Photographer’s time & talent, what to wear guide and styling assistance, an access code to style&select, and hand edited digital images. You will receive a proofing gallery to choose your favorite images from- once you select those, I will edit your final images! *additional images may be purchased for $25/image. Your retainer fee holds your date on my calendar. Once that is paid and a contract is signed, you are officially on the books! Your remaining balance is due on the day of your session.
Where do the sessions take place?
Location depends on the session type. Lifestyle sessions can take place in your home or my studio. Outdoor sessions can take place somewhere in New York City (possibilities are endless here), your own backyard, or a beautiful spot in the suburbs. I am not afraid to travel, and have so many wonderful spots that I can recommend as well. There may be an additional travel fee for locations outside of the tri-state, Westchester area. In the summer, I regularly travel to The Hamptons and summer houses in Conneticut.
When is the best time of day for photos?
This really depends on the time of year. In the fall and winter, I like to start outdoor sessions when the sun warms up a little after 11am. If we are shooting indoors/studio... there is no time frame bc I bring my lighting if natural lighting is not available. I always say, "The best time for your photoshoot is when the kids are at their best." I am a New York photographer and can make most lighting situations work beautifully. So leave the lighting up to me and bring your smiles.
What do I wear?
Not sure what to wear? I can help! When you book a session with me, you will receive access to a personalized styling site called Style & Select. I love it so much, I’ve been checking it for cute outfits I just need in general! They update every few days, so it should always be full of new and cute options. But I also encourage your family to 'keep it real' if that is who you guys are. US New Yorkers can be that way! But if you are stuck ( like I am most days) and want suggestions or assistance, I am here to help. I’m available to chat about outfits or help if you decide!
How far in advance do I need to book?
Please try to book 1-2 months in advance for newborn sessions. If you end up needing a session last minute, shoot me a message and I can see what I have available! Outdoor sessions depend on your families schedules as well. If you need a weekend, I suggest reaching out a month in advance. For Weekdays, 2 weeks in advance. I always recommend scheduling maternity sessions for when you are around 31-34 weeks along. If we get rained out and have to move the session back, we are on a pretty tight timeline so I like to give us as much time as possible to get that in with reschedules!
How long will it be until I get my images?
Once you receive your proofing gallery, you have two weeks to favorite your top images that you want edited! Once you select those, you will get your digital images through an online gallery in under 2 weeks. The quicker your choose your favorites, the quicker you will receive your final gallery! These files are yours to print them wherever and whenever you would like, HOWEVER, I do have certain printers I recommend using; your images may not turn out as amazing as they look on screen if you go with the cheaper printers. I have my favorite professional printers connected to your gallery so you can easily order prints directly from your site. Make sure you backup and save your files! AND print them!
What if it rains?
If the forecast is cloudy- that’s perfectly fine! Cloudy days make for great and flattering lighting on faces. Often times cloudy days turn into amazing sunsets anyway. If there is a high chance of rain, we will reschedule outdoor sessions. Indoor sessions are fine if it’s not sunny!
Can I bring my pet?
If you follow me on social media or have checked out my website, you can see I LOVE ANIMALS. Bring all the dogs!! (Cats are OK too… I’m not a hater). If you bring a pet to an outdoor session, please bring a friend or someone to take the dog when we aren’t using them in shots. If we are shooting in your home, we will include them as long as they allow!
Do you have props?
I bring props for lifestyle newborns sessions (wraps, blankets, headbands, etc). I do not bring any to my outdoor sessions. My main goal during sessions is to capture the moments and love between family members, and I don’t need props for that! I love capturing a family in their home for newborn sessions- these are so fun to look back on later once houses have changed and babies have grown.If you DO have certain props or poses that mean something to you, feel free to message me beforehand so I can plan accordingly. I love using a blanket grandma crocheted or something similar to make your images special and unique to your family!