What is a Magical Composition? Imagination and creativity come together to create a Magical Composition of your baby, it’s a photo of your baby created in a fantastical scenery. They are taken with no diaper and in delicate poses, as seen in the gallery. It can be custom made a la carte, or from a template, and is inspired on the baby’s nursery theme and color palette, mom and dad’s passions, or anything you can imagine and dream of.
What is the difference between a Magical Composition and retouched photos? Retouched photos are straight out of the camera photos that are cleaned up and retouched to look as beautiful and clean as possible, you can see examples here. Rather than a Magical Composition that is a photograph in a make-believe scenery, you can see examples here.
What props can be used? During our phone consultation, we can come up with cute, fun and cool props to use for the baby photos. For inspiration, take a look at the prop idea list in the preparation guide which you will receive once the photo session is booked.
Small props: Ovophoto by Giselle Behrens can source certain small props to have ready for the photo shoot. You can specify in remarks if you would like any prop to use: letter, small toy, baby shoes, etc., to coordinate at least two weeks in advance.
Large props: If the prop is large, or very particular, we recommend you purchase and/or provide the prop before the photo shoot to have ready at your home beforehand. This can be incorporated into the photoshoot as long as it’s discussed previously during the consultation to plan ahead.
Your props: We can also use of your own props if you would like, please let us know during the phone consultation.
May the photos be taken with mom, dad and siblings? Yes, we can coordinate to take photos with the family and the baby. Usually it takes one or two hours longer, for a total of a 3-4 hour session (see additional cost per hour)*.
What is the short video for social media?It’s a video that is 20 – 45 second video with a pre-selection of top 10-15 photos, these photos are curated and selected by Ovophoto by Giselle Behrens, and consist of the cutest photos of them all. You will be able to share this video on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Youtube, and any other video friendly social media.
What is the additional outdoor photo shoot for lifestyle photography? Ovophoto by Giselle Behrens specializes in providing Magical Compositions, which are taken in the comfort of your home. If you would like an outdoor photo shoot with your family, we can coordinate this and take the photo session in your home first, and afterwards the photos on a cool location near your home, for example at a Pier with the NYC skyline, a park, or even city living inspired photos on the street! We can discuss the location during our phone consultation.
How do I get ready for the photo session, what do I need? Once you book your photo session, you will receive a preparation guide to be ready for the photo shoot to get the most out of the two hours. a few of the important notes to highlight are:
The best time of the day to schedule the session is after the baby has slept and eaten.
Have ready 2-3 clothing changes
Include a simple white onesie.
How do I request add-ons, or send specific notes in regards to my photo shoot? Please write any comments and notes under “ORDER NOTES” during the checkout process. For questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page, we’ll get back to you asap between 24-48 hours.