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How long will it take to see my photos after the session?

I will post a sneak peek of your maternity photo shoot on my social media platforms within 48 hours of your session. You are free to share the images with friends and family. Your final gallery will be ready within 2-3 weeks of your photo shoot and you will receive an email with a link to view your images. You will also have the opportunity to purchase prints and print product, like canvasses, through your gallery and have them delivered directly to your house. I encourage all my clients to print their images and not just leave them on a hard drive or electronic device somewhere.

Do you know any hair and makeup artists that I can use for my maternity session?

I can’t stress enough how important it is to have your hair and makeup professionally done for your photo shoot. You’re about to give birth to a human being, you deserve a little pampering for your photo shoot. Plus, the hair and makeup bring out such confidence, especially in mamas that may be a little hesitant about posing in front of the camera. If you don’t already have a relationship with a hair and makeup artist, I have referrals for a few amazing ones that I trust implicitly.

Where will the maternity photo shoot take place?

I have a full-service studio in Brea, CA, but you have the option to also do the maternity session on location at any park or beach in Orange County. A studio maternity photo shoot is good for mamas who may want to show a little more skin and do a semi-nude maternity. Studio maternity sessions are also good for mamas with a crazy schedule because they can be scheduled at any time of day or night since the lighting is controlled in the studio.

An outdoor maternity photo shoot is good for mamas that want a romantic, ethereal look to their maternity pictures. There are a number of parks or beaches that I can suggest for you, depending on the look that you’re going for.

Who can I bring to the maternity photo shoot?

I encourage mamas to bring their partner or other children to their maternity photo shoot. It’s a great record of your life as a family right before the new bundle of joy arrives. However, that’s not always possible in terms of scheduling so it’s perfectly fine to have the maternity session only focus on yourself and do the pictures solo.

Are you vaccinated against Covid19?

While I know that everyone makes their own choices when it comes to vaccinations, I have received my Covi19 vaccination and booster, and I am up to date on all my other vaccinations, including pertussis. I am only disclosing so that you are aware as my potential client and won’t ever ask any of my clients for their vaccination status.

How soon will I get to see the newborn pictures?

I post a sneak peek on my social media platforms within 48 hours of your session. Be sure to follow me on Instagram (www.instagram.com/freebird.studios) and Facebook . Your final, edited images will be ready within two weeks of your session.

Will I get digital files of all my newborn pictures?

I have different packages that you can choose from, but they all include high resolution digital files. You will be able to download your digital files directly from any device of yours. please be sure to copy your digital files to multiple devices to serve as back up.

I offer print services that can be ordered through your gallery and sent directly to your house. I encourage you to order through my website because everything is printed with archival ink and paper. But, since you will be given the digital files, you are welcome to have your pictures printed anywhere that you would like. Keep in mind though that color and quality will definitely vary depending on where your images are printed.

Do I need to buy any props or outfits for the photo shoot?

You don’t have to buy or bring anything to your newborn photo shoot. I have a studio full of everything that we will need, including some outfits for siblings and mama. If parents are going to be included in the pictures, I will send you a guide on some things that you might want to wear. Other than that, I have everything else that will be needed. I send out a questionnaire to all my newborn photo shoot clients prior to the shoot and I use those answers to create and style your baby’s session.

If you have any family heirlooms or something that you specifically want to be photographed, you are welcome to bring it and I will try and fit it into one of the set ups if possible.

Can our whole family be part of the newborn photo shoot?

The newborn photo shoot can absolutely include all of the family members, including your furry family members if they are well behaved. I know that some parents may be sleep deprived and not feel up to being included in pictures, but I always encourage the entire family to get in at least one picture so that the baby has a photo of what the entire family looked like when they were born. I work with a number of amazing hair and make up artist in Orange County and we can schedule to have mama’s make up done while I am photographing the baby. It’s a nice treat after just giving birth. At the very least, if the parents don’t want to be photographed, I usually suggest that we include siblings in a photo or two.

Where do you do the newborn photo shoot?

My studio in Brea, CA is full of everything that is needed for a newborn photo shoot- baby blankets, headbands, baby hats, newborn outfits, baby bed props and more. I prefer to do newborn sessions in the studio because I’m able to control the environment and optimize the setting for the best newborn photo shoot.

I understand that some parents may prefer that we do the newborn photo shoot in their home and that is definitely an option. An additional travel fee will be applied if you prefer to do the photo shoot in your home. I would work with you before hand to find the best location within your house for the newborn photo shoot. An in-home newborn Photo shoot Main look slightly different than a studio one. These newborn photo sessions will have more of a lifestyle look and focus on simple set ups that feature the baby and the family.


Freebird Studios is an Orange County Maternity, Newborn and Family photography studio located in Brea, CA and serving Fullerton, Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Rowland Heights, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Riverside, Laguna Beach and all of Los Angeles and Orange County.