Where are you based?
I live in Hutto TX, but service all of the Austin area.
Do you have a studio?
Yes! My in home studio is located in Hutto!
What type of sessions do you photograph?
I enjoy photographing all session types but documenting every season of motherhood has my heart. I specialize in weddings, maternity and newborn photography.
Unfortunately, I’m not booking seniors, events (baby showers, birthday parties, etc.), head-shots at this time.
How long in advance should I book my session?
For maternity sessions, the best time to photograph your growing belly is between 30 to 36 weeks. At this stage you are still able to move freely without feeling uncomfortable: the closer you get to your due date, the harder it will be for your body. Again, nothing is cast in concrete, so call me and we will do your session exactly as you want it to be.
For newborn sessions it is best to book once you know your due date. If you book only when the baby is born, I will most likely not be available.
What’s your style?
I have a non-traditional shooting style. It’s a fusion of both posed and lifestyle photography. Everything I do is very intentional. My work consists of natural yet staged poses. I'm a lover of details big and small. I gravitate towards capturing moments that make you feel something.
When do you schedule sessions?
Outdoor sessions are scheduled Monday-Saturday, 1-2 hours after sunrise & 1-2 hours before the sunsets. This is when lighting is best. The sun is low, soft and luminous.
Studio sessions are scheduled between 9AM-1PM when lighting is best in the studio. Newborn sessions are scheduled M-F mornings.
What locations do you use?
I suggest locations based on your completed questionnaire and the vibe you’re trying to achieve. Are you interested in grassy field, lake view, moutainish, city or woods? Perhaps somewhere different like a local venue, greenhouse or tree farm? Once that’s decided I have several spots to recommend in the Austin area.
Do I need to bring any props?
For newborn sessions I have a variety of props, from hand made here in Austin to props from overseas vendors. Each newborn session is styled by yours truly!
For maternity sessions I have a collection of beautiful gowns available for every session!
You're always more than welcome to bring 1-2 special items to your session.
Can I print my images myself?
Yes. All my sessions include edited/retouched images + print release via digital download. You also have the ability to order professional prints directly from your online gallery.
I want to work with you! How do I book my session?
Complete the contact form located in the tab at the top of this page: www.chanzeashornphotography.com/contact
A reply with availability and steps to proceed with the booking process will be sent. The contract and deposit must be paid to secure a date/time.
How long does my session last?
MIni sessions are roughly 30 minutes
Regular sessions typically last 60-90 minutes.
Newborn sessions 2-3 hours.
What do I wear?
The infamous client closet is available to you! This includes a variety of women’s dresses, maternity gowns, children's clothing and more.
Should I get my hair and makeup done professionally?
Yessss! I highly recommend professional hair and makeup. Contact and book with one of the best in Austin!
Samantha Cennet Makeup/Hair instagram.com/rievbeauty
Valerie Lopez Makeup/Hair instagram.com/valerielopezhairandmakeup
Kristen Ashorn Hair instagram.com/hairbykristen..a
What happens if the weather is bad?
Cloudy weather is not a problem. However, if it rains, snows, hails, etc. I will contact you as soon as possible to postpone or reschedule.
I’m excited to see my photos! When will they be ready?
Eek... I’m excited to share them! Galleries are generally completed within 2-3 weeks but during busy season it can take up to 4-6 weeks.
Weddings are a strict 4-6 weeks.