How does this work?
Once you purchase, BeLoved will be in touch by the next business day to go over details & schedule your session. BeLoved’s photographer will also reach out and discuss details prior to your session. If you are playing the waiting game on baby’s big arrival, you and your BeLoved photographer will make a plan for when baby makes his or her debut!
Can I cancel my order?
You have three days from the date of the initial purchase to cancel this commitment and have the purchase refunded. After three days, all payments are non-refundable. You must cancel by phone at 800-807-1867. See our Return Policy/our BeLoved page for additional information.
What is your Happiness Guarantee?
We know that the goal of every maternity and baby session is to capture that one perfect image, and we promise to deliver beautiful images with every photography session. We will digitally enhance, refine, and beautify to create that perfect wall-worthy shot. If necessary, we will schedule one additional photo session free of charge. We guarantee your Happiness!
What is included in the $250 photo package?
You’ll receive 1 hour with your BeLoved photographer. Every image is retouched (with unlimited revisions upon request), and every image will be downloadable as a high-resolution, non-watermarked file with full rights to use and reprint.
Do you do background checks on your photographers?
Absolutely! We vet and background check every photographer we work with.
When should I have my maternity photoshoot?
Each mother-to-be is different, but we generally recommend somewhere between your 20-35 week mark. We want to make sure you’ve ‘popped’, since a maternity session is all about that bump!
When is the best time to photograph my newborn?
We recommend 5-14 days after birth. This is usually the best time to capture a newborn.
What days of the week are sessions offered?
We do photo sessions 7 days a week. Weekends are the most popular. If you’ve got your heart set on a specific day, we recommend booking well in advance.
What’s the best time of day for an outdoor session?
The best time of day to take photos outside is in the couple hours after sunrise and the couple hours before sunset. You will get the benefit of the "golden hour" without the glare.
Can I add additional time to my session?
Of course! Additional time is added in 30-minute increments at $65 per half hour. If our professionals need to work a bit longer to get the job done, they will at no charge.
Can I add additional locations?
Multiple locations are welcome as long as they are walkable and time allows. We recommend that if you think you are going to want to utilize several locations , you add an additional hour to your session at booking.
Can I add additional people?
BeLoved does not charge sitting fees, so you can have the whole family in your photo sessions. We do recommend adding on additional time if you are adding additional people (beyond the parents and baby) to a newborn session.
What if I’m having twins?
Double the adorable! We love photographing twins and triplets, but we do recommend adding on at least another half an hour to your photo session.
What if I need to reschedule my session?
What’s the saying, “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans”? We totally get it, and we’re happy to work with you and reschedule as needed. Please contact us to reschedule at least 48 hours in advance.
Where should I have my maternity session?
Anywhere you like! We’ve done sessions at home, in parks, downtown, and at the beach. It can be at any place of your choosing. Just make sure that whatever location you’ve got your heart set on does not have any photography restrictions or fees for a photoshoot.
Do I need to bring anything?
Nope! Some mothers-to-be opt to bring a pair of baby shoes, balloons, a baby book, or something of sentimental value to add some props into the session, but that is entirely optional. The most important thing is the love you have for your little one!
If I am doing an in-home newborn session, do I need to clean my house?
Absolutely not! You’ve just had a baby, and the last thing you need to do is clean for us. All we need is a little space with good lighting and we’ll work our magic!
Any tips on how to make things run smoothly for my newborn session?
The best thing you can do for a smooth session is to make your baby as comfortable as possible. You can make your house a bit warmer than usual to soothe baby, try to do a feeding before the session begins, and a fresh clean diaper never hurt anyone!
What do I wear?
Whatever makes you feel beautiful! Just remember that your maternity session is all about your beautiful bump, so pick something that shows off the little life you’re creating. Flowing dresses tend to make for dynamic photography.
What should I dress my baby in?
Anything you like! Our props are all relatively neutral, so you can choose to coordinate, or dress baby in something contrasting like a bright color.
How long until I am contacted to set up photoshoot?
Not long at all! You should hear from us by the next business day.
What happens after my session?
We’ll post your images within 1 week of your photo shoot and send you a link for digital downloads of all your photos. Easy-peasy :)
What kind of props do you provide?
Our photographer will bring a beautifully curated set of sanitized props for your baby session, including multiple neutral-colored wraps, a fur blanket, hat/headbands, and basket with propping pillows. You’re welcome to choose what you would like us to use and what you’d prefer not to. Additionally, we love using things that are special to your family! If you’ve got grandpa’s baseball mitt, or mom’s baby blanket, we’d be thrilled to incorporate those into a few shots.
How do you clean your props?
We’ve consulted with an Infectious Disease Pediatrician and implemented their recommended best practices for cleaning and sanitizing our props before and after EVERY use.
Will I have the same photographer for all of my shoots?
You and your photographer will be in the driver’s seat as far as scheduling, so as long as you are both free, we’ll do our best to accommodate.
Can I pick my photographer?
All of our photographers are selected based on location and availability. All BeLoved shoots are backed by our Happiness Guarantee, which includes re-shooting at no charge, if necessary.
How do I order prints?
We don’t currently offer prints, but you have full rights to reprint your images. You can take your photos anywhere to be printed, turned into baby announcements, or blown up onto a canvas!