The Bellababies Portrait Boutique Experience
We want you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable so that your portraits look naturally beautiful. With that in mind, our portrait sessions allow plenty of time for extra feedings and diaper changes. Our attentive staff are trained specifically to get your baby happily engaged and interacting with the photographer to capture those adorable smiles and giggles that you will want to treasure forever.
All portrait sessions are scheduled by appointment only. Sessions take place in the studio or on location and are approximately 30-60 minutes long.
Scheduling a Session
Bellababies Portrait Boutique is open by appointment only. We recommend scheduling your portrait session at least 2 weeks in advance. If there are specific days or times you are available for your session you may want to schedule 3-4 weeks in advance. If you wish to schedule as soon as possible we can notify you of any openings or cancellations.Session fees are for photographer’s time and talent only and do not include portraits. Pricing includes up to 5 individuals; additional persons may be added for $25 each. In-studio session fee is $150. A session at a location of your choice is $300 (within 20 mile radius of the studio). A $100 deposit is due at the time of booking. All portrait sessions require a $395 minimum portrait order in addition to your session fee. This commitment is due the day of your session and will be credited towards your portrait order at your viewing and purchasing appointment. All deposits are non-refundable and are applied towards your portrait session fee. Deposits may be applied toward a rescheduled session with 24 hour cancellation notice. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your session and plan for a time when all subjects can attend with complete focus toward the session.
How far in advance should I schedule my session?
We recommend scheduling at least 2 weeks in advance. If there are specific days or times you are available for your session you may want to schedule 3-4 weeks in advance. If you wish to schedule as soon as possible we can notify you of any openings or cancellations.
What does the session fee include?
Session fees include the time and talent of Bellababies Portrait Boutique professional’s careful preparation of your proof images including minor retouching, and online previewing of your session images in a private password-protected gallery.
How long is a session?
Portrait sessions usually last about an 1 hour depending on how long your baby is willing to play with us. Though you may bring as many outfits as you like, it is best to limit changing in order to have more time to focus on your family’s portraits. Our newborn portrait sessions allow plenty of time for feeding, diaper changes, and cuddle-time with mom. With children or family portraits it is always best to focus on the most important poses first in case of a child or baby meltdown.
What do I wear?
Solid-color clothes are a safe bet. Large logos, and images on clothing can be very distracting and cause people to look more at the outfits than the person in the photo. Aim for a coordinated look, not a matchy-matchy look. Once your session is booked we can go over wardrobe selection in greater detail.
We value your business and believe you will want to share your portraits with family and friends. If you do not love the images from you original session, we offer a complimentary re-shoot session. This session must take place within 3 weeks of your Viewing and Purchasing appointment. Guarantee covers photographic technique only.