Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The most commonly asked questions, but PLEASE don't hesitate to reach out if you have any others!

Do you have the props or will I need to purchase/bring my own? 

I provide everything you could possibly needs besides formula/milk.  I have all the props, wraps, head wear you could possibly need.  As with any personalized experience, if there is something I'm missing, I'll acquire it before your session.  I even have diapers on hand for your little one!

How long does it take to get my pictures back?

 I get you your proofing gallery within 48 hours of the session.  Depending on which package you choose, your final gallery will be delivered between 48 hours and two weeks.  I know how exciting it is to get pictures back, especially for those adorable announcements!

Do you offer a print release? 

 Yes, I offer a print release with all of my services.  This means that after you download your images, you will then be able to print at the location of your choosing (although we definitely recommend vendors)

What options do you offer if I wanted to purchase prints through you? 

We have a full line of unique, carefully curated, professional products for you to peruse at the studio during your session that we are absolutely in love with (so much so, you'll see my own kiddos printed on a few).  We offer standard prints, wood framed hanging canvas, glass print boxes, barn wood frames, and wood prints.  After your session, you are welcome to come back to the studio and I will walk you through the process of picking your favorites and pairing them up with the products HGP offers.

What does the retainer cover?

The creative fee gets your baby on the calendar.  I only take four to six newborns a month, so once your due date is taken, I turn away other newborns for the surrounding days.  Most mom's book in the second trimester to ensure availability.  Once this is paid, I put both a sitter and my assistant on notice for the session and this covers their time.  The digital images are additional to the creative fee.

What should I wear?  What should baby and siblings wear? 

Good news!  I have a what to wear guide for all of my HGP clients!  Whether you're a newborn client, family, engagement, or don't know what to bring for the milestone session- I'll help you every step of the way!

Where is your studio located?

 I'm in Warrensburg, a small town just north of Decatur, Il.  I'm literally 11 minutes from Target and the mall.

What is your pricing? 

For my newborn sessions, my retainer is $199 and my packages start at $249.  Please fill out my contact form below so I can send you all the details!

How do I book? 

If you're ready NOW, here's the LINK to book.  Otherwise, if you have any questions before booking, let me know and we'll get back to you within two business days!  Click HERE for more information on the overall process!

Hi, I'm Jen and over the moon excited that you're considering a newborn session and hope I can share my passion with you as I truly love what I do.  Time is so fleeting when you welcome a baby to the family.  You're post-partum, you're exhausted, you may be like me and be ever so slightly terrified.  I want to take all those favorite moments and capture them in your newborn session.  Whether it's their milk bumps, curly toes, or flaky skin, I want you to be able to look back and remember all those favorite details.  If you're thinking of pursuing a session but still have questions, please reach out to me!