Manila Newborn Photographer | Precious Memento Photography | Manila, Philippines

Milestone Session FAQs

Do you have a studio?

We don’t have a studio yet but we’ll sure announce as soon as we do.

If you don’t have a studio, where will we do our session then?

All our sessions are done in the clients home or other indoor location (e.g., hotels) that the client prefers. No matter the location, just make sure that it has ample space. We will be needing at least about 3 meters x 2.5 meters of empty floor space. If your space is smaller than this, kindly let us know during the pre-session consultation.

Do you offer photography services outside of Metro Manila?

Yes, we do!
We are available for photography sessions within Metro Manila, and anywhere else by special request. Note that a minimum surcharge of ₱2,000 applies to certain areas.

What are the payment terms?

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.

What modes of payment do you accept?

We accept payments via BPI, BDO, RCBC, Unionbank, GCash, Paypal (transaction fees apply).

When is the best time to book a milestone session?

You can book your session as early as three months prior your desired session date as our slots are very limited each month.
If you will be using the images for birthday invitations etc, also take into consideration our turn around time for final images.

How long will the milestone session take?

A milestone session takes 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.

How old should my baby be for milestone sessions?

We accept babies as young as 4 months for this session type. However it would be best to do it when your baby is between 7 to 9 months when already able to sit unaided (sitters session); or between 10 to 11 months for (pre-birthday session).

Do you provide all the props you use?

Yes, we do!
We have a wide selection of locally- and internationally-sourced props - from headbands to backdrops - each one purchased to fit our style.
However, for specific outfits, we will be needing at least 30 days notice so we can still prepare as we have limited outfits for older babies.

I have props that I bought for my baby. Can we use that in our milestone session with you, too?

We’d gladly do that for you.
Just inform us upon booking and send us some photos of the props beforehand so we can plan how to use them.
If you have items of significance that you want included as prop, we can do that as well.

Do you clean your props?

Absolutely!
Everything that touches your baby's skin is washed with a mild baby detergent after every session. Once cleaned, these are stored in separate storage bins in our dedicated props room ready to be used for the next session. Other non-washable props such as baskets, wooden bed, etc. are wiped and sprayed with a disinfectant before they are used for your session.

What are proofs and what is the proofing gallery?

Proofs are culled, soft edited best images from your session, presented to you through an online gallery where you can choose your final images from. Any blurred, out of focus shots, duplicates, or test shots are already eliminated so you can spend more of your time and energy in choosing your final images only from the best images we can provide.

Will I get a copy of all the proofs?

Take note that you will not get copy of the proofs, but only the final images you selected.

How and when will I get the proofing gallery link?

The link to the proofing gallery will be provided to you within 3 business days after the session.

How many final images will I get and how will I get them?

Delivery of digital final images will be through a separate private online gallery and/or a USB. You'll be receiving the number of final images indicated in your package plus the additional ones you purchased, if any. Note that final images will be in JPEG format only.

Will I get a copy of the original files, raw files, and unedited files?

At no time will original files, raw, or unedited images be provided 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.

Can I order more prints?

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.

I love the prints we got from you. Can I also order prints of our images not from your sessions?

Yes, of course!
Simply send us a high resolution copy of the images you want to be printed and let us know in which print product you want it on.

If you didn't find the answer to your question above, feel free to send us a message.

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