Your Photography Journey Starts Here: Answers to Your Burning Questions

Do you have questions about booking a session, choosing the perfect package, or what to expect on the day of your shoot? You've come to the right place! This FAQ page is your guide to everything you need to know about capturing your special moments with Cara Noel Photography.

Whether you're curious about my approach to photography, the investment involved, or the types of sessions I offer, I've compiled a comprehensive list of answers to help you embark on this exciting journey with confidence.

So grab a cup of coffee, get cozy, and let's dive into the world of storytelling through pictures. I can't wait to create something beautiful with you!

newborn being born

What type of portrait packages do you offer?

To make capturing your family's unique moments even more accessible, I offer three portrait session packages starting at just $150!

For those special occasions that call for something extra special, I also offer custom packages for weddings, events, commercial projects, product shoots, and even recipe photography. Simply email me at for a personalized quote.

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Do you travel for photography sessions?

Absolutely! I love to travel and capture families in their favorite places. While I primarily serve the New Orleans Metro Area, I'm always happy to discuss sessions outside of this region. There may be a travel fee associated with locations outside of the metro area, so please feel free to reach out, and we can discuss the details.

Newborn photography in New Orleans City Park

What type of photography sessions do you offer?

I specialize in a variety of photography styles to suit your needs and celebrate every stage of life:

  • Maternity: Embracing the beauty and anticipation of motherhood.
  • Fresh 48s and Lifestyle Newborn: Preserving the precious first days and weeks of your baby's life in a natural and relaxed way.
  • Babies, Children, and Families: Capturing the joy and wonder of childhood and the unique bond of your family.
  • Seniors: Celebrating milestones and the transition into adulthood.
  • Engagements and Small Weddings: Documenting the love and commitment of your special day in an intimate and authentic way.
  • Events: Capturing the energy and excitement of your gatherings, from birthdays to corporate events.
  • Headshots, Commercial, and Branding: Creating professional images that showcase your personality and elevate your brand.
  • Product and Recipe Photography for Bloggers: Creating visually appealing images that bring your culinary creations to life.

Whatever your photography needs, I'm here to help you tell your story and create lasting memories.

When will my images be ready?

I understand the excitement of seeing your photos, so I work diligently to have your digital images ready for download within 2-4 weeks of your session. You'll receive a convenient email with a link to your online gallery, where you can easily view, download, and share your beautiful photos.

For those who choose to order prints, albums, or other tangible keepsakes, your products will be ready for delivery within 2-4 weeks of placing your order, depending on the specific items chosen.

I strive to make the entire process as seamless and enjoyable as possible, ensuring that your cherished memories are delivered to you in a timely and beautiful manner.

sibling photography session in Metairie La

How do I secure my session?

To ensure your preferred date and time are reserved, full payment for your session is required at the time of booking. This guarantees your spot on my calendar and allows me to begin preparing for your personalized photography experience.

Similarly, any products ordered, such as prints or albums, will need to be paid for in full at the time of ordering. For custom quotes, a deposit will be required to secure your booking.

I offer convenient and secure payment options through credit card, Venmo and PayPal, making the process as smooth and effortless as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance with payment, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Do you offer digital images?

Absolutely! All of my photography packages include high-resolution digital images, giving you the freedom to share your photos online, create personalized gifts, or simply enjoy them on your devices.

While digital images offer incredible convenience and flexibility, I encourage you to consider printing your favorites. Tangible prints and albums become cherished heirlooms, allowing you to relive those special moments with loved ones for years to come. Imagine the joy of sharing physical photographs with your children and grandchildren, passing down a legacy of love and connection through generations.

Pregnant women having a photography session in New Orleans La

What does each photo session include?

Each photography session is designed to be a unique and enjoyable experience tailored to your specific vision. Here's what you can expect:

  • Personalized Consultation: We'll have a brief phone or email conversation to discuss your ideas, preferences, and desired outcomes, ensuring your session reflects your personal style and captures the moments that matter most to you.
  • 1-6 People: Sessions are designed for individuals, couples, families, or small groups of up to six people.
  • Professional Expertise: You'll benefit from my experience and creative eye as I guide you through poses, capture candid moments, and ensure your photos are beautifully composed.
  • Hand-Edited Images: Each image is carefully edited to enhance its natural beauty and create a polished final product. You'll receive high-resolution digital files with a print release, allowing you to print and share your photos as you wish.
  • Choice of Location: Sessions can be held at a variety of picturesque locations, including local parks, the enchanting French Quarter, vibrant downtown New Orleans, or even the comfort of your own home. Please note that if your chosen location requires a permit, you will be responsible for obtaining and covering the associated fee.

My goal is to create a fun, relaxed, and memorable experience that results in stunning photographs you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Do you offer any other products?

Absolutely! In addition to digital images, I offer a wide selection of high-quality photo products to beautifully display and preserve your memories.

Choose from classic prints, stunning canvases, elegant albums, eye-catching wall art, and much more. All products are printed by a professional lab, ensuring exceptional quality and longevity.

After your session, we can schedule a personalized consultation to discuss your specific needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a statement piece to adorn your living room wall or a collection of framed prints to create a gallery wall, I'll help you find the perfect products to showcase your cherished photographs and create lasting keepsakes.

Family Portrait session on a beach along the Florida Gulf Coast

Ready to Embark on Your Photography Adventure?

I hope these FAQs have answered your questions and sparked your excitement for capturing your cherished moments. If you're ready to create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime, I invite you to reach out and let's start planning your personalized photography experience.

Whether you have a specific vision in mind or simply want to explore the possibilities, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. Let's transform your stories into stunning images that you'll treasure for years to come.

Contact me ( today to book your session or request a custom quote. I can't wait to hear from you!