Custom Newborn, Maternity, and Baby's First Year Portrait Photography is an investment.
You are choosing Destiny Frye Photography and investing in the time and talent and trusting me to capture all the tiny details of your brand new miracle, the baby bump that has you glowing, the milestones and fast changes your baby will go through in his/her first year.
They are only this little once... and it goes by so fast... capture it. Remember it.
Session Fees and Packages
-Birth & Fresh 48-
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Right away! With my tight schedule of due dates it is imperative you contact me when you are admitted to the hospital in labor for a Fresh 48 session or within 24 hours of babies arrival for a lifestyle session. This way I can find the best date within the time frame of how I photograph the lifestyle newborns (the first 1-3 weeks of life) and also ensure for Fresh 48 sessions that I am able to be there for those tender hospital moments. If you do not contact me until later on after baby is born I cannot guarantee your session. It is also always best to keep me informed of any changes to your due date during your pregnancy. That helps me stay on top of your floating dates for babies session. My immediate contact info is provided upon payment of your retainer for the session.
With your session fee you will receive your session with Destiny as discussed and listed on the website. This includes the time for the session, Destiny's expertise and professional equipment, and a link to your gallery for the viewing your proofs upon completion. Products including digital downloads can be purchased seperately.
No and yes. I give you the option to choose from various packages that include products in addtion to digital files to print at the print house of your choosing. However, I make STRONG recommendations on where and how to print your images if you choose to go to an outside vendor for your printing needs. ***I do offer professional prints, artisinal wooden photoblocks and fine Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints a la carte – please inquire for more information.
Although destiny frye photography releases the right for you to print your photos I retain the copyright for all the images.
Although I do not guarantee a certain number of images I do set a standard for my sessions and that standard is outlined in each sessions description – please revert to the investment page for the details of your chosen session. With these image standards I will also provide black and white conversions whenever aesthetically possible for the image, resulting in double the amount of final images. Some shoots I am able to produce more final images – but please remember that I only put out the very best from your session.
I will post a few sneak peeks of your images on my facebook and instagram accounts right away after your session! You are always free to use these images as your profile or cover photo but please remember to never crop or alter the image or watermark as destiny frye photography retains the copyright. Once all of your images are done I will load them all via an online sharing site. With that link you will be able to view your entire gallery.
I try many different settings, props and poses but do not guarantee they will all come out. Please understand this as you will see me do many changes for the settings as you may not see those images in your final gallery. At destiny frye photography I put out only the very best quality images and if I do not feel they reach the level of success I will not put them in your final gallery. If there is something specific you desire please take a moment to let me know in advance.
Although destiny frye photography retains the copyright to all images, I understand and respect your right to the privacy of the photographs of your children and I will always ask for your permissions to share the images via Facebook, Instagram, Blog, here on the website, for print promotions or for vendor recognition.
Only those being photographed are invited to the session. I understand new moms sometimes need a little help – please let me know ahead of time if you will be bringing a relative to the session with you who will not be in the images. Please review the preparation packets for times for arrival of siblings for sessions as well. At my sessions I like baby (age appropriate) to stay focused on me. Having additional spectators is not only distracting to them – but to me as the photographer as well. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
As you have come to me to photograph your precious littles – I must state that no other photography take place at my shoots. No cameras, cell phone pics of any kind. I like to keep the setups and processes a little secret until I am able to process the images to reveal for your sneak peeks and galleries. Again, thank you for understanding.
I know working with little ones can be tough and takes a lot of patience – which thankfully I have. However, from time to time I could be faced with a situations where I find it is just not working and if I continue to try it will only frustrate the child (children) more. So it is better to just call it a day. If this were to occur, please respect my time and understand the full session fee will still be due and payable.
Things happen – kids get sick – kids don’t nap or were up all night – If this is to happen – please don’t “try” to make the shoot – it will just wind up with me having to call it a day and you will wind up with not so lovely pictures (and I hate that more than anything). A makeup session will need to be booked. In the event of a no show, or lack of communication, your retainer fee is non-refundable and can not be applied to a makeup session.
destiny frye photography loves to do outdoor, on location, shoots. However, I do have travel limits. If you would like to choose your location, please discuss the location with me prior to booking as travel fees may apply.
All sessions are scheduled (unless specialty sessions noted in the listing) Monday through Friday during the mid morning hours. destiny frye photography will select your session date for all newborn sessions based around when your baby was born, gender and any medical concerns. Please note: there is very little leeway in changes due to other due dates and babies born on or around the same time as yours. Please note I rarely shoot on Saturdays or Sundays. If you have extenuating circumstances please contact me to discuss. Thank you.
(typically this is in reference to 6 – 12 month+ milestone sessions) Please do NOT bring a child who is ill to a session. Number 1 – you won’t have very nice photos if the babe is not feeling well. Number 2 – I have a family of my own I like to keep healthy. I reserve the right to refuse a session if I believe your child is ill with no refund of the deposit or rescheduling option. Contact me as soon as possible if you believe your child is ill. I deal with this on a case by case basis depending on my schedule. Although rescheduling is not always an option – bringing a sick child is never an option.