Our session together is a CELEBRATION of this chapter in your family's unique story–a dog-eared page in your family's storybook! And in the true spirit of a celebration, our session together is a time to lean into the joyfulness of being a family and to simply love on each other! You're already leaving such a powerful and lasting legacy of love for your little ones–my job is to step in and capture your timeless love in vivid color and to turn your everyday moments into keepsakes.
All sessions are shot on location with NATURAL LIGHT, usually at an agreed upon outdoor location (i.e. a favorite park, your own backyard, or that farmer's market you love going to as a family). All lifestyle newborn sessions are photographed in the comfort of your own home.
I am currently based in Jersey City and serving its surrounding areas.
60 minute photo session
50+ full-sized, retouched digital images
10+ black and white conversions
Laughter and snuggles galore
~1.5 hour in-home photo session*
65+ full-sized, retouched digital images
10+ black and white conversions
Squishy baby details and so much love
*Your newborn will determine the flow of our session. Click to learn more about lifestyle newborn sessions!
YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE session includes:
1. Pre-session planning & get-to-know-you email consultations
This allows me to learn more about you and your unique story and to get a sense of your vision and what you want out of our session. Beyond our initial consultation, I am always willing to answer any questions you may have or to simply bounce around ideas with you about details such as props or what to wear. I will also give you tips on what to expect and how to ensure our time together is as stress-free as possible!
2. A fun-filled photo session full of giggles, cuddles, and your family's unique personality
A lifestyle session is all about keeping it real! I'll tell you right off the bat that your session will not be 100% "picture perfect"... but that's okay because it totally doesn't need to be! Your perfectly genuine, heartfelt, hilarious moments are just as beautiful as your "picture perfect" ones (though we'll try for some of those too).
3. Full-sized, retouched, hi-res digital files of your photos delivered electronically
You won't be asked to pay any separate costs for digital files or prints. Part of this is because when I was a child, my family did a photo session and I remember looking at all the beautiful photos at the viewing session and being told we could only choose 25 of them. It was excruciating!! (Especially knowing that the equally beautiful ones we didn't choose would end up being deleted forever--it broke my little heart.) The other part is because as much as I love tangible products, I also value affordability and try my best to cut out any extra costs for you. Your digital files will offer you the flexibility and luxury to create your own keepsakes at your convenience.
DO YOU OFFER MINI SESSIONS?
DO YOU photograph events, engagements, or weddings?
Yes to the first two! Although I looove attending weddings, I don't photograph them. Engagement photography (aka that first step toward starting a family together) falls under the lifestyle family session. For events, please contact me to receive a quote.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
My normal turn-around time is about 2-3 weeks after the session, however, rush processing is available upon request. My goal is to give you natural, timeless photographs that capture your unique personality and I edit each individual photograph with care.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Part of being an on-location natural light photographer means that I am at the mercy of the weather! In the event of rain, we will reschedule for the next mutually convenient day. We will usually decide the night before morning sessions and the morning of for afternoon sessions.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
I recommend wearing colors that complement each other rather than outright matching. I personally like neutrals (i.e. whites and greys) and pastels with a pop of pattern, color, or texture. It's also important to wear whatever you feel most beautiful and confident in! Here's a Pinterest board with some examples of outfits that complement each other without being too matchy-matchy.