jxo Photography Basics and Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Stoney Creek Mountain, Ontario

Do you shoot your sessions in a studio?

I don’t have a “studio”, I shoot on location. You can expect things to be relaxed, and fun while we shoot. I occasionally use a studio space for mini and newborn session or shoot in my home.

Can I bring my friends or family?

My home space is not adequate for multiple guests when studio equipment is set up, so typically my rule of thumb is only those to be photographed or those necessary to aid in the care of children being photographed should come on the session date. Even if you’re shooting outdoors, the same rule should still apply as I find the more my clients can focus on me and not an audience the better the results and the happier the client. Sometimes performing in front of an audience can be distracting and you can end up with forced looking, overly-posed photos. Also, for newborn shoots that will involve an older sibling; unless it’s impossible, I recommend that the sibling shots be at the end of the session and that the older sibling (more especially if they are under 5), be brought to studio at that time to minimize noises and distractions as much as possible. Newborn shots are best when baby is asleep!

How long until I receive my photos?

This all depends on the time of year and my availability. I am typically fairly fast with post processing of photos but I don’t like to rush the final product. In typical situations, usually up to 2 weeks, in busier seasons up to 4 weeks. Timelines on special orders such as photo books and canvases will vary based on vendor guidelines and delivery schedules.

When is the best time to book a newborn session?

The best time to book a newborn session is always within the first 10 days. Sometimes this time frame is not possible, and I do offer sessions for up to 4 weeks. Babies can vary on their range of motion and flexibility the older they get which means that they less easily the squeeze into those adorable poses. The sooner the better is the best rule for this!

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