Jennifer Najvar Photography » Boutique Newborn Photography in Austin, Texas

Frequently Asked Questions



Everything you need to know about your Session



Why should I use a Boutique Photographer for my Newborn?

Investing in a boutique experience gives you the opportunity to choose a photographer who is aligned with your own creative sensibilities. Rather than waiting in line at a generic portrait studio for a thirty minute time slot, your experience will be a highly personalized, one-on-one collaboration with the photographer.



Why is custom photography more expensive?

Custom Newborn photography is absolutely an investment.  It’s a highly customized experience.  The time spent in the session is only a very small portion of the total time invested. Your experience begins with a pre-session consultation, followed by your session with a color palette selected to match the decor in your home or nursery. With Newborn Sessions, we schedule a single session per day allowing for all the time necessary to create beautiful heirloom images.  Your investment includes professional, post-session creative editing of every image and a private viewing and ordering appointment with a boutique product line of the highest quality products available.



What is included in the session fee?

The session fee includes the initial consultation, your portrait session, the photographer’s time and talent, complete studio setup, complete post-session creative editing, and the presentation of your portrait proofs during an in-person viewing and ordering appointment.

**The session fee does not include prints, products or digital images. Prints and products can be purchased separately after viewing your proofs.



When is the best time to contact you to schedule my Newborn Session?

For Newborn Sessions, be sure to contact me during your pregnancy.  I recommend reserving your session before you reach 30 weeks to ensure availability, but I will try to accommodate you at any stage during your pregnancy. Please don’t wait until your baby is here to schedule your session! Newborn Sessions occur during the first two weeks of your baby’s arrival. During your pregnancy, we will reserve a tentative session date based on your due date. After you deliver, please reach out to me as soon as possible to let me know that your little one has arrived, and we will finalize your session date for the soonest possible opening within the first 14 days.



Why do you need to photograph the baby so soon?

For the style of portraits that I offer, it is always best to photograph your baby within the first 14 days so that they stay in that adorable curled position and stay asleep for as long as possible.  After the first 14 days, newborns will begin to stretch out their legs and come out of that womb-like position, they begin to get much stronger, and they will sleep less.  In those early days, they’re much more limber, allowing for adorable poses that you find in the Newborn Portfolio.



Where does the Newborn Session take place?

Newborn Sessions take place in our cozy natural light studio in central Austin.



Will you come to my home for the session?

Sessions are held exclusively in the studio.  For the styled portraits that I offer, shooting in a professional photography studio guarantees a dependable and consistent light source in a controlled environment. Reducing the number of variables affecting the session allows me to create a consistently higher quality product without concern for the particulars of the available light and space in every client’s home.



Do you offer Maternity Portraits also?

Yes! I offer Sunset Maternity Portraits. Newborn clients receive $100 off the Maternity Session fee when you reserve both sessions.  



When will I get to see my portraits?

Approximately two weeks after your session, your portraits will be fully edited and ready to view.  We will contact you to schedule an in-person Viewing/Ordering Appointment where your portraits will be revealed, and you may place your custom purchase order. We believe strongly in the value of printed portraits, and therefore do not offer digital proofing or ordering.



What types of products can I order?

Our boutique product line is made up of the highest quality art pieces, art albums and prints available.  There are two ways to purchase prints and products: (1) Create a Collection, or (2) as an a la carte digital folio.  Feel free to ask me for a detailed pricing guide.



Can I give a portrait session as a gift?

Yes! Gift certificates can be used for the session fee or to purchase prints and products. These are available in any amount.  A Newborn, Maternity or Milestone photography session makes a priceless gift for a baby shower or new mother. You may purchase your gift certificate here



Can I save if I refer my expecting friends?

Yes! We love to reward referrals.  Anyone who reserves a Newborn, Maternity or Milestone session and mentions your name as their referral earns you a $25 credit towards your order of prints and products, or a future session.   There is no limit to the amount of credits you can receive!



Do you sell the digital files?

Yes, digital folios are available.



Do you offer personalized birth announcements?

Yes, personalized birth announcements are available. These can typically be delivered within one week after your Viewing/Ordering Session.



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