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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What types of photo services do you offer?

Memories Of Me Photos offers a complete line of professional, affordable, boutique quality photographic services. We specialize in Newborns, Children, Smash Cake Sessions, and Maternity.  All sessions take place in a natural light photography studio in San Clemente, CA, serving all of Orange County for over 15 years. 

Newborn Sessions should be scheduled as soon as you know your due date to best accommodate a day and time for your session.  It is important to photograph your newborn within the 1st two weeks of life while they are still sleepy and docile.  It always makes for a better session if you can keep your baby awake prior to arriving so they are sleepy for the photo shoot.  Newborn sessions are for the newborn only, however, if you would like to add siblings, there is an additional fee. 

Maternity Photos generally take place within your 7th-8th month to really capture that baby bump.  Your spouse is welcome.  Maternity sessions generally take about an hour, give or take.

Gift Certificates are available, which make great gifts for Baby Shower, Birthday or any special day!

 

What should I plan to wear? 

Newborn:  Feel free to bring what you want to wear.  I do provide everything needed for a creative photo session, including, wraps, headbands, hats, and multiple props.  

Maternity: Please consider wearing neutral undergarments as I provide a few neutral maternity gowns.  Please be mindful of your nails as they may appear in your photos. 

 

 How long will my session last?

The average Newborn session varies depending on our little subject.  Please allow at least an hour minimum.  All children are different and their tolerance levels vary.  We work until the best shots are captured. 

The average Maternity session lasts about an hour or so. 

 

 When can I expect to see my photos?

 Turn around time for your copyright proof link is usually 2-3 days.

 

 Any tips for photographing babies and children?

Please try to keep your newborn awake as much as possible before arriving so that they are ready to sleep while here.  Children should be clean.  No sticky faces or fingers.  Bring a special toy or treat or pacifier that is sure to calm your child in the event of a tantrum or get their attention during poses. 

 

WATCH ME GROW BOGO PROGRAM..What is that?

I have an Amazing reasonable first year program designed to capture your growing baby up until their 1st Birthday!  I offer FOUR sessions for only $199.00 with 3 mos., 6 mos., 9 mos. and a 1 year cake smash sessions.  These sessions are for the BABY ONLY, Monday through Friday.  A very special year of life, capture it while you can!  That is correct,  all 4 sessions for only $199.00.  Payment due at time of booking 3 month session.  Pricing includes time and talent of photographer, creative prop scenes for each session, and an edited copyright proof link to view.  Digital images not included.  Please inquire for digital image pricing.  Great Gift Idea!

 

Mini Sessions..what are those? 

I offer a few mini sessions during the year with very elaborate outdoor sets.  Each session is 15 minutes and you leave with a Cd of approx 125 images to do whatever you wish!  Print release is included.  My Holiday Mini Session with Santa is most popular and books quickly!  If you wish to be invited to the mini sessions, please subscribe to our mailing list, under the Contact Us" tab. Once you subscribe, you will be notified of all of our incredible promotions!