For newborn and young baby sessions in the studio, clients can relax in our parent area or take a tour of the downtown Palatine area. We require that one parent be in the studio with baby at all times but the other is welcome to visit the many parks, restaurants, and shops in the downtown Palatine area. Let me know if you need some suggestions on where to go! I'm happy to take you on a virtual tour of downtown Palatine with a list of places to visit during or after your baby's session. If you bring younger siblings to the session, it is a great idea to plan an outing with Dad while Mom stays with the baby in the studio. Younger siblings can get bored and antsy and can easily disrupt the session or stress parents out. It is fun for the child(ren) to have one-on-one time with Dad and Mom gets some quite time and a well needed break while I work with the baby.
For other studio sessions, such as maternity, children, family and cake smash sessions, there is a small parent sitting area with extra seating outside our studio inside the historical firehouse building. We have coffee, water and snacks so make yourselves at home.
For on-location, outdoor sessions, we will meet at a predetermined location and usually walk around to a few spots during the session. These sessions usually take place about 1-1.5 hours before sunset or in the early morning. I do accommodate baby's schedule though so let me know if you need another time and we'll discuss options. This will translate into a different look as well as may limit location options. We will continue with a mix of posed and journalistic style images. Be ready to kiss, cuddle, tickle and create memories as a family!
For petite sessions, allow about 30-40 minutes for most sessions or up to 60 minutes for newborns. For full sessions, allow about 60-90 minutes for most sessions or about 2-3 hours for newborns. Just Peachy Photography does not put a “time limit” on sessions so sometimes they do go over the expected time. I aim to capture the session you envisioned and this can take extra time when working with small children, especially newborn babies.