Malia B Photography » Phoenix Arizona Newborn , Baby and Maternity Photographer

Session Q & A’s

Q & A’s:

Newborn Sessions

Why should I book a newborn session?

Your baby is only little once, there are no do-over’s or turning back time. Capturing these new beginning moments are the first gifts you give your baby.

When are newborns best photographed?

Newborns are best photographed within the first 2 weeks of life and most of the beautiful babies on this website are 10 days or younger.   When you book your newborn session, we put your due date on the calendar, then when baby arrives, we’ll schedule a date 5-12 days after delivery if possible. We understand that babies arrive on their time and some of our sweet little ones need a little extra time in the hospital as well. In these cases, we will adjust the time to schedule your session when baby is home and heathy.

Where will my session be? Do you have a studio or do you travel?

All newborn sessions take place in my  beautiful  commerical studio created just for newborn, baby and maternity sessions.  There is a small quiet parent lounge to relax in during your session. The studio environment is intended to be peaceful and some parents even find themselves taking cat naps. The studio is located near North Peoria area at 8271 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway Suite 104 | Peoria AZ 85382

When should I schedule my newborn session?

It is best to schedule your session before your baby arrives. I suggest scheduling  your newborn session while you are still pregnant to ensure availability, as I take a limited amount of newborn sessions to ensure the highest quality experience,  OR as soon as you know your life wouldn’t be the same without newborn portraits!! Sessions are scheduled during the week Mon.-Fri.  in the morning and last up to 2.5 hours.

Do I need to bring anything to my session?

Newborns sessions are personal, after all you spent 9 months growing that perfect little being, it should be personal and represent you and your family.  After our pre-consultation over the phone or email, we’ll discuss and design colors, props and ideas for your session. I will provide all the props, blankets, headbands and hats.  However, I always suggest to add your personal touch as well. If you have any special family treasures, heirlooms or something you just want photographed with baby we will certainly try to incorporate it. This is a styled and posed session, I work closely with you to match your style and colors while blending my creativity to make sure the session exceeds your expectations and reflects what’s in your heart. You will receive a What To Expect Packet after booking that will explain more in depth and detail about your newborn session with us. Sessions including a few sibling, parent and family images as well.

Does a newborn session fee include prints, product or digitals?

All prints, products and digital files are a sold separately.  Around 10 days to 2 weeks after your session, your images will be ready and presented to you at your a viewing/ordering we’ll schedule.  At that time, we will help you design a final product or you may just want to purchase digital files.  Your digital files can be downloaded and taken within you that day.  

There are two ways to invest in your portraits after the session, either 1) A La Carte (digital packages) start at $395 or 2)Create Your Own Collection (prints+digitals)  starting at $595. Clients of Malia B Photography typically invest $800- $2,000 on their newborn portrait session.  See  Investment page, scroll down to view the complete  Session and Pricing Guide, for all the Full Pricing Menus. of the A La Carte and Create Your Own Collection.

Newborn Video is a new feature we just added to our session, please see the video page for details about how to add video to your session and document this fleeting time. Video Add-On Click Here

Please use the “Contact” button  to inquire about offered sessions or to schedule your session with us! Email hello@maliabphotography.com

Baby Or Child  Sessions 

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Why should I book a baby or child session?

First smiles, sitting up, crawling, and walking are perfect moments to capture in photographs along with the wonder of childhood.  Malia B Photography offers baby and child sessions to make those moments you don’t want to forget, captured.   

When should I schedule my baby milestone session?

All babies and children do not develop at the same rate, so I suggest scheduling after baby has mastered their growing skills (sitting up, crawling, walking)  instead of only by their month age. If your child is older,  yearly portraits can take place to capture that childlike adventure and wonder, maybe they love art, or cooking or just playing outdoors, Malia believes children are their greatest selves in their natural environment doing what they are passionate about, so let’s document it for years to come.

Where do milestone sessions take place?

Milestone baby or child sessions have the choice of outdoor location or studio set up.  Each session lasts up to 45 min and allows for various set ups and outfit changes. Locations beyond 20 miles of 85382 are subject to a $40 travel fee.  Malia B Photography Studio: 8271 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway Suite 104 | Peoria AZ 85382

Does a milestone session fee include prints, product or digitals?

All prints, products and digital files are a sold separately.  Around 10 days to 2 weeks after your session, your images will be ready and presented to you at your a viewing/ordering we’ll schedule.  At that time, we will help you design a final product or you may just want to purchase digital files.  Your digital files can be downloaded and taken within you that day.

There are two ways to invest in your portraits after the session, either 1) A La Carte (digital packages) start at $395 or 2)Create Your Own  Collection (prints+digitals)  starting at $595. Clients of Malia B Photography typically invest $400- $800 on their baby/child portrait sessions.  See  Investment page, scroll down to view the complete  Session and Pricing Guide, for all the Full Pricing Menus. of the A La Carte and Create Your Own Collection.

* Want ALL the milestones captured, Malia B Photography offers exclusive Baby Club Packages with priority booking.  

 

Maternity Sessions

Why should I book a maternity session?

Being pregnant is a beautiful thing and your session should reflect that. You are growing a perfect little human being and this is the time to show off all the hard work you have done and that gorgeous pregnancy glow. Here at Malia B we know how to make that glow brighter for our maternity clients, whether we shoot at a gorgeous location, have you slip into a intimate dress that makes your feel incredible or capture that bonding connection between you and dad-to-be that gives you butterflies (I’m not talking baby belly butterflies either)  you will be captured in how the world sees you, the beauty and grace of motherhood.

Where do maternity sessions take place?

Maternity sessions are held at a location of your choice,  or our studio set up.  I LOVE outdoor sessions in remote and unique locations, they bring so much to a portrait and there is just a feeling that the outdoors brings out in our maternity clients.  Your session will last up to 1 hour documenting the bond between you and your baby. Sessions include mom and dad-to-be, older siblings can be photographed as well however this is not a family session and individual images will not be taken as the focus will be on baby.

Can dads-to-be or siblings come to my maternity session?

Dads are encouraged to come and participate as well as siblings. Your maternity session will be designed around you to capture the anticipation and beauty of this moment in your life, surrounded by family.

When should I book my maternity session?

I suggest contacting me during the beginning of your second trimester to ensure availability.The best time for maternity  portraits is between 30-32 weeks.

Does a maternity session fee include prints, product or digitals?

The maternity session fee is $300. Yes, 5 full resolution digital files are included with your session. Additional images and albums can be purchased  at $25 each but are not required. The maternity session also includes access to our maternity wardrobe collection of dresses and blouses to take the guess work out of what to wear for your session.

Please use the “Contact” button  to inquire about offered sessions or to schedule your session with us! Email hello@maliabphotography.com

*** Please note any and all referral cards or promotional event cards, will be accepted as a credit towards the prints, products or digitals, unless otherwise noted. Full session fees are required to book a session**

An 8.1% AZ tax will be added to all session fees, prints, products and digitals

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