I absolutely love working with families, especially when they invite their extended family to join in on the fun! The more the merrier right!? I first met Alyssa back in 2017 when she reached out to me from NYC to set up a milestone session for her son. We ended up shooting their session at the Surf City pier here in North Carolina. It was adorable! Fast forward two years later and I not only had the opportunity to work with her and her son again, but I also got to meet her parents, brother and her brothers girlfriend. They were all dream to work with and the camera LOVED them!
When it comes to booking your newborn session, there are a lot of questions about how this the process works. Since your new little prince or princess isn’t here yet, it’s hard to figure out a schedule. Here is what I suggest:
Contact me during the beginning of your third trimester to set a date for the session. If you are anything like me you can always reach out sooner. A deposit of 50% of the session fee is required to hold the date for you. I prefer to schedule newborn sessions during the first 14 days after birth. This means that we will schedule the session for sometime within 2 two weeks of your due date.
I will also hold a spot for two backup dates – one a week after the original session date, and one a week prior to your due date. This is to ensures that if your little peanut doesn’t come according to schedule that you’ll still be covered. I also understand that not everything always goes according to plan and I will be happy to work with you.
Keep in contact with me as your pregnancy comes to a close, so we can be prepared. After the baby is born, give me a call or shoot me a message so I can make sure that one of the dates we have set will work out or if we need to move some things around.
This is such an exciting time for a new family and I cannot wait to capture your very first memories.
As this is my first official Blog I should probably start by introducing myself. Hi! I'm Anmarie. First off, I am a wife to a very hard working Marine and a mother to our two beautiful children. Jaxton Cane our rainbow baby. He is a very smart and stubborn two and half year old. And little Miss Larkin Hope, our little surprise baby. She is a sweet and sassy one and half. Yup folks, they are literally a year apart both born in July and we consider them our Irish twins. My husband and my babies are my everything!
I was originally introduced to photography when I was in College studying to be an Art Teacher. I had the awesome opportunity to learn 35 mm film and experince the mystery of a darkroom, I loved it! Fast forward several years when I started experimenting with a digital camera and different lenses. With the encouragement of my awesome hubby and the help from some really awesome mentors I have been able to turn this love I have into something so much more! I have some very exciting things planed for this year one of which is a BOUDOIR Workshop hosted by Shuttergram Portraits in the mountains of NC. I look forward to sharing all the details from my adventure.