If you plan on booking a session, it's helpful to read through the faq. It is very important to be familiar with all aspects of the shoot in advance. If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to email me.


GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
262 West 38th Street in Manhattan

DO YOU HOLD SESSIONS ON WEEKENDS?
All Sessions take place Mon-Fri only. Newborn sessions start at 11AM. Outdoor Location Sessions take place during sunset.

HOW DO WE BOOK A SESSION?
In order to reserve a spot on my calendar payment of the retainer/booking fee must be paid AND your contract submitted. You are not booked until both are complete. Please use the contact form to start the process.

DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR TWINS?
Twins require an extra set of hands for safety and posing so there is $150 fee for an assistant.

CAN I TAKE PICTURES WITH MY IPHONE/CAMERA DURING THE SESSION?
Taking images with your phone or camera during a session is strictly prohibited. See your contract for details.

DO WE GET ALL THE IMAGES ON A USB?
Your package comes with a set amount of images and they are delivered via digital download by default. You may purchase additional images and a usb from the a la carte menu at the proofing stage.

CAN WE HAVE THE UNEDITED/RAW FILES?
Unedited and raw files are not considered the final product, therefore they are not for sale.

WHEN DO I GET TO SEE THE IMAGES?
Your proofs will be available via an online gallery 2 weeks after your session.

DO YOU SUPPLY ALL THE MATERNITY, NEWBORN & BABY, OUTFITS AND PROPS FOR BOTH SESSIONS?
Yes! My internationally sourced maternity & newborn collections are part of what makes my work so unique. I have everything you need for both sessions and most of it is hand-made with love.

CAN OUR DOG BE INCLUDED IN THE SESSION?
Yes, pets are family too! There is an additional $150 fee to have your pet added to the session to cover the extra time it takes.

DO YOU HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes! The gift of a newborn session is the most timeless, precious gift of all. I have a beautifully designed gift card and matching pearl envelope just for this occasion.

DO YOU HAVE A BABY REGISTRY?
Yes! Create a gift registry with ZHS and I'll send you a set of beautiful cards to include with your invites so friends and family can contribute to your session.

WHAT IS A SPECIAL EDIT?
Zoe’s digital artwork is what makes her work so unique and sought after. Signature edits are made with 2 or more images-one being your newborn, and the other a custom designed background. The time and effort it takes to create one of these is sometimes enormous and expensive so that is why they are considered "Special Edits". They are best appreciated when printed large on canvas, wood or velvet fine art paper. Custom requested available.


NEWBORN QUESTIONS

WHEN SHOULD I CALL TO SCHEDULE MY NEWBORN SESSION?
My schedule fills up about two months in advance so to avoid disappointment, please schedule your newborn appointment during your second trimester.

HOW OLD SHOULD MY BABY BE FOR HIS/HER SESSION?
Capturing your newborn within the first 7-21 days of life while they are still sleepy and still have that womb-like curl, can make all the difference in your newborn portraits. After 3 weeks, your baby's muscles, skin, bone development, feeding, and sleep patterns start to change dramatically. I find that 12-15 days old is the optimal time for newborns because they have had plenty of time to adjust to mom and dad, and it gives mom the time to recover too. Since we never really know when your little one will arrive, your due date is held on my calendar and the session date is set once baby arrives-whenever that may be. Booked clients should send me an email THE DAY your baby is born. Your baby's health, birth weight, ability to latch, umbilical cord release are all determining factors for deciding when our session will take place. Circumcised boys are scheduled 7 days after the procedure to allow for time to heal.

WHAT IF MY BABY IS BORN PREMATURE?
Once you are on the schedule you may have any day you want. Preemies are treated a bit differently and depending on the case sometimes we shoot 10 days after the expected due date or after baby is released from the hospital. Every case if different so please call me to discuss.

WHAT IF MY BABY IS PAST THE 2 WEEK MARK?
We will still get gorgeous photos of your baby.  The difference between a 9 day old and a three week old is flexibility, sensitivity to sound and touch, skin and eating habits. I have had babies as old as two months pose like newborns so don't dispair if you are past the mark! Some sleep like newborns, some don't! Its all part of the fun, and their personality and I roll with it happily.

WHAT IF MY BABY HAS LIP/TOUNG TIE AND/OR COLIC & REFLUX.
From personal experience, a baby that has a tie could become very unhappy right after the surgery and develop colic and reflux. Please notify me immediately if your baby is diagnosed, and/or feeding is a problem. My sessions require happy, full babies, and its just not fair to have the session when baby is so uncomfortable.

