FAQs - Precious Memento Photography by Dianne Carla Antonio | Manila Newborn, Baby, Pregnancy/Maternity, and Family Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

GENERAL

All our sessions are home service so both parents and children can relax in their most natural environment. Mom, dad, or the siblings can take a nap or even play in the next room while waiting for their turn.

We will be needing about 2.5 meters x 2.5 meters of space in your home closest to a natural light source such as a huge window or sliding glass door. I also use a one-light setup in cases where the window light is insufficient. If your available space is smaller than this, kindly let us know during the pre-session consultation.

Some clients opt to have the session done in a relative's home or even a hotel room if the space and/or lighting in their home is not appropriate for the session.

Milestone, Pregnancy, and Family Sessions can also be done outdoors.
Absolutely! All used blankets, swaddle wraps, bonnets/beanies, rompers, lace robes, etc are washed every after session. Once cleaned, these are stored in separate storage bins or shelves in our dedicated props room ready to be used for the next session. Other non-washable props such as baskets, wooden bed, etc. are sprayed and wiped with 90% isopropyl alcohol.
Proofs are culled, soft edited best images from your session. The proofing gallery contain proofs and this is where you can choose your final images from. This is a part of our service where in we eliminate any blurred, not in focus shots, duplicate shots, or any test shots from your session so you can spend more of your energy and time in choosing your final images only from the best images we can provide. Take note that you will not get copy of the proofs, but only the final images you selected.
The link to the proofing gallery will be provided to you within 3 business days after the session.
Delivery of final digital images will be through a separate private online gallery. You'll be receiving the number of final images included in your package plus the additional ones you purchased, if any.

All final images will also be saved in a USB if it is included in your package and will be shipped together with your prints.

Note that final images will be in JPEG format only.
At no time will original files, raw, unedited images, or proofs be included in any of the packages as these are not finished products and do not represent the Photographer's style. We spend more hours after the session hand editing each piece of image we will be providing you to ensure that you only get the best works of art.
Yes, of course! Should you wish to order prints, simply send us an e-mail with your selections. You can do this once you have finalized which images you want to purchase.
A signed agreement and a non-refundable retainer fee equivalent to 50% of the total package rate is required upon booking to reserve your session date. For ala carte digital and print purchases, full payment is required prior to editing or ordering.
We accept payments via BPI, BDO, or Paypal (transaction fees apply).

PREGNANCY

Pregancy sessions are best done when you are within 28 to 32 weeks of gestation so the belly is already nice and round and you can still stand comfortably as most poses are done standing up.
It's best to secure your slot at least one month before your desired date to give us time to prepare. We accept last minute bookings as long as your desired date is still available but this is not advisable. We only accept limited number of sessions a month to ensure prompt delivery of your final galleries and spots fill up quickly so best if you secure your spot early.
Yes, as long as you are still comfortable. Please contact us immediately so we can find the earliest available date for you.
We will be providing fabrics and some wraps that can be used to style your session. You are free to use your own clothes according to our Prep Guide so we can achieve our look we are aiming for.
Pregnancy sessions take about 30 minutes to 1 hour max.

NEWBORN

The optimum age is 5 to 14 days from birth while they are still in the sleepy and curly stage, making them easier to pose and swaddle. We accept babies as old as 3 months for this type of session but the style may be different for older babies (especially those more than a month old) as they are already more alert and awake.
It is best to book you session during your last trimester of pregnancy so we can plan your session and ensure that by the time your baby arrives, we have a slot reserved just for you. Booking early for a newborn session does not mean you have to commit to a specific date even if your baby isn't born yet. Once your booking has been confirmed, we will reserve a time frame for you based on your due date then once the baby has arrived, just inform us so we can finalize your session date.
If you happen to stumble across this site only after your baby is born, please contact us immediately and we will do our best to accommodate you in our busy schedule. However, please note that poses may be limited for older babies especially those more than a month old.
Yes, we do! You do not have to worry about anything. We provide absolutely everything from the wraps/outfits to the accessories to the unique and beautiful backdrops. Our props collection is loaded with wraps, tiebacks, bonnets, beanies, rompers, plushies in various colours for newborn girls & boys. Basically every prop we could ever need for your session!
A newborn session can last up to 4 hours maximum, to provide ample time for feeding, change of nappies, and settling the baby. Newborns get hungry often (and also poop more often) so the flow of the session will depend entirely on the baby.

From experience, when our Prep Guide is followed, the session is done in less than 2 hours.
All the poses you see in our portfolio are done with utmost care. Note that we only do poses we have been trained to do. Dianne is proud to be one of the few newborn photographers in the Philippines who have been trained by world-renowned photographers. We pose babies in a manner where there is less movement so the baby won't get disturbed or hurt.

Please be aware that during the session, I will be the only one allowed to pose the baby with the help of an assistant. For safety, I won’t allow nannies or anyone else to experiment on poses during my session as putting the baby down on the bed to sleep is so much different than posing them for newborn photography. I love posing babies but know that we will NEVER force a pose your baby is not comfortable with and I only do poses I already trained for.

MILESTONE

We accept babies as young as 4 months for this session type. With this session, we are able to celebrate your baby's milestones such as being able to lift their head during tummy time, crawl, reach for their foot while lying down, sit unaided (between 7 to 9 months), until the first pre-birthday session (between 10 to 11 months).
Yes, we do! You do not have to worry about anything. We provide absolutely everything from the outfits to the accessories to the unique and beautiful backdrops. Our props collection is loaded with backdrops, silk flowers, baskets, headbands, balloons, paper flowers, etc. Basically everything we'll be needing for your session.
Yes, of course! Just inform us during the pre-session consultation.
Milestone sessions take about 30 to 45 minutes of photography but we allow a full 90 to 120 minutes to include breaks for when the baby gets hungry or has to change nappies.

From experience, when our Prep Guide is followed, the session is done in lesss than an hour.

FAMILY

It's best to secure your slot at least one month before your desired date to give us time to prepare. We accept last minute bookings as long as your desired date is still available but this is not advisable. We only accept limited number of sessions a month to ensure prompt delivery of your final galleries and spots fill up quickly so best if you secure your spot early.
Family sessions take about 30 minutes to 1 hour max. Note that session durations may be shorter or longer depending on how the session will go about.
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