The Experience

My newborn, family, and documentary portrait sessions are customized and unique.  I strive to make all of my sessions as carefree and relaxed as possible, while capturing a variety of posed and candid portraits.  I'm always careful to keep a keen eye out for those special, one-of-a-kind moments, while making the session both fun and memorable.  I love getting to know each family on a personal level so that I can create a work of art that truly reflects who you are.

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NEWBORN SESSION

The first few weeks of your baby's life will pass by in a blur! A newborn portrait session is the best way to preserve those special moments, and an investment you'll be glad you made.  Newborn portraits are ideally captured within the first 14 days of life, when your baby will be sleeping deeply enough to capture those precious newborn poses.  I know how hectic those first few weeks can be, so I do in-home newborn sessions.  I will bring everything needed to take those  “classic” newborn portraits right to your home, including special props and lighting. 

SCHEDULING:

Newborn portrait sessions generally last around two to three hours to allow for feeding, changing, and soothing.  Mornings are the best time to schedule a session as that is when babies are at there sleepiest.  Please call to schedule your session about a month in advance so I can be sure to fit you in. Of course, babies come when they are ready so if the date we have saved for you doesn't work out, we will do our best to accommodate you.  Because the schedule is so unpredictable, I only take a VERY limited number of newborn appointments each month.

WHAT TO WEAR:

Newborns photograph best in their bare bottoms or swaddled in a simple blanket.  Bonnets, headbands, and cute hats can really add that special touch, so I recommend buying some ahead of time.  For parents we recommend simple, solid colored clothing in light colors and neutrals for a soft, gentle feel.  And of course there is nothing better than a skin on skin portrait with your baby.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION:

We recommend that you try to keep the baby up and awake for an hour to two before the session. This will ensure that your baby will be in a deep sleep when the session begins.  Sleepy babies photograph perfectly, so I will ask you to undress and swaddle your baby before the feeding so as to not disturb them by undressing them afterwards.  Whenever possible it is best that  baby boys are photographed  before performing  a circumcision, so he won’t be uncomfortable during our session.

SELECTING IMAGES:

Within 3-5 days of your session you will receive a private online gallery of the best images from our session. Once you choose your favorites I will artistically edit them and deliver the products you have chosen in a timely fashion. **If you need a certain image for birth announcements, make sure to let me know and I will get it to you as fast as I can!

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FAMILY SESSION

Family portrait photography is a wonderful way to capture your family's love and your child's individual personality.  I tend not to take so many "posed" photos, but rather allow the children to relax and be themselves. I find that this makes for the best and most memorable photographs and ultimately the ones that become your most cherished.

SCHEDULING:

Please contact us as soon as you think you may want to make an appointment.  During your consultation, I will help you plan the location and styling of your session.  I love doing outdoor shoots but you may prefer do a shoot in the comfort of your home  (especially during those cold and dreary winter months).  I have lots of favorite locations, and am happy to use a location that is special to you as well.

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING:

Simple clothing without any logos or graphics make for the most timeless, clean looking photographs. I personally recommend that you coordinate your outfits rather than having everyone "match" exactly but this is a personal choice. As a former Fashion Designer, I am more than happy to help you choose the right wardrobe for the setting you choose to do your session in. I also greatly encourage bringing along your child's favorite toy, costumes, bubbles etc and a blanket if we are shooting outdoors.

SELECTING IMAGES:

Within 3-5 days of your session you will receive a private online gallery of the best images from our session. Once you choose your favorites I will artistically edit them and deliver the products you have chosen in a timely fashion. 

Please click on the INVESTMENT tab below to see the different packages available.

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DOCUMENTARY SESSION

Documentary Family Photography is unscripted, non-directed photography of your everyday life.  The photographs taken create an irreplaceable time capsule that enables you to hold onto this moment in your family's life exactly as it is, forever.  Like a fly on the wall, I capture your family as it REALLY is, including the messy faces, the crying, the laughing, and even the fighting. The idea of this type of session is to capture the feeling of this special time in your lives, so I don't interfere in what's going on around me, I simply document it.  Sessions last approximately 4 hours, but if you desire a longer session that can be discussed as well.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR SESSION:

Before your session, I will send you a questionnaire so I can get to know you and your family a little bit better. The more insight I have into your family beforehand, the better job I can do in documenting them. After that, we will discuss what type of activities to plan for the day that will facilitate interaction and connection between your family members during the session.  This could be as simple as playing in the kiddie pool in the backyard or baking cookies together.  Alternatively, there could be no plan at all.  In either scenario, the day will be completely flexible. I want to capture the true essence of your family, so try to resist the urge to clean the house, dress up the kids or do anything out of the ordinary.

I will come to your home, or the location that we have decided on together, and I will artistically record all of the moments and interactions that occur during our time together. My main goal is for the children to forget that I am there so that I can get as real a depiction of your family life as possible.

IMAGES:

There will be a lot of images to cull through, and I want to make sure that I choose the best images to tell your family's story, so it may be a week or two before you can view proofs from your session.  

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