DO YOU DO PARENT/SIBLING SHOTS?
Parent shots are some of THE most important images that I take and part of every Newborn Session. I photograph mama & baby, daddy & baby, then both with the baby. Makeup and Sibling images can be added on for an additional fee. Don't worry about what to wear, I send you all the information you need in my Prep Guide.

Sibling shots are equally as important but a little more tricky to get. The age of your child(ren) and how they feel about the new baby can sometimes make this task nearly impossible. I am totally committed to making these images a reality for you, but please know, there are no guarantees. It's important to keep the process fun and light with no expectations. Sometimes the outtakes become a family's most treasured image. I have a few! 

DO YOU PROVIDE MAKEUP?
Professional Makeup is available at every session. My talented makeup artists are working professionals experienced in ALL skin types and colors. Advanced reservation is required. See the pricelist for full details.

DO YOU PROVIDE PROPS/OUTFITS?

My newborn prop collection is overflowing with the cutest outfits, bonnets, wraps, backgrounds and props. All of my props are handmade by designers from around the world who specialize in newborn photography props. If you want an outfit or setup in particular please book your session two to three months in advance. Handmade items take time to create and most vendors are in high demand.

HOW MANY SETUPS DO WE GET IN A SESSION?
It depends on which package you choose. Please see the pricelist for detailed information. The process of settling baby into a pose on a prop takes time and patience, and it's not something we can rush through. I attempt all poses but I will never force a baby into a pose it does not want to do. Things like gas, circumcision, reflux, inability to latch and colic can change any plans we may have. Following the Prep Guide sent to you before you shoot (including what not to eat for breastfeeding mothers) will help reduce any "problems" we might have the day of.

CAN I CIRCUMCISE MY BABY BOY BEFORE THE SESSION?

Circumcision procedures need at least 7 days to heal so your session will take place either before it or 7 days after the procedure.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?
The day you schedule your newborn session you will be sent a Prep Guide that includes all the information you need for your session.

CAN OUR DOG BE INCLUDED IN THE SESSION?
Yes, pets are family too! There is an additional $150 fee to have your pet added to the session to cover the extra time it takes.


MATERNITY QUESTIONS

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HAVE MY MATERNITY PORTRAIT SESSION?
Around 32-36 weeks, when your belly is nice and round, and right before you get too uncomfortable. Every woman is different, especially those having twins, so we will discuss it beforehand and pick a time that is perfect for you.

DO YOU HAVE A MAKEUP ARTIST AVAILABLE?
Professional Makeup is available at every session. My talented makeup artists are working professionals experienced in ALL skin types and colors. Advanced reservation is required. See the pricelist for full details.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY SHOOT?
A strapless bras and lacy underwear in nude (your skin color) is all you need–I take care of the rest. I send you a prep guide when you book your session that explains in detail what you need for both you and your husband/partner and children.

YOU HAVE MATERNITY DRESSES FOR MY SHOOT?
Yes, I have a beautiful collection of maternity dresses and fabrics that you you will have access to for your session. If you want to buy something, that's okay too!! Bodysuits are my new obsession btw!

DO I HAVE TO DO NUDE PORTRAITS?
No, of course not. But, I honestly believe you will be sorry if you don't. Trust me, I know how it feels to be naked in front of a complete stranger. Before I was a photographer, I was given the opportunity to have a maternity session. The morning of my session, I almost didn't do it. I felt so fat, so out of it, and getting naked in front of a stranger horrified me. But I'm SO glad I did it. My nude maternity portrait is one of my most treasured memories and it proudly hangs on my wall.

CAN MY HUSBAND/PARTNER & KIDS BE IN THE PICTURES?
Yes! I capture you, the love between you and your partner, and your first and fur babies.

WHERE DO YOU HOLD YOUR SESSIONS?
In my Morris Park Studio or on location.


BABY QUESTIONS

WHAT KIND OF SESSIONS DO YOU DO FOR BABIES?
Baby sessions are photographed any time after three months. One of my favorite things to do with older babies is pose them as newborns. If your baby decides to cat nap in the middle of their session, I take advantage! And its the cutest thing ever!

WHATS THE BEST STAGE?
All of them! lol I really love the sitter stage-right before they can crawl. They are so chubby, bright eyed, and full of smiles. I have a growing collection of sitter outfits and props that you will be able to use during your session.

DO YOU PROVIDE MAKEUP?
Professional Makeup is available at every session. My talented makeup artists are working professionals experienced in ALL skin types and colors. Advanced reservation is required. See the pricelist for full details.

"We absolutely love it! Total perfection in every way. You are the best! Thank you so much!! You have been truly amazing from start to finish!!!" –N+C


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