scheduling a session
The easiest ways to schedule a session is to e-mail me, the photographer, Carrie Cheng, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at +65 9698 2924.
You'll need to think a bit before hand on whether you want to do a studio shoot or an on location shoot and what type of photographs you hope to get. My services page helps explain this a bit more.
when to book?
Most photo sessions are booked a few weeks to even a few months in advance. This gives both you and me time to prepare outfits as well as potentially to scout out the location if necessary. I limit my photo sessions each week, so if you are in a time crunch I can often accommodate!
It is best to schedule newborns as soon as your know your (expected) delivery date! Obviously, it is impossible to be 100% accurate in the due date, I leave flexibility in my schedule just for this. When your child is born or your have a date for a scheduled c-section just e-mail or call me to set a definitive date and time for your newborn shoot. Please be sure to also contact me if you go over your due date and will miss the photo session (my first child was two weeks late so I know it happens)!
The best time to photograph newborns is in the first two weeks of their lives when they sleep a lot and have that smooshy, wrinkly newborns appeal! If you already have a newborn, please call me immediately to fit you in.
There is no time limit on your photo session, but they typically last between 1-2 hours.
For newborns, I usually plan for at least 2 hours, allowing time for feedings, changing and breaks as needed.
Ultimately, my goal as a photographer is to get the best pictures possible. The result of your photo session is my artwork too, so I try not to limit anyone on time. Often, as long as everyone is happy, we keep on shooting!
session follow-up & image viewing
Approximately 2-4 weeks after your photo session a viewing session will be scheduled to see all your photos. During this time we go through your proofs, discuss what prints are good for what products, and you can order your prints. If you have given me consent, you may see some of your images on my blog or Facebook even earlier.
At the time of placing a print order, 50% of the total will be due. Final payment is due upon delivery of photos.