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Session Information

When to book your photo session…


The best time to photograph a newborn baby is when they are under two weeks of age. After two weeks, babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne can start to flare up. Please feel free to contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date. We will then set a tentative session date. When you arrive home from hospital with your brand new baby, you can contact me to arrange an appropriate day and time for your session.

Families and Children

I am happy to do sessions in my studio or at a location that I suggest or one you and your family love.

I usually book at least one month in advance and weekend appointments fill up quickly in the spring and fall. Dressing comfortable is best and avoiding prints and plaids helps to make the best photos.
The best photographs are often the ones where everyone is engaged or interacting with each other. But not every picture needs to have everyone looking at the camera and smiling at the same time. If you are engaged as a family and loving on each other, your eyes will be on your family members and your smile with be natural. These are the photographs that you will cherish most because they depict your family connection and your love.

Cake Smash? What’s a Cake Smash?

A Cake Smash involves letting your baby lose on giant cake and taking pictures!
Come to my studio for a cake smash and leave the mess with me. These are schedule anytime around your child’s first birthday.  You supply to the cake and I supply the camera.

Where your session is held…

Your newborn session will take place in my studio.
Individual and family sessions can be in my studio or on location.

How long will your session take…

Newborn sessions can take 2-3 hours. This allows plenty of time to customize your session. This will also give you plenty of time to feed and comfort your baby as needed.

Individuals and family sessions are approximately 1 hour.

Milestone sessions are approximately 45 minutes.


Approximately 2-3 weeks after your photo session, you will have a personal viewing appointment. During your ordering appointment, you will have the opportunity to see a slideshow of your images as well as view select 5×7 matted professional prints. We will also discuss the best way for you to display these fine art images in your home and we will place your order.


You can order your prints during your personal viewing appointment. Payment can be made by credit card or debit card.


Candy Ganzel Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by Candy Ganzel Photography, even those you purchase. Copying, scanning or reproducing images is strictly prohibited. Print-screening images from this website is also against the law. All offenders will be prosecuted accordingly. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring Candy Ganzel Photography, you agree to these terms.