Luxury Childrens Photography | Fine Art Portraits | Detroit Child Photographer | Luxury Lifestyle Photographer
 
 
KAREN LIPPOWITHS
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
FAQ

How would you describe your style?
Do you photograph in studio or on location?
Do you photograph in color or black & white?
What are the best ages for a portrait session?
What should I wear for my portrait session?
What if weather is bad?
What if my child doesn't cooperate?
How long is a portrait session?
How soon can we see our portraits?
How will I view and select my portraits?
Does my fine art canvas include custom-framing?
How long does it take to complete my order?
Do you ship or deliver orders?
Will you hold onto my proofs to order at a later date?
Do you guaranatee your work?
Do you offer financing?
Do you travel?
How would you describe your style?

In a word . . . our style is "timeless."  Our work is generally defined as "contemporary fine art."  We offer both fun, candid and formal, posed portraits in both environmental and studio settings.

Do you photograph in studio or on location?

We offer a relaxed and comfortable studio experience complete with beautiful lighting, backgrounds, a small wardrobe assortment, and a few props.  Steps outside, we have rolling hills, ponds and rivers, grasslands and woods, bridges, open land, and a gorgeous natural backdrop to explore.  All sessions guarantee the studio experience; outdoor environmental portraits take place as weather permits.

Do you photograph in color or black & white?

We photograph digitally in color and will show you both color and black & white during your reveal.  While vibrant colors ignite the senses, there's nothing more captivating than a dramatic black & white piece of art.

What are the best ages for a portrait session?

There is NEVER a wrong age for portraits.  You and your family are perfect and beautiful exactly as you are TODAY (and we all know tomorrow is never guaranteed).  Portraits may sometimes feel "last on the list" when daily life gets in the way, but are ALWAYS of highest value once completed.

MATERNITY sessions are best photographed around 30 - 32 weeks.   This ensures that you look and feel your glowing best with less risk of baby making a surprise early arrival.

NEWBORNS are strictly photographed within the first 10 days of life (barring extended hospital stays).  This timing is critical to capture limber furling poses, soft, wrinkly skin (babies' skin peels and breaks out around two weeks), and sleepy looks.

SITTER sessions take place around six months when baby is sitting well unsupported, wide-eyed, and discovering the world.

ONE-YEAR sessions are a perfect way to mark those exciting first steps.

TODDLER sessions are our absolute FAVORITE!   If you choose but one age to photograph your child, we recommend around 18-24 months.  Baby begins exploring the world and personality begins to take shape.  Ask about our multi-session plan to celebrate all of babies' milestones from birth to 18 months.

After about 18-24 months, consider capturing your family annually.

TWEEN sessions capture your child at this critical formative time.  Show your child their beauty and build self-esteem by providing a pampered experience complete with unique theme, wardrobe, and hair & make-up services.

SENIOR portraits mark an important time of young adulthood and recognize the accomplishments before heading into the world.

LEGACY portraits  -- often celebrating three and four generations -- are the ultimate family treasure.

What should I wear for my portrait sessions?
Portraits are a celebration of your family and your life.  We suggest dressing for the occasion.  We'll work with you at booking to help plan for success.  We'll also provide our detailed "Session Success Guide" to create the perfect look for your day.  We offer optional personal wardrobe styling and hair & make-up services if you'd like additional help.
What if the weather is bad?
We guarantee a beautiful studio experience with every portrait sitting.  We'll also step outside and take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings for environmental portraits as weather permits.
What if my child doesn't cooperate?
Rest assured, after working with literally thousdands of children in15 years, we guarantee to capture your family beautifully.  The more you relax and let your child be him or herself, the more your child will follow your lead.  We'll discuss your child's unique personality and ways to optimize for success when we book your portrait sitting.
How long is a portrait session?
Portrait sittings usually last 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the number of people and wardrobe changes.  Newborn sessions provide ample time for feedings, changings, and snuggles and typically last at least an hour or more.  We watch your children and their interest and energy during the session, never the clock.
How soon can we see our portraits?
We know how excited you are to see your portraits!  We're equally excited to create them for you.  We work diligently but meticulously to create the highest-quality work you expect.  Your design consultation may take place the same day or on a day soon after, whenever everyone can come together.   We ask that both parents be present for the reveal and we invite all interested family members participate in the fun.  We'll guide you through every step of creating the collection just right for you.
How will I view and select my portraits?
We'll provide a stunning slideshow of your work in larger-than-life format to provide full impact "WOW!" experience.  We'll walk you through all of your display options, assist with framing, and guide in creating the collection of your dreams.
Does my fine art canvas include custom framing?
We guarantee all fully finished custom-framed pieces for a lifetime as our hands are the last to touch them.  Because we want you to own and enjoy your framed portrait from day one, we provide framing options and service as a way to save time and effort in finishing the piece yourself.  If you choose, you may also do the work of finding a framer on your own.
How long does it take to complete my order?
Most orders, including custom-framed canvases, require three to five weeks to complete.  Art pieces larger than 20 x 30 undergo a meticulous two-step process that includes client pre-press viewing, giving you an opportunity to inspect and approve the piece before going to final print.  We'll phone you when your order is complete and ready for pick up.  We offer complimentary local home delivery and hanging of all finished custom-framed works.
Do you ship or deliver orders?
Yes.  Shipments are available throughout the U.S. with a packaging fee plus carrier charges.  We're happy to deliver and hang custom-framed wall portraits locally at no charge.  All other orders are picked up from the studio.
Will you hold onto my proofs to order at a later date?

We'll spend as little or as much time as you need during the day of your reveal to view and select your collection.  We offer a singular appointment to make all decisions to make efficient use of everyone's time.  We encourage you to invite all family and friends who may wish to be part of the fun.  We do not release proofs or post images online.  All portraits purchased are archived forever and may be reordered at any time; those not not selected for purchaes are deleted that day.

Do you offer financing?
Yes.  We believe fine portrait art is for everyone.  Our interest-free financing options allow you to create the collection of your dreams.  We'll discuss options when you book.
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes.  We offer a no-obligation portrait session with no sitting fee and no purchase minimum.  Purchase ONLY what you love.  Fair warning!   We're so confident in our ability to "WOW!" you, we know you're going to want them ALL!   But ultimately, our approach is simple: select what you want, leave what you don't.

We also guarantee every finished cutsom-framed wall portrait we create for you. If you're not 100% thrilled with your portrait at the time of delivery, we promise to make it right.

Do you travel?
Yes.  We travel and work worldwide.  Be in touch if you would like us to visit or have a special destination in mind.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
KAREN LIPPOWITHS

Karen Lippowiths is an award-winning child, family, and portrait photographer in South Lyon, MI.
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