You contact me, and we pick a date and location for your shoot. A deposit secures your date.
The best natural light occurs in the morning or about 90 minutes before sunset. A mid-day shoot is usually not ideal, as the bright light can create harsh shadows on your face and make you squint -- not a good look! The exception to this is when the day is overcast or when we're shooting at a location with plenty of shade, such as a tree-filled park. A family portrait session with young children typically lasts about an hour, but I'm happy to spend more time with you -- the more photos the better!
I’m available for portrait sessions anywhere in the NYC area, and I can advise you on a location that aligns with your vision. The ideal location will be scenic with minimal cars and people. Secluded spots tend to make clients feel more comfortable while providing a safe space for children to run around and a clean background for your photos.
Recommended locations include: Prospect Park, Fort Greene Park, Industry City (Sunset Park), Grace Court Alley (Brooklyn Heights), Verandah Place (Cobble Hill), Hunts Lane (Brooklyn Heights), Urban Meadow (Carroll Gardens), Cadman Plaza (Brooklyn Heights), Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and local playgrounds. But I'm always up for trying new locations! Coney Island anyone?
We have a fun and laughter-filled shoot, during which I use poses and prompts to create beautiful and authentic moments.
About two weeks later, you receive a gallery of gorgeous high res images to download. You also have access to my amazing pro print lab should you wish to order prints.
A week or two after that, you receive in the mail a gorgeous lay-flat photo album that I design for you.
BECAUSE MORE THAN ANYTHING, I WANT YOU TO HAVE IMAGES THAT YOU
A family portrait session costs $500 and includes a gallery of at least 25 downloadable high resolution images and a small album that I design for you.
Once you book your session, I'll send you a wardrobe guide with suggestions.
WHAT SHOULD we WEAR?
Snacks for children.
A pacifier if needed, for in-between shots.
A lovey if needed, for in-between shots.
An extra outfit for children under 3.
WHAT SHOULD we BRING?
We'll reschedule at your convenience.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
If you must cancel due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, we'll reschedule your session at your convenience. I'd much rather photograph you and your family when you're feeling great.
WHAT IF We HAVE TO CANCEL?
I'll email you a link and password to access your gallery and download your photos. You're welcome to share the link and password with friends and family. Within your gallery, you'll be able to favorite (and hide) photos and order prints from my awesome pro lab.
Your online gallery will be available for at least 90 days. But it's best if you download and back up your images shortly after you receive your gallery access.
How DOES my online gallery WORK?
Turnaround time is generally 1-2 weeks. But, I can usually speed things up if you need your photos sooner.
WHEN CAN we SEE our PHOTOS?
Yes! You can purchase prints through your online gallery, which is linked to one of the best pro photo labs in the country. Prints ordered through your gallery typically ship within 1 business day. Have another lab you wish to use? You can download your images through your gallery and use the print lab of your choice. However, I highly recommend you use my lab -- the quality of the prints is awesome!
Do you offer prints?
I'd love to because it's the best way to show people my work, but I will never use or share your images without your permission.
Will you be using my photos on your website or in marketing materials?
Yes! I provide natural looking edits to help you look your best. This includes removing blemishes, and dark under eye circles, as well as other edits as needed.
Do you provide any retouching to address blemishes, under eye circles, etc.?
Do you put a watermark or logo on your photos?