Newborn Photography FAQ

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What is the best time for Newborn Photography?

The best time for newborn photography is 5-14 days old, but every baby is different and we have done photo sessions is 4-6 weeks old babies as well. The earlier time is preferable as the babies are more sleepy and we will capture more images and artistic themes for you. We might suggest postponing the photoshoot when the baby acne showing. The baby’s acne appears around 3 weeks old infant.

Where are the newborn photos taken?

The newborn photography photos could be taken in a photo studio located in Vaughan or in the comfort of your home.

Do you charge extra for on-location newborn photo sessions?

Yes, we do charge $100 extra for travelling and set-up fees.

How many images we gonna get?

The amount of the images depends on the selected package (depends on time) and baby cooperation. The approximate amount of images mentioned in the description of the available packages.

How many artistic set-ups are included in the packages?

The number of set-ups depends on time and baby cooperation only. We do our best to give you the most images during the photo session.

Usually it takes 15-20 minutes to prepare an artistic theme.

Do you offer mini-sessions?

The mini-session usually takes about 1 Hr. Please contact Elina regarding the price and availability. The session covers family portraits and newborn portraits.

Can you bring most of the props on your web to our home?

Please let us know in advance what props would you like us to bring and we will be back to you. Most of the props could be used on location, but some bulky props are designed for studio use only. You might consider the studio photo session, where you can get free access to all available props.

 Do you provide the props, outfits at no extra charge?

Yes, we do.  You are getting free access to all the props, wraps, outfits, headbands, crowns, accessories, backdrops etc.

Do you include the family portraits in all the packages?

Yes, we do. The parents and grandparents are very welcome to create important family memories. We do recommend booking at least a 1.5 Hr photoshoot.

Do you capture close-up images in all the packages?

Yes, we do capture the close-up images in all the packages if the parents are interested.

What about the safety aspects of Newborn photography?

Safety is our priority and all the poses that we use absolutely safe. Please don’t ask to create unsafe poses from the web.

What about the temperature control in the studio?

We use two heaters on top of the central heating system to make sure that the temperature in the working space is about 22-24 Deg.C.

Can we bring the siblings to the photoshoot?

The siblings are very welcome. We might suggest at least 1.5 hr photoshoot when the siblings and grandparents are planned part of the photoshoot

What do we need to bring with us?

Please bring extra food, diapers and a pacifier even if you don’t use one. The pacifier is very useful for newborn photography and we have a spare one for you as well.

 What is the best time to book the newborn photoshoot?

You can book a newborn photoshoot 2-3 months in advance based on your due date and reschedule from the hospital. We are giving priority to the couples who booked our service ahead of time.

What is the best time of the day for a photoshoot with our little one?

Every baby is different, but usually, 10-11 AM is the best for most of the newborns. We might suggest booking the newborn photo session before 3 PM.

How we can book a newborn photo session?

You are welcome to give a call to Elina: 905-417-22-11 or book by e-mail.

The online booking system and chat features are available for your convenience as well.

Can we reschedule the newborn photoshoot?

Yes, you can.

Can we cancel the newborn photoshoot?

Yes, you can. Please respect the photographer’s schedule and cancel a couple of days before the photoshoot.

The cancellation is acceptable by e-mail or by phone. We are not charging a customer in this case.

Do we have to pay the deposit to proceed with the booking of the photo session?

To confirm the booking, clients are required to pay a $100 deposit upon reserving GSR Studio Inc Services. The $100 deposit is not an extra fee. The deposit will be deducted from the total service fee, the remainder of the service fee must be paid upon service completion and the total payment will be $100 less. Please e-transfer $100 to upon reserving the photoshoot. You may reschedule the booking in advance ( at least 24 Hrs before the scheduled time of the photoshoot. The deposit is not refundable and you can use the retainer for any of our services.

What is your policy relevant to the deposit?

The deposit is not refundable. You can use the $100 for any of our services in case you can’t make it. Should you need to reschedule, your deposit will be held and applied to a future session if 48 hours advance notice is given ( exception given for illness or emergencies). No show appointment forfeit their deposit. Should you need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, the deposit will not be refunded.

How should we wear the baby before the photoshoot?

This is very important! Please dress the baby in loose-fitting clothes. Simple sleepers are the best. Please avoid anything that has to be pulled off over the baby’s head. 

How long does the session take?

The time of the photo shoot depends on your budget.

The frame time is from 1 Hr to 3 Hrs. More time means more images and different artistic themes and props.

When can we view our images?

The images are available for preview in real-time on the big screen.

Can we print and share our images with family and friends?

Yes, you can.

How long does it take to get our photos?

The delivery time is 3-5 business days.

Can we get the photos the next day?

Yes, you can. The extra charge is $100.

Will the photos have your logo or watermarks?

No, we don’t watermark the images

Do we have to pay extra for all digital images?

No, all the images are included in the packages and you don’t have to pay an extra to get all captured images.

Do you deliver all captured high-resolution images?

Yes, we do. The resolution is 300 DPI and the typical file size is 24 MByte.

Can we get RAW  electronic files?

Yes, you can. Please note that these files have a huge size and they are editable with Photoshop or any other high-end editing software. The RAW images are complementary.

Do you edit all the images?

Yes, we do edit all the images. All the images will be cropped, colour corrected and ready to print.

Do you retouch the images?

We do full retouching of the images that you will select for printing.

What is the difference between retouched and edited images?

The edited images are images that are ready to print after proper light adjustment, cropping and light corrections. The skin also will be smoothing a little bit.

