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Charlotte Maternity and Newborn Photography FAQ's

Charlotte Maternity and Newborn photography FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for considering our Maternity and Newborn photography services. We're here to answer any questions about our experience and are committed to providing you with the best possible experience. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us for more information. We're always happy to help and can't wait to hear from you!

Contact Information: 919.840.8177 | nicsostudio@gmail.com

What is the ideal time to schedule a maternity photoshoot?

To make the most of your maternity session, we suggest scheduling it between 30-35 weeks in term. This will help you capture the beautiful curves of your baby bump while ensuring your comfort during the shoot. We want to make sure you look and feel your best for your session!

How far in advance should i book my maternity session?

If you want to book a Maternity session, but especially Maternity and Newborn photography sessions, we recommend scheduling them during your second trimester. This is the best time to book as it allows us to accommodate your needs and ensure we can get you in for both sessions. We only accept a limited number of clients each month to ensure we provide high-quality services to all our clients. So, if you want to capture these special moments, book early during your second trimester.

do you offer gowns or should I bring my own outfits?

Our studio is fully equipped with everything you need for your session! To ensure you look your best, we offer a client closet with a variety of options to choose from and provide complimentary hair and makeup services for our mamas during maternity and newborn sessions. We strive to make your experience with us as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Where Is Your Maternity and newborn Studio?

Our portrait studio is located at 2406 Creek Manor Drive in Waxhaw, NC.  We're a short drive outside of Charlotte, NC!

Can I include my partner or other family members in my maternity session?

If you're interested in having your family portraits taken during your maternity or newborn photo shoot, I highly encourage it! There won't be any additional charges for including your family in these sessions.

How soon should I schedule my newborn photoshoot?

If you're expecting a newborn, we recommend scheduling your session during your second trimester. We only accept a limited number of clients each month based on their due dates to ensure the best possible experience for our clients. Keep in mind that our sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so it's important to reserve your spot in advance to guarantee availability close to your due date. This approach ensures that we can provide you with the highest level of care and attention to detail that you and your newborn deserve.

What should i expect during my newborn session?

Our newborn photography sessions usually last between 2-4 hours and are completely baby-led. This means that we follow the baby's cues and needs throughout the session. If the baby is hungry, we take a break to feed them, and if they're fussy, we take a break to soothe and change them. Throughout the session, we'll keep you updated on how things are going, but we encourage you to relax and enjoy the treats we have for you, including fresh pastries and drinks, in our studio.

Can I schedule my newborn session after my baby has been born?

Please keep in mind that scheduling a session after your baby is born is subject to our availability. While we always do our best to accommodate our clients, we only take on a limited number of clients each month, so we cannot guarantee that a spot will be available. However, in the event that your baby arrives earlier than expected, you may have a chance to snag a session with us!

What do I need to bring to my newborn session? do you provide props and accessories? 

For your newborn session, it's recommended to pack your regular diaper bag along with extra milk if your baby is not breastfeeding. If your baby uses a pacifier, don't forget to bring it along with any other significant items you would like to incorporate into the session. At our full-service studio, we have everything else prepared for your arrival. So, just bring your sweet baby and leave the rest to us!

what happens if my baby is fussy or uncooperative?

If your baby is not feeling sleepy during the photography session, don't worry. It is quite common for babies to have minds of their own. Our priority is to ensure that your baby feels safe and comfortable, so we can capture some fantastic art. We can always proceed with personality or open-eyed shots if the baby is not willing to sleep. However, if the baby is struggling, or we are not making much progress after the three-hour mark, we can reschedule your session to ensure the baby is manageable. Although this scenario is rare, it is always an option to have!

What saftey measures do you take during the newborn session?

Safety is essential to us at NicSo Studio. Sofia is infant first aid certified and has taken infant safety classes inside and outside the newborn photography world. All staff wear masks during newborn sessions, thoroughly wash hands, and sanitize throughout the session. All staff are up to date on vaccines as well. The studio and all props/outfits are sanitized prior to the session to ensure they are completely clean. 

How long does it take to recieve final edited photos from our photography session?

At the end of your photo session, you'll set a date for your photo reveal session, which will be just two weeks later. During this exciting session, you'll see your beautifully edited images on a large screen and select your favorites. The best part? You'll receive your photos on the same day or after the final payment. This process ensures you'll have the most stunning and personalized images to cherish forever. 

What products do you offer for purchase? 

We strongly believe that art should be tangible and that it should be possible for you to display it in your home or hold it in your hands. We offer a wide range of album types, wall art pieces, and smaller desktop or handheld art pieces that you can choose from. Additionally, when you purchase any of our products, we provide you with the corresponding digital images as well. We do offer the option of purchasing digital images alone, if that's what you prefer.

Can I request specific poses or themes for the photoshoot?

We take the time to get to know you and your needs through a phone consultation before you book with us. Once you've decided we're the perfect fit, we'll send you a questionnaire to ensure that we capture exactly what you're looking for. You're in control - you can specify any colors, themes, or poses you'd like incorporated in your session, and we'll avoid any colors you don't want. Our goal is to make your dream session a reality, and that starts with your vision!

What sets your maternity and newborn photography apart from other charlotte photographers?

At NicSo Studio, we don't just take photos - we create an unforgettable experience that's all about you. Our maternity and newborn photography sessions are designed to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and pampered. We provide fresh snacks, faux champagne, and other clean amenities, ensuring that you have everything you need. So, why settle for ordinary photos when you can trust us to capture this once-in-a-lifetime event in a truly extraordinary way? Choose NicSo Studio for an experience that's tailored to you, because you deserve nothing less.

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Sofia and her staff offered the best experience that we could have imagined for our maternity and newborn shoots. I use the word experience because that’s truly what it was. It was much more than photographs being taken. From the moment that we initiated conversation to envision our sessions, she made sure that she topped everything that we asked for. From the moment that we stepped into the door, the hospitality was so warming. I’ve never been to a shoot where the photographer was so well equipped with knowing what posing works best for the shots. It’s very few days, if any, that you feel like a princess during pregnancy, but Sofia so to it that I felt every bit of that plus more while being in my third trimester. When we came back for our newborn session, the ambiance in the room was totally geared towards baby. The calm lighting, the quiet atmosphere, and the warm temperature to ensure that baby was comfortable, made for a perfect shoot day. I can’t express how much we are in love with our photographs. These are truly works of art that we are so happy to show to family, friends, and complete strangers because they are really the best photographs we’ve ever had! You would do yourself a disservice should you book with any other photographers within a 200 mile radius!!! - The Bozmans