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How far in advance should I book?  
Spots tend to fly, and I typically book about 7 months out. The sooner we can set a date, the better! Book your session ​here​.

Where do newborn sessions take place? 
You choose! Meet me at my in-home studio or have me over to take photos in your home.

Is there a best time of day to shoot? 
Without a doubt, Golden Hour (a.k.a. “Magic Hour”) during the first and last hours of daylight give your portraits that warm,  dreamy glow.

What should we wear? 
Your family could make polka-dotted pajamas look good. But if you’re looking for a little more help with color coordination, check out my What to Wear Guide.

What if [insert last minute delays here]? 
Life happens! That’s why extra time is built in to sessions to accommodate for delays; however, outdoor shoots for specific  daylight times or days scheduled with multiple mini sessions are a bit more time sensitive. Please give fair warning if you know  you might be late or 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule, so I can help you set a new date.

Do you offer mini sessions?
I sure do! Usually around holidays, usually themed. Join my Preferred Clients List to get first dibs on mini sessions when they’re announced! I also post about upcoming minis on my ​McCarrel Photography Facebook page​,  so follow me there to stay connected!

I’m in need of X type of photography. Would you do that for me? 
Currently, I only specialize in newborn, child milestone, and Northern Illinois family photography. But I know the very best local photographers who offer what you’re looking for. Just ask!

Great! How do I get started?
I’d love to chat with you about your family! Reserve a session ​here​.

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