The retouching takes more time and includes: manual skin smoothing, slimming effect, removing all visible imperfections.

How the images will be delivered to me?

We use Google drive for electronic delivery.

The alternative is the delivery of a USB. The cost of a custom made USB is $25 plus HST. You are welcome to bring a USB as well.

What payment methods do you accept?

We do accept, debit,credit, Pay Pal  e-transfer, and cash.

Do we have to pay Tax?

Yes, you do. Please add HST to all available prices.

Can you create a web gallery with all the images for us?

Yes, we can.

How long will you keep the web gallery?

The gallery will be valid for two weeks.

Can you print an extra image for us?

Yes, we can. We print in the professional lab, where different types of paper are available

Can you print the album for us?

Yes, we can. The 10 spreads album 6×6 inch is about $300 +HST.

The cost of the album with the same design for grandparents is $250 per album

Why do we need to read FAQs?

The reading of FAQ will help you to understand more about our services and product offering. The FAQ will help you to prepare for a newborn photoshoot as well.

What is the standard workflow of the Newborn  Photo Session?

We have different workflows. It all depends on the baby.

Usually, we start with family and continue with baby-only photos.

When do we have to arrive?

Please arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of your appointment time.

Can we extend the photoshoot from 1 hr to 2 Hrs on spot?

Yes, you can. We always keep a 2 Hrs window between photoshoots.

Do we have to pay extra for the parking?

No, the parking is Free.

Where is the studio located?

The studio is located in Vaughan. The address is 41 Asner Av, Maple, On. L6A0W6.

Who is the photo studio owner?

The owner is Elina Yakhnin.

Would you be able to show us the image in the studio?

This is a part of our standard workflow. The real-time image preview is a great feature of digital photography.

Can we book an outdoor newborn photo session?

Yes, you can if the weather cooperates.

Are you offering a special discount for return customers?

GSR offers $100 print credit as an  appreciation to consistent customers

Are you offering referral incentives?

We do offer $100 value the print credit as an appreciation of referrals.

Can we take a couple of photos with I-phone?

You are very welcome to capture photos and videos during the photoshoot with your own camera.

What backdrop or theme is the best for our newborn baby?

We do have a lot of choices. The backdrops and props will be selected on spot based on the colours of the costumes, wraps, and blankets you will select on spot.

 Can you create a custom artistic theme for us?

Yes, we can. Please contact GSR Studio Inc and we will be happy to meet and exceed your expectations. The extra charges might be applied if we have to buy extra accessories for a specific theme.

How to prepare for a newborn photoshoot?

1) If nursing, try to avoid eating anything spicy or anything that will cause gas and might upset the baby’s tummy for 24 hours before the photo

session. ( dairy products, caffeine, soy, fish, peanut, chocolate, etc)

2) Please interact with and keep the baby awake for 1-2 hours before your session to ensure the infant is good and sleepy for the session.

The bathtub  1 Hr before the photoshoot always helps. This is a very important part of the preparation for effective newborn photography.

Do whatever to keep them alert for an hour or two before the photo shoot. session.

We will spend too much time getting the baby to sleep and fewer pictures will be captured. We will create more images if the baby cooperates.

3)  Please feed the baby just before the photo session. The baby wakes up during the feeding and sometimes has trouble falling back into a deep sleep.

The baby should be fed as much as possible on the day of the photoshoot. This will help to baby to sleep deeply during the entire photo session.

Feeding is very important as a full baby’s stomach means a sleepy and calm baby. The calm and sleepy baby allows us to create more priceless newborn photos.

4) Please dress the baby in loose-fitting clothes. Simple sleepers are the best. Please avoid anything that has to be pulled off over the baby’s head.

The button-up or zip-up slipper works great. Preferably a loose-fitting one. One of the worst things is when the baby arrives sleepy in the car seat

and then we have to remove the socks, and pants and take a shirt off over their heads which always waked them up. Instead, it is simple to zip down or slip

into pyjamas while the baby remains asleep.

5)  Please bring a pacifier (even if you don’t use one), diapers and extra food for the baby (We do have a new pacifier as well).

6)   Parents and sibling attire: please wear the same natural solid colour attire with sleeves (no flowers, patterns, prints). The dark colours create a slimmer look.

7) Please bring the baby in the car seat. We will remove the baby shortly in the warm studio, as we don’t want to disturb the baby.

8) It is important for parents to be calm during the photo shoot, as the baby feels everything and calm parents’ behaviour helps the baby as well.

This is a perfect time for your relaxation.

9) You might want to bring extra clothing as the baby can pee or poop on you during the family part of the photoshoot. White, dark (black),

creamy colours work great for mom and dad’s shots. You are welcome to take a nap, read books or drink coffee or tea.

9) We do provide full studio service. It means that we will be changing the baby’s diapers, cleaning up all messes and f

feeding the baby if required. We might suggest keeping the mom outside of the hearing and smelling baby’s range. It’s sometimes

hard to baby back to deep sleep when the baby is connected to the mom in the middle of the newborn photography session.

We have a great with the babies and we will interact with the baby during the entire photoshoot.

10) We also suggest for both parents: your nails are trimmed and neat. The nails will be part of some images.

11) The parents will be captured in the family part of the photoshoot. The hairstyle, and make-up will definitely help to create unforgettable family portraits.

12) Please bring engagement or wedding rings. We can incorporate the rings in the close-up images.

What Backdrops are available for family photos?

We love to use the black backdrop as this colour slims the people. Please send the print screen of your preferable backdrop if you do prefer an other colour.

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