Photo + Film

Okay. Real talk here. I will totally take photos of you and your family. I may even get one photo where you're all awkwardly looking at the camera to send to grandma! I know, crazy right? But really, while I'm doing that, my secret mission is to make sure you see how freakin' beautiful you and your family are. Because behind all the chaos, and crazy tantrums, and poop, and negotiations with your 3 year old, you know you're beautiful. And amazing. And that there's so much love. Because you can feel it in your heart and soul. So I'll just be there to catch that on camera. 

Photo Session

$1175

Set aside some real family time and document what's real in your life right now. What you get: a printed session guide; 1-2 hour session at a location of your choice; 50+ hand edited photos ready to download and keep forever; and $100 print credit.

Mini Session

$300-$650

A fun, fast, and sometimes crazy way to document your family's love. Booked in 20 minute back to back time slots for a couple dates in the spring and fall, these sessions fill up fast! Join my email list for upcoming dates and locations.

Cinema Portrait

$1800

Take documenting your family to the next level with video. My cinema portraits are laid back and chill with the goal of capturing honest, messy, chaotic, but beautiful moments of your family. I'm not looking for perfect, I'm looking for feeling.


Ready to get your family documented?

Used the contact form to get in touch to start planning your family's next photo or video adventure! Have a question? Use the contact form as well! I'm so excited to hear from you!

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Family Cinema Portrait

The cinema portrait package includes a phone consultation to discuss your thoughts and ideas and to come up with a plan, about 3 hours of hang time in your home or at a location of your choice (we can mix it up and move around too),  and a short home movie presented in a password protected link for easy viewing and sharing, as well as a hard copy on a thumb drive. Are you ready to make something beautiful? And by that I mean just be yourselves, because that's the most beautiful thing!

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FAQ

Eek! I get weird in front of a camera!

Me too! That's why I'm behind the camera ;) Just kidding. But for real, we all get a little weird and awkward in front of the camera. My only and BEST tip is to focus on your kids and what's fun for them. They are literally the best at pulling grown-ups out of their heads and into the moment. Allow them (and then do what they are doing!) to explore, ask questions, laugh, and be goofy, and that will make you smile those real smiles too. I will help you all out by directing a little, but I also like to step back and observe your family magic :) Be ready to have this photo shoot be a time for you to focus 100% of your attention on your family, and the reward will be real, honest, and happy photos!

How do I book a photo session with you?

Ready to do this and make a plan? Fill out my contact form here, let me know all the details you got, and I'll get back to you within 24 hours. Keep in mind that my weekend dates fill up between 1-2 months in advance in the spring and summer, and 2-3 months in advance for the fall. But it can't hurt to get in touch, and if I'm booked for the time you're looking for I can recommend several other wonderful photographers to check with.

When should we schedule our newborn session?

Let's get you booked and in my calendar before your due date, and then once the baby is born we will schedule the exact date and time for your session. I schedule newborn sessions anytime between 2 weeks to 8 weeks old. Babies around 2 weeks can be very sleepy and have been known to sleep through a whole session! Babies 3 + weeks are still super little and new but are more awake and we will get more amazing moments with open bright eyes and eye contact with parents. I don't bring or use props and use only swaddles and blankets you have at home. I focus more on the naturally occurring and sweet moments of this brief and amazing time. My favorite time to photograph you and your new human is when they are about 5-6 weeks old.

Where should we have our session?

Anywhere! We can stay home where it's comfortable and yours, or take a walk in your neighborhood. Or we can go on the adventurous side and explore a new place or neighborhood. We can even fit in a half indoor half outdoor session! For newborn sessions, we will be in the comfort of your home.

What is the best time of day for our session?

If we are having the session outside, then I recommend scheduling the session for early morning, or late afternoon, and avoiding the harsh midday sunshine. For indoor sessions, anytime during the day as I only use natural light. We can always work around your child's nap schedule as our hope is to avoid the grumpy faces too ;)

Where are mini sessions located?

I pick different locations each season. Mostly I stick to neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In addition to looking for interesting and unique backgrounds when choosing the locations, I think about lighting, crowds, and accessibility.

