Dream Portraits

by olaya


studio session tips, outfit and planning guidance, recommendations & more!



I'm so excited to be working with you and can’t wait to get to know you better! I believe that photography is one of the largest investments you'll make over the course of your life, and am so honored you chose to work with my studio!

Regardless of if you ware planning on session, or a package that will encompass the growth of your family, there are a lot of things to consider and prepare for.

Having photographed a substantial number of families over the past years, I tend to get asked the same things frequently. So, I thought it would be beneficial if I put together a guide that could walk you through everything from preparing for your maternity, newborn session to milestone, family sessions and all of the things you need to know along the way.

- Olaya

Thank you again for choosing to work with me and please don't hesitate to let me know if I can offer any additional guidance throughout the session planning process!

a full service studio

The studio is complete with an entire collection of everything needed for your session. A few examples: designer maternity gowns, newborn outfits, headbands, tiebacks, bonnets, hats crowns, baby wraps, backgrounds, fabrics and much more. Having everything accessible will eliminate the stress associated with any preparation needed for your session. All you need to do is show up and we will take care of everything else.

How do I book a session with Dream Portraits by Olaya Studio?

To book your session, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of any page on my website or email me at dreamportraits@hotmail.com !

To book, clients will need to sign a photography agreement and pay a $200 non-refundable retainer. Your retainer will be applied to your session balance.


How early should I book my photography session?

We recommend booking as soon as possible as we often book up a couple of months in advance. Booking in advance is always the best way to ensure I am able to fit you into my session schedule. Expectant parents typically book their Maternity and Newborn Sessions as soon as they are comfortable sharing with me that they are expecting or during their second trimester!
(Don't worry, I can keep a secret!)
Occasionally, I can fit last minute inquiries in, so please don't hesitate to contact me! Once booked, you are placed on my schedule & your session will be scheduled as soon as your little one arrives.


When should my Maternity Session take place?

Expectant mommies should schedule their Maternity Sessions around between 25 and 34 weeks of their pregnancy. After this time, many expectant mamas may not feel comfortable enough for their session. When booking your maternity session too close to your due date, you run the risk of delivering before your session.


When should my Newborn Session take place?

Newborns should be photographed before they are 14 days old. Please book as soon as possible so that I can save plenty of time surrounding your due date for your session in case baby arrives early. Many of my clients book their session with me prior to announcing their pregnancy to friends and family & in that case, I can always keep your secret! Newborn Sessions are scheduled during the week. Sibling & parent poses are taken first to accommodate your family's busy schedule.


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We can't wait to start planning with you and getting to know you! If you haven't scheduled your studio session yet, let's get that in the books. Feel free to email me any time at dreamportraits@hotmail.com.

If you have any questions or would just like to chat, I'm here for you. I hope this guide helps make the process of planning your photography session details much easier and less stressful. I can't wait to see you soon! Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my guide!