The very best time for a newborn session is when the baby is younger than 2 weeks of age. Normal changes in your newborn after 2 weeks makes some poses a little less likely, settling more difficult, and risks flare-up of baby acne and colic/reflux symptoms. Booking in your 2nd or early third trimester is ideal, and we will put you on the calendar for a tentative day near your baby's estimated arrival. If your baby comes early or late, don't worry! This is expected and your deposit upon booking reserves the flexibility of my schedule. Just call or text the day after your baby's arrival and we will get you into a time slot. All other sessions are best scheduled 3 weeks to 3 months in advance.
Our consultation will take place one month before your session either by phone or face to face in my natural light studio. Depending on the package you choose, your session will either take place in the comfort of my natural light studio in Winchester Virginia, in an outdoor location in beautiful Clarke, Frederick, or Shenandoah county, or in your own home.
Full newborn portrait sessions can take up to four hours to allow time for feeding, cleaning, settling and delicate posing. All other full sessions typically last about an hour and do not exceed 2 hours.
Two days after your session I will post previews on social media. After this, a reveal will be scheduled within 4 weeks of your session date. Please make sure that all 'deciding' members of the family are present at the reveal you are encouraged to bring your newborn, but while we always welcome older children, we have found that finding a sitter for the reveal always equals less stress on the parents. Upgrade packages will expire 3 days after you receive your link on your Reveal date, and the gallery itself will remain active 60 days after you receive your link. After the gallery is archived (60 days) it will incur a $25 fee to reopen for 7 days.
SL Hunter Photography accepts cash, check, and debit cards. SL Hunter Photography does not offer payment plans, but for your convenience we also accept all major credit cards through Paypal, which does allow a selection of incremental payment plans. Please allow up to two weeks for print delivery and up to 2 months for Photobook, Photobox and Wall Art delivery
Terms and Conditions
SL Hunter Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by SL Hunter Photography, even those purchased. Copying, scanning or reproducing images for which you do not hold reproduction rights is illegal. Print-screening images from this website is also against the law. All offenders will be prosecuted accordingly. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring SL Hunter Photography, you agree to these terms. All work is bound contractually.