::: Information for your custom portrait session :::



Maternity Sessions

Maternity sessions are an amazing way to showcase "The Bump". It's fun to see the excitement and maybe a little nervousness shine through in the parents eyes, as they know their little one will be here in just a few short weeks! Maternity sessions are usually taken anywhere from 32-36weeks, and are most natural looking when taken outside.                


Newborn Sessions 

Newborn sessions are usually taken anywhere from 2 to 14 days old at my studio, located in Otsego, MN. The sessions usually last anywhere between 2 and 4 hours.  I recommend bringing; extra blankets, pacifiers, milk, wipes, diapers, and your patience! Little ones are typically naked or wrapped up in blankets during their session, so you don't have to worry about outfits.

The morning of your session: Try to keep baby awake as long as you can and before leaving home feed them as much as possible. Doing this will ensure that they will be good and sleepy and the session will move along a little quicker!  Also, be sure to dress them lightly, they tend to be more content once we get them naked!

All props such as; baskets, hats, headbands, etc. for the session will be provided, feel free to bring anything that you would like to see in your images. Ex.) Family Heirlooms, Military Gear, and such!


Weddings and Engagement Sessions

Wedding Days are always an amazing and exciting day for us to be a part of, and we love catching those once in a lifetime memories! Unfortunately we can only book weddings on a limited basis. If you are getting married in 2018 and interested in me shooting your big day, please feel free to contact me , I would love to hear from you! 


After your Session

Once your session is complete, the images will be closely reviewed and the best approx. 30 images will be color corrected. You will receive an email stating that your gallery has been published onto our website, with an access code to review your images. Please allow up to 3 weeks for editing.


{Please Note}

MN State sales tax of 6.785% is applied to all sessions

All images are the property of Courtney Paal Photography and are copyrighted by law. Your photos may also be used by Courtney Paal Photography on our website, blog, Facebook page, as well as on any advertising and marketing material.

It is my main focus that each session is truly customized to best suit my client and their personalities. We spend countless hours coming up with new materials and putting the final touches by editing each image thoroughly. We kindly ask that you do not color correct or crop any images.