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Frequently Asked Questions
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Where are you located?
My home studio is located in North Bothell/ Mill Creek Wa. I also do outdoor sessions at locations mostly in the Seattle area.
Do you provide digital files?
Yes! All sessions now include a set amount of digital files. Most cases, you receive all the files from the gallery, usually around 20-30. Mini sessions are the only exception where you will have a gallery with files where you choose the files you wish to have. I provide professional printed items as well that will knock your socks off! At prices that help you get those special images onto your walls where they belong, I am more than happy to help you choose a few key pieces that are high quality that will last generations.
What is the best way to book a session?
After you have looked over my galleries and pricing (found up top under PRICING) fill out the INQUIRE form beleow to send me a small form. Once I respond and we go over details, you will receive a link to a client form and contract where you can pay your retainer.
I’m pregnant now and due any day! Can I still book a newborn session?
I limit the amount of sessions I book in advance to allow for some last minute sessions. Contact me right away to inquire with your due date and I will let you know!
I notice you say Newborns under 14 days. What if my baby is a month old?
Newborns under 14 days tend to sleep longer and easier. If baby was early, I often extend the newborn stage to 21 days. Please contact me if you are within the 21 day mark. They are much more flexible and all of the curled up poses and prop shots require a baby that is sound asleep for safety reasons. If you have missed the newborn stage, I recommend looking into booking a 6 month (sitting well) session. This age is the next best age to capture portraits showing their sweet expressions. I normally do not photograph babies between newborn and sitting.
What is the best time to schedule a maternity session?
Usually I like to photograph maternity sessions around the 33-35 week mark. It really depends on how mom to be is feeling and showing. It’s best to contact me after you take the test! Well, okay maybe not that day but soon! There are lots of details in a maternity session and the more time we have to go over idea’s and planning the better!
Props, drops and spots?!
All of the props you see on my site, I own. I am constantly adding new ones as well so if I have something I think may work with our session, I will bring it out. I like to keep my backdrops simple. Dark wood, light wood or bare wall and the beautiful PNW for location sessions. I prefer to not use cutesy or trendy props like giant bows, sports items etc. If you have a special item, please feel free to bring it along and we’ll find the best way to incorporate it.
What is the difference between a Full Family Session and Family Mini Session?
A full family session includes much more detail. These sessions are available for any location within the Seattle are. Unlimited time, usually 2 hours. You will receive all of the digital files in your gallery, normally around 50. Clothing changes, possible second location depending also available. A family mini session is only offered in the Bothell area. up to 30 minutes of session time, no clothing changes and one location only. Mini sessions are only available Monday thru Thursday. You will have a gallery of approximately 25 images and you will receive 10 digital files from your session.
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Carmen Miller Photography is Seattle’s premier photographer for family, children, maternity, newborn and baby photography in the greater Seattle area including Bothell, Mill Creek, Everett, Snohomish, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Shoreline, Greenlake, Edmonds. Outdoor locations and a home studio available to create truly unique photos for your family.
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