FAQ for Clients


How do I book a session?
You can book your session via the Client Lounge located HERE. Please note that a $150 session retainer is due at the time of booking. This retainer is applied towards your session total.
Do you have payment plans?
I understand that photography is an investment so I do offer payment plans! You have two options to pay towards your session. In increments of $50 or increments of $100. You can find this in the Client Lounge located HERE.
When should I book my session?
I only take a few sessions a month so please try to book your session at least two months in advance. Maternity sessions are best done between weeks 32-36 so please plan accordingly. Birth, Fresh 48, and Newborn sessions should be booked at least 3 months prior to your due date to allow for time on my calendar. Birth, Fresh 48, and Newborn sessions are scheduled for your due date and adjusted upon the baby’s arrival.
When is the best time to have newborn photos taken?
Newborn photos generally turn out the best when the baby is less than 14 days old as they are still super sleepy and flexible. I prefer to photograph newborns when they are between 5-10 days old.
Do you have a client wardrobe / newborn props?:
Yes! I have a selection of maternity gowns, neutral toddler outfits, and a plethora of newborn photography clothing, hats, headbands, and props.
Where are you located?
I am located in Crofton, Maryland and travel worldwide.
What is the difference between posed and lifestyle photography?
My heart sings for lifestyle images! What is that? Lifestyle and documentary photography capture you in your home or in a public setting doing what you would naturally do but with direction. There is nothing like having images of your family in the home you make your memories in and having them documented for you to look at years down the road! Posed sessions are just that! We focus on specific sets of poses whether that be outdoors or in studio!
Can I provide my own props?
While I do prefer to use my own props to fit my vision and artistic direction, I do understand that you might have some sentimental items you would like to have photographed. Please email me so we can work together! I always welcome my newborn mama’s purchasing props on Etsy that we have gone over and discussed! I can also give you a list of vendors that provide exceptionally beautiful props!
Do you have a Gift Registry?:
Yes! If you are interested in a Gift Registry, please let me know at the time of booking. Your friends and family can give a monetary gift towards your photography session via the Client Lounge located HERE.
What is your style?
I love bold, clean, colors with a film twist. I thrive on dramatic and beautiful light, heartfelt and emotional moments that tug at your soul, and the journey that my clients embark on when starting or adding to their familes.
Hopefully, my work speaks to your heart as well!
What do you specialize in?:
I specialize in maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn and family photography as they are my favorite types of sessions to photograph. However, I also shoot engagement photos and contemporary senior portraits.


Any other questions? Email me at info@christinabeckettphotography.com!