Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Book A Session?
If you would like to inquire/book a session, contact us here. Please fill out all the information and we will get back you shortly.
How would you describe your photography style?
I try and keep my family photography very natural, capturing the action as it happens, so it’s lots of fun and not too much posing. I feel this will bring out the true character of your children and will also make the session more enjoyable.
Do you take any traditional posed shots?
Yes, I will spend some time taking some relaxed portraits of you together as a family, as this can be an important record for you too. But I spend more time letting the action happen naturally and capturing the moments as they unfold.
What time do the outdoor sessions take place?
Most Portrait Sessions are held at an outdoor location 1-2 hours before the golden hours of sunset. I’m happy to find a time that suits your family.
Where does the photo session take place?

I have several preferred nature areas in the New Orleans, LA and some outside of New Orleans that I love recommending to reflect my style of photography. Some of the popular location places are below but we can accommodate with a location of your choice too! Note: Some places require an appointment or a permit fee to photograph at that location. The permit cost is not included in the session cost.

– City Park, Botantical Gardens, or NOMA -Art Museum
– Race & Religion
– Fountainbleu State Park
– Longue Vue House & Gardens (longuevue.com)
– Armstrong Park
– Jackson Square, French Quarter
– Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo

If you’d like more details, please email me at hello@loantranphotography.com or contact us here.

How do I view the photos after the session?

A two or three weeks after the shoot your edited images will be available for viewing in a private online gallery. We can also arrange to meet in my studio where you can see the range of luxury frames and albums that I offer.

How quickly do we have to choose what to purchase?
After viewing the images your online gallery will be open for 7 days, giving you plenty of time to decide which products you’d like to purchase.
What happens if my child is ill?
I am happy to reschedule if this happens, I just ask that you let me know as soon as possible.
Should we bring anything to the session?
It’s great if you can bring along some of your child’s favourite toys, games, balls, kites, bubbles – anything that you enjoy doing together as a family. Snacks and drinks are also a good idea to boost your child’s energy levels.
Do you have a referral program?
Our business has been based on referrals. There will be $50 store credit for each referral that has paid for a session. If you loved the services we provide, please be sure to share the love with your family and friends. Remember, they have to mention your name. You’ll find more information here.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
It’s never too early to book your newborn session to ensure availability as I only schedule a limited number of sessions each month to allow plenty of time and attention for each client. Once booked, I reserve an approximate time frame around your due date with the actual session date being selected once you deliver.
What if my baby comes early or after my due date?
By booking your session with me, your baby has priority on my schedule. That means if baby arrives early or late your baby is guaranteed a spot on my calendar. My newborn sessions are limited per month in order to accommodate the various arrival dates.
When is the best time to photography my new baby?
Newborn babies are ideal to photograph between 7-14 days old, when they are still very flexible and womb-like and spend most of their time sleeping. If for some reason your baby is unable to be photographed during this time frame, don’t worry, with the exception of possibly a few poses, we will still be able to capture many beautiful images of your baby.
What can I expect from my newborn session?
I typically schedule newborn sessions in the morning around 9am Monday -Friday. This has been proven to be the most successful time for photographing the babies, as they tend to sleep better and fuss a lot less. My newborn sessions last between 1-3 hours depending on the package you choose. While I understand this seems like a long time, it is important to have extra time built in for feeding, changing, and soothing time for your newborn.
How do I prepare for my newborn session?
Once your baby arrives, and we schedule a date for your session, you’ll receive a link emailed to you that will give you tips and information on how to prepare for a smooth newborn session.
Do you provide any props for the newborn session?

An extensive collection of props and accessories are available for studio sessions. Handmade outfits, bonnets, headbands, wraps, and an assortment of baskets, bowls and other adorable props are available and personally stylized just for you. Though there is nothing you need to bring for your session, if there is something sentimental you’d like to incorporate into the session, please let us know.

Can parents and siblings also be in the newborn photos?

Images with parents and/or siblings are included in the Premium Newborn session. The Petite Newborn sessions include posing and images of just baby.

Where will the newborn session take place?

All sessions take place in my home studio in Kenner LA 70065. This assures that I have proper lighting and access to all of my props.

When should I schedule my maternity session?
Maternity sessions are best held between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. This is a time when your bump has taken beautiful shape, but you are still feeling great and won’t go into labor before having our session.

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