The Anastasia Kay Experience
How do I receive more info or book a shoot?
Wonderful! So glad you choose us. Please fill out the form on our contact page and within 48 hours we will send you the Anastasia Kay Magazine which has all of the details there is to know about the Anastasia Kay Experience! Once you are ready to book, simply reply to that email with your desired date and we will send over the online booking contract and link to pay your deposit.
How far in advance should I schedule my session?
The earlier the better! We often book out weeks and even months in advance. Fall sessions are usually booked by Spring or Summer and Spring Sessions are usually booked during the Winter months. Book now because we get booked up fast!
How long does my session last?
Most sessions are usually 1.5-2 hours giving you plenty of time to fit in at least 1-2 outfits (depending on the session you choose!)
Newborn sessions usually last 2-3 hours because babies can be fussy sometimes, having extra is necessary.
When do I view my pictures?
About 1-2 weeks following your session we will send you a password protected gallery that has all your images so you can choose which ones are your favorites. Then we will set up a 30 minute ordering session to choose what products you would like.
How much does it cost?
A $50 deposit is required to secure your date (this fee is non-refundable) the deposit will go towards your session fee and the balance will be due on the day of your session. The session fee includes the pre-consultation, sitting fee, professional hair & makeup styling*, and in-person viewing & ordering session. There is a minimum print requirement depending on which session you choose. For more information and detailed pricing, please fill out the form on the CONTACT page.
What should I wear?
We want your photos to reflect YOU and since each girl or client is different, rather than telling you what looks good we have created a Pinterest board with lots of different outfit, makeup and hair ideas! The only thing we do suggest is not to wear too busy patterns as they can be distracting. We also ask you to steer away from trendy logos or sayings. We are always here to give suggestions, and we also want to see what you have picked out so we ask for you to text us your outfits prior to your session so we can also get a good feel for your style!
Should I get my hair & Makeup done?
We want you to not only look, but also feel your best which is why we ask of you to practice your hair and makeup look you wish to have at the session a week in advance. You can get it professionally done or do it yourself. We ask this so you can perfect the style you want and feel absolutely GORGEOUS!
I can’t wait to see my pics! Will I get a sneak peek?
We LOVE Sneak peeks!! And we are just as excited about your images as you are so we always send a sneak peek of an image or three that caught our eye within 2-3 days! Be sure to Like Anastasia Kay Photography on Facebook & Follow us on Instagram! That’s where all the behind-the-scenes action and sneak peeks go first! Also, if you post a pic please tag us at @anastasiakayphoto and use #akexperience!
I’m so nervous about my shoot! Will you give me pose ideas?
Absolutely! In fact, that’s what we’re known for! We will give you tons of ideas and directions throughout your session to help you feel at ease. We find the best photos to be the candid photos because that is when you are at your most relaxed state. We will coach you along and make you feel like the beauty queen you are, but don’t be surprised if we ask you to walk towards us like you are on a catwalk or give us your ‘soft smile’ aka smirk! We want to make sure you look your absolute best and feel your best too.
Who should I bring with me to my shoot?
Feel free to bring mom, dad or a friend as long as you’re comfortable in front of them, if not then you can also come solo! Keep in mind this is also a special, scary, sad, exciting time in mom and dad’s life.. plus they can be very helpful with outfit changes, lip gloss touch ups etc. Bringing a friend can add some fun to the session and they too can join in a few of the images.
What if there is bad weather on the day of my shoot?
Don’t worry, we always leave 2 days open during the week for reschedules. We will notify you asap if we do have to reschedule, however we usually only reschedule if there is either a 50% or higher chance of rain, OR if it’s colder than 40 degrees out. If it’s overcast don’t worry your pictures will still look amazing!
Where do I change my clothes?
Be prepared to turn your car into a dressing room! Most of the locations we are at are private but feel free to bring a towel or blanket to cover up with between changes. Some of the locations have public restrooms, if you wish to not change in your car. Also, we may do some walking so bring a pair of flip-flops for in-between scene changes.
Can I get a disk of my photos?
We know we live in a digital era and we want you to share your beautiful pictures online as much you do! YES, we will provide you with web-ready digital copies of any print or product that you purchase. These images have been fully retouched (blemish removal, skin smoothing, color enhanced etc.) and ready for the world to see. We only release fully edited images. Not only to protect our brand, but to also ensure you are receiving a fully-finished portrait. After all that is what brought you to us in the first place. We do not provide
CD-Roms of your images but they are available to be printed.
How long does it take to receive my images?
Once your order has been placed, your beautiful package will arrive within 3-4 weeks.
I LOVE Anastasia Kay! How can I share my experience?
Sharing your experience with us is the BEST compliment we could ever receive! If you have a few moments then you can leave a Google review, Facebook recommendation or feel free to send us a note!