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Casey McMinn Photography is a full-service studio from start to finish, providing premium high-touch service from initial inquiry to prints in hand. Instead of focusing on digital files, you’ll receive fine art prints and heirloom products meant to be cherished and passed down for generations to come. If you’re looking for a high-end, signature experience for you and your family, you're in the right place!

I do things a little differently than most newborn, maternity & family photographers 

why choose me?

the details

After your initial inquiry, I'll invite you to do an in-person consultation and studio tour so we can make sure my services and style will be the right fit for you and your family. 

The in-person consultation is when we will discuss the process of the photo shoot from start to finish, so you'll know exactly what to expect when the big day comes. I truly believe that it is so important for my clients to meet me in person, so you'll feel comfortable with me for the day of your shoot.

As a mom of two with one on the way, I know how important the comfort factor with adults is for your little ones!

initial meeting

Your session fee is due upon booking. For newborn shoots I will put your due date on my calendar. Once baby is born, you'll get in touch with me and at that point we will schedule a time within 5 - 15 days after baby's birth for you to come in to do your newborn shoot. 

ready to book

When thinking about outfits to wear for your shoot, stick to solid color pieces in neutral tones. This will look best for your portraits. For newborn shoots, don't worry about clothing for baby as I will use clothing pieces and swaddles from the inventory in my studio. For maternity shoots, you will have access to a variety of gowns.

As always, if you have any questions about wardrobe, please reach out to me so I can help you pick out the perfect outfits.

prepping for your shoot

The big day is finally here! Try to relax and not stress about outfits or your kiddos. A relaxed mom and dad create a carefree environment, necessary for the best portraits possible.
For studio shoots please notify me when you arrive so I can meet you outside to help assist you and your family to get inside and bring anything in that you may have. For on location shoots I will meet you at a meeting spot decided on prior to the shoot. 

your session day

The ordering appointment will be scheduled approximately one week after your session.  This is where we will view your gallery on the reveal wall and order prints and products to decorate your home with. 

presentation of gallery & ordering of images

from meeting to delivery

the process

+ Family shoots are done in my studio, or, on location
+ Investment starts with a session fee and a collection fee
+ Session Fee of $150 is due at booking to reserve your spot on my calendar 
+ The session fee includes 45 minutes of shooting time, my time and talent, creative styling for the shoot and the ordering appointment. Prints, products and digital files are sold separately in collections.
+ Collections are purchased at your viewing and ordering appointment about one week after your shoot 

families

+ Newborn shoots are done in my studio in Marietta and are done between 5 - 14 days old
+ Investment starts with a session fee and a collection fee 
+ Session Fee of $175 is due at booking to reserve your spot on my calendar 
+ The session fee includes 2 - 3 hours of shooting time, my time and talent, creative styling for the shoot with access to props, swaddles and newborn outfits in the studio and the ordering appointment. Prints, products and digital files are sold separately. The session fee does not include prints, products or digital files. Prints, products and digital files sold separately in collections
+ Collections are purchased at your viewing and ordering appointment about one week after your shoot 

newborns

+ Maternity shoots are done in my studio, or, on location and are done between 30 - 36 weeks
+ Investment starts with a session fee and a collection fee
+ Session Fee of $150 is due at booking to reserve your spot on my calendar
+ The session fee includes 1 - 1.5 hours of shooting time, my time and talent, creative styling for the shoot, access to maternity gowns in the studio and the ordering appointment. Prints, products and digital files are sold separately in collections
+ Collections are purchased at your viewing and ordering appointment about one week after your shoot

maternity

happy clients

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WHAT KIND OF PRINTED PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?

Mat folio prints, 11x14 board back prints, 16x24 board back prints, 13x13 and 25x25 wood frame prints, 24x36 canvases, 10x10 albums and 12x12 albums
 
DO YOU INCLUDE DIGITAL FILES?

All prints purchased include the corresponding digital file. 

WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PICTURES AND ORDER PRINTS / PRODUCTS?

The ordering appointment will be scheduled a few days after your session where you will view your gallery and purchase prints / products.


WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GET NEWBORN PORTRAITS TAKEN?

Newborn sessions are done within 5 - 14 days after baby's birth. I put your due date on my calendar and once baby is born you'll notify me. At that point we will schedule a day for you to come to the studio for your newborn shoot.

DO YOU HAVE A SPACE IN YOUR STUDIO FOR ME TO CHANGE BABY'S DIAPER, FEED THEM, ETC?

Yes, there is a changing table with diapers, wipes and diaper cream for changing baby. There is a couch and chairs for feeding baby and a bottle warmer as well.

WHAT ARE SOME TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL NEWBORN SHOOT?

Just make sure you feed baby right before the shoot so they're good and full. If baby likes a pacifier bring a couple of those as well. Make sure to bring any formula or breast milk in case we need to feed baby during the shoot. Other than that you don't need to worry about anything else...I will take care of the rest. During the shoot I use a small heater and sound machine to create a warm, cozy environment for baby. If your baby likes pacifiers, I keep extras at the studio in case you forget yours.  


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?

If you need to reschedule, do not worry...I totally understand life gets in the way sometimes. If you need to reschedule, please send me an email and we will reschedule your shoot, no problem. 

WHAT IF I HAVE SCHEDULED AN OUTDOOR SHOOT AND IT RAINS?

Leading up to the day of your outdoor shoot I will be checking the weather. If the forecast is not looking promising, I will make the final assessment on the morning of your shoot date. If we decide to reschedule we will come up with a reschedule date to get your family in asap.

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

For a newborn shoot I usually recommend morning time / early afternoon. For an outdoor shoot where we will use natural light, I recommend early in the morning, or, later in the evening. This is the best time to catch that beautiful outdoor light.

ARE ALL SESSIONS DONE IN THE STUDIO?

Newborn sessions are done in studio. Maternity and family sessions can be done in studio, or, on location outdoors.

DO YOU USE STUDIO LIGHTING OR NATURAL LIGHT?

Sessions done in the studio use my studio lighting setup. Sessions done outdoors use natural light.




Frequently Asked Questions

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Because I provide a luxury full-service experience for each family I work with, I’m only able to take on a select number of clients each month. If you’d like to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your photo shoot & see if we’re a good fit to work together, please fill out the contact form here. Once you fill out the form, we’ll have a friendly, informal text exchange.
Then if we’re a good fit, we’ll go ahead and schedule your consultation!

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