Everything you need to know about your Birmingham Alabama Photography Session - Laura Cardan

My Process 

After inquiring about a session I will contact you.  I love to set up a chat with new clients to answer any questions you have and discuss your wants and needs.  If you are a newborn client a phone chat is a required part of the process before I come to your home or you come to my home studio.

Once we have settled on a session date I will send you a contract and invoice for your date reservation fee.  This fee holds your session date and time, is non-refundable and will be applied to your session fee. 

All of my clients will receive wardrobe suggestions that will look great with my light and airy, minimal style along with a client questionnaire so I can better understand your needs, wants and likes/dislikes for your portraits.

What's provided

I like to keep my newborn and family photography sessions as simple and minimal as possible.  While, I usually do not bring props to my sessions I always provide wraps for newborns and neutral colored blankets for outdoor sessions. I am always happy to incorporate client provided props you would like to use in your session. 

How I shoot

I love to capture your family in the moment while, also, providing you with some images of everybody looking at the camera.  I will lightly guide you with prompts to help create natural moments and poses that aren't stiff and uncomfortable. 

What to expect with each session type

If you have chosen a 25 minute  family session and are a family of 4 or less  you can expect for us to have time for group images and individual child images.  I love to capture each child with each parent.  Often a small session does not allow enough time for this.  Please consider booking a 1 hour session if you would like more of a variety of images or are a family of 5 or more.  

Session Locations and Times

The right kind of light and locations are very important for providing you with images characteristic of my brand.  

To provide you with images full of beautiful light I offer my outdoor portrait sessions only at sunrise and sunset.  I choose locations that offer a relaxed, minimal feel and to allow freedom to roam.

Studio and Indoor newborn and family sessions are offered on weekday and Saturday mornings.


I love being able to share my images with family and friends on social media and having the freedom to print products at companies I love, therefore  of my sessions include high-resolution digital images for download with a print release.  

 I realize the excitement you feel  while waiting for your images to be delivered.  This is why I deliver all of my galleries within 1 week of your session.  Each gallery will be hand edited to fine tune details and remove distractions before they are sent to you for approval. 

Session Re-Do

If you do not love your images or an uncooperative subject hindered our ability to achieve happy moments know  I offer a 1-time session re-do for all of my sessions.  

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