Client Information

General client information, for more information about scheduling a newborn session, milestone session, maternity session or family session,  please call 703-220-5088 to make an appointment

Q&A:

Do you have a studio?
Yes, my studio is located in the heart of Historic Occoquan, Neighboring to the right of Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant in the River Walk Shops. Located on the second floor .  Coffee shops, restaurants, antiques, boutiques etc.. all within walking distance.

125 Mill St. Suite #9
Occoquan, VA 22125

Where do sessions take place?
Newborn sessions take place in my Occoquan studio: 125 Mill St. Suite #9 Occoquan, Virginia.  Clients travel from all over the Washington DC Metro area including : Alexandria, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Manassas, Leesburg, Woodbridge,  and surrounding cities.  Its not uncommon to have clients travel  2-3 hour drives for professional portraiture for newborns, maternity, milestones and family.

What is fresh 48 hospital session? 
That time when the chaos can take over the beauty, leaving you with blurred memories in between doctor and nurse visits. Not to mention the millions of questions you have after delivering a newborn. Its becoming more and more common to have your newborn professionally photographed in the hospital. Many times parents aren’t offered the hospital photographer or there are none on site.  Fresh 48 hospital sessions are simply taken within the first 48 hours after birth. I come to you in the hospital or home birth, during daylight hours to meet your baby and document their freshest firsts.

Do you offer Birth Photography?
Birth photography is extremity limited, please inquire with where you’re delivering and your due date to info@normafayakphotography.com or click on the contact tab.

Do you offer in-home Newborn sessions?
Yes. There is an additional fee to cover travel expenses, setup/takedown of equipment and cost to cover both mine and my assistants time for the day for in home convenience. typically families that culturally do not bring newborns out of the home the first several weeks or family’s that prefer a more intimate lifestyle session of a new baby in comforted by their surroundings.  When we speak over the phone please ask the difference between a lifestyle and posed newborn session.

When do you book your maternity/newborn/milestone session:
Maternity and/or Newborn sessions: It is HIGHLY recommended that you reserve these session in advance, as soon as you find out you’re expecting or at the beginning of your 2nd trimester to soft book your due date, please do not wait. Please call 703-220-5088 to check availability or email info@normafayakphotography.com. Once your newborn arrives we can be sure to schedule baby within the first two weeks after birth while they’re still sleepy for those curly womblike poses.  Sessions are booked in advance, occasionally there are last minute openings.

Milestone and family sessions should be scheduled a minimum of 4-6 months in advance.  Due to the amount of returning clients that continue to book milestone and family portraits year after year, dates available to the public must be booked several months in advance to ensure available sessions as a new client.  Current clients are already on the calendar into the following year.

How do I reserve my session?
A session fee is required to secure all sessions, this fee covers time with a license and insured photographer, full access to entire prop collection and creative post processing. Digital Collection and wall art are chosen at the in person ordering appointment a few weeks after the session depending on the season.

How Long will the session last?
-A typical newborn sessions takes 2-3 hours to accommodate feedings, diaper changes and transitioning between poses

-Milestone, maternity and family sessions average 45-60 minutes

Do I need to bring anything to a newborn session? 
Just the essentials in the diaper bag! Everything needed for a newborn session including all photography props are available  in studio. You do not need to bring additional items unless you have something sentimental like a family heirloom that holds important meaning.  Most store purchased items are too large for newborns and not used at our session. The studio is stocked with handmade custom sized props to use during your session.

What kind of props do you have in your studio? 
Everything in use in the portfolio and on Facebook business page posts are available in the studio and orders from high quality vendors experience in the best sizes for newborn sessions…  bonnets, sleepy caps, beanies, headbands, floral crowns, wraps, textured knitted layers, antique quilts, buckets, bowls. outfits.  Items are for for newborn -12m and a few extra in toddler sizing.  Items are added frequently and the hunt for a unique props is on going.

What if my child or I become sick before our session together?
Due to the work I do with newborns it is very important that I keep a strict “no-sick” policy. Sick babies, children and parents are not allowed in the studio. Please call at least 24 hours prior to our session date to reschedule.

Can siblings and parents be apart of newborn/milestone sessions? 
Yes! Parents are encourage to be photographed with their newborn along with siblings for a family portraits. There is no additional fee to have family member apart of your session.

When Can you see the final images?:
Current turnaround for final images typically  2-4 weeks after your session.

Payment Terms: 
Session fee is due to reserve soft book your due date or book sessions on my calendar.  Digital Collection and A La Carte items are selected separately at the in person ordering appointment typically 2-4 weeks after our session depending on the season.

*Please Call 703-220-5088 for more client information and to schedule your session
or email:  info@normafayakphotography.com

Sessions are booked in advance, occasionally there are last minute openings.

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