Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to be a member to schedule a session?
Not at all! All sessions offered by Little Nest Portraits are available for purchase a-la-carte, and do not require a membership. Heirloom Membership at Little Nest is an easy and convenient way to photograph your family throughout the year, and is one of the many options available for your family. To learn more about our pricing, click here.
Do you photograph dogs?
Yes! Dogs are always welcome in-studio. Please alert your photographer that you will be bringing your pet prior to your session.
Please note that for outdoor sessions, some of our locations do not allow for pets. Please inquire regarding your specific location.
Do you photograph events off-site? (i.e. baptism at a church)
Yes, we photograph events and celebrations (except weddings) in the Charlotte area. Inquire for details.
What's your cancellation policy?
Arriving late to your session by 15 minutes or more, or canceling your session less than two days prior to the session, will incur a cancellation fee of half of the cost of the session fee. A $10 administrative fee is non-refundable for any cancellation. Ordering meeting cancellations made less than 24 hours notice prior to the ordering meeting will result in a charge of $25. Of course, we understand that the unexpected can happen (especially with little ones) and we work with guests to find another time to reschedule their session.
When should I expect to receive my digitals/products?
Our final retouching process takes 7 days following your Ordering Meeting. At that point, digital images will be delivered and any purchased product will be sent for approval. Following approval, our delivery time frames are outlined below...
Custom Framing: 2-3 weeks
Frameless Wall Art (Gallery Wrap, Float Wraps, Gallery Mounts, Metal Prints): 1-2 weeks
Albums: 1-2 weeks
Cards and Prints: ~1 week
*Please inquiry for rush orders
Can I get my images sooner?
Yes. You can receive digitals within 48 hours. Our rush fee is $24 per digital. Inquire about rush times for products.
What should I wear for my session?
Above everything, you should be comfortable and feel like yourself! Neutrals always work well together, or styling a group session around one outfit is a good idea. We recommend NOT wearing neon colors, small stripes, various patterns, or all white or all black. View more inspiration on our Pinterest!
What types of products do you offer?
We offer something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for digitals, to decorate the walls of your home, or anything in between, we have various options from which to choose. Click HERE to view our Products.
Can I bring props or family heirlooms for the session?
Absolutely! We have a variety of timeless props and accessories in our styling area, but you can certainly bring your own if you'd prefer. Please note, prop selection and backgrounds may vary from season to season.
Do I need to decide what I want to order before my ordering meeting?
Absolutely not. In the ordering meeting, you’ll meet with one of our portrait designers to review the images from your session and select your favorites. The portrait designer will help guide you in the decision-making process from start to finish. Our portrait design team will ask that you send us a few images of the walls of your home prior to your meeting so that we can best serve you.
I'd like to have a family session with my extended family. Is that possible?
Definitely! You can have an in-studio Classic Session or an Outdoor Session. Our standards include up to 6 people, but you can easily add on additional people when scheduling online or over the phone. Our studio is limited to ~10 people, depending on ages.
What's the difference between a Classic Session and a Sessionette?
Classic Sessions are 40-45 minutes and are great for family sessions, major milestones and those looking for a variety of looks, props and outfit changes. Mini Sessions are 15-20 minute sessions and usually include just one backdrop/outfit.