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faq's

How do I book a session?

If you would like to book a session, you can email me at kate@lotusblu.com, or call 68400810. There is also an email form on the CONTACT page of this website. Once you decide to book a session with LotusBlu Photography, you will need to make a $500HKD deposit to reserve the date via online bank transfer. If you need to reschedule your session for any reason, please allow 48 hours notice to avoid forfeiting your $500HKD deposit. 

How much do you charge for your photo sessions?

Please contact Kate for your specific needs and the type of photo session that you want to book, kate@lotusblu.com. 

What happens after I pay the deposit for our photo session?

Once your appointment has been reserved and paid for via a $500 deposit, we will discuss in more detail about your session – (what to expect, what to wear, our location, and what to do when you arrive). Give me a call so we can chat about your next photography session. 

What should I wear for my session?

For a group or family session it is important to coordinate – you don’t have to necessarily match. For individual portraits you have a little more freedom with your outfit. Check out my link on Pinterest for more 'what to wear' ideas, http://www.pinterest.com/lotusbluphoto. 

When should I schedule my newborn session?

The best time to contact me is before you have your baby. It is never too early to book a newborn session because your baby’s birth date may be unpredictable. If you are given a specific delivery date, then the actual session date can be booked in advance. If you are going to let baby decide, I will add you to my schedule around the time your due date is expected. Once your baby arrives, booking your appointment within the first week is the best time to schedule your session. The first 5-14 days work best to get peaceful, sleepy and very curly poses of your sweet baby. After two weeks of age, they are more likely to be disturbed and less likely to have newborn acne that may start to flare up around three weeks of age. 

How long will my newborn session take?

Newborn sessions are usually anywhere from 2 - 3 hours long, allowing plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes, soothing and a variety of poses and setups for your baby’s unique gallery of images. 

Family sessions are usually anywhere from 1-1.2 hours long, allowing time for fun and play to create some beautiful images.

What about props for my newborn session?

Photography props and all accessories, ie blankets, headbands, wraps, baskets for newborn portraits, are cleaned meticulously after each and every session to making sure that all items are clean and hygienic.

What time of day should we do my session?

For Family or Individual outdoor portraits can be scheduled at any time but for the best light portraits either in the early morning or late afternoon/evening time are best. For in-home newborn sessions, we can schedule your session at anytime, usually early morning is the best, but our timing is best coordinated with your newborn's feeding schedule. Most babies will fall into a deep sleep after their feeding time. With newborns, we usually work around their feeding schedule and are prepared to photograph just after their feed.

Where should we take our pictures?

Let's talk about the feel you want for your session and then can suggest the best locations for your requirements. Using fun and unique locations is one of the things I truly enjoy. I love scouting out new locations for future clients so that they have some wonderful images. I am certain we will find the perfect location for you whether it is a traditional park area, a funky urban spot or simply in your own home. 

How far in advance should I book my session?

As soon as you decide you want my services, book your session!!! I am typically booked in advance, especially before the holiday months. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

At this time I accept cash, check or online bank transfer payable on the day of your photo session. 

After our photo session, what happens next?

After our session, I will upload some sneak peeks to Facebook and also send you an email so that you may view some of the awesome images from our portrait session. Within 1-2 days after your session, I will email you with a link and password to access your private online gallery of images. Feel free to share the gallery of images with family and friends. The gallery will be available for 2 weeks -- choose your favorites, leave comments, and let me know which images that you would like as your family keepsakes. You can then decide how you would like to display your images in your home.

If you have any questions, please contact kate@lotusblu.com or call Kate, at 68400810.

 

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