WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU? My work has been described as organic, natural, and sentimental with a fine art quality. I combine traditional and documentary newborn photography along with family portraiture to capture genuine images for you to treasure for a lifetime. Imagine your family as fine art. As your photographer, I will provide a generous gallery of images that can be displayed in your home as pieces of art or archived in a custom album to be treasured for generations. These photographs will be an investment in your family history. Images from your session often tell a story, capturing a treasured moment in time. I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I am not after that "one" shot with everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Sure, we may get some with everyone looking and smiling, but I promise if we do, it will be because it happened naturally, not because it was forced.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE HELD? I am a natural light, on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. Newborn sessions are held at your home.
WHEN DO NEWBORN SESSIONS OCCUR? I like to do newborn sessions within the first two weeks of life.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? See my PINTREST board for ideas on what to wear. Be comfortable, be yourself.
WILL I GET MY DIGITAL PHOTOS AFTER THE SHOOT? Photographs grow in value over time and become family treasures. I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images. I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection where you receive all the high resolution digital files delivered via direct download and a print release. A minimum of 75 digitals files will be available to you (but usually there are more!), in both color and black and white. You will also have the option to buy additional prints and boutique products.
WHEN, HOW AND WHERE CAN I ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND PRODUCTS? Within four weeks of your shoot, you will receive a link to a private online gallery. You will have one month to order additional products.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH IMAGES IN MY GALLERY FROM OUR SHOOT? I look at each and every image I capture at your session and hand select the best images. I am looking for images that represent me as an artist and your family, as each is radically unique. I guarantee minimum of 75 images, but there are usually many more included. Lucky you!
HOW FAR OUT ARE YOU BOOKED? I typically book one to three months in advance. If you are interested in newborn portraits, please inquire while you are pregnant. Already delivered? No problem. I try to leave openings in my schedule for last minute newborn sessions.
DO YOU OFFER MINI-SESSIONS? No; mini-sessions are not conducive to my style. Like I said, I am not after that one great shot but rather a collection of images for lifelong appreciation.
HOW MUCH DOES ALL OF THIS COST? My pricing is all-inclusive. You pay one price for ALL of the digital files. Total cost is $850 for newborn or family sessions, $400 for my petite maternity session (only available when booking with a newborn session). A $200 deposit is due when booking to secure your session date.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WITH YOU, ELENA? I am so glad you asked! You can e-mail me directly at info at elenasblairphotography dot com or via the connect tab above.