The Fine Print/FAQ

Signed Client Agreement/Model Release and session fee is due at the time of booking as a retainer to secure your appointment.  The retainer (50% of your session) is non-refundable, but you may reschedule within 30 days. Please give at least a 24-hour notice to reschedule. No-shows forfeit the retainer. Photographs and other keepsakes are purchased separately.

Travel up to 15 miles from Leesburg, VA is included with the session fee (additional travel fees quoted upon request)

Listed prices are subject to change without notice unless locked in with paid 50% deposit.

Payment is due upon ordering via  paypal.  All packages will incur a 5% sales tax. There is a $50 fee for returned checks. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery of your images. Rush orders may be possible upon request.  All sales are final.

Proofs will be available online, in a password protected gallery for 3 days. Your order must be placed and paid for within that time. YOUR IMAGES WILL AUTOMATICALLY EXPIRE.  Once a gallery expires there is a $25 fee to repost for an additional 3 days.

ALL UNORDERED IMAGES WILL BE DELETED INDEFINITELY. The images that you do not order, we do not archive, and they are purged/deleted from the system.

When placing your order, you may pay with Paypal.

All images are the property of Photography by Irina and are protected by federal copyright laws. Copying images without permission is punishable by up to a $150,000 fine. It is against the law to copy, scan, download, print, email, or reproduce these images in any way without written permission.  Photography by Irina retains the right to all images for promotional or competitive use. Irina reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who copies her work without permission. Copyright violators will be prosecuted.

Newborn FAQ

When do I need to schedule?

If you know you plan to schedule a newborn portrait session please schedule your session before you deliver. This allows us to get you on our calendar and ensure that we have space for your little one when he/she arrives.
If you have already delivered please contact us asap. We always do our very best to fit newborn sessions into our schedule!

How old are the babies on your website?

Most of the newborns on our website are less than 14 days old. We prefer to photograph newborns between 5 and 10 days of life. This allows us to work with a sleepy newborn. Sleepy babies allow a much larger variety in posing. Once they are nearing 2 weeks their awake time starts to extend and certain poses may become more difficult.

How long does a session last?

A normal newborn session will last around 2 hours. Depending on the age of the baby this may be a little less or more.

What do I need to do to prepare for our session?

Make sure the baby is fed right before the session. Please visit our directions page for directions to the studio. If you need to feed your baby at the start of the session this is perfectly fine! If you are driving more than 1 hour to come to the studio this may be a better solution to getting the baby nice and sleepy before we start! We are happy to allow time for feedings! If the baby is hungry it will be almost impossible to get them in the deep sleep required for posing!

My baby has acne…can this be removed?

Yes, baby acne can be removed. If your baby has a very severe case of acne you can send us a photo before your session. Normal baby acne is part of our normal editing process. Baby acne can last for weeks so we much prefer to remove it in photoshop vs pushing back your session date!