Heather Anne Photography
and frequently asked questions
There are a few studio
policies to be aware of:
There are no street shoes allowed in the studio.
Snacks and drinks may be brought into the studio - try to keep them colorless and simple. Children must be supervised by parent if having a snack.
Under no circumstances will sick children be allowed in the studio. This is for the safety of the teeny tiny babies I handle regularly - and for your own child's safety at their session.
If a child is not feeling well - please contact me to reschedule.
What size clothing is available
in your studio?
I typically carry sizes Newborn - 18 Months
in both boy and girl items.
All girl headbands, hair clips and accessories
are available for use to any ages.
What happens if my child
This is a common fear - but do not worry!
I have a ton of strategies I use to get kiddos involved
and excited to take photos. Generally - I make it about "playing" vs. "sitting and smiling" (you get more authentic smiles that way anyways)
In very rare occasions - I have had to have parents sit in the hallway. Sometimes toddlers behave better when mom and dad aren't watching. (little stinkers :P )
If baby is unconsolable - and there is no remedy to the situation, a reschedule may be necessary. Usually when this occurs there is an underlying illness or issue that comes to light in the next few days.
Have no fear - I am always calm, and in most scenarios we are able to capture sweet and authentic images EVEN IF we have unwilling subjects. ;)
How long does it take to receive
the image gallery?
General turn-around time is 2-3 weeks.
During my busiest season (fall)
this could be closer to 4 weeks.
Rush processing is available for an additional fee.
How are images delivered?
All images are delivered electronically via a password protected online viewing gallery.
You will select and download the images you select from that gallery.
Am I able to purchase MORE
images than are included in
my session fee?
Yes, of course! Usually there are at LEAST 15 additional images in your gallery than the amount you are able to download.
If you like, LOVE, and can't live without every single image in your gallery - you certainly can purchase more!
The cost per image is $25 - and if you want them ALL - the gallery buy-out fee is $150.
Are cake smashes included
in a one year session?
A cake-smash is an Add-On fee to
session that is already booked.
At this time - I do not offer JUST a cake smash session
How do I schedule my newborn
session if I do not know exactly
when my baby will be born?
This is easy! When you book your session,
I put your due date on my calendar. This will save your newborn session for that time frame.
Once baby is born, you will contact me within
the first few days of birth, and we will get an
actual session date and time set up.
The ideal time for newborn photos is between 8
and 14 days old. So we will shoot for that!
How does a "Cake-Smash" Session Work?
Cake smash sessions are super fun! and generally NOT as much work or stress as one might think.
At my studio - I provide EVERYTHING for the cake smash.
Upon booking your session, I will send you a questionnaire to fill out. Here you will let me know wha kind of style, themes, colors etc you do or do not like.
You will also notify me at that time of any allergies your child has, or concerns you have about your child eating / smashing cake.
I do all of the rest!
When you arrive at the studio - your cake smash will be set up and ready to go, complete with a fresh baked cake and outfit for your little one!
We will do 1 or 2 regular outfits first on a more traditional backdrop, and then the cake smash last.
For clean up - we do a little bathtub scene with some bubbles and splashing! Babies usually like this most ;)
How Long does a typical Session last?
Every session is unique - and depending on the type of session you have booked, the time frame varies.
Here are some general session times:
Newborn Mini: Up to 45 minutes
Newborn Essentials and Deluxe: Up to 3 hours
Milestone Sessions (6 Months and Up): Up to 1 hour
Family Sessions: 40 Minutes - 1 Hour
Engagement + Maternity Sessions - Up to 1 Hour
Senior Sessions: 1-2 Hours
Where do sessions take place?
Most sessions take place in my studio at
209 West Bridge St. in Owatonna, MN
Outdoor session locations vary - but generally
are within 30 miles of Owatonna.