Questions and Answers

How do I book a Session?
Contact me today!   I can not wait to hear from you and give you all of the details!

What can I expect from a session with you?
Please see this page for all of the details!

What can I expect a newborn session to be like?
Here are the details on what to expect from a newborn  photography session.

How and when should I book a photo session?
I  only accept a limited number of sessions per month so I tend to book months in advance.   It is never too early to contact me to get on my  schedule!

How long does a session last?
Outdoor family sessions last on average, one hour.  Newborn and in home candid/lifestyle sessions are around two to three hours long.  However, I do not  set time constraints on any session and sometimes they will last longer.  I do not like anyone to feel rushed, especially myself, so I take my time and keep  the session relaxed and fun for everyone.    See this page for details!

What if it rains on the day of our session!?
If we are planning to meet outdoors, I keep dates open on my schedule for rain dates.   We should be able to reschedule within a week or two.

How soon can I expect my images?
Within two to three weeks of our session, you will be able to view your edited images in a private online gallery.  A USB of images will be delivered around a week after final payment.  After I place your order, prints, photo books and other products will be delivered within two weeks after full payment.

How far will you travel for a session?
I travel all around the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.  Beaver, Sewickley, Moon, Robinson, South Hills, Bethel Park, North Hills, Franklin Park, Hampton, Gibsonia, Wexford, Cranberry, etc. and East of the City.   I am willing to travel to most places, however traveling fees may apply.  Please contact me for more details.

Do you photograph weddings?  Seniors?
Unfortunately I no longer photograph weddings or Seniors.   However, I would be  happy to refer you to some amazing photographers that I know!

Do you accept credit cards or payment plans?
Yes!   I also accept cash, checks and credit and debit cards via paypal.   And I will arrange payment plans if needed.

What do we wear?
I like things simple, do not overthink it.  Most times, you will have the perfect outfits already in your closet and you do not have to go buy all new clothes!  For families choose clothing that is comfortable and close to something you wear every other day.  Dress in  layers when it is cold out.

For newborns, I prefer to photograph them in just a diaper and I will  bring  along an assortment of cute diaper covers.  But I am also happy to photography baby in a sleeper outfit or onesie.  For parents,  keep it  simple and  comfortable and I prefer whites, creams and neutral colors but  preferably, not solid black.  When you book your session I will further assist you with what to wear.

What should I know about birth sessions?
I only accept a very limited number of births each year, so it is very important to contact me asap to get information or get on my schedule.    Please see HERE to get more information.

What is a ‘Fresh 48 or brand new baby hospital’ session?
Birth photography is not for everyone, so I also offer a ‘fresh 48’ or ‘brand  new baby’ session.   I will come to the hospital after the baby has been born,  within the 1st 24-48 hours, to capture beautiful images at the hospital.  I  do not use props or pose the baby, rather it is more like a lifestyle/candid type of  session.   I photograph baby with parents, siblings, family and friends who  are visiting.  Please contact me for more information and see this page for  more details!

Do you have a referral program?
Yes!   I built my business on ‘word of mouth’ and to thank my amazing  clients I offer a $50 credit off the next session when they send a referral to me that books a session.  See this blog post for details!

Do you offer discounts for multiple sessions or baby plans?
Yes!  Contact me for details on booking more than one session in a year!

How long have you been in business?
Over nine years ago I officially began my photography business!

Photography specific questions:  What equipment do you use?
I shoot Canon and use a 6D, 5D Mark ii and Classic 5D.   I love my 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8 and especially love my 24mm and 35mm Sigma ART lenses.  Please feel free to contact me with any further questions!

~All Images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in birth, fresh 48, newborn, family and child photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

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