MATERNITY PORTRAITS

 

HELLO and welcome!

As a mother of two beautiful girls, I am constantly reminded of how quickly children grow and change. If I could slow down time, I would! But since that is not possible, I am so grateful that I can photograph moments and relive the memories every time I see the photos.

That is truly the beauty and gift of photography - and I look forward to sharing that gift with you! 

I am happy that you recognize the importance of beautiful, professional maternity portraits... the first step in documenting the life of your child. 

Our sessions are designed to tell YOUR story, and the anticipation that pregnancy brings. It's amazing how things that seem so ordinary today will one day become memories that you will treasure. 

I look forward to meeting you and helping you create your very own beautiful story! 

                                                                                                                                                              - Judy


"Thank you so much. The album is so lovely. Everyone I have shared it with admires your work. Thank you for sharing your talent with us."

-Sali


...because things that seem ordinary today will one day become memories that you will treasure.
— WBP

Maternity

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK A SESSION?

All that is required to book a session is a signed contract and a non-fundable deposit of $100. Click here to review the contract.


WHAT IS THE COST OF A SESSION? 

The session fee is $175 (newborn $225). $100 is due at the time of booking; the remainder is due before the session. Prints, albums and digital files are additional. Please see below for additional details. Click here for our price list.


HOW CAN I MAKE A PAYMENT?

You can make a payment by sending an e-transfer to willowbeephoto@gmail.com. We also accept cash, cheque and credit cards. If you want to make multiple payments for your print order, please let me know and we can work out a plan for you!


WHAT IS A FULL SERVICE STUDIO, AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ME?

What that means for you is that I will be there every step of the way to make this experience as relaxing and stress-free as possible... actually you will likely have a lot of laughs and have a really fun time. 

We start with creating a plan, a vision of what you want the end result to look like. The consultation is a very important part of this process.  With this vision in mind, we plan from what to wear, to where to photograph your session, to planning the end results and ordering your prints and albums.


WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH A SESSION?

THE CONSULTATION

During the consultation, I want to get to know you! We discuss details of how and where you want to be photographed, what to wear, and what not to wear. We talk about what you want to do with your images after the photoshoot. If there is a specific location in your home where you want a wall portrait, I take that into consideration when I compose a photo. I also photograph every session with enough variety for a beautiful album.

THE SESSION

I don't place a time limit on the actual session. I simply focus on creating an memorable experience. It usually takes about 45 minutes, but I recommend you schedule up to 2 hours.  


THE ORDERING SESSION

The ordering session can be done at my home office in Prince George, via phone/ online, or at your home. This is usually done about 2-3 weeks after the session, depending on when works best for everyone. You're encouraged to bring anyone who would be part of the decision process. Prints take about 3 weeks to arrive after order; albums can take up to 6 weeks. 

If you are a visual person like I am, it will help to see what prints or a collage will look like in your home. (example below)

 collage created to show what it would look like in the client's home

collage created to show what it would look like in the client's home

 it's always exciting when your print order arrives!

it's always exciting when your print order arrives!


IS THERE A MINIMUM AMOUNT I HAVE TO SPEND DURING MY ORDERING SESSION?

No. You can purchase any items from the a la carte price list. You are encouraged to order prints at your session. You can also purchase additional prints at a later time. There may be a fee to book an additional ordering session, or an administrative fee if your images have already been archived. 


CAN I PURCHASE DIGITAL FILES?

Yes, digital files can be purchased; high resolution files come with a print release for personal use only. Please contact me for pricing.

Also, please note that you will receive a complimentary web-sized file of every print that you purchase; these files are for sharing on social media.


PRINTING AND DISPLAYING YOUR IMAGES!!

At WillowBee Photo Art, we highly recommend that you have your beautiful images printed! We want you to proudly display your photos in your home, at your work, on your desk. We want you to share them with your family and friends. And we want you see them and enjoy them every single day for years to come!  

We work only with professional photo labs that produce high quality prints and albums that stand the test of time. Also, images printed through us receive additional retouching at no extra cost to you. 


LEGAL STUFF... copyright? printing rights? Does this affect me? 

A professional photographer owns the copyright for photos they take; the owner of the copyright is the only one that can make alterations to their work; this includes editing, cropping, etc.

HOW IT AFFECTS YOU? If you crop or apply a filter to a photo taken by your photographer, you are breaking the law. Altering someone else's work is considered infringing the creator's copyright; it misrepresents their brand and style that they worked hard to create. If you want additional editing done to your images, please be sure to discuss this with your photographer. 

What is a PRINT RELEASE? With a print release, you may have permission to print an unlimited amount of photos for personal use. You may also share these on social media with family and friends. A print release does NOT give you the right to alter the image in any way. You cannot alter, edit, or crop the image in any way; you may not enter them in competitions or sell them for profit.