FAQs

CENTRAL OHIO NEWBORN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

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How do I choose a newborn photographer?

Like weddings, timing is essential as this moment cannot be re-created. Make sure you LOVE their work! Choose the best Central Ohio Newborn Family Photographer that you can afford. While price is a factor, consider the style and quality of images and the experience of the photographer in newborn handling, posing and safety. Is your photographer a member of the APNPI? Make sure they are an accredited professional newborn photographer and have up to date safety certification.

when should I book my newborn session?

Easy! As soon as you know you’d like a Session, but 3-4 months prior to your due date is recommended to ensure availability. I only accept 4 newborns a month to give my clients my best work. If you already have a newborn, it may not be too late. Sometimes last-minute openings are available since babies like to arrive into the world on their own time. Sessions should take place within the first two weeks, but I will accept “older” newborns with the understanding certain poses may not be possible, or we will gear the Session more towards lifestyle images rather than posed portraits.

 

when will my session take place?

Usually within the first two weeks of life. The best time is between 6-14 days after birth to increase our chances of full baby cooperation, and so they don’t surpass that curly, itty-bitty newborn size. Seriously, they change so stinkin’ fast, and are most flexible during that specific window of time. Newborn Sessions are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays, and typically start at 10:00 AM.

 

What if we don't have a scheduled date for our newborn to be born?

Babies rarely arrive on their due date, by pre-booking with me before 36 weeks this allows me to schedule enough time in my schedule for your session. This also allows us time for an in person consultation to discuss wardrobe, color scheme, any poses or setups that you have in mind communicated with enough time for us to prepare before your babe is earthside.

Please contact me as soon as possible when your baby has arrived. This is when your session date/time will be confirmed. The only time that we can schedule in advance is in the case of an induction or scheduled c-section.

 

What should I do if my baby is sick?

Sick babies make for bad photos - I want you and baby at your best! Please reschedule. Please notify my within 48 hours of sickness to reschedule. Your non-refundable retainer fee will transfer one time to reschedule.

 

what if we don’t know what to do in front of the camera?

During a portrait session, I will absolutely help guide you into poses. My only expectation for you is that you come open to ideas, and are ready to have fun, laugh, and snuggle in front of my camera! While I will give you direction throughout the session, I like to let you fall into a version of the pose that is comfortable for you and keep it fun! There will also be plenty of times when I will let you do your thing, and capture your natural interactions. I may ask you to move, walk, and fake laugh- which coincidentally always results in real laughter!

 

Where are you located?

Outdoor Studio is located at 6581 New Albany Condit Rd., New Albany Ohio. Home studio is located at 114 Farm Ct., Johnstown Ohio and is available by appointment only. KLFROST Photography is central ohio newborn family photographer, Kristin also accepts bookings for Columbus and Newark Ohio outdoor sessions on a limited basis.

 

Do you do on location session?

For newborn session, I currently offer in Studio and In-Home Sessions. To achieve the style and quality of "posed" newborn images you see on my website, the session will take place at my home studio which is set up specifically for newborn photography environment (i.e. equipment, lighting, noise and temperature).

how will you edit my pictures?

My editing style is classic yet contemporary. I use my camera to capture each image as true to color as best I can.  I edit to enhance the true beauty of each image, not changing the way a person looks. There are some art pieces that I will enhance with a composite or layered effects to make a magical masterpiece, but you will stay as you look. If there is something specific that you would like changed in an image, it can be processed by a retoucher for an additional fee.

 

can we have the raw/ unedited images too?

Simply, No. After your session, I spend time going through the pictures and sorting them. At this time, I sort out the pictures that have eyes closed, misfires, pictures where people walked in front of the camera, and pictures that for whatever reason do not meet my very high standards or my photographic style. These files are discarded. While I will never hold good pictures hostage from you, my job is to curate the most beautiful way to tell your story. I also spend time editing to make my pictures look a certain way. Each image is my art and reflects my unique creative style, I will not release my images without my final touch.

 

how will i receive my images? can i have my pictures on a usb?

Any purchased digital files will be delivered electronically via an online gallery within 48 hours of  your REVEAL PARTY.  This is the quickest way for me to get the images to you.  No need to wait for items to be shipped and delivered. It also allows you to share your images with guests, friends, and family. From your gallery, you can download all the images directly to your computer. You can save them to a hard drive, USB or CD on your own. Any High Resolution digital images purchased from KLFROST Photography will be hand delivered to you on a custom USB when the rest of your product arrives.

 

when will we receive our images?

Your gallery will be available within 3 weeks from your event at your REVEAL PARTY.  During holidays, your wait time may a bit longer.

 

can i print my pictures on my own?

Absolutely. Any digital files that you have purchased from KLFROST Photography comes with a print release.  Kristin recommends professional printing, and you are also welcome to have prints made on your own through a lab of your choice.

 

how do we book a session with you?

To book your session and reserve your date, I require a signed contract and a $200 non-refundable retainer that goes towards your end balance

 

Why are your digital images so expensive?

The price of digital images includes my time, photography and editing skills, use of professional equipment & software, experience and talent. With digital images, you are purchasing a license with the file, a license that allows you to use the image as needed. There is van exceptional value in digital art.

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