Prepare for your session: What to expect!
I am so happy you have chosen me to capture this incredibly special moment in your family's life! Thank you from the bottom of me heart. It means a lot to be part of your adventure. Here is what you can expect when you come into my studio.
I have a five bedroom home in the Cambrian area of San Jose. There is always plenty of parking out front. We moved here in 2020, and my studio is at the moment in my large, empty, heated garage to provide space between my clients and my family for everyone's safety. Being safe in the pandemic is extremely important to me, especially to protect my vulnerable clients. I received my final vaccine dose in April of 2021. At some point this summer, I will be moving my studio back into my home into the space it was always intended to me. More on that in a few months!
My studio always has the white noise machine going and it is warm, 80 degrees for baby's comfort. Many shots involve a baby that isn't wrapped much or at all, and a warm studio helps protect a baby that can not yet regulate their own temperature. We want baby to be warm, so please dress in cool clothes so you don't get too warm as well.
I kindly ask that older siblings leave once we are finished with parent and sibling poses. many parents arrive in separate cars or arrange for a family member to come pick up the sibling. My current studio is not well designed for older siblings to stay and play. But I look forward to a time when I can open my home to my sweet families once again when it is safe and more are vaccinated.
You will be in my studio for 2-3 hours. I have had families stay as little as 1.5 hours and a few as long as 4. I work hard to get shots you love and to keep baby happy. So we are on baby's schedule. Prepare yourself and bring enough diapers, bottles, and snacks for you and any family members.
Please let me know if you have any concerns ahead of time or any time constraints. I'm happy to accommodate as much as possible.
I can't wait for you to visit and to turn your memories into art.