FAQ - Penelope Slack Photography - Vancouver Newborn and Family Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions


When should newborn photos be taken?

The best time for newborn photos is from 6-14 days of age. This is when the baby is most easily positioned in those adorable curled poses, and is more likely to sleep for longer amounts of time, allowing for more poses.  


When should I book a newborn session?

I highly recommend contacting me during your pregnancy to book a session.  Once you are booked,  you are guaranteed a photo session for your baby during the optimal 6-14 day window.  Once the baby arrives, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can confirm a date for the session.  Sessions are usually held on Saturdays and Sundays.

I do sometimes have last minute spots available, so don't hesitate to enquire!


How should I prepare for a session?

Once you book a session, I will provide you with a full information package about preparing for your session and to answer any further questions you may have.


What do you bring to a session?

I bring my portable studio that includes lighting, backdrops and a wide assortment of props.  This set-up is minimal and makes all the difference in being able to achieve consistent results from one client's home to the next.  Please don't worry at all if you have a small place;  all that is needed is a 5' x 5' area to work.


What areas do you serve?

I am located in Vancouver, BC. and will travel to homes or outdoor locations in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Ladner, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, or White Rock. Please contact me to enquire about other locations.  I am happy to travel (within reason), for an additional mileage charge. 


What kind of payment do you accept?

I accept payment by e-transfer, PayPal, cash, or cheque.  A deposit is due at the time of booking.

Are props provided for the newborn sessions?

Yes! I have lots of props, including hats, headbands, diaper covers, wraps, blankets, furs, baskets, boxes and other fun stuff in a variety of neutral shades and boy/girl specific colours for you to choose from.  If you have a specific item you would like incorporated, such as a hand-knit blanket, I'll be happy to accommodate this.   Once your baby arrives, I will provide a link to a gallery of all my available boxes, baskets, and backgrounds so you can choose what you would like me to bring to customize your session.*As an added touch, many of the headbands you see in my photos are handmade by me.  I love being able to choose colours and materials that will complement my other props.  

Do you offer professional prints?

Yes.  I offer professional fine art prints at a reasonable price to clients.  All of the details will be provided to you.  If you'd like a price list ahead of time, please contact me.


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