It’s always best to coordinate without being too matchy matchy. I do love colour so feel free to wear neutral colours (white, ivory, black & grey etc.) or warmer earth tones or a mix of both! I don’t recommend anything that’s neon as it will add a colour cast onto your skin which can be a challenge to fix in post processing. Some examples of earth tones that go well together are navy, burgundy, mustard, caramel & olive. If you prefer pastels then some great colours would be teal, pale pink, peach, pale yellow, white, ivory, lavender or robin’s egg blue! Feel free to throw in a pattern or floral design that incorporate those shades!

I recommend not wearing shirts with big labels across the front like Nike for example. A plain t-shirt would be preferred. 

If you booked a maternity session then I have 8 gowns to choose from or feel free to bring your own! Wear something fitted or a flowy maxi dress to show off that gorgeous baby bump!

I supply all props for newborn sessions in my studio. I also only do waist up shots of parents so please feel free to dress comfy. A great tip would be for Mom to wear leggings or jeans and a black or white wide strap tank or t-shirt and Dad a black or white plain t-shirt and jeans. Siblings can wear a nice dress, dress shirt or t-shirt and jeans or black leggings. Or follow the colour pallets in the top paragraph! I will be wearing a mask while handling your newborn.

For lifestyle newborn sessions I will bring some wraps, headbands, bonnets, small chalk board and the rest is up to you! Follow the clothing guidelines in the top paragraph and don’t stress! This is supposed to be very casual and relaxed. I will take photos in baby’s room, parents room and living room so make sure to tidy up those areas before I arrive. If you want a couple photos outdoors then we will have to be in a shaded spot for the safety of your newborn. I will also wear a mask anytime I am handling your newborn baby.

My home studio is located at Irish Lake just outside the small town of Markdale, Ontario.

I serve all of Grey-Bruce as well as surrounding areas!

I absolutely will travel and many of my clients live in the city! I do require a travel fee of .50 per km if outside a 20 km radius of my home studio. This covers my gas, wear and tear on my vehicle as well as my time.

Yes. All I ask for is $50 upfront to secure your date and time in my books. It can be paid in cash or EMT to kristinerinleighphotography@gmail.com. Your remaining balance is due the day of your session in cash or EMT.

When you pay a deposit they are non refundable but they are transferable to future sessions! This also covers the cost of my time spent messaging back and forth with each client. Planning out your session and any supplies or props I may have purchased specifically for your session.

If you need to cancel or reschedule please give 24-48 hours notice so I can try to fill your spot.

It all depends on the type of session. I usually tell people give me a couple of weeks but I love to edit and always get them back to you before the time I tell you! I seriously get sooooo excited to get home and pick out all my favs to edit! Don’t get me wrong I am a perfectionist and spend a lot of time editing each photo till it’s up to my standards. The finished edits you will receive via digital download and I have picked out the best of the session. If you wonder why you didn’t receive a certain photo then it’s because I didn’t feel it was up to my standards.

The smaller half sessions you will receive at least 10 edited images up to 15. If you paid for a full session (most popular) then you will receive at least 40 edited images up to 50.

I do not give unedited images or go back to the gallery for extra requested images. I feel as an artist I have chosen the best of the best for you and I hope you can trust my judgement. But…If you would like me to edit more photos from your session, I am happy to do so for an added fee.

Yes! I happen to be a huge fan of black and white photos as there’s something timeless about them. If you booked a half session then you won’t receive more than two. With a full session I give more in black and white. I feel some photos look better in colour and some look better in black and white.

If you don’t like black and white photos then please let me know before my editing begins. If I give a photo in black and white, I don’t give it in colour and vice versa. If you want them in colour or black and white after I’ve already given the images, then I will edit those at an added fee per image.

Yes! This is how I get noticed and gain more clients. It’s very important to me to share my work, so I post on Facebook, Instagram and this website.

I have a few clients that ask me to please not post any so of course I don’t! I will respect your wishes. If this is you, then please make sure to tell me right away or I won’t know.

No…I have done this in the past but I didn’t like to do it as it just wasn’t me. My style is vintage & muted so I find it’s best to book at sunrise, sunset, cloudy or overcast days or in shaded areas as that is the optimal lighting for my signature look. I will edit out blemishes like acne or scarring, bug bites, scrapes & bruises and smooth the skin only if needed. What you see on my website is what you will get! Sometimes it varies depending on the time of day I shoot, the weather or what colours the clients are wearing but the tone is always similar. If that’s not what you like then we probably aren’t the right fit! I would be happy to send you to another photographer in the area with the style you are after! 

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contact: kristinerinleighphotography@gmail.com