How much is a session?
The cost of the session is $245.00/child. Each child requires their own booking.
4 hi-res digital files, of your choice, are included from a curated gallery of approximately 20 images.
Additional files and prints are available for purchase through the gallery.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for each booking. If we are travelling to you, the deposit may be $100. Deposits may only be refunded within 24 hours of booking. If you need to reschedule your session, please give us at least one week's notice so that we have a chance to fill the spot.
Without one week's notice, deposits are non-transferable unless there are extenuating circumstances (illness, family emergency, etc.)
Is there a discount for siblings?
A 10% discount is offered for 3+ siblings.
How long is a session?
Each session is approximately 15 minutes.
What age do you photograph?
Our style works for ages 6 months -102 years! That said...
There is no age limit, however, it is required that babies are able to sit up on their own or hold themselves sturdy in a bumbo chair (please provide your own.)
We love working with older Children and teenagers too! For anyone over 18 please reach out if you're interested in a session, we may need to book outside of our mini sessions.
What is the turn around time for the gallery?
Galleries are sent out approximately 4-5 weeks after the shoot, this allows our team to pre-edit all of the images so that they are ready to download as soon as you place your order.
How do we prepare for the session?
This is an important point!
Dress your child in plain and simple clothing so that nothing defines or distracts from their expression and natural personality (no ruffles, collars, fancy sleeves, logos or patterns).
Make sure that your child's face is clean before you arrive (many children do not like having their faces wiped, it is best to do it before hand allowing the portrait process to be a positive experience.) Moisturize their face, arms, and hands a day before the session, and come free of crumbs and boogies!
Hair as natural/simple as possible with no accessories etc.
Remove chipped nail polish and temporary tatoos.
Take a look through the gallery and decide if you prefer white or dark shirts. To allow for the best contrast, we recommend staying away from grey or mid-toned shirts.
Are you able to edit out scratches, etc?
Our editing team will remove any temporary imperfections such as bruises, scratches/scabs, etc. The timing seems right for kids to injure themselves when parents have photos scheduled! If there is swelling or anything questionable, feel free to send us a photo so we can assess if we should reschedule or move forward with the session.
What should I do during the photoshoot?
While your child is being photographed it is up to you and them if you'd like to be close by or to step away while they express themselves.
The main thing is to allow the photographer to build a rapport with your child, capturing their attention and focus.
With younger children and "runners" we can count on it being a team effort and a bit of a work out!
We shoot many frames to get the best images and expressions, so let them do their thing!
Will you photograph siblings together?
We like to photograph siblings together at the end of their individual sessions, however, we can't guarantee group participation. Sometimes it's magic and sometimes it doesn't work out.
Do you photograph families?
Little Icons doesn't offer family portrait sessions. Please don't ask your photographer to capture family photos during your session.
Many of our photographers offer family portraits in their own unique styles, separate from the work they do with Little Icons. We are happy to put you in touch with them to arrange family portraits on a day that they can give it the proper time and attention.
Do you photograph Pets?
We don't offer pet portraits, we know they are part of the family, it's just not our specialty.
Can I purchase additional image files and prints?
Yes, there are options for individual digital images, the collection and prints of all sizes. A price list can be sent to you upon request.
Where should I print these portraits?
We always recommend printing with professional labs! There is so much variance that can happen in printing, it is worth spending more for high quality. Promise. If you'd like some direction with this, reach out and let us know what city you're in so we can make some suggestions. You can order prints directly through your Little Icons gallery too!