F.A.Q. – Frequently Asked Questions
Miss Z Photography is a boutique style full service photography studio. That means that we go the extra mile to make your entire experience enjoyable and to provide you with gorgeous images that will last a lifetime. We personalize every session by starting out with an in person consultation to find out about your needs and to plan your dream session. We have a relaxing atmosphere at our studio and offer lots of amenities so you don’t have to supply much more than your adorable baby/child and food for them. We help you choose the best products for your needs at an in person ordering session and can even show you how your images will look like on your own walls before your purchase anything. We deliver your orders to you up to 60 miles away. We build a relationship with you. We stand behind our work and our products.
At Miss Z Photography safety and health are our top priorities. Miss Z has had years of in person training in newborn safety and newborn posing. Miss Z has an assistant on hand for every newborn session. Many poses you see are what’s known as composites meaning that Miss Z’s assistant has her hands on the baby at all times and Miss Z removes her assistant’s hands in the computer. We wash all props after each session in free and clear detergent. We do whatever is humanly possible to ensure your baby and child are safe. Parents are always sitting right there, watching everything we do. We treat every baby and child like they are our own.
The sooner the better – Our schedule fills up quickly – most people schedule maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn and first birthday sessions 3 to 6 months in advance. For maternity sessions, I recommend having them done between weeks 28 and 35. For newborn sessions, I recommend having them done between 10 and 20 days of age.*
*Poses that require baby to be in a deep sleep might not be achievable after 20 days. However, we will still capture gorgeous images of your child.
We supply maternity outfits and gowns for our maternity sessions. However, you are welcome to also bring your own outfits. We also have matching and coordinating gowns for your little daughters to wear. For the newborn family photo, we recommend wearing either a black shirt or an all white shirt. In general for family photos, we recommend wearing coordinating colors/clothes. You don’t want to wear matching clothes, but you also don’t want to wear clothes and patterns that clash. We would love to help you plan out what to wear at your consultation session.
No! We supply all props! We supply wraps, outfits, hats, headbands and more for newborn sessions and outfits and hats for sitter and first birthday sessions. We also supply dresses and little outfits for toddlers and preschoolers. Everything is washed in free and clear detergent between uses. We also supply designer maternity gowns and outfits – our wardrobe has over 30 gowns/outfits in different colors, styles and sizes. We supply cakes from Cravings Cafe and Cakery in Dartmouth for cake smash sessions (provided you have no allergies).
Your adorable child and/or family. Food/snacks for your baby/child. For older babies and children, any favorite toys that will make them feel at home. (We do have a bin of toys and stuffed animals for them to play with.)
We send you guidelines and tips and we have tons of tricks up our sleeves. There are no time limits on Miss Z Photography sessions and we have tons of patience. We guarantee gorgeous photos. If, on the rare occasion, your child is fussy and we aren’t able to capture the photos we want, we’ll schedule you to come back another day at no additional cost.
You will return to see your gorgeous images, roughly 2 to 3 weeks after your photo session at in-person ordering session at our downtown studio.
You place your order at your in-person ordering session. Once your order arrives, we contact you to arrange delivery to your home, up to 60 miles away from Miss Z Photography Studios.
A reservation fee reserves your session so that no other sessions will be booked during that time. It also covers our time and our talent. Each session is customized to you and there are a lot of behind the scenes that go on before and after your session to create just what you’re dreaming of.
All of our products (except for digital, which by nature cannot be archival) are rated archival for at least up to 100 years. This means that your products will not fade and you’ll be able to hand them down to your children and your children’s children and they will still be in amazing condition.
We offer, coffee, tea, water, chocolate, breakfast bars, diapers from size newborn through size 5, baby wipes, brand new pacifiers and more.
Depending on the session type complimentary hair and makeup application may be provided for one person.*
*This complimentary service is not guaranteed - it depends upon the availability of our artists. It does not affect the cost of the session.
We offer gift certificates and we also offer complimentary online baby registries.
All purchased images. are held onto indefinitely. Images that are not purchased and not used in our marketing materials are purged from our systems after 6 months.
Absolutely! We want your session to be exactly what you’re dreaming of! We have an in person consultation ahead of time to plan out your session.
A rainbow baby is a baby born after a loss – either a miscarriage, stillborn, or early infant death. We would love to celebrate your rainbow baby – so please let us know if you’re expecting one. We also would love to pay tribute to the baby you lost.
A family session includes several different family photos, as well as many individual photos of children and sibling photos. The family photo taken at the newborn session or birthday session is just one photo of the family to document that time in your family’s life.