Posed Newborn Portrait

Frequently Asked Questions


How have photo sessions changed with COVID-19?

All sessions will be held outside. I will stay 6 feet apart from you during the photo session, wear a mask, and hand sanitize when necessary. No touch posing will be practiced. I normally don’t touch you for posing regardless besides maybe adjusting a ring so it faces the camera or occasionally moving a misplaced hair. But all of this can be done by just you.

The no-touch posing mostly affects newborn sessions. All newborns will need to be posed, swaddled, etc. by the parents with my guidance. It’s sad I can’t play with the babies! But I will get over it and will gladly photograph your baby from a distance.

Brittany Rose Photography will follow orders prohibiting any operations and session will be rescheduled when the orders are lifted.

I ask that you please reschedule you photo session if you and any members involved in the photo session have had symptoms in the last 14 days.


What will the photo session be like?

I want the session to feel as natural as possible! To help make that a possibility, I will give you prompts throughout the session. Some of them will be goofy and are designed to make you laugh, for example.

Sometimes I get so distracted by how great it’s looking behind the camera and I forget to give more prompts. That’s why I will give a speech at the beginning of the session to tell you how to fill that time when I am distracted by the beauty.


Your photo sessions come with a certain amount of images, what does that mean?

The amount of specified images is the amount that is included in the session. Of course, if you would like more images, you can get more images! Additional images are $20 each.

How does this all work? You get to pick out your images you want from the photo session. After the session, I will send you a proof album with the unedited or lightly edited images. You can favorite the photos you want. I will finish editing those photos and upload them to your online gallery. This is when you can let me know if you want more than the specified amount of images.

For example, for the standard photo session you get 5 images picked out by me for a sneak peek and you pick out 20 photos from the proof album.  All 25 of the photos will be included in your online gallery.

I love that you get to pick out your own photos! It’s a lot of work to go through the proof album and make sure every single one is in focus and will make a perfect edited image, but it’s so worth it. You get to pick out exactly the ones you want; the cutest face your kid is making, your better side, and the precious moments between you and your sweetheart.


 Does every session include a sneak peak?

Mini sessions do not include the complimentary 5 image sneak peek, but all other sessions do.


Can I get more photos than the allotted amount for each session?

Yes! Additional photos are $20 each. You can decide if you want additional photos when you receive the proof album.


Where should we go for the photo session?

If you have a place in mind, then let’s go there! If not, we can discuss what you are looking for in a photo session (field, forest, old building, etc.) and I can suggest a few locations near you.


What is the difference between the posed newborn and the lifestyle photo session?

The posed newborn session is focused on your newborn and the usage of props--  usually while your newborn is sleeping. This session is usually done when your newborn is 10-14 days old. The earlier these photos are done, the better. Getting sleeping poses become more difficult after the baby is two weeks old. This session is 2-3 hours long because it can take a very long time to pose the babies.  Family photos can also be included, but the main focus is on your newborn. I will provide some wraps, blankets, and baskets. If you would like to include your own memorabilia, please let me know beforehand. 

Lifestyle sessions focus on your newborn with the entire family and/or individuals in your family. These photos capture the enjoy of bringing your newborn home. This session can be done when you first bring your newborn home up until they are a month old.


Why do you only have certain hours of the day available for photo sessions?

I photograph during the golden and blue hours of the day, the first and last two/one hours of the day. My scheduling page reflects these times.

If you would like to schedule a session outside of those times listed, please contact me at BrittanyRosePhotography@gmail.com


Do you require a deposit?

Yes, I require a $50 non-refundable retainer to reserve your photo session date and time. The final payment is made on the day of the photo session.

At this time, payments will be made over PayPal to ensure a contact-less payment.


What if there is rain?

If it is supposed to be rainy, we will reschedule the session. Your retainer fee transfers to the new date. Reschedules are usually discussed the day before and of course if rain pops up just before the session. 

If ya want to be adventurous, we can do a rainy session! 


What if my kids take a long time to warm up in front of the camera?

It can be weird for kids when some  strange girl is bossing them around. Don’t worry! Even the photos of you squeezing your child’s face to get them to smile can be cute. Most of the photos of your family will be all of your interacting with each other anyway. I try to take the pressure of “look at the camera and smile” away from the session. Also, bribes can work well with kids!


What is my significant other takes a long time to warm up in front of the camera?

Tickling works well? No, I’m joking! I’ll have your significant other interacting with you/your family so it takes some of the pressure off of the photo session.


What items should I bring to the photo shoot?

Bringing a blanket that matches your outfits and one that you don’t mind on the ground is perfect. If there will be kids in the session, sometimes bringing a toy to keep them distracted or a bribe snack is a good idea too. Other than that, yourselves! After you have booked your portrait session, I will e-mail you a stylizing guide to help you pick out your outfit. After you have booked a newborn session, I will e-mail you an information sheet on everything you will need to bring. Please let me know of any props or outfits you would like to bring for your newborn session.


What is the “online gallery” mentioned under your photo sessions?

The online gallery is your collection of the images. It is only accessible by the link provide which  makes a great way  to share with friends and family. There is also an option to purchase prints, canvases, and other merchandise of your images from your online gallery. The online gallery is how you will download your high-resolution images.


Can I share my photos?

Absolutely! The online gallery you will be given is only accessible by the link. Feel free to share the link with friends or family. Or you can download the images for social media sharing and printing.


Will I have printing rights?

Yes! The images are high resolution, perfect for printing large canvases. However, you may not sell your images for profit or publish them without written consent of Brittany Rose Photography.


Where can I print my photos?

Brittany Rose Photography only guarantees photo quality from prints purchased from your online gallery. However, you can download the images and print them at any location you would like. If you are printing your images other than from the gallery, ask me for suggestions.


When will I get the photos back?

For mini sessions I often get the photos back in two days. For all other sessions, it takes 2 weeks for the finished product. It may take 3 weeks during the busy season of Fall. If editing time will be longer, I will let you know. Keep in mind that this is after you have picked out your photos from the proof album.