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At Brilianna Photography in Queens, New York

When is the best time to take maternity pictures and when should I schedule my maternity session?

Maternity sessions are done between 29-34 weeks of pregnancy.  This allows me to capture you in the full pregnant form before you get too uncomfortable posing.  Maternity sessions should be scheduled as early in the pregnancy as possible to ensure availability.

When should I schedule my newborn session?

The best time to schedule your newborn session is before you've had your baby, usually at the end of your second trimester or the beginning of the third.  This will ensure that I get you added to my calendar and that I am available when you deliver.  I will tentatively schedule your session for your due date.  When you have your baby, please contact me as soon as possible and we will schedule a more definite date/time.

If your baby was just born and is less than 3 weeks old, call me today!  I may have availability to photograph your little one.

At what age should my newborn be photographed?

The best time to photograph your newborn is BEFORE 3 weeks of age.  The 8-14 day old range is optimal for newborn images and is the best time to get those adorable peaceful sleepy and very curly poses.  After three weeks old, the baby is far more alert and baby acne and colic are common at that age.

Where do sessions take place?

All sessions are held in my studio located in Forest Hills (Queens), New York.

How should I prepare for my newborn session and what should I bring?

Prior to your session, I will send you an email with specific instructions and tips.

Can a session be rescheduled?

Because I know that “life happens”, I allow for rescheduling.  Please give me a 48-hour notice and your session fee can be applied to a new session within 1 month.

When will our pictures be ready?

The pictures will be ready within 3-4 weeks from your session date.
Please note that images are selected and edited at my discretion.  Brilianna Photography reserves the right to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within my artistic standards.   All photos are color and at my discretion, certain images will be changed to black & white.
Original unedited images will not be released.  Brilianna Photography reserves the right to only release selected and edited photos.  All other photos remain the sole property of Brilianna Photography.  Any changes requested by the client after they have received the edited images may be subject to a fee.

Is it okay for me to take pictures during the session?

I respectfully request that all cameras, cell phones, and videography not be used at any time during your session. 

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