What to Expect - Katie Schneider Photography

The Boutique Experience

My approach to photography is natural, fresh and personalized. Capturing your important memories and creating your personalized portraits is my goal. We work together to customize and to plan your session based on the memories you want to capture and how you want those memories displayed in your home. Printing your memories and displaying them in your home makes them last for a long time because you will enjoy them every single day.

The best time to schedule your newborn portrait session is in your second trimester. I only take a limited amount of sessions each month to make sure I am giving each of my clients my full attention.

The best time for the newborn portrait session when baby is 5-12 days after birth. Newborn babies are never too old to be photographed though! Pose variety and expectations might be different after the first 2 weeks of life, but you will still receive gorgeous portraits with your new baby.

Maternity sessions are typically scheduled between 32-36 weeks so you have a nice baby belly, but are not uncomfortable sitting and posing.

Let me take you through my process. Read below to learn more about your high-end boutique photography experience.


Step 1: Consultation

Your complimentary consultation is a meeting where we sit down and talk about what you are looking to get out of a photo session. You tell me more about yourself and your family. We discuss what types of photos you want to display in your home and how you want to display them. We talk about the fine art products that will look best in your home. We brainstorm a beautiful location (even your home) for your photo session.

I tell you more about how the photo session is going to go and what  is included in the whole experience. After I answer your questions and we review the agreement, you hold your session date by paying the session fee as the retainer. The consultations lasts about 30-45 minutes. 


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Step 2: Photo Session

Newborn sessions are typically done in the convenience of your home. I bring everything we need and create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in your home. I also have access to a professional studio. There are many beautiful outdoor locations in Cincinnati and surrounding areas for a maternity, child, or family photo sessions.

For a newborn session, I will start to set everything up once I arrive. During this time, you can feed the baby and help them to fall asleep. We begin by photographing the family. Once the baby is asleep, we capture the sleepy newborn poses. Newborn sessions take about 2-3 hours to allow time for feeding, changing, and soothing. Non-newborn sessions usually last about 1-1.5 hours.

My goal is to make the photo session comfortable and fun for your family. I will guide you through the photo session by coaching you on how to pose and how to look your best in the photographs. There are some little tricks that do wonders!


Step 3: Gallery Premiere and Ordering Appointment

Following your session, I will carefully and expertly prepare your portraits for your gallery premiere and ordering appointment. I put a lot of attention and care into each portrait to create works of art. Within about 1-2 weeks after your session, your Gallery Premiere and Ordering Appointment will take place in your home. This is an exciting and often emotional time when you view the beautiful images for the first time and select your artwork. 

I offer a variety of high quality products, including albums, wall art, table top art, image boxes, etc. I bring my sample collection so that you can touch and feel the products and see how luxurious they really are. I have hand selected the best professional artisans and craftspeople to ensure that your artwork is of the very best quality and can be enjoyed and admired for generations to come.

The ordering process takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Once your order is fulfilled, I personally hand-deliver your finished art to your home.

Because I strive to tell the story of your family, I also suggest checking out the full stories to see how my images bring you back into the emotions and moments of the memories.

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