Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a session?


You can simply email me at nyc@magentabymelissa.com or make your online booking here and I'll contact you shortly.




When should I book my maternity session?


​ I would shoot a maternity session after your 25 weeks until anytime before delivery​.

Maternity portraits can be taken anytime after your belly begins to "pop". You just have to make sure you are comfortable.




When do I book my newborn session?


The best time to book is before baby arrives. I take on limited dates per month so I would suggest contacting me while you are still pregnant to ensure there's availability. Newborn portraits are best when the baby is 5 to 12 days old. They sleep most of the time and this makes it easier to create all those lovely pictures of your little one.

Older babies, up to 6 weeks, can still be photographed, they just might not be a able to do all the poses.




Where does the session take place?


​ Depending on the type of session, time of yer, weather, etc. Sessions can take place at the confort of your own place or any outdoor location. It will be confirmed at the time of booking.




What do I need to bring ​to the session?


​ I will provide you everything needed. I have a large amount props for use during sessions. (We'll discuse colors and set prior to the session) ​




Are family members welcome in the session?


Yes! When you book the full package. I am always happy to do posing with mom/baby, dad/baby, as well as mom/dad/baby or siblings.