FAQs

General FAQ

We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa and Etransfer.
 
Note: There is a $45 fee for returned checks.

Yes! I do travel but at a .40\km fee and to a certain distance. No longer than a 45 min drive. 

It covers everything required to create the images to complete your gallery. It accounts for your photographer’s time and talent during the session, use of props, pre-planning and communication, post-production editing and retouching, and your proofing gallery. It does NOT include any packages, digitals or products. You can find your Packages on our website under investment. 

When you book your session, you only need to pay your session fee up front. This is to reserve the availability, as it is what covers the time and talent of the photographer to create your image gallery.

No. We have limited sessions and are often completely booked. The session fee is due prior to your photo shoot to reserve that allotted time for you.

If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, the client may reschedule their session at least 36 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should the client fail to give 36 hours’ notice, or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded. Photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control.

If client is not able to pick up final product at photographer studio, a postal fee will apply of $15.50 minimum, depending on your products. Prices may vary given the amount of products you purchase.

No package includes Postage.

Paige Laro Photography is known for quick turnarounds. Sneak peaks are usually done within the same day of the session or within 1-3 business days after. If you do not wish to have a sneak peak on our social media accounts, please indicate on your Session Contract. 

Galleries are usually sent within 1-7 business days after your session date. You will have 7 days to pick and choose your package. 

The turnaround from the start of the session to the finished product in your hands is approximately 2-6 weeks.   

Purchasing the digital files gives the client reproduction rights to the images for personal use only. The client may use the digital files to create prints, canvas, books, and other personal use items at their own expense. The client is prohibited from altering, selling, publishing or disseminating said images for any purposes other than for personal use. The client may not use the digital files for monetary gain, income, editorial display, or publication.

Sometimes, not always…

What I mean by that is, I do not do Pinterest ideas that are not my own. I do have a certain style and elegance I would like to stick to. So my policy is No items/props are welcomed if they are not part of my prop collection. 

But again, please talk to me in advance. If there is something super sentimental and would like to include it, we can talk about it.  

I don’t accept any animal or crochet items. 

After six (6) months, all images will be purged from photographer’s hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by your photographer at photographer’s sole discretion. The photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond photographer’s control.

No. I have a strict no cell phone photos policy. It’s best not to distract us so we can we focus on styling the sets and getting the best possible pictures of your baby. Sit back, relax, read a book, watch TV, take a much-needed nap, etc. You are also welcome to connect to our wi-fi.

Sometimes the photograph needs a model to model a certain idea, prop, or outfit. My model calls are not free but heavily discounted. Although, I do once in a while offer completely free model call sessions. But rarely. 

General Requirements for model calls: 

  • Must sign a Model Release form allowing all images to be used as photographer wishes 
    Must be willing to purchase the minimum Digital Print package. 
  • Clothing must be approved by photographer or photographer may supply clothing (if applies)
  • Make up must be done professionally by Make it up Beauty and at clients cost. (if applies)
  • Must come to my studio or specific location
  •  Pay the 30$ Non-refundable deposit. (will go towards package) This is to ensure my daycare is covered if there are no shows.

Benefits: 

  • 10% off your package 
  • 2 extra free images on top of your package 
  • Session fee waived (130-225$ value) 
  • An experience of a lifetime with photos to cherish for a lifetime

Re-shoots are determined at the discretion of the photographer. Re-shoots and refunds will not be given for poor choices of clothing, make-up, hair, dislike edit, missed behaved children or by not following the recommendations of the photographer.

Once your session fee is paid, there will not be any refunds. Session fee act as a retainer. It is at the photographer’s choice whether or not the retainer can be transferred to another session.

If the weather doesn’t permit, then we will reschedule for another date.

Newborn Session Tips & FAQ

Absolutely! Last minute bookings for new babies are welcomed but are not always available since I only accept a limited amount of newborns each month to ensure they all receive the utmost level of care and attention. While I may not have guaranteed availability within 5-10 days after your baby’s birth, I will do my best to schedule your session as soon as possible. 

It is more ideal to have babies under 14 days old. At that age, thye are still super flexible and we can achieve those curled up poses, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be done. After the 14 days old mark is when babies’ bones start to fuse and become less flexible and all they want to do is stretch-out, making posing more difficult, and can often cause them discomfort.  I will happily schedule a session for an older baby, up to 6 weeks old,  and proceed as a newborn session. 

It is more ideal to have babies under 14 days old. At that age, thye are still super flexible and we can achieve those curled up poses, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be done. After the 14 days old mark is when babies’ bones start to fuse and become less flexible and all they want to do is stretch-out, making posing more difficult, and can often cause them discomfort.  I will happily schedule a session for an older baby, up to 6 weeks old,  and proceed as a newborn session. 

We do NOT travel for newborn sessions. Since we have a large number of props, reflectors and backdrops it is not feasible to travel.

NO! I have a huge prop room filled with props, outfits, pretties and more! You do not need to provide anything for your newborn session. 

I’m usually pretty good and telling if your Newborn or baby is going to cooperate with me or not at the beginning of the session. In my 6 years of business, I have only had to reschedule 2 newborns. In any case, if baby doesn’t cooperate, I will give you the option to continue and see where it goes without the option to reshoot or reschedule another date right away. 

 If you are wanting to be in the photo-shoot. Please make sure you are a black shirt, White shirt & bring an extra outfit, just in case of an accident (happens more times than not). Please keep in mind, these are professional photos, therefore treat them like professional photos. No hoodies, ball caps, logos on shirts will be accepted in my studio.

If you have girls under 3-4yrs old – I will provide the outfits & But also bring one outfit of your own. Neutral colors.

If you have boys, please bring them in jeans. Shirts – Neutral colors, no Logos.

Usual the boys are shirtless anyways and the girls are either wrapped, rompers or plain white tank top.

Bring baby in a button-up or zip-up sleeper. Preferably a loose fitting one. One of the worst things is when baby arrives sleepy in his/her car seat and then I have to remove shoes and socks, pants, and take a shirt off over their heads – which almost always wakes them up. Instead, it’s so, so simple to zip down and slip off pajamas while baby remains asleep! And if the pajamas are loose-fitting, then ideally there won’t be many lines left behind on the baby’s skin.

Newborn sessions can be really long. Most of the times I won’t need your help. So bring your laptop, a book and something to do while you sit for 2-3, sometimes 4 hours. 

If your forget to bring something, no worries! I got a seating area equipped with a TV, and old Video game consoles for you or the other children to play while you wait!  

So it’s really important to me to warn parents of this before their arrival. I always suggest you dress lightly.

If the baby takes a pacifier, you can trust me that you’ll want it there during the session! If baby doesn’t take a pacifier, I would advise to bring one anyways, just for the session. But again, this is all your choice. A pacifier can usually make or break a session. 

 Make sure baby has full tummy before you leave the house and come to my studio. This way, assuming your drive isn’t too long, the baby will still be full and will probably sleep in the car. I can immediately get started on the session when you arrive and hopefully get an hour or two of photos done before baby needs a feeding break. Also, feeding them as often as you can for about 10-12 hours before yours session will ensure that baby is really full and will be more likely to have a long, sleepy stretch.

For nursing Moms, be sure you are careful what you eat a couple days prior to the session. Any woman who has nursed a baby knows that any sort of spicy foods can make the baby uncomfortable or upset their tummy. And an upset tummy will always mean lots of crying and no sleeping. Avoid spicy foods, or any foods the baby may have allergies to, at all costs!