FAQ

What Kind of photographer are you? My work is authentic and sentimental with a fine art quality. As a trained fine art painter I imagine your family as fine art. I will provide a generous gallery of images for you to display in your home as pieces of art or archived in a custom album to be treasured for generations. These photographs will be an investment in your family history. Images from your session often tell a story, capturing a treasured moment in time. I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural.  I will never ask your child to "say cheese".  I want to capture your authentic selves.  

Where will my session be held? I am a natural light, on-location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. Newborn sessions are held at home.

When do newborn sessions occur? I like to do newborn sessions within the first two weeks of life.

What should I wear? Be comfortable, be yourself. I recommend not matching but coordinating. Try to avoid logos or writing on shirts. They distract from your child's sweet face.  Go to my blog post to learn more about your photo session wardrobe.

When, where, and how will I get my photos and products? Photographs grow in value over time and become family treasures. I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images.  I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection where you receive all the high resolution digital files delivered via direct download and a print release.  A minimum of 30 images will be available to you in a private online gallery. You also have the option to buy additional prints and boutique products. Within 2 weeks of your shoot you will receive a link to your private online gallery. You will have one month to order additional products.  I am also available to meet with you so you can see and touch products before you decide to purchase.  Sales makes me cringe so I offer a customer care service for free to help you decide on what print products would work best for your home.  I take all the guess work out and make sure you have beautiful images of your family in archived albums and on your walls.  

How far out are you booked? I book as early as one month in advance. If you are interested in newborn portraits, please inquire while you are pregnant. Already delivered? No problem. I try to leave openings in my schedule for last minute newborn sessions.

How much does all of this cost? My pricing is all-inclusive.  You pay one price for ALL of the digital files. Total cost is $375 for newborn and $325 for family sessions. A deposit of half your session fee is due to book your session. Click HERE for more info.

How do I book a session with you, Emily?  You can email me directly at emilydowell@gmail.com or via the connect tab above.