What to Expect Before Your Photo Session

As a busy mom, I understand how important it is to capture precious moments with your family. To ensure everything goes smoothly and you have a memorable experience, here's what you can expect before your session with me.

Quick and Easy online booking

For the majority of my shoots, you will be able to quickly pick a date/time from my calendar and book online. You can find that HERE. There is also the option to request an additional date and time for full sessions if you don’t see a time that works for you. You can also sign up for my email list here and be the first to know about additional dates and times added. 


When you book your session you will be given a brief questionnaire to gather some important information. It’s pretty short and will ask you a few simple questions like your names, ages of kids, the reason for the photos. This questionnaire allows me to get to know you and your family better, understand your preferences, and customize the session to reflect your unique story. Don't worry; it's quick and easy to fill out. Your responses will help me tailor the experience to your specific needs and capture the essence of your family. I also have a spot you can ask any questions, so I can answer those before your session. 

Final Information Email

I send a final information email about your session usually 2+ days before your session. If you don’t receive this check your spam folder. Unfortunately, it often ends up there if it’s not there don’t hesitate to reach out. This email will include all the essential details you need to know before the session. It will cover important aspects such as the address, meeting point, parking or entrance fees, what to bring, and any other special instructions. Reading this email carefully will ensure that you arrive fully prepared and have a stress-free experience. 

Style Guide

There is a link to my style guide in the final information email. You can also access that here if you would like to go over it earlier.  As a professional newborn, maternity, and family photographer in Greensboro, NC, I want to make sure you look and feel your best in your photographs. That's why I provide a style guide to help you choose the perfect outfits for your session. The guide offers tips and suggestions on coordinating colors, clothing styles, and accessories. By following the style guide, you'll create a cohesive and visually pleasing look for your family photos.  

Text Reminder

I understand that life can get hectic, especially for busy moms like you. That's why I provide a convenient text reminder service. A day before your scheduled session, I'll send you a friendly text message to remind you of the date, time, and location. This way, you won't have to worry about forgetting any important details. I'm here to make the process as seamless as possible for you. Please respond and let me know if you are going to make it. This also helps me to confirm I have the right phone number. Feel free to ask any final questions.

Let me know when you arrive.

I love mini-sessions! The majority of my sessions are mini-sessions are at large farms/parks. Text me when you arrive and I can come find you. Don’t panic if I don’t respond right away I might be finishing up my previous session and I will check my phone right when I finish. 


In conclusion, preparing for your photoshoot involves following a style guide, completing a brief questionnaire, booking your session in advance, receiving a text reminder before the shoot, and going through a final information email to know all the necessary details. By following these steps and trusting in my expertise, you'll have a delightful and memorable experience. I can't wait to capture the unique beauty of your family and create stunning photographs that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

If you’d like for me to capture your photos, you can book a session HERE

I'm Sarah Marchwiany a Newborn, Maternity, and Family Photographer in Greensboro, NC.  Whether you are updating photos on a regular basis or once-a-year Christmas photos, I would love to take your family portraits. I try to make the process as smooth as possible with a quick online booking system, offering multiple locations, and easy online ordering. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Little Girl having Child portraits taken at Dewberry Farms in Kernersville, NC
Mom and Daughter in the Tulip Field for Mommy and Me Session at Dewberry Farms in Kernersville, NC