FAQ - Common Questions

 Are you up to date on the Whooping Cough Vaccine?

  • Yes! Myself and my staff are all up to date on TDap and Flu. 
  • Your baby's comfort and safety is my #1 priority!
  • I am obgyn and pediatrician approved.  

 

What is the best age to photograph my new baby?

  • I prefer to photograph newborns between 5-10 new days when they are still in that super sleepy, squishy, curly stage. This is not to say we can't photograph your baby a bit older, but the ultimate time is during the first week.  

 

Do you have a studio?

  • Yes! I have a perfectly adorned, professional newborn & baby portrait located in Agoura Hills, just 20 minutes from LA. This is not a home or garage studio. 
  • Studio vs. In Home Sessions - In order to achieve the consistent image results you see on this website and in my portfolio, newborn and baby sessions are held in my Agoura Hills Studio. Everything is fully prepared prior to your arrival (multiple sets will be in place). You can relax and enjoy some much needed rest while I photograph your baby, just feet away.

 

Do you have all the props?

  • Yes! I have everything you see on my website and loads more. My studio has a huge, ginormous collection of high end, hand made headbands, bonnets, outfits, rompers and wraps to name a few. I am constantly updating and purchasing new goodies, only the very best for your child. Your baby's session will be fully styled based on your color preferences. All you have to do is bring me the baby!

 Do you offer sessions on the weekends? Do you take walk-ins?

  • Yes, my studio is open by appointment Monday - Saturday, 9am - 3pm. Newborn Sessions are held at 10am. Baby Sessions at 10 - 11 & 12.  
  • All of our sessions are by appointment only and generally scheduled weeks in advance.

 

How far in advance should I book?

  • It's never too early to book! Newborn sessions should be booked during your pregnancy, the earlier the better as I am usually booked months out. 

 

What if my baby comes early or after my due date? How do when know what date to book? 

  • By booking your session with me, (paying the deposit) your new baby has priority on my schedule. That means if baby comes early or late your baby is guaranteed a spot on my calendar. My newborn sessions are limited per month to accommodate the various arrival dates.

 

My baby is already here! Can I still do a newborn session? 

  • Occasionally, I do have last minute availability. Please inquire if your baby is slightly older as it might determine if you'll be wanting a newborn or baby session.

 

How long does a newborn session take?

  • Full newborn sessions take about 2 - 3 hours, this includes wiggle room if we need extra feeding and soothing breaks. I firmly believe anything over 3 hours is just too long, too long for baby and too long for exhausted parents. Newborn sessions should never need to last 4-5 hours! I'll help you prepare your little one so we can get the very best of baby for the session. 

 

How do I prepare for my newborn session?

  • Once you're booked and on my schedule you'll get a link emailed to you that will give you tips and information on how to prepare for a smooth newborn session. 

 

Newborn sessions - Can parents and siblings be in the pictures too? 

  • Depending on the package you purchase, we can do a few parent shots. However, newborn sessions are very specific to your newborn and will be the main focus of the session. 
  • Again, newborn sessions are very specific to your days old child, so they don't include solo shots of siblings but depending on the age and overall cooperativeness I'm happy to attempt a *sibling shot and of course a family shot. For your tiny infant's safety and their vulnerable soft heads, *I do not attempt sibling shots with siblings younger than 3 years old. Toddlers really do have a tough time adjusting especially within those first couple of weeks and it can be very stressful on them to ask them to sit or lie quietly (safely) next to your tiny new baby. 

 

Do you do in-home sessions? 

  • In order to achieve the consistent image results you see on my website and in my portfolio, newborn and baby sessions are held in my Agoura Hills Studio. Everything is fully prepared prior to your arrival (multiple sets will be in place). You can relax and enjoy some much needed rest while I photograph your baby, just feet away. No need to move furniture, heat the house to 85, entertain us... simply show up with baby and we will take care of the rest. 
  • In home sessions can take twice as long, adding to already tired parents exhaustion. Not to mention moving furniture to accommodate our sets, finding the proper lighting and most importantly maintaining the proper temperature to keep your child comfortable and safe while he/she is unclothed. PROPS - Our studio is a fully equipped, professional baby portrait studio. We have everything you and your child needs for their first photo shoot. We boast a huge collection of high end props, only the very best hand made items for your precious new baby.As the session progresses if we need to adjust or pull new props, everything we need is at our fingertips.

 

How long do I have to wait to view and receive my digital images, prints and products?

  • I prefer in editing your baby's gallery while the magic of the session is still fresh in my mind. Each newborn has their own little personality! 
  • Your gallery will be online within 10 days of your session and your completed fully edited digital files take about two weeks. Prints, albums, wall art and announcements can take up to 3 weeks from order date. 
  • In addition to your online gallery, you may also come in for a ordering session if you'd like help designing your wall art or look at all the samples.  

I am a fully licensed and insured business with your infant or baby's best interest at heart. My expertise and extensive experience in handling, posing and photographing even the tiniest of infants will give you peace of mind that your newborn will be in the very best of hands. 

  • City of Agoura Hills
  • Los Angeles County 
  • Professional Photographers Association
  • Certified Canon Professionals
  • International Newborn and Child Photographers   


 Maxine Evans Photography offers a perfectly adorned, professional newborn and baby studio.

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