1) How Does The Booking Process With You, Work?


Our booking process is seamless and hassle free. You select the collection that include the said number of files and you pay the listed price. The collection price includes my time, talent, design and editing of your images. As well, as the rendering of high resolution digital gallery. Your gallery is available for digital download. The photos are yours to share, print, treasure and adore for years to come.


Once you’re ready to make it official, I will put together your contract along with your PayPal invoice link for the non-refundable retainer fee of $35.00. Please note, the $35 retainer fee only applies to maternity and newborn sessions. Cake smash photoshoots require a $125.00 booking fee. Booking fee, is applied to the total amount due. Remaining balance is due within 48 hours of your scheduled session. All collections are subjected to a 8.25% Texas State Sales Tax and payments can be made via PayPal or Zelle Quick Pay.


2) Why Do You Only Deliver the Said Amount of Digitals & Not More, For The Listed Amount Of Time?


Maternity, newborn, and cake smash sessions differ significantly from traditional photoshoots. Working with expectant mothers, newborns, and babies requires a delicate touch, extensive time, precise posing, and utmost patience to craft stunning photos. These sessions are crucial in the artistic creation process, demanding great care and attention to detail.


Yes, you might have seen other photographers provide more photos. However, I'd much rather take my time producing clean, crisp, sweet photos of my clients looking radiant, happy and wonderfully posed, than having 100's of images where they don't look comfortable and relaxed.



3) Who Has The Rights To The Images?


Lily Hayes Photography, is the copyright owner of all the images, is protected under USC Title 17 (US Copyright Law). This means that as your photographer, I have the right to showcase your stunning photos, to potential clients. By going through the booking process, you have acquired reproduction rights. Granting you the ability to print and share the images provided to you.


4) Are You Insured?


Yes, I am adequately protected with both professional and liability insurance. Having comprehensive coverage ensures that I am safeguarded against any potential risks and liabilities that may arise as your photographer. With this added layer of protection, I can confidently pursue my goals and focus on providing the best services to my clients.


5) Do I Have Permission To Print The Photos? Can I Use Them On My Social Media Platforms?


Yes, you do! When clients conclude their booking process, clients get more than just amazing photographs, your collection includes a comprehensive print release and exclusive usage rights, giving you the freedom to treasure and display your photos without any restrictions.


To ensure your photographs are showcased in their true authentic beauty, I kindly request clients to refrain from printing them from low-quality printers such as Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, or Shutterfly. These printers do not accurately represent the exceptional quality of your images.


6) Will I Receive “HIGH” Resolution Photos?


Many professional photographers often offer digital files as a part of their collections. However, it's important to be aware that not all photographers provide high-resolution files. Some may only offer files with an 8x10 resolution. This can be limiting if a client wishes to print a larger photo, such as an 11x14, as they would then need to invest significant funds into ordering the print from their chosen photographer.


You can rest assure, with Lily Hayes you will receive all high-resolution files printable up to, 30x40.


7) Do You Watermark Your Photos?


No, I do not think it's necessary to engage in endless amounts of free marketing, even though it can be highly beneficial. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with numerous clients who have become an integral part of my clientele. Interestingly, a significant portion of my clientele has been built through word-of-mouth referrals, which speaks volumes about the quality of my photography work and the positive experiences of my satisfied customers. By focusing on delivering exceptional service and fostering strong relationships, I have been able to cultivate a thriving business.


8) Can I Have The Unedited Files?


Raw images, straight out of the camera, may not be immediately presentable to clients. These images, in the form of raw NEF files, require careful processing to transform them into a polished and captivating finished product. As part of my role, I meticulously process the NEF files, striving to perfect every detail and create a visually stunning final result that is sure to leave a lasting impression.


9) Is There A Discount for Booking A Maternity, Newborn & Cake Smash Photography Session?


Absolutely! When booking both, your maternity and mini newborn session, I’ll include the family and sibling photos free of charge, which will add an additional 4-6 more digital file to the mini newborn session collection. If you book the full newborn session you will receive a $75 discount. For lifestyle sessions, a $50 discount is applied. Discounts are not given to the maternity collection for booking both, only the newborn photoshoot.


If you decide to book the cake smash session, as well; a $50 discount will be applied to the collection total. You don't have to prepay or pre-reserve that particular session. When it's time to start looking at dates for the cake smash photoshoot, just send me a text and we can coordinate from there. I will need at least, a 2-3 month notice for cake smash availability.


I don't over complicate my sessions and booking process. Each of these 3 sessions will have it's own contract and invoice link so you don't have to worry about prepaying for some of the sessions, up front. You'll pay the $35 retainer fee for said collection, and pay the remaining balance for each collection when the services have been rendered.


collections INCLUDE

◆ creative time & talent

session design

prop usage

couture gowns & accessories

professional posing

professional hand editing

◆ rendering high resolution files

◆ full print release

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Lily Hayes, an acclaimed Dallas Newborn Photographer, excels in artistic maternity and cake smash photography. She serves clients in Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Carrollton, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Wylie, Rockwall, and nearby areas. Her studio is conveniently situated east of Dallas near George Bush.