Frequently Asked Question
  • HOW DO I BOOK A PHOTO SESSION WITH YOU?

    Just feel free to call me or email me at ankit@ankitchawlaphotography.com at least a month before you'd like to schedule your session. We will decide on a date and a location together, I would like to know you a little bit before we meet. I'll also send you my contract and an invoice for the deposit, and once that is paid, the date is yours!

  • WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUR PHOTO SESSION?

    I get asked this a lot! I usually recommend that clients wear coordinating outfits – nothing too matchy-matchy. In case you need some inspiration, I have put together a "What to Wear" board on Pinterest that will give you ideas for outfits and color schemes!

  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING OUR SESSION?

    Once we meet at the location or studio as agreed on, we'll spend a few minutes chatting. I will try to make them (your little ones) my buddies. I want genuine laughs, not forced smiles. And if I have to act like a goofball get those giggles, I am fine with that! Some parents like to bring snacks and drinks for the little ones to keep them occupied and happy during sessions. You may also want to bring a stroller for your younger children so you don't have to carry them for the whole session when it is planned outdoors.

  • HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKES?

    Sessions usually take 90-120 minutes. My sessions take place at the studio, at your doorstep or even outdoors. In case of outdoor sessions, we will be doing some walking around. There will be times when I will stop and have you pose for some photos, and sometimes I will just hang back and capture the unscripted moments you have as a family. Run around. Play peek-a-boo. Hold hands. Give piggy-back rides. Be yourself.

    The most important thing to remember is to HAVE FUN! It sounds so cliché, but it's really important to just relax and have a good time. It's not uncommon for kids to want to give me a big hug at the end of our time together.

  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER OUR SESSION?

    I will edit your images and will post a sneak peek for you on my blog within a week. Feel free to tag yourself in the photo and share it with your friends! Within two weeks, I will email you the link to your private online proofing gallery, where you will see artistically edited photos from your session. You will have one week to let me know which of those images you would like to be seen in the coffeetable book or in a big frame on your wall.

  • HOW DO YOU WORK WITH NEWBORNS?

    Newborn sessions are designed for families with babies 2 weeks old, and will take place in your home. Since babies arrive on their own schedule, I will block off my calendar around your due date and ask you to just give me a call when the baby has arrived and you are home from the hospital.

    As you can see from my newborn portfolio, I love to capture the little moments you have as a family – cuddling on the couch or on your bed, admiring those brand-new fingers and toes, feeding or changing the baby, or letting a big sibling hold and kiss their new baby brother or sister.

    Newborn sessions are different from the regular portrait sessions, and they typically last about a couple of hours to allow for feedings, diaper changes, etc. Before I arrive, I recommend that your baby has a full belly and is dressed in a plain white body suit

  • HOW DO WE DECIDE THE LOCATION OF YOUR SESSION?

    I like to have a pre shoot consultation with you before the shoot which helps us decide the location of the shoot. For warmer and colder months, I prefer an indoor shoot at your home to or at my studio. Outdoor sessions in early summers or early winters are my most favourite.

    I prefer an indoor session for sitters whereas for grown ups I recommend an outdoor session.