Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Jenny Perry Photography do photo sessions ?
I am a natural light photographer, which means that all photo sessions are on-location and usually outdoors. I will work with you to choose the perfect location for your session. This could be your backyard, your favorite park, or anywhere that is meaningful to you! Typically newborn sessions are the only sessions I do indoors, and that will usually be at your home. I also offer the option to do sessions at a local Atlanta natural light studio. Rental fees vary, please inquire if interested.
What time of day do you like to schedule sessions?
The actual time depends on the time of year, but the best times for lighting are in the morning shortly after the sun rises and in the evening shortly before the sun sets. Indoor sessions are typically scheduled for mid-morning to maximize the available natural light. Mid-day is the least preferred time to take pictures because the light from the sun can create harsh shadows on faces. Of course, I always want my clients to look their best!
When should I schedule my session?
I recommend contacting me a minimum of a month in advance of when you would like to have your session. However, if I have availability I'm always happy to work with you with late notice. For newborn sessions, please contact me at least two months in advance of your due date so we can schedule a tentative date. I always try to be as flexible as possible due to the very unpredictable schedule of your baby's arrival! October and November tend to book up quickly due to holiday cards, so schedule early! If you need your images for something special (such as holiday cards or senior photos), please try to schedule your session three to four weeks ahead of when you will need the edited images.
What should we wear?
The most important thing is that you feel comfortable! Coordinating colors are most visually pleasing, but no need to wear matching outfits. I love light neutrals on top so that you are the focus, not your clothing. Try to avoid busy patterns or large logos. For more ideas, please check out my pinterest account by clicking here or on the pinterest logo at the bottom of the page. There are what to wear inspiration boards for newborn, family, and maternity sessions. Click here for a great post by fellow NAPCP member Emily Yewchuk about what to wear. If you have questions, please feel free to ask!
Do you use props?
I always encourage my clients to bring their own hats/hair accessories, a favorite toy, children's chair/stool, blankets/quilts, or other accessories to include in the pictures. I will provide a neutral blanket for photos on the ground or for damp surfaces. If you have any questions about what to bring, just ask! I'm happy to give guidance on the subject. All you really need for great photos is yourself, your loved ones, and a smile!
What should I expect after my session?
I typically try to post a few sneak peeks on my Instagram page within two to three weeks of your session. You will receive your edited photos via a link to a personal gallery within two to four weeks of the session. This will be an online gallery available for viewing for two weeks once posted. Please contact me for more information on the gallery and what is included in your session. If posting your photos online, please credit Jenny Perry Photography.
What printer should I use to print my photos?
You can print your photos with a professional printer right through your gallery! The quality and color of these heirloom photos will be leaps and bounds beyond shutterfly, the drug store, etc.