Congratulations and thank you SO much for your interest in Ivory Lamb Photography! I hope your pregnancy thus far has been a wonderful experience!
Why Ivory Lamb photography and why Lauren?
So glad you asked! As a mother of 4, I know this is such an important and monumental journey you are on, and there are lots of important decisions to make - your maternity and newborn photographer is one of those! I understand that quality, artful photography is an investment and I am honored your are considering using my services.
Altogether, I have had several years of photography experience, spending nearly the latest three of those specializing in Maternity and newborn through first year portraiture. I also love working with children, families and seniors, but have concentrated most of my efforts toward perfecting the "Belly to Birthday" phases. Alongside another newborn photographer, I have founded the Newborn Photography Safety Initiative, which focuses on educating other newborn photographers on the latest safety standards, handling/posing methods concerning newborn photography. Rest assured that any session with me will put your safety and comfort in the forefront. I pride myself on running a God and family-centered business as well.
my style, My mission
I am drawn to creating images that engages the viewer, causes the subject stand out and evokes emotion in an artful way. I would call my style simple, earthy and dramatic, but I am definitely not afraid of soft color, when desired. My mission is to capture time and make the most important moments in each client's life eternal. I aim to ensure that each piece of art given to my clients becomes a legacy of priceless memories.
**Please inquire about the Military/Public Servant Discount if you feel this may apply to your family
All of my sessions are all-inclusive. That means you are purchasing your time with me creating your images (I am available for complimentary pre-session consults as well - either in person, or via phone/e-mail), the artful perfecting of your images, password protected online viewing gallery, facebook preview, and a digital print release so you can print and share your images as you wish (also nice so you have a copy of your images should anything happen to the original prints, etc.).
Maternity Sessions: Maternity sessions can either be in my home studio or at an outside location. I offer both stand-alone maternity sessions (an hour +/-) or maternity sessions as add-ons when you schedule your newborn session (either full session or mini session when booking newborn sessions). You can choose the add-on session when you schedule your newborn session with me. The add-on session is discounted for that reason.
The Maternity Sessions (an hour +/-) produces a minimum of 30 images, but I normally include more when possible. The retainer required when you book your session (holds your spot and also serves as your session fee) is $100, and then $275 when your images are ready for delivery for an add-on session or $200 retainer and $275 is due when your images are ready to be delivered to you for the stand-alone maternity session. (Images normally delivered about 2-3 weeks after your session). If you decide to add on a Mini Maternity session (20-30 minutes, 15 images), the retainer is $100 when you book and $200 when the images are ready for delivery. Total investment for an Add-on Maternity is $375 for a Full Session and $300 for a Mini. Total investment for a stand alone maternity is $475.
Full Newborn Sessions: Newborn sessions are 2-3 hours long (all info on why, what to expect, etc. will be sent out when you book) and produce an average of 25-35 images. My newborn sessions are in my home studio (outside location setups can be discussed during warmer months) and I have everything here you need as far as props, outfits, etc. If you'd like to bring something, feel free - if it is a prop, please let me know beforehand so I can take all safety measures possible. A retainer of $225 is due when you book, which holds your spot and also serves as your session fee, and $375 is due when your images are ready for delivery. If you book full maternity + newborn together, there is a $100 discount off of the retainer for each session (the retainer total will be $225 vs. $400). Total investment for a newborn session is $600. Newborn plus Full Maternity add-on is $875 ($200 savings). Newborn plus Mini Maternity add-on is $775 ($100 Savings).
Mini Newborn Sessions: Newborn sessions are for baby only, 1-2 hours long (all info on why, what to expect, etc. will be sent out when you book) and produce an average of 15-20 images. My newborn sessions are in my home studio (outside location setups can be discussed during warmer months) and I have everything here you need as far as props, outfits, etc. If you'd like to bring something, feel free - if it is a prop, please let me know beforehand so I can take all safety measures possible. A retainer of $150 is due when you book, which holds your spot and also serves as your session fee, and $300 is due when your images are ready for delivery. If you book maternity + newborn together, there is a $100 discount off of the maternity session (the retainer total will be $250 vs. $350). Total investment for a mini newborn session is $450. Mini newborn plus maternity add-on is $825 ($100 savings). Mini Newborn Session plus Mini Maternity add-on is $650 ($100 savings).
Belly to Birthday add-on: You can add either a 3, 6, 9 & 12 month session package or a 6 & 12 month session package once you have had your newborn session with me! Not only are the session retainers discounted, but you also receive a discount on the print release for each of your sessions. The one-time retainer (includes all sessions in the package you choose, no more retainers will be required) for the 3, 6, 9 & 12 month package is $300 and the 6 & 12 month package is $200. The print release from each session is $300, so over the length of the year, you have a savings of $400 for the 3-12 month sessions or $150 savings for the 6/12 month sessions. Session retainers are not due until you book the first session from your package.
Payment plans are available upon request. Newborn session dates can (and most likely will) change, but I normally schedule about a week after your due date and move it accordingly. As soon as your retainer is paid, you are guaranteed a spot, even if we need to adjust your date. Outdoor sessions can be rescheduled due to inclement weather.
How do I book?
Ready to get started? AWESOME!! You can fill out the contract and I will send you the retainer for whichever sessions you choose. Just let me know what session length you are interested in (if booking a maternity add-on), and then I can get you on the calendar after we discuss dates.
Contract link: http://bit.ly/2rtoszE
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions! Lauren@IvoryLambPhotography.com. Thank you and have a blessed day!
Lauren has been awarded the Best Newborn Photographers Award of Excellence, Certified Safe by Newborn Photography Safety Initiative, Awarded Dayton's Top 20 Newborn Photographers