I specialize in newborn, and family portraiture.
I enjoy getting to know my clients before their session, so I will schedule a consultation over the phone to learn about the family or newborn I'm going to capture.
We would love for you to capture us, how do we go about doing that?
Wonderful! Please go to my contact page and send me an e-mail. I require a signed contract and your nonrefundable retainer (half of your session fee) to hold your selected date and time. Both must be done within 48 hours of your invoice being sent in order to reserve your date.
How far in advance should we book?
At minimum 4-6 weeks for family sessions.
Maternity and newborn a minimum of 3 to 4 months. This gives me enough time to customize your session, have certain props available, and can plan for any changes in delivery dates.
Do you travel?
Yes! I work in both central California and on the Emerald Coast of Florida. Depending on the location, travel may include airfare, car rental, accommodations, hotel, and food costs.
What do we wear?
This will be discussed during our first consultation.
Can I bring my pet to my session?
I love fur babies. However, not all locations allow them. If your location allows them, I would be more than happy to photograph them. Please let me know when you are booking your appointment if you would like to add your pet(s).
Do you have a referral program?
I do not. However, repeat clients do receive a discount.
What if it rains? What if one of us becomes ill?
If you must cancel your session due to illness or other personal emergencies, please do your best to provide Memories by Amanda Lee Photography with 48 hours notice so that your session time can be made available for other clients. Failure to provide adequate notice of a cancellation or multiple rescheduling will result in forfeiture of your retainer, and another retainer fee will be required to hold your new date.
If a session is cancelled because of severe weather, I will gladly reschedule your session one time for a future date.
What should I do before our session to help ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible?
For children, please make sure they get their regular nap. Also please make sure they have a snack before your session because sessions are usually scheduled around dinner time so they may become fussy. For their clothing please change them when you arrive at your session's location, so please make sure you leave enough time before your session to do so. This helps with wrinkles on clothing items and possible accidents from happening.
For babies I suggest you feed them before your session. Don't change them into their clothes until you arrive, so please make sure you leave enough time before your session as well. This will make sure your babies outfit stays as clean as possible.
Most importantly don't stress. Children easily pick up on this. If I feel that your child is beginning to feel stressed I will take a time out with them so we can play and have some fun. Please bring special toys or blankets that you think your child will enjoy.
For women, please bring makeup or hairspray for touch ups. Also please make sure nail polish is either freshly painted or nails are natural. No touch ups will be made on chipped nail polish.
For everyone, please make sure that no bulky watches, hair ties, brightly colored silicone bracelets are on wrists. Empty pockets are highly preferred as well.
We had a great time during our session. Now what happens?
I'm so glad you had a great time! Now that your session is over, editing will begin. I will have your gallery ready to view in 2 weeks. Some sneak peeks may be posted during that time on my social media accounts so keep an eye out.
How many photos can we expect to see?
Depending on the session you purchase, the minimum of 30 fully edited images will be shared to your gallery.
Do you offer digital files or "disc" of images?
Gone are the ages of discs. Session packages come with a certain number of high resolution digitals included. Additional digitals can be purchased after your session through your gallery.
How long is my gallery available for?
Your gallery will be available for 2 weeks. If you need any additional time on your gallery please let me know before hand. Reactivation after your gallery expires will result in a reactivation fee of $30.
How long will you keep images from my session?