*COVID 19 POLICY UPDATE*
All session options are available for booking, but will be *newborn only* until the local infection rate drops.
In order to continue capturing your new souls during their magical and fleeting newborn stage, we have updated Covid19 policies. I will not be offering parent/sibling captures for the foreseeable future. It was a crushing decision, but I am *right up in your unmasked faces* during these poses, and as my last adorable sibling client sneezed.directly.in.my.masked.face., I knew it was the right decision. My only exposure to unmasked individuals outside my household is you, my unmasked parents and siblings during a session. Removing this last risk will help keep me safer so I can continue to keep the star of the show, your littlest family member, safe as I freeze this moment in time for you. I look forward to meeting your new addition, and appreciate your understanding.
The health and safety of your loved ones and myself are taken very seriously at the studio. Here you can see how Lillybelle Rose Photography has incorporated some additional precautions to the list of steps Francine takes to best ensure a safe session for all.
Whether newborn or milestone, we have a session option for you! Scroll down to learn more about newborn & infant sessions.
To learn about the studio and policies, please scroll to the end of the page.
Newborn sessions are completed within your child's first two weeks of life in Francine's Glen Ellyn, IL studio.
Your session will begin first thing in the morning, when baby is finally sleepy after a long, sleepless night (It's worth it. I promise!). Clients are asked to book well before baby arrives by choosing a session date via the online scheduler that is approximately 5 - 7 days after your expected due date to lock in a date for the month. Your session date will be adjusted if needed based on baby's arrival. Advanced scheduling assures there will always be room for your little one regardless of your delivery date! During the booking process, you will complete a short questionnare to guide me as I set up the studio for a gallery you will adore. Soon after booking your session, a welcome email will arrive with a session prep guide and instructions to contact Francine within 24 hours of baby's arrival so your session date can adjusted if need be. Immediate family only. No pets. Thank you for understanding!
During your newborn session, you will be able to kick back and relax while Francine captures your little one (After parent & sibling images if included), ensuring his or her comfort and safety throughout the session. You are welcome to peek around the corner and watch as she works with your sweet newborn, paying attention to every little detail!
When your little one is looking extra adorable, showing off a new skill, or just growing too quickly, freeze the moment with a Simple Studio Mini! These sessions take place in Francine’s Glen Ellyn studio, using only the simplest of backdrop and accessories to showcase your little one. Simple Studio Minis take place on a Monday or Friday morning which fits both your schedule and Francine's newborn bookings for the week. To find a date which works for both parties, contact Francine at firstname.lastname@example.org with a few Monday and Friday mornings you are available. She will reply with a link to book your little one's Simple Studio Mini.
Please review the LBR polices in the “Pricing and Information” menu for more details.
To schedule your Milestone Session: Contact Francine at email@example.com for availability and booking.
Your non-refundable retainer is captured at booking, with the balance processed the day of the session.
My goal in creating the Lillybelle Rose Photography studio was to create a comfortable, clean, roomy space with the comforts of home. You will find top-of the line equipment and plenty of lounging space to put your feet up and relax. There is a large assortment of props and accessories for use during a session, which will be set up and ready to go for your session. A bathroom is at the ready, along with a cozy lounge area perfect for relaxing or catching up on a few Zzzs!
LILLYBELLE ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY POLICIES
Retainer - To reserve a Session Date, Client shall pay to Photographer, upon booking, a non-refundable reservation fee in the amount of $175.00 for all sessions. Client understands and agrees that Photographer will not book other sessions during this time. In the event that Client cancels the session or fails to attend the session on the Session Date, for any reason, Photographer shall suffer losses that are difficult to ascertain. As such, Client agrees that, in the event of cancellation by Client, such retainers shall be forfeited by Client and paid to Photographer as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. Client and Photographer agree that such amount is reasonable. If you must reschedule due to an emergency or illness, you MUST complete your session within 14 days to avoid loss of retainer fee.
Images - All images are copyrighted by Francine Mittenthal and Lillybelle Rose Photography. Your print release allows you to print at any location, but Francine Mittenthal retains the copyright to each image. Francine Mittenthal and Lillybelle Rose Photography reserves the right to use all images for portfolio/website, display, competition or peer review. Unedited images are the property of Lillybelle Rose Photography and will not be released. Francine's goal is to provide quality images. These images are chosen by Francine based on technical merit, composition and variety. A copy of final images are retained by Lillybelle Rose Photography for a period of one year, but Lillybelle Rose Photography will not be held liable for images already distributed. It is advised all clients burn a copy of their digital files upon receipt.
Newborns - Francine captures newborns within their first two weeks of life. After this time, baby may need to be swaddled for more of the session than typical. If baby is past this age upon booking, Francine will discuss realistic expecations for your gallery. It will be your choice if you would like to proceed in booking a session under these conditions.
Behavior - Francine is not responsible if the client or child fail to cooperate during the portrait session. Francine is not responsible for undesired child mannerisms not limited to such things as: type of smile, shyness, grumpy mood, crying, gestures, non-cooperation or refusal to take photos. Francine promises to do her best to encourage cooperation, shall not be expected to control a client or child. You and your children are expected to behave in a quiet, respectful manner while at the studio. Loud disturbances will not be tolerated as the studio is located in a professional office building. It is your responsibility to watch your children to ensure they respect the studio and it's property (No slamming into mirrored doors, jumping on furniture, hanging from furniture, etc.)
Gallery - Your private online gallery will be ready for viewing within two weeks of your session. You will receive an email with your gallery password once it is ready, and are welcome to share this with family and friends. If any circumstances arise that prevents me from posting your gallery within two weeks, I will contact you as soon as possible.
Printed Products - Printed images are only guaranteed for quality if printed through Lillybelle Rose Photography. Due to the nature of the service and it’s products, all sales are final. All professional print orders will be placed once payment has cleared. Orders may take up to two weeks to process and can be shipped to the studio or your home.
Francine Mittenthal and Lillybelle Rose Photography are not responsible for lost or damaged items during any on-location or studio sessions.