- When is the best time to schedule
my child's session?
Children's sessions should be scheduled when your child is most alert
and cooperative. Never schedule a session before nap-time or prior
to a meal. If a portion of your session is going to be outside,
plan on scheduling your session in the morning or late afternoon. [Return to top]
- What if I can't make my
Oak Haven has reserved your scheduled time for your personalized
session. If you cannot make that time, or think that you will be
late, please call the studio and let them know.
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- Should I dress my child formally
Children are generally more comfortable dressed casually, but it
depends on the look you are going for. Feel free to bring along
several choices of clothing, and let Jim & Julie help you make the final
- How should I choose their
clothing, props, etc.?
Choose clothing that is comfortable. Generally solid colors or
subtle prints are best, because they do not dominate the image.
Long sleeves and long pants photograph better than t-shirts and shorts.
Bring along any props, toys, etc. that you would like included in your
portrait. Often a favorite toy will put your child at ease.
Consider whether or not you want that toy included in the final
photograph, though. [Return
- What if it rains on the day of
While outdoor portraits are beautiful, we are at the whim of the
elements. Contrary to popular belief, an overcast sky is perfect
for portraits. It is still good even if it is threatening to rain.
If it is raining constantly, and you are planning on an outdoor session,
your session may have to be rescheduled. Feel free to call Oak
Haven if you are concerned about the weather. If you have not
heard that the session is canceled, assume that it is still on.
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- How much do I have to pay at the
time of the session?
The sitting fee is due at the time of the session. Payment for
orders are not due until after you have seen your previews and placed
an order for your enlargements. [Return
- How long does a session take?
A basic session takes about an hour. If you are on a tight time
schedule, please let Jim or Julie know before your session. [Return to top]
- When will I get to see my
Your previews will be ready for viewing in about ten days. [Return to top]
- Do I need to know what packages I
want to order at the session?
You do not need to decide on your enlargements until you have
reviewed your previews. It is good to know generally what you will
want to order, particularly the largest image size that you may want to
order and whether you need to have your portrait formatted horizontally
or vertically. [Return