Maternity Session Prep Guide

Address+Directions FOR IN-STUDIO

My studio is located in my home in the SW part of Minot.

I am at 601 16th St SW, between Burdick and 2nd Ave SW, where the road is curvy and people drive too fast. Don't be afraid to drive slowly and get honked at. My house is a blue/gray color and sits on the East Side of 16th, directly behind the mailbox cluster. There are (now) two standing tree stumps in my yard. Please try not to arrive more than 5 minutes early, as families before you need time to leave and I need time to clean & prep between appointments.


What to bring

+Your outfits & Dresses! Feel free to bring your outfits & change here. Wrinkles & accidents happen, especially on picture day!

+During winter (or on rainy days) I ask that you bring the shoes you want to wear in the photos (if you want to wear shoes) along to put on here. I serve infants, babies & toddlers so I try to limit tracking from wet shoes on the floors and surfaces they come in contact with in the studio. Bare feet are always welcome.

+Remember, depending on the dress you chose, you may need undergarments that coordinate.

+Any special props, photos, ultrasound images, keepsakes you'd like images with.

+Payment - I accept cash or checks. Keep in mind if you bring cash- I am not always able to make change.

+Feel free to ask any questions!


PREPPING

In the days before - use chapstick and lotion to remedy dry/chapped lips and skin.

Night before - Remove or apply nail polishes as desired.

Clean & clip nails - check toes on littles.

Do not drink any punches or juices that stain lips, teeth & mouth before the session.


Additional Reminders!

+If you have any inspiration or poses you like, you may email/text them to me prior to the session.

+Adding other family members without discussing it prior to the session will incur a fee.


++Illness Policies++

If anyone in your party is ill with a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, rash or are otherwise contagious, please reach out to reschedule.

Even if it happens to be the morning of the session. We will gladly reschedule rather than risk exposure. Not only is my studio in my home, but I also serve Newborns, Elderly, cancer patients and otherwise immunocompromised people and will not risk exposing them to something they can not fight off.

If any client arrives to a session ill, I reserve the right to send them away without holding their session.


We are excited to see you!

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.