MOTHER'S DAY IS May 9th! Guys, have you thought about what you are getting your wife/mother/significant other yet? Is she always the one taking the pictures? Or has she been saying for awhile that she'd like to get family portraits done? This is your sign! Buy a gift certificate to Anne Companion Photography, studio and on-location photographer in Hampton Virginia, and get a bonu$!

For a $250 certificate get a bonus $50 credit

For a $350 certificate get a bonus $100 credit

For a $500 certificate get a bonus $150 credit

For a $750 certificate get a bonus $200 credit

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Then e-mail about picking up the certificate (or letting me know where I can send it)! These will not expire!

You're having a baby, congratulations! You've seen those adorable newborn photos on-line and you want to capture those moments for your own baby. But there are so many newborn photographers out there; how do you know where to start? Here are a few tips!

  1. Decide if you want lifestyle newborn portraits or a session. Lifestyle sessions are generally done in your home and are less posed; studio sessions are, as the name implies, usually done in a photography studio! And more posing is done with the baby.

2. Ask the photographer you are considering about their experience with newborns. Newborn photography is a very specific genre and photographers who are experienced in working with them will be able to tell you in detail about when you should bring the baby and what they do to work with the baby and soothe them during the session.

3. Ask how flexible they are. Do they charge extra to photograph siblings and parents? Is it okay if grandma wants to get in on a portrait? Do they let you bring your own props or items to personalize the session?

4. Finally, do they seem excited to work with you and your baby? Newborn photographers usually love what they do and can't wait to do your session! Find a photographer who is passionate about their work!

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Happy New Year! I know we are all glad to leave 2020 behind us. Obviously COVID has not gone away but hopefully we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccines now out. In the meantime I want to reassure everyone that getting portraits done at my studio is totally safe; I usually work alone and I wear a mask the entire time. Also, I rarely have more than one client family in the studio at a time so no worries about a crowd of people in there. Surfaces and props are wiped down between sessions and newborn blankets and wrapped are washed. I want to stay well and I want you to stay well also!

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