Frequently Asked Questions

This page has been created to help answer some of the most common questions coming in to Pumpkin Patch Photography. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at

General Sessions:

I have a particular prop/item, can I use it in my session?

Yes, absolutely! While we will use several different props, wraps or backdrops - depending on the type of session - feel free to bring along items for us to incorporate. We have had clients dress their newborn in a favorite sports jersey, an expecting mother dress in the traditional clothing of her family and a family dress in similar outfits. Check out our galleries for inspiration!

Newborn Sessions:

When should I book my newborn session?

It is never too early to book a newborn session because the actual birthdate is unpredictable. We will reserve a time-frame for you and arrangements for the session will be made as sonn as baby arrives. If you are given an induction or are having a c-section, the actual session date will be booked.

- The session should take place between 6-12 days after baby is born.
- Older newborns tend to sleep less and dont curl up as easily.
- Newborn acne, cradle cap and colic may flare up after 2 weeks of age as well.

It is not uncommon for a newborn session to last up to 4 hours, allowing for plenty of time for feeding and comforting. I will provide props for the portrait session and everything to keep baby warm and comfortable and safe. I will also capture mom and dad with baby and siblings.

All you have to do is make sure baby has a full belly!

Location & Travel:

Where are you located and can you travel to my home or other location?

Pumpkin Patch Photography is located in Stafford, Virginia. We have done many in-home and on-location sessions in the Northern Virginia area. Locations within a 35 mile radius are included and incurr no additional charge. Session locations outside of the 35 mile radius will be charged an additional $50.


What is your current pricing and do you offer any specials?

Our most current pricing can be found on this website under the Pricing and Packages option on the Information tab. Specials, deals and giveaways are posted there as well as on our Facebook page so "Like" us and check back regularly!


After the session, how long until I will be able to view my photos and how will I be able to view them?

Within 2 weeks of your photo shoot, you will be able to view 25-30 proofs (or more) from your session. You will be able to see each photo in both black and white and in color. The gallery will be available for one week for you to view and to share with your family and friends. Once the gallery expires, there will be a $50 charge to rehost the gallery for another week.

I would like to order a print/gallery wrap/digital file, how do I do that?

You can order right through the password protected gallery system on this website. You can take your time, and make your selections in the privacy of your home as well as share them with all of your friends and family. You will have access to your gallery for one week after your gallery goes live to place orders.

Is there a minimum number of prints, gallery wraps or digital files I must order?

There is a $300 minimum order with each session ( except birth sessions and cake smash session as these are package deals )

I want to order a print/gallery wrap/digital file, how long will it take to be delivered?

Please allow 2-6 weeks for delivery after your selection ( depending on your item ). Please contact me for options if alternate arrangements are necessary.

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