FAQ

General questions

Studio sessions usually take place on weekdays and weekends between 10am to 5pm and weekdays early morning or late afternoon.

Home and on location sessions usually take place during the week.

The Studio is located in Jumeirah Lake Towers JLT and by appointment only.

Yes we do and home sessions are considered as Add-on’s as we bring our equipment and as many props as we can.

Dubai 500AED, Mirdif 600AED, Sharjah 700AED, Ajman 800AED, Abu Dhabi Al Ain 1000AED, Fujairah RAK1200AED.

We can also customize any session according to your needs. Please email or call ask us for more details.

We understand slight delays, however after 30 minutes of no show to your schedules appointment, the session will be automatically cancelled and we will need to reschedule to the next available spot.

Communication is primarily done through email and telephone calls which she will gladly take ahead of the session. However if there is a particular reason you need to meet her or see our studio and props we can gladly accommodate.

Within 10 days after your session, you will be sent an email to access an online gallery to view a selection of the best shots from the session and choose your favorite images within agreed number of images. Final edited images given to you within 10 to 15 days after your final selection in low and high-resolution digital format with all printing and usage releases. We send you a download link so that you can simply download the images to your computer. We can also burn them on a CD which can be picked up from the studio.

Extra images can be purchased at 200AED per image.

Most of our packages include printed images. We do work with suppliers to print photo albums, prints and canvases which are upon request and at an added cost depending on packages, sizes and paper quality, etc…

Never, and this is non-negotiable.

Newborns Sessions ( 0 to 8 weeks)

Completing the shoot between 5-10 days of baby’s life will help a lot in achieving those beautiful classic curly and sleepy newborn portraits. Babies are best photographed when they are under two weeks of age, being more flexible and less bothered by the persistent posing. Almost all of the “sleepy newborn” shots you see on our website, were done with newborns 14 days old or younger. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, don’t worry, we can still capture beautiful photos-it may just take more effort on both ends and we will need to skip some of the poses you see.

We encourage families to book their newborn photo session at least a minimum of 6 weeks before the baby is due.  Your “due date” will be placed on our calendar and we will be looking forward to hearing from you just as soon as the baby is born and then we will reconfirm a date and time suitable for both. You might opt to have the session at home also if unsuitable to come to the studio.

Once your session is reserved with the non-refundable fee, we have marked out a time slot specific for whenever your baby comes – early or late. Once you deliver you will call us and we reconfirm the day and time that is suitable for both.

Depends on the session; the Newborn Espresso is less than an hour, all other Newborn sessions can take around 2 to 3 hours. I allow enough time for your baby to eat, for me to clean up messes and settle your baby if needed. It also accounts for changing setups with different poses, baskets, bean bags and various backgrounds, depending again on baby’s cooperation. Home sessions will include limited props (one basket, couple of blankets and as many props as our suitcase will  fit!). We send you a preparation guide with helpful suggestions, once the session is booked.

Depending on your package, we encourage and love to photograph baby with their sibling/s and parents. Your preparation guide with helpful suggestions will be sent to you once the session is booked.

Unless you have a specific theme or color in mind, family member outfits should be soft, neutral and coordinating to help to keep the focus on baby. We also advise also to bring a change of clothes for parents in case accidents happen.

I will photograph baby in the buff and other items like blankets, wraps, bonnets, headbands and props which are all provided for your session and so please do not bring outfits for the baby as most newborn clothing items will swallow your baby. However, if you have any item that you would like to bring, please feel free to do so. I will ask that you send a photograph (email or text) to me so that I may coordinate backdrops to your items.

We can try our best for certain poses and sets, but ultimately your baby is in control of the session and we like to try our best to make each session unique. We always begin with a set of ideas, but quite often we have to be flexible depending on your baby’s sleep habits, feeding schedule and personality. As well, not all newborns are “moldable” for certain positions based on weight, age, flexibility, and body structure. As for props, we are constantly switching out props and adding new ones to keep sessions unique, fresh, and new.

Baby Sessions (3 months and older)

We know your baby is changing by the day and you want to make sure you don’t miss anything! The next milestone (if you were unable to do the newborn shoot) will be around 3 to 4 months old when baby is interacting more, be able to place their head up, and perhaps peak a smile. At 6 to 9 months they are crawling, sitting and interacting and showing off their cute little personalities. Finally at one year of age which is a milestone for both of you. It is time to capture another fantastic moment in their and your life and we can celebrate with you in the studio with a cake smash! All other ages are welcome of course.

