What a powerful thought. It brings home to me how lucky I am that every day I am able to share with new parents and growing families the simple beauty of everyday life. I am surrounded by hope, joy, wonder, tears, laughter and love. - Jacquie
Our goal at Spector Photography is to capture this beauty and innocence. We specialize in photography for maternity, newborns, babies, children and families and now offer professional portraits too!
The quality of our work, the attention we put in to customer service and our 100% satisfaction guarantee means your experience will be memorable, fun and like none other.
Frequently asked questions.
Why Spector Photography ?
We offer a studio sessions as well as candid fine art portraits and intimate moments in the comfort of your home. Jacquie brings with her a minimal studio set up so that she can make sure to get a few of the more dramatic images. Your child has many moods, looks and ways of being and Jacquie makes sure to reflect that in her art, working with everything from natural soft light bouncing off the white sheets in the bedroom to creating deep shadows set on black to show off the little bum or chubby checks.
When is the best time to photograph my child?
Now! Don’t wait until those little teeth appear or the scratch on the arm heals. Isn’t that what capturing children at this moment is all about? All ages are great and we’re happy to consult with you on which stages would be best for you. We can talk though indoor verses outdoor, crawling versus walking… each stage and location has something special to offer. It’s a matter of finding what’s right for you and your family.
What about scheduling Maternity and Newborn Sessions?
We recommend maternity sessions between 32 – 36 weeks. Newborn sessions should be booked before your baby is born. Jacquie can adjust her schedule to fit the arrival of the baby. Newborns are best photographed around day 6 or 7.
What are your hours?
Sessions are offered Monday through Saturday. Weekend sessions are limited and book up very fast. We recommend you call at least a month ahead to get the exact day and time you'd like for your session.
Can I purchase full resolution images of the session?
Yes, Spector Photography does offer individual digital image packages of 20 and 40 image sets. Individual files can also be purchased. All of the digital images are individually and painstakingly edited for color, tone, clarity and retouching.
Do you photograph weddings?
We get asked this all the time. Sorry, Jacquie prefers to concentrate all her talent and energy on children.
Do you have a referral program?
Absolutely and we’d love for you to use it! For every referral that completes a session, you will receive 50% off a new session or a $50 credit towards prints or products from your previous session. And all clients on our mailing list will receive periodic special promotions designed only for existing clients!
Do you have a minimum order?
The session creative fee starts at $175 and covers the value of Jacquie's time and expertise, personal consultations, time spent on planning and preparing for your portrait session, image selection and editing and gallery posting. Due to the immense amount of time and attention Jacquie spends with her clients and puts into each and every session, there is a minimum portrait investment of $300 during the week ($500 at weekends).
We've found clients spend a wide range depending on budget and situation. So we recommend you approach your ordering time with an open mind. But whatever you choose to spend, remember that your portraits are heirlooms that your family will treasure for ever.
What if I’m not happy with my images?
We are proud to offer a satisfaction guarantee. It's important that you are crazy about your portfolio. However, if there is not one single image from your session that you absolutely love, you’ll have the option for a follow-up session.
How do I choose which portraits I want to invest in?
Because we know that choosing among the amazing images can be a daunting task we will show you samples of all our terrific items such as albums, gallery wraps, custom framing, birth announcement and more. Then we’ll work closely with you to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your choices.
So how does it all work?
First you need to decide which session package you'd like. You can choose from a one-off session or plan a series of portrait sessions to capture your little one at all the different stages of his/her new life -from tiny feet at birth to rolling over and holding up his/her head all the way to sitting and walking. Precious moments not to be missed!
The sessions are in the comfort of your home (or a location of your choice) and last about two hours. Don't worry about schedules. Riding out the diaper changes, naps and nursings allows for a truly diverse and unique portfolio!
Your special portfolio will be made up of 40+ images and is posted on line within a week of your session. They are available for you and your family to view at your leisure for one week.
Individual prints, albums, DVD slide shows, gallery wraps, canvas wall prints, Chromalux Portrait Panels, metal prints, and individual digital image files are available for purchase. We also speicalize in custom framing and framed portrait series.