How far in advance should I book my session?
…If you want to guarantee your spot, book 2+ months in advance.  Some months are busier than others, so they book up faster.  I have a ton of clients that contact me as soon as they find out they are pregnant to book with me, and I LOVE that!  But, it doesn’t hurt to contact me to see if I have any openings if you are interested in my work, and need a session asap!

Where is your studio?
…My studio is at 829 Faulkner Street, Conway, Arkansas.  I only shoot newborns and babies up to 1 year in the studio.  Everything else,  I am an on-location photographer, meaning I meet you somewhere to take pictures.  I prefer to only use natural light unless I’m in the studio!  If you have a location in mind for your session, please suggest it, otherwise, I will give you a list of places depending on the look you’re going for!  I do however, use my studio for newborn sessions!

How do you pronounce “Reibe”?…Hah, I get this one a lot. What a name to marry into right? Actually, my maiden name got a lot of different pronunciations as well, so I’m quite used to it.
——->    reib-e /ˈrēbē/ pretty much like reebee 😉

I would like family and/or sibling photos with my newborn session, is that possible?…Yes, if you choose to do so, I will photograph just a few shots of your new family and do sibling shots for no extra charge.  These shots take about 20-30 minutes, as I just do a few, and then 95% of the session is baby only shots.

What should I wear to my photo session?…I want you to wear something you are comfortable in! For newborn sessions, I like the parents to just wear something neutral and solid.  A tank, fitted tee, or even a nice blouse is fine, just go for solids/neutrals!  Siblings – same idea!  After we do the family/sibling shots, everyone is free to go (except mama!), and whoever does stay, I suggest wearing something light because it will be HOT in the studio!

How long are the sessions?…A newborn session can be anywhere from 2 hours to 4 hours, I like them sleepy and full, so we take lots of feeding breaks 🙂

How long after the session will I get to see my online gallery?…Your online proofing gallery will be available for your to purchase your images within 7 days of your session.  Once you have chosen the images, they will be ready for you within 14-20 days.  I almost always post a sneak peek to the blog and/or facebook within just a few days of your session!

Do you offer pictures on a CD?…You will receive a digital download link for all session.  Some of the higher collections come with a USB, and the lower ones, you can always purchase a USB/flash drive if you need one.  With the Milestone Sessions/Half Sessions, you will receive your images you pick out via a download link sent to your email.  Every image included in your session is a high resolution image and will come with a print release so you can print wherever and whenever you’d like.  If you prefer a CD instead of a flash drive, just ask!

What is a digital image?…A digital image is a jpeg/.jpg file.  Any digital images you buy or that are included with your session, will be delivered in jpg format, so you can have the images forever.  If you buy the digital image, the file will be full resolution, meaning you are not limited to the size you want to print.  Of course, if you want to go really big (16×20 and bigger), I always suggest you get with me so I can help prepare your file for a bigger print.

If you have a question not listed here, just email me at melissa@melissareibephotography.com.