What to Expect

before, during, and after your photography session with Gena


Before the Session

Once you confirm that you would like to move forward with booking your photography session we will pick a date and location (if applicable). Think about what you'd like to achiever from your session. Think about the images and memories you'd like to capture and preserver in an heirloom album that you can hand down from generation to generation.

Once your session date/time have been selected you will complete your client queationairre and contract as we'll as pay the session retainer. This will confirm you booking and reserve your session date on my calendar.

Newborn sessions


Newborn sessions will be at my my gilbert based studio. I have a separate space where I shoot, this space is kept at 85 degrees to keep baby warm and comfortable. You will be able to watch as much as you like or take a much needed break and relax with a cup of coffee or other complimentary beverage. My studio is fully equipped and I truly take care of everything. You do not need to provide anything for the session. Full newborn sessions take approximately 2 hours, so please plan accordingly.


  • Book during 2nd trimester
  • Don't forget to complete the questionnaire
  • Please be on time for your session

Outdoor Sessions

  • Best during golden hour
  • Don't forget to complete the questionnaire
  • Be on time

Out door sessions take advantage of the gorgeous light produced in the golden hour. the Phoenix area offers many different locations for your session. Rustic, natural, gardens. The golden hour is generally 1.5 hour before sunset. This timing many not be best for young children especially during the summer when the days are a bit longer.

During the Session

Relax, be yourself, and have fun. I like to do posed traditional portraits and mix in some lifestyle natural interactions. Especially with young children, it helps to let them play and be themselves. I will give general directions and prompts to try and elicit genuine response and interactions.


Little ones love to dance, twirl, jump, tell secrets. The goal is to capture your family as you are while also giving you a bit of traditional portraiture.

  • Coordinate but DON'T Match
  • No busy patterns
  • Relax and be yourself

What to Wear

No matter the type of sessions it is important that you feel good and are comfortable. Layers and textures always photograph so beautifully.

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Your kind words

Our newborn session with Gena was incredible!

She is a wonderful photographer; her attention to detail and creativity is unsurpassed. But where Gena stands out most is in her gentle touch with children.




After Your Session

The hard part is over and now you wait.....



My standard turnaround time is 2 weeks or less. Once I have culled out the best images and edited them, I will upload them to an online gallery for you to review. I will also email an invoice for you to select and purchase the collection of your choice. Once your collection is selected and prints are purchased I will order everything from your order. You can expect a package in the mail within 2 weeks with your beautiful heirloom prints and USB where applicable.


For those who come to my studio. I have many sample products for you to see and touch in person.

  • 2 week turn around time
  • Think about what you want to do with your portraits
  • Now the fun begins


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Gena Marie Photography

captures newborns, babies, families, and maternity sessions

for life's seasons



825 S Cooper Rd. Suite B7 Gilbert AZ 85233