General info photo session - MariaGabrielaGonzalez photographer

photo sessions

Photo sessions are very comfortable and relaxed, with sufficient time and most of all, they are fun!

Here some relevant information about our photo sessions:

Reservation • Contact us 2 weeks before the session day to reserve the date by phone or by filling down our Booking Form. The full fee for the photo session must be paid prior to reserve the date. And it will be retained in the case of cancellation if within 2 weeks before the session. To make the payment for the photo session fee we will send you an invoice with Paypal.

Location • The location will determine the type of lighting that will be used through the photo session. We use 2 types of lighting: Studio lighting or Natural.
- Studio Lighting - Home Studio at the comfort of your place; or
- Natural Lighting - The photo session will be Outdoors at your favourite location: a park, natural scenery, your home garden, the beach, etc.
If you book for an Outdoor photo session during winter keep in mind that we can swap to indoors home studio lighting due to bad weather conditions.

Photo Session time • Photo sessions last between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the flow of it. Please be punctual.

Reschedule • We are very open to reschedule at no cost, specially when working with small babies or children due to health issues. 
Also for outdoors photo sessions, since we will be working with available lighting, it will all depend on the weather conditions. Except for during winter time, if you have booked for an outdoor session but it is raining we will do a home studio session at your home instead on the same day. In both cases, rescheduling can only be considered until the day before or the same day of the photo session.

Our Trading Hours • Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm / Sat: 8:30am - 1pm.

Work Delivery • We will send to you the Private Online Gallery 1 to 2 weeks after the photo session. After the product orders have been placed, it will take for:
- Digital Files and Albums: 1-1½ months;
- Prints and Merchandise: can only be purchased through the Online gallery and will take between 15-30 days, depending on the delivery method you choose;
- Albums: 1-1½ months as we have to design, send for printing, ensemble and deliver to you.

Rush Work • Will be charged according to the amount of work for the order and the working extra hour put into it.

Contract • Click here to check on our Terms and Conditions and see if you agree with them. Please read all the information carefully. Prior to the session a copy with this T&C must be signed.

Copyright • The photographer owns the copyright of all images created.


1 week before the photo session • Check your hair in case it needs a cut. Drink water. Exercise and get in shape.

3 days before • Wax face and body. DO NOT LEAVE THIS FOR THE DAY BEFORE THE SESSION. Manicure and pedicure. Make sure that your partners hands are ok. Drink lots of water and exercise.

Morning before • Clean and condition your hair.

Night before • Pack everything you need. Drink water. Get a good sleep.

Day of the session • Start getting ready with plenty of time. Do not wash your hair. Make sure your clothes are not wrinkled. DON’T use shiny moisture on the belly, It does not photograph very well.

Watch photos • I recommend you to look at some maternity photographs to get ideas of poses that draw your attention.

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