How do the mini sessions work?

If you're interested in booking a mini session, please sign up for my email list. I announce all mini session dates, locations, and time slots about a month before, and these slots usually fill up within a day of me sending the email. I offer minis on a couple different weekends in the spring and fall, and occasionally I'll host indoor winter minis. To book a mini session I require the non-refundable retainer of $150 to reserve your time slot. This also serves as the session fee. Digital files are then purchased separately after you have received your gallery of final images. Prices are as follows - $150 for one image; $80/image for 2-6 images; all final images (25-30) for $500 and includes a $50 print credit to use in the print shop.

How do I book a mini session?

I host mini sessions a few times a year, mostly in the spring and fall. Sign up is announced via my email newsletter about a month before the the mini session date. It's first come first serve as these mini sessions are popular! If you're interested in a mini session, make sure you get on my email list to be the first to know all the details.

What's your style and approach?

Relaxed and real. I'm looking to capture the feeling of a moment rather than getting a perfectly posed and forced photo. Every family and every kid is different, so every session will be unique in their own way. I do have a few tricks up my sleeve to get you guys to relax in front of the camera, and will direct a little to help set the scene. I also love stepping back and watching a family be together in their own unique way and catching the little things that you do together. My goal is to capture the heart and soul of your family, which will then lead to beautiful family portraits as well as telling the story of your family through the little in-between moments.

How long will the session be?

A family session can last anywhere from 1-2 hours. We wont rush, but kids get tired after a while, so I like to keep it flexible and plan around the needs of the children. Newborn sessions are similar in time frame, but I'm happy to be there for up to 3 hours, allowing for extra time for breaks, feeding, and changing. Mini sessions are 20 minutes long.

Will you retouch the images and make me look skinnier?

Well no, not exactly. But all the photos are edited to meet my high standards. I do take care of small, non permanent blemishes, and I take great care into bringing out the best tones and colors because I see each photo as being a piece of art that beautifully represents your family.

When and how will I get to see my photos?

My turn around time for editing is between 3-4 weeks after our session. I will send you a link to your gallery of final photos. I don't offer sneak peeks, but if you need to see your final photos sooner I offer expedited editing for $300 and the photos will be delivered within 7 days of the session. The expedited editing service is not offered in October, November, and December.

What if it rains or we need to cancel our session?

I keep my eyes on the weather and we will stay in touch until the last minute. Many times the rain will let up and we can shift our time up or back a couple hours to work around the weather. It can be pretty obvious when it will just be a very rainy day, and when that happens we will reschedule the session to another day. When you book I require a non-refundable retainer fee which I will hold and apply to the rescheduled date. If you need to cancel due to an emergency, I'm a real person, so just let me know what's up, and we will work something out :)

Will you travel?

Yes! I will come to you for your session. I work as a local (meaning no travel fees) in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, as well as western MA and CT in Berkshire county, Columbia and Dutchess county in NY state, and the coastal towns of Maine around Portland in the summer time. I'm also happy to travel anywhere in the world for your session with travel and accommodation fees added in to the cost of the session. I always post where I'll be on my Instagram, so keep you're eye out there if you want to know where I'll be next!

Can I order prints?

Yes you can! I work with a few professional photo labs that all offer high quality photo products which you can easily order through your online gallery of your photos. All products, including fine art albums, standard and fine art prints, cards, books, and more can be easily ordered through the print shop connected to your gallery of photos. Once you download your digital files, you have personal printing rights to your photos so you're also welcome to order prints from a lab of your choice. I recommend steering clear from the drug store/big store print job as their quality will not stand the test of time.

Tell me more about the cinema portraits?

The cinema portrait package includes a phone consultation to discuss your thoughts and ideas and to come up with a plan, about 3 hours of hang time in your home or at a location of your choice (we can mix it up and move around too), and a short home movie presented in a password protected link for easy viewing and sharing, as well as a hard copy on a thumb drive. Are you ready to make something beautiful? And by that I mean just be yourselves, because that's the most beautiful thing!


Wanna see more photos?

Check out my blog to see some of my recent photo sessions


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