Mily Cooper Photography
How do I book a photo session?
Please contact me at 310.916.7145 or e-mail me at
I will get back to you within 48 hours.
Newborn sessions should be scheduled 3-6 months in advance. However if you decide at the last minute to do a newborn session, I always recommend to call because I often times have last minute openings due to babies arriving earlier or later than expected.
A signed contract and deposit fee is required to guarantee your rate, session date
and time. The remaining amount for the session should be paid on the session date.
Can I reschedule my session?
Yes, but rescheduling requires 48 hrs. notice.
If you cancel at the last minute or do not show up, you will lose your deposit fee.
What if I am late for my photo shoot?
Starting your session on time is extremely important as I try to set up sessions during optimal light conditions and you may miss those.
Please plan to arrive 10 min before your session starts.
If you arrive late, I may be able to extend our session in some cases, but in others, I may have another session right after, hence your session will run short.
What should I do to prepare for my maternity photo session?
Here is some information that will be super useful as you go through the process. I provide gowns and accessories for my pregnant moms, so no need to stress !
What should I do to prepare for my baby's newborn photo session?
Here is some information that will be super useful as you go through the process.
How long does a newborn session take?
Full newborn sessions take about 2 - 3 hours, this includes extra time in case we need extra feeding and soothing breaks. Sessions that include siblings take approximately 3 hours.
Do you do Newborn in-home sessions?
I do not offer them at this point. In home sessions can take twice as long, adding to already tired parents exhaustion. At your home, we have to move furniture to accommodate our sets, find the proper lighting and maintain the proper temperature to keep your child comfortable and safe while he/she is unclothed.
I could only bring a limited set of props to your home.
When is the best time to photograph my newborn baby?
I prefer to photograph newborns between 5-12 new days when they are still in that super sleepy, squishy, curly stage. It's also best to do the session before the baby acne sets in (3rd week, generally). This is not to say we can't photograph your baby a bit older, but the ultimate time is during the magical week.
What should I wear for my family photo session?
Most importantly a smile... but you will also find a lot of good advice
by clicking here
What should I wear for my family photo session?
You will also find a lot of good advice by clicking here
Do you have Gift Certificates?
Yes, I do. They can be purchased in any amount and they are valid towards photo sessions and products. They are wonderful gifts for pretty much anyone.
If you have a company and would like to give your employees gift certificates on a special occasion or milestone, contact me, I have corporate discounts.
How do I select my digital negatives and prints?
Approximately 2 weeks after your photo session, you will receive a link to a private photo gallery to view your digital images.
- You will be able to make your selections there.
- If you make a print order, I will review each item to ensure the dimensions requested for printed images are appropriate and will reconfirm your order.
- Payment is due upon confirmation.
- Products will be available for pick up in approximately 2-4 weeks.
Can I get all the pictures taken during the session in a cd, without being edited?
No. As an artist, I take pride in my final product.
After the session, I will review all pictures and select those that I feel truly reflect my subjects and of course my work standards.
I will do minor editing on those and upload them into your private gallery for your review.
You will be able to chose the number of digital images included in your package and they will go through further artistic editing.
If you wish to obtain more images than those available in your package , they are available at an additional cost. See prices here
Can I share my pictures in Facebook or other websites?
You are welcome (and encouraged!) to share your pictures, use them as your profile picture and tag yourself or others, but proper recognition of Mily Cooper Photography is appreciated and requested when publishing photos and using them online (example-like when putting them on Facebook).
Please do not modify in any way pictures taken by me or crop my logo.
Photos may not be entered into any contest without my prior consent and without proper credit to Mily Cooper Photography.
Professional Printing vs. Printing at your local Costco /Walgreens, etc.
I can only guarantee the photo quality of photos purchased directly through me and my lab.
The materials we use are of archival quality (high durability and acid free)
In my personal experience, non-professional / mass produced prints do not reflect the colors of the original picture either.
If you plan to display your pictures at your home, give them as gifts, or use them for your professional modeling portfolios, I highly recommend investing in professional printing.
What is a print release?
- A print release authorizes the customer to make prints of the digital negatives included in a session or sold individually. Original copyright remains with the photographer.
- Your license does not include use that results in financial gain, including but not limited to: advertising, stock photography, print sale profits, or resale of any nature.
- The photos may be printed but not altered or edited in any way other than by the photographer and alterations is a violation of the copyright.
- The photographer reserves the right to use and publish images and photographs taken at your photography session to further promote its service, including portfolio, web site, display, advertisement, and editorial use. My rights as photographer do not include publishing the identity of the subjects that appear on my pictures.
What products do you offer and what are your prices?
I offer Fine Art Prints, Gallery Canvas, Boarded Mounted Prints, Heirloom Albums, Collages, etc. Here is my complete price list.