Again we encourage to stick with soft neutral colors to keep all the focus on them and their interaction. We also provide dresses, tutus, tops, headbands in various colors and sizes for girls and diaper covers, suspenders, hats, bows, ties for boys. Please ask us for more details once your session is confirmed.

Depends on the session; the 50 minutes allowing for 2 set ups and 2 clothes changes, all other sessions can take around 1 to 2 hours as baby attention span is usually short. I allow enough time for your baby to get used to the surroundings and settle in. We also have time for 2 to 3 setups with various backgrounds, with a change of clothes, depending again on baby’s cooperation. Home sessions will include limited props and will incur extra charges. Your preparation guide with helpful suggestions will be sent to you once the session is booked

The cake smash is usually done around the child’s first birthday in a colorful party themed arranged setting, with a perfectly good cake, capturing your 12-month-old making a real mess of it. The photos are often used on the first birthday party invitations or just to mark the milestone. It’s often the first time the child has eaten much cake, and the first time they’ve been allowed to do whatever they want with it – whether it’s face-planting into it, putting icing in their hair, or knocking the whole thing over then crawling through it.

At least 4 weeks before your child’s 1st or 2nd birthday. Since your package includes setting, props and outfits (doesn’t include the cake), this gives us time to discuss theme and colors. I have several backgrounds to choose from white, pink, blue, violet, light yellow and I usually have a different set up every time based on my inspiration and also parents requests. You can also send me some ideas to see what you like and will advise if we can match them.

A cake smash session lasts approximately 30-40 minutes or however long your little one is happy to keep playing and exploring for. We also understand that your child is coming to an unfamiliar environment and may need time to ‘warm up’. This is not a problem and we are happy to allow them as much time as they need to get comfortable in front of the camera.

We suggest something to match the theme or colors of your session. For girls- tutu’s with a onesie or rompers look really cute. For boys- solid t’s and jeans or button down with a tie and jeans look great. You can add in hats or necklaces as well. We also provide dresses, tutus, tops, headbands in various colors and sizes for girls and diaper covers, suspenders, hats, bows, ties for boys. Please ask us for more details once your session is confirmed.

This does happen. Some children love the cake smash and dig right in.  Others are hesitant.  I recommend making a cupcake or small cake and introducing the cake smash idea before (a few days/weeks before) our session date. This way, your child will be familiar with the process and will know that they can smash the cake. Also, bring or have on hand something they like smarties, so we can stuff them into the cake. Your child will want to grab them out of the cake and eat it.

You definitely will! You will have to show your child that he/she can eat the cake so you might have to take a bite yourself. Also, your child may stand up and walk or crawl around, so you will have to keep putting your child back into the designated space. Your will get frosting on your clothes so don’t wear anything you do not want to get ruined. Have wipes and a change of clothes for you and your baby.

Family Sessions

There is no specific time to photograph the most fleeting stages of your family’s life as these sacred moments which rarely come back. My approach is very personal and customized to each family with the aim to capture those moments which will never repeat themselves. These sessions can be done at the studio, at your home or favorite outdoor location and include up to 4 family members, extra can be added 100AED per member.

We encourage families to wear coordinating and neutral colors, pattern free. Your clothes should flow and coordinate nicely together keeping in mind the backdrop.

Depends on the session; the less then an hour allows for 1-2 set ups and 2 clothes changes, all other sessions can take around 1 hour to 90 mns, allowing time for 2 – 3 setups with various backgrounds, with change of clothes. Your preparation guide with helpful suggestions will be sent to you once the session is booked.

Outdoor sessions can be agreed upon ahead of the confirmation either at around your home, beach, park or desert. Ideally with the UAE’s weather, it should be between November and early April.

Depends again in which session you have bought but we usually allow for about 60 to 90 minutes at sunset or sunrise.

Maternity Sessions

The best time to book a maternity session is between 32-34 weeks when you have a good-sized bump. You can also pick the maternity and newborn package which aims to celebrate the life of your new baby, from the beginning to another beginning. My approach is very personal and customized to each mum to be with the aim to capture those moments which will never repeat themselves. These sessions can be done at the studio, at your home or favorite outdoor location and include up to 4 family members. Several backgrounds and colors to choose from.

Since this is an exciting time for your whole family, Maternity sessions can include up to 4 family members.

We provide outfits especially designed to enhance your figure. Our gowns are fluid and silky in several colors and textures with some covering bumps and others that can open at the front. We also like to play around with tutus, skirts, wraps and long silky cloths that can be used with the fan. If you prefer to remain covered, then the tighter the better so bump can show and make sure as a family you wear matching colors, more towards cream colors, black, light blue or even pink!

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