Ethan and Avery are the names of my two oldest children and are the inspiration and namesake of the company. The photographer of all the sessions here at Ethan Avery Photography is Andrea Vasquez - you can read more about her on the ABOUT tab of this website.
Contact us as soon as possible with your approximate due date so we can pencil in a session in our calendar. Once baby arrives, send us a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or preferably a text to 832-338-0679 so we can firm up the session date (Typically takes place between 4 to 10 days after birth)
This may be an obvious one, but when you've barely had any sleep and have been adjusting to a new schedule it's so easy to forget the simplest of things.
Make sure you have plenty of diapers, wipes, burp cloths, pacifiers, formula, water and bottle if baby is bottle feed and at least one change of clothing that will not be used for the session.
Think outside the box - Suggested Items for images are also - Wedding bands (mom and dad), any special blankets or family heirlooms, special items like football helmets, hardback books if you love to read or are a lawyer etc, anything you a very interested in let me know ahead of time and we can see what we can think up. Love music - baby sleeping on sheet music, play the guitar, dad a fireman (bring the helmet), love baseball or football bring the balls.
Newborn Sessions are typically booked to start around 11am. This allows time for mom to feed baby and then get settled while dad can run to grab a quick bite to eat for the both of them. (This is helpful if dad is a bit overheated in the warm studio to get some air)
We currently have a home based studio in Richmond Texas. It is located on the second floor (having had c-sections myself I have made sure we only need to go up once, and down once) The studio will be warm for newborn sessions - this will aid in a happy baby while being changed and posed for shots. There will be a fan on in the room we are not shooting in but in action areas it will be a bit toasty. The goal is great photos and happy baby is key! Please note that if you have anyone in your photography party that has difficulty with stairs, you should opt for a lifestyle newborn session instead of studio. Also note that my daughters own persian cats, and while they are not allowed in the studio space, if you have severe cat allergies you may also wish to book a lifestyle session in your own home, or take allergy medication before coming.
Payment for the session is due upon completion of the session and before any images are posted online to a gallery. We take cash, check, credit card, paypal or venmo.
Newborn Photography sessions vary from baby to baby. Some can take as little as an hour and a half while others can be 3+ hours if needed. My goal for you is great photos, if baby is hungry and fussy and we haven't gotten many shots, I will encourage the baby to be fed and perhaps being swaddled or an outfit and diaper change in case something is bothering the little one. I ask clients not schedule anything for the day of their session to allow flexibility of session time if baby needs.
Approximately 14 days after your session I will email you a link to your password protected online gallery. You will be able to look through your images in the convenience and comfort of your own home. You can also download the images you love right away if the digital rights have been included in your session package. Large Prints, Canvases, Metal Prints, Birth Announcements or special fine arts edits are available fore purchase for additional fees.
Need help planning a wall display in your home. Let me come over and take a few images for you and we can work together to create a wonderful statement piece in your home. We have special software that will display your image selections on your own walls and envision it in different sizes as well. Minimum print order of $200 required for complimentary in-home wall consultations.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to adjust your session date or time. We allow one complimentary session date change without loosing any deposit, however if it happens again, you will need to pay a new deposit to reserve a date. Deposits can not be returned but applied to new sessions only. Because of the custom nature of photography - refunds are not allowed. If there is any failure on the photographers end due to malfunction of some sort, every effort will be made to make it right, including offering a reshoot if necessary.
The digital files that are included in some sessions are JPGs of your edited images that are printable up to 8x10. These are ideal for clients using images for social media, and gift size prints for family and friends. You can upgrade your images to be full size for an additional fee. We also offer a full range of prints and products and include the digital files for any image you purchase a wall print for sized 16x20 or larger.
We have a wide range of product offerings for different sessions: We have bundled the following frequently purchased products together to offer greater savings.
Newborn Deluxe Product Package:
Includes editing and design services to create:
50 Birth Announcements (standard 5x7 size - additional upgrades available for die-cuts or folded cards - or 25 Birth Announcements and mounted archival quality 11x17 print)
3 - 16x20 Fine Art Canvases or 1 24x36 over the crib canvas (Can be changed to custom framed prints for additional charge)
Baby Album - Top Quality Designed baby album - Can be filled with images from newborn session and birth info - Custom Made - Heirloom Quality - Can also be purchased and used in conjunction with first year milestones sessions to document babies first year. 20 pages
-Additional grandparent or keepsake coffee table book print of baby album
Photo Prints - All mounted for stability: 1 - 16x20, 2 - 8x10, 4 - 5x7