What to expect

When choosing a photographer, it is not just about the pictures!   Although falling in love with my images should be the most important component of choosing a photographer, there is more to a photo session.  This page is to give you all the information on what a photo session is like with me from start to finish.


Before Our Session: 

With our initial discussion we will cover what type of session you would like to schedule, what you have in mind, and discuss all of the details.  After you decide to book with me I’ll email you my online session agreement and a PayPal invoice for your retainer fee to secure your spot on my schedule.  After both are received we will then plan your photo session!

During Our Session:

When we meet for our session, I like to talk and play with the kids for a bit before I begin shooting.   It’s important for them to get to know me a little before I start taking photos.   Then, allow me to gently guide you into posing to photograph you in the most natural way.

With our session, do not feel like everyone has to be looking at the camera and smiling to have the perfect portrait!   Although I always capture some of those images too.   Let me photograph your family interacting and having fun!   I will create a nice mix of semi-posed and candid/lifestyle images for you.  I never set a time limit for sessions and I am happy to allow children to take breaks for snacks or drinks if needed.  Your children will never feel pressured to perform or be forced to give me fake smiles, and you will not feel stressed during our session.  I want to capture true laughter from your child and their beautiful inner spirit.  At the end of our session you will feel like you just had a fun and relaxing afternoon at home, and a photographer happened to be there to capture timeless moments for you.

After Our Session:

Within a few days from our session I will post a couple of sneak peek images on Facebook or on my blog/website.  Within two to three weeks from our session, your images will be fully edited for you to view in an online password protected gallery.   After your order and full payment is received, your products will be delivered within two to three weeks.

If you have any further questions and you are ready to book your session, please Contact me!   Let me document moments and memories for you that will last for generations!   I really look forward to talking and working with you!


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

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