Frequently Asked Questions


Why should we pick Blessed Moments Photography?

Blessed Moments Photography is a local business based in Alamogordo, NM, and owned by Adriana Spetter. We want to build a relationship with you and your family to capture all of your special moments. We specialize in custom photography which requires an investment of time and talent on the part of the photographer. The price you pay for custom photography reflects not only the time taken to capture your moments in a relaxed setting but also the time, creativity, and imagination to enhance that image during digital processing. We can also finish that image with professionally printed products where the end result is a work of art, made personal by those closest to your heart. Blessed Moments is committed to providing a unique, personalized experience. Let us capture your blessed moments!

How long does the photoshoot process take?

For most shoots, we recommend calling the studio or you contact us through facebook or via email at least 3-4 weeks in advance of your desired date.  As the business has grown we generally have a pretty full schedule but we try to keep a few slots open for those last minute newborn sessions.  For Maternity and Newborn sessions, our preference is to contact us when you’re in your second trimester to make sure we are able to set aside for time-sensitive shoots. Since we fully customize our sessions we often have to order additional things for your shoot.

What is the best time for maternity portraits?

We recommend that a maternity shoot be scheduled close to your 30 week mark. Give us a call in your second trimester to book your session!

What is the best time for newborn portraits?

The absolute best time to capture sleepy, curly newborn portraits is from 7-15 days of life. For our Maternity and Newborn Package contact us when you’re in your second trimester to book! These sessions are laid back environment and baby is comfortably swaddled the whole time.

What is the best time for baby portraits?

6-9 months is the best age to capture your baby– they’re sitting up, smiling and can really show off their personality! We also specialize in 1st birthday party smash cake sessions.

What is the best time for senior portraits?

We love shooting senior sessions outdoors, so we recommend scheduling between beginning of the school year August till April before your senior year!  Although we can really shoot any time throughout the year.  We have some Seniors that want one session per season to capture their entire year. 

What happen in my session?

Our goal in our session is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. The more comfortable you feel, the better the photos will be! You know nothing about posing? That’s ok! That our job, the photographer will pose you and tell you exactly what to do!

Do you use props?

We love props if you want them! I can bring my own or use some of your own.

What if it’s windy or rainy outside?

We can reschedule your session if the weather is not optimal. Photos look best with great sunlight and weather.

I have an idea for a location, can you look at it first??

Of course! Let us know where it is and we’ll check it out along with locations nearby.

Do you do mini sessions?

We run an exclusive number of sessions specials throughout the year that are announced on Facebook Page. Watch those spaces carefully-session specials sometime we get booked!

What should I wear/how should I prepare?

When you schedule a session with us, you’ll also schedule a pre-session consultation to take place at the studio or over the phone. During the consultation, we’ll go over your ideas for the shoot, the best wardrobe to compliment your ideas, what to bring with you, and how to prepare for the shoot. For smash cake sessions we plan the theme and colors for the set along with wardrobe considerations.

Do we ask for a deposit? What is your preferred form of payment?

Yes, we do. It is to reserve your spot for your special day. It’s a nonrefundable deposit depending on the session you are booking. The remaining balance is due at the time of the session. We accept Cash, debit/credit card, or check. But cash is preferred.

Do you accept payments?

Yes, we do. To make budgeting for your sessions easier we will accept payments up to the day of your photo shoot. The remaining balance is due at the time of the session. We accept Cash, debit/credit card, or PayPal.