Frequently Asked Questions
What Services Do you Offer?
Sessions include in-home family or newborn, in-hospital newborn, and family outings and they typically last 60-90 minutes (or until we get the shots we want!). Visit my pricing page for details on maternity, newborn, and family sessions.
Mini-sessions are offered to maternity clients or returning family and newborn clients only.
Will you tell us what to do during the session?
I recognize that it can sometimes feel awkward with an outsider in the house (especially one pointing a camera in your face!), so I offer suggestions and have some tricks up my sleeve to encourage natural interaction.
Do you use flash?
Rarely. I mainly use natural light, but will sometimes utilize off-camera, static fill lights or my off-camera flash when in a pinch.
When I arrive, the first thing I will do is hunt for the best light. However, to capture the moment, we sometimes have to use the light that we have and make it work!
When will we receive our images?
I usually post a "sneak peak" of your session to social media within 48 hours and then provide you with an online gallery (with the ability to download your images) within three weeks of our session.
Do you offer products?
High-resolution digital images are included in your photo session along with a "print release" that allows you to print your photos at a printer of your choosing.
I also have partnerships with professional labs and will happily send you a price guide for a la carte products.
Should we wear matching/coordinating outfits and make sure the house is spotless?
If you wear matching and coordinating outfits on the regular, than yes. Otherwise, most definitely no. :) The goal is to capture you and your tribe in as natural and fun way as possible. As for having the house spotless...it does not have to be "pinterest-worthy!" Whose house IS? I'll be focusing on the interaction between you and your family, NOT taking photos for a magazine home tour ;)
I have this quote framed in my house:
Will my images be used for your marketing purposes?
When you sign a contract with me, I will also provide you with a model release that gives me the rights to your images to use in my marketing purposes (blog, FB, Instagram). Marketing is very important to small businesses and your gorgeous photos are the best way to market my business!
If you don't want your images used, please let me know prior to booking and I will provide you with a contract stating your wishes.
Can I share my photos on social media?
Of course! It means the world to me when a client shares the images we created together. I would only ask that you tag Kristiina Craven Photography when doing so.
You have both color and black and white images on your website. Will my photos be in color or black and white?
Great question! I have a soft spot for black and white images and if I had my way, I would deliver them all in black and white! However, I'm sure most people prefer a mix. I generally deliver images in color with a smaller number of images in black and white. Some pictures just look better in black and white!
Creating these images is a process for every artist and I ask you to trust me and my editing abilities. That said, if you'd prefer an image in black and white and it was delivered in color (or vice versa!), just shoot me a note and I will be happy to convert it for you :)
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