How to Prepare for Your Face-to-FaceTime Virtual Photo Session

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How to Prepare for Your Face-to-FaceTime Virtual Photo Session

Raise your hand if you agree that this the weirdest time. Yeah, us too. We’re especially saddened by the inability to photograph people right now, during this historic moment and what we hope is a once in a lifetime situation. Through the confusion and chaos and desperately sad headlines, we have seen signs of hope and love, a rebirth of rest within homes, a collective slowing down. We wanted to still be able to document that somehow, which is how the idea of our Face-to-FaceTime virtual photo session was born.

virtual photo session

So how do these work? Basically, we start a FaceTime call and use the power of Apple technology to capture images. We tell you where to set your phone and pose you, and we take the photos through the Facetime app itself.

While we use a phone instead of a DSLR or medium format camera to take the pictures, the editing process is the same — we pull your photos onto our computer to process them and then deliver them to you virtually.

These sessions are perfect for:

  • A gift for your favorite mama for Mother’s Day
  • Family photos
  • A maternity session
  • Brand photos
  • A solo session
  • A couple’s session

Basically, if you can get your phone there, we can take the photos.

You can see a full gallery featuring Alisa and her sweet daughter, Reagan, here and you can see the full gallery from a maternity session we did with our friend, Lauren, and her two boys here. Here’s what she had to say about her session:

“This session was so fun and stress free, especially for my boys! Even with my subpar phone camera, Radhika created MAGIC! I will treasure these forever!”


The Details

  • 30 minute session done over FaceTime
  • 20+ photos delivered to your inbox in time for Mother’s Day
  • $150

Preparing for your session

To get started, all you need to do is select a date and time for your session.

We will follow up with a contract, invoice, and questionnaire that will allow us to get a feel for what you’re hoping for for your session and help us best serve you on your session day.

We will call you on FaceTime on the day of your session. We recommend you have something available to help you prop up your phone in different spots: some books or other heavy objects work well! If you have a phone holder in your car or something like this or a selfie stick (remember those?!), that could be really useful as well. If you’re doing a family session, we might also ask one of you to hold the phone for certain shots.

baby and mom with flower crown

In terms of dress, you can be as casual or as dressy as you want as long as you’re comfortable. We really wanted some bare belly shots for Lauren’s session, so you can see she just rocked a bralette and leggings. Our Pinterest Boards and FAQ articles have some awesome ideas for what to wear for at-home sessions, but feel free to email us ( if you wan to run an idea by us!

If you are looking for something specific, here are direct links to our boards on:

What are you waiting for? Let’s make the most of this time together and document some unforgettable memories! Can’t wait to e-see you soon!

baby and mom walking together in the yard



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