We'll chat by phone about your goals for your Family Photo Session. I want to hear all about your family, favorite activities, and any special expressions or gestures you want to capture. This helps me plan the perfect session for your family. I'll provide helpful tips for choosing your clothing and preparing for a fun and stress-free session. Together, we'll choose a location best suited to your family's personality, and to coordinate with your home decor. This will make selecting custom wall art for your session images a breeze!
New Jersey Family Photo Sessions take place outdoors at a park, woods or downtown area, in and around Union County, including Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Clark, Mountainside and Cranford, as well as Somerset and Morris County. Outdoor sessions are typically scheduled 1.5 - 2 hours before sunset when the light is most beautiful. Together, we'll find a time that works for your family!
As a mom, I understand the stress of getting everyone ready for your family photo session, arriving on time, and worrying how your kids will behave. I've been there! Please DON'T stress about your kids. Relax, let your kids be themselves, and ENJOY being with your family. I'll handle everything else during your session. By letting your kids be themselves, I'll be able to capture authentic and natural images that reflect their personality and that you'll truly LOVE.
If the weather is cloudy, we'll still have your session. If it's raining on the day of your session, I'll contact you within two hours of the scheduled shoot if we need to reschedule due to rain.
Approximately three weeks after your Portrait Session, I'll email you a link to a private online Gallery so that you may preview your images before your Ordering Session.
No. Digital images are purchased after your photo session and during the ordering session. This allows you to choose what best suits your family. The session fee paid at booking covers my time and talent that goes into planning your session, your phone consult, your photo session, digital processing and editing of images, and your ordering appointment. It does not include any digital or print products.
Every family is different, but most families invest anywhere from $500 to $2,000 on their print/digital photo products.
Quality takes time, so please allow three weeks from your order date to receive photos and art products. Custom designed photo albums take four weeks.
Your Ordering Session will take place in the comfort of your home or via phone/Zoom. I’ll show you a customized visual design to help you envision how your images will look on your own walls at various sizes (View Wall Inspiration Here!). You'll get to see and touch art products, including gallery wrapped canvas, fine art prints, albums and books. I'll help you choose the perfect products for your family and your home. I recommend that all decision makers are present for your Ordering Session because you will be asked to place your order and submit payment at this time. Additional ordering appointments will incur a fee.
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what precautions are you taking during the COVID pandemic?
Your health and safety is my priority. In addition to being vaccinated and boosted, I'm taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe, including sanitizing my hands before your session. I wear a mask for in-home sessions and I'm happy to wear one outdoors as well upon request.
Anyone can take a picture of what your family looks like. I aim to capture beautiful, heartfelt, and honest images that show your family's love, reflect your unique personality and tell your story.
My easy-going approach will help you and your family feel comfortable and interact naturally.
Expect to have fun, laugh, cuddle and kiss your loved ones. I'll guide you in playful games and provide prompts that let your genuine personalities shine through while I capture authentic connections between your loved ones.
I'll never ask you or your children to smile or say "cheese" because, hey, anyone can capture a fake cheesy smile. I aim to capture a REAL smile and REAL EMOTION--the kind that will bring you joy every time you see your beautiful photos on display in your home.
I want to get to know your family as friends and look forward to working with you not just to document a milestone or moment in time, but through the years!
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