How much do you charge? All the pricing information is on the Pricing page
What is your payment plan? The payment plan is a way to get gorgeous pictures and make one monthly payment with NO interest. You choose the day of the month and the amount each month to be charged. The studio collects your payment info either before or the day of your photo shoot.
How long does it take to get my pictures? Elizabeth is unique in the professional photography world. She is on the road most days . . . traveling to your land or farm for your customized photo shoot, or traveling to a number of optional sites in Lee's Summit or Blue Springs, Missouri. And that's just the beginning. Next comes the digital artwork which Elizabeth insists on doing herself. She spends countless hours on the computer making your pictures perfect. Much like fine wine, the wait is worth it. If you have a deadline, please let us know.
What happens if it rains? We will reschedule if the weather is rainy or really windy and cold. If it is over 40 degrees and not really windy we can usually get your photoshoot in. The indoor studio is great for babies and children but we prefer families and other styled shoots outdoors.
what do we wear? Elizabeth loves to visit with you about clothes and your style, feel free to send her pictures and ideas via text 816.438.1042 or FB message. She love combining patterns with solids and layers etc . . . there are rules that she feels like are important and rules that she loves to break..... feel free to ask .. Pick out accessories and fun or memorable things that add character to your pictures and help tie colors in together.
I want to do a cake smash, do you provide the cake and props? Sadly, Elizabeth is not a baker . . . and not good at decorating cakes. For the cake, she recommends Chelsea Howard in Lexington, Missouri -- 816.301.8302. Get with her early because she is a busy mom in addition to running a small business. Whilethe studio does have a bunch of rustic style props for photo shoots, please tell us your ideas so we can combine what we have and what you will need to bring.
how long will our session last? Elizabeth does not have set times for photo sessions (unless it is a promotion). Her goal is to deliver great pictures. She has a crazy little internal thingy that says: "you are good to go" . . . LOL. In all reality.. Newborns can take 2-4 hours . . . H.S. Seniors 1-2 hours for boys and 1-3 hours for girls . . . Familes 1-1.5 hours . . . Children and Babies 30 minutes to 1 hour. These are all ballpark estimates :)
what should i bring to the photoshoot? It all depends on the style of the photoshoot. If we are doing an outdoor session it is always a good idea to bring extra clothes for kids and yourselves if water is involved, old shoes you can comfortably walk in through rough terrain, snacks for kids, drinks, lipgloss for women, bug spray, a blanket, and favorite toys and things that could help us keep your child's attention. For the kids, we will provide things like bubbles, treats and toys, but it helps to have lots of options. If a pet is going to be a part of the session, please bring treats, snacks and doggie doo doo bags.
how far in advance should we book our appointment? The studio calender fills up about 1-2 months in advance. Please book early if you need a specific day. New for 2018 -- We are booking 6 weekend days per month, and 1 weekday evening and daytime per week. To book your appointment text 816.438.1042, email or FB message the studio.
What if I don't use little house photography to print my pictures and they look terrible? Unfortunately, we cannot gurantee any pictures not printed through the studio. To ensure you get the best results from your printers ask for NO COLOR CORRECTION, NO DENSITY CORRECTION, PRINT AS IS and make NO CHANGES. Our computer screen is calibrated to professional lab standards and we use several filters and special effects to give you the most gorgeous picture. All print companies print different and papers look different.
I am super nervous about Newborn Pictures, what should I expect? First, please make sure you like our newborn style. You will see many pictures on this website and on the Little House Photography by Elizabeth Stetzler facebook page. Newborn babies are in charge of our session. We plan the photoshoot as soon as you know your due date and we understand babies are born when they want to be born. We will adjust. The session will take up to 1-3 hours so we like to start around noon . . . give or take a few hours. We can take pictures in your home or our home studio, wherever you feel the most comfortable. We want it very warm so YOU will want to dress lightly. Try to keep your baby awake in the hours before your photoshoot, and bathe and feed right before the shoot to ensure a sleepy baby. Dress baby loosly so it's easy to change clothes. We provide a heating pad and small portable heater so we can keep baby super warm. Again, these sessions can go long -- you will want to bring drinks and snacks for yourself. For the baby, bring wipes, diapers, food, pacifiers and anything else you think your baby might need. We will visit beforehand and go over colors and ideas. Your baby dictates the poses, but we will certainly try to work in your preferences. If you are a C-section mommy, please bring an extra helper so someone can always be "hands on" the baby at all times.