Little Bubbles Photography » Northern Virginia Maternity, Newborn, Children & Family Photographer

Session Information

Before your Session Information:

Maternity Session: The best time to book your maternity session is during your second trimester, session is scheduled when you are approximately 32-36 weeks pregnant. What should you wear for your maternity session, you will want to wear clothing that really shows off that baby belly! Empire styles dresses are beautiful, form fitting tank tops with a over sweater, we even have some simple maternity gowns in studio for expecting mother’s as well.  I love that maternity sessions give us mommies a chance to get dressed up and really show off the beauty of pregnancy!

Newborn Session: The best time to book your newborn session is at the beginning of your third trimester, I strongly recommend booking at least 6-8 weeks in advance. Once you have booked your session & paid the session fee I will add your due date to my calendar, and then we will begin to plan the colors and styling for your session. When your baby arrives, give me a call or text and together we will select your session date and time. It’s best to shoot your newborn within the first 14 day of life. This is rather important, as the older they are, the more difficult it is to get some of our typical newborn poses.  If you have already had your baby, please contact us as soon as possible and we can try to squeeze you in, depending on our schedule that weekend. I offer a variety of props for your newborn session – wraps, baskets, blankets, headbands, hats, etc. for your session and you are welcome to bring along any ideas you may have. I will send a list of suggestions with your booking.

Cake Smash Session: Celebrate baby’s first birthday in style! The best time to book your Cake Smash Session is when you little one is 10-11 months old, I strongly recommend booking around the 9th month mark to ensure you will have a place on LBP’s Calender. What should my baby wear? Most parents bring a simple outfit with them or have their baby wear only a diaper cover or petti romper that LBP provides. I will coordinate my props and backdrops to match the color pallet we have selected with you. Do I need to bring the cake? Nope, LBP works with one of the top local bakers in the area to proved a custom designed to match your color pallet , and delivered to my studio in advance of your session. Is there anything else I need to bring to my cake smash session? Juice, Water, or Milk for your child,  Snacks ( puffs or cheerios), stuffed animal, and a pair of jeans or overalls (for Boy’s only), extra clothes and a plastic bag for the dirty clothes. Don’t worry about the cleanup I have paper towels and cleaning supplies here at the studio.

After Your Session Information:

Approximately 2-3 weeks after your session, a password protected online gallery will be available for you to view your images and place your order. Your gallery will be online for two week. If needed, you may re-host your gallery for an additional week for $50. Payment for your order can be made through PayPal or via credit card. If you prefer, you may also arrange payment by cash or check. Payment must be received in full within 24 hours of placing order. Print order turnaround time is approximately 2-4 weeks, canvas & frame turnaround time is 6-8 weeks. If items are needed before a certain date, please contact as soon as order is placed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should our session take place?

Tatiana can suggest a location that works best for you and your family. Take a moment to look over the galleries and blog to get an idea of where you would like to see your family photographed and keep in mind that Tatiana is always up for new fun locations! If you have suggestions let her know! Newborn sessions are typically done in her natural light studio where the light is gorgeous with a comfortable home like environment.
What if it rains?
We are fortunate to live in Virginia where the sun shines almost every day, however if you do encounter a rainy day Tatiana is always happy to reschedule. She has done some really fun sessions in the rain though!

What if family members want to order as well?

Once you have completed your ordering session, you will have option to share your online gallery where friends and family will be able to purchase images which can be mailed directly to them. That’s right, now your family can also enjoy your photos too.

How long can we expect before our order comes in after our ordering session?

Prints and cards take three yo four weeks and custom items such as canvasses and album take up to six to eight weeks.

What does the session fee cover?

The session fee covers the session itself which takes anywhere from one to three hours depending on the type of session. Tatiana never rushes her time with you and only schedules two session per day so that she can devote her undivided attention to you and your family. The session fee also includes a personalized ordering session and an online gallery to share with friends and family.

The Details

Orders will be placed once your payment is received in full. Credit Cards, Cash or PayPal are accepted. Please allow 2-3 weeks for print delivery. Albums and canvases may take up to 8 weeks.

All images will remain on file for one year should you find that you want to place another order at a later date.

Prices are subject to change. However, if there is a price increase from the time that you booked your session to one month after your session, Tatiana will honor the prices that were current at the time of your booking. Orders placed one month after your session (4 weeks after your gallery presentation date) will be priced at the new prices.

All images are copyrighted by the photographer, Little Bubbles Photography – Tatiana Fowler. It is illegal (and not nice) to scan, copy, print, publish to the internet or reproduce Tatiana’s work in any manner or medium without written permission. If you purchase the digital package, you will receive a written printing release. Violators of copyright are subject to prosecution.