Things to keep in mind

Please book your session as early as you can as my schedule is often booked 4 – 8 weeks in advance and to allow adequate time to prepare for it as well.

Before Each Session

A $125 retainer deposit per session is due at the time of booking in order to reserve your slot. This is a non-refundable deposit fee. The balance is due before the start of your session and may be paid in cash only at the moment.

When should you schedule a session?

Newborns are best photographed at 8-10 days of age with 25 days being the oldest. The older they get, the harder they are to shoot. I can shoot up to 30 days but I cannot guarantee as many photos/options at this point so please book in advance to ensure you have a slot since your due date is unpredictable and it is always recommended to prepare for your session ahead of time. Once we have discussed your plans and preferences and the deposit has been done, I will reserve a timeframe for your shoot based on your due date.

I recommend shooting babies at 4 – 8 months of age for celebrating and commemorating milestone sessions (head up during tummy time, sitting up, and 1 year Cake Smash or 1st Birthday Sessions).

Maternity portraits are best taken between 31 – 35 weeks of pregnancy, when your belly is rounder and shaped perfectly.

What happens after a session?

Your password protected gallery will be available within 2-3 weeks after your shoot. During peak season (e.g. Christmas etc), the turnaround time may vary by a week or so. I will send you an email with a direct link to your password-protected, online proofing and ordering gallery.

Online Proofing Gallery and Ordering

Your gallery will include anywhere from 15 – 50++ photos from your session. Your gallery will remain online for 10 days so that you have time to review, make your selection and request for any minor retouching – NOTE THAT THESE FILES ARE NOT EDITED YET, I EDIT WHAT YOU ORDER TO SAVE ON TIME.  Once your order has been placed and payment made in full, your download link, flash drive and/or wall art will be available for shipping or pick-up within 3 – 6 weeks.

Note: Once the web gallery expires, there is a $20 fee to re-activate the web gallery for one week.


Need to reschedule? Only one reschedule is permitted. Please be considerate and inform me 48 hours before your session and will be subject to my availability.

Methods of Payment

Cash only for now.

Refund Policy

Digital collections and files are not refundable.

The studio takes utmost care with respect to the development, quality and delivery of images, prints and canvases. For prints and canvases, if the client is not satisfied with the quality or if the product is damaged upon receipt, return for replacement or refund.

Copyright Information

All photographs are the property of Stork Studio/Sofia Genato. Do not copy, screen shoot, scan or reproduce any images without written permission.