your baby arrives late, we can push your session date out. We definitely want your session to be at the most ideal time for our posing style as possible.
Once a session is booked, we reserve the photographer’s time and do not book her for other sessions. We can absolutely accommodate a need to change your session date when it’s due to the baby’s early or late arrival at no charge. You can receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to your session.
Please see our Packages page for a full list of our newborn packages. Sweet Me Photography strongly believes in providing an affordable, transparent and convenient service for our clients. Therefore, we have simplified our packages to offering one upfront Newborn Package which includes both the in-home session and a selection of 8 of your favorite digital files. You will have the opportunity to purchase additional images after you receive your preview gallery.
After your baby arrives and before your session, we will send you a confirmation email with some tips on how to prepare for your session. Your photographer will bring everything you will need for your newborn session, so there really isn’t much you need to prepare.
Absolutely. Once you receive your proofing gallery, you will have a few upgrade options if you would like additional images: Select 4 additional images for a total of 12 files ($100 upgrade) or 12 additional images for a total of 20 files ($200 upgrade). You will also have the option to purchase your full gallery if you would like to do so.
Sweet Me Photography recruits professionally-trained newborn photographers. Each photographer has been selected based on her expertise and passion in newborn photography. Our photographers are local to a specific region and are all trained in photographing “Sweet Me Style”. A few days prior to your session, your scheduled photographer will call and introduce herself and answer any final pre-session questions.
We are frequently asked about tipping your photographer. While it is not expected, it is always appreciated if you feel they provided an excellent experience.
We lightly retouch your baby’s images, primarily removing any scratches, red spots, bruising or blotchiness from the delivery while maintaining your baby’s character and natural beauty. If you have a special editing request for your baby, please inform your photographer so we can do our best to take care of it in our final editing. An integral part of our service is delivering edited and retouched images that represent Sweet Me’s style and brand. We do not release any unedited RAW images.
We provide affordable and professional quality prints and canvases that can be ordered directly from your final gallery. This is completely optional since you own the digital files, but we do urge you to use a professional lab when you print your photos. You invested in a professional newborn session, and you will want any images you print to also represent the high quality portraits you have captured.
Yes, Sweet Me Photography is a leader in providing high quality in-home newborn photography. We exclusively specialize in photographing newborns. To check if we still have availability to photograph your baby, please submit a contact form HERE.