When selecting a photographer, there are many things to consider. Perhaps you have a recommendation from a friend, need someone with a studio nearby, or someone who works with kids... The most important thing you can focus on, however, is style. I encourage my clients to look around at different photographers because we each have our own look and the photographer you choose should have a look that resonates with you. Below are the areas I specialize in. While each photograph is unique, there are themes that move throughout; I tend to focus my lens on saturated colors, authentic connections, organic emotions, and soft, beautiful light. I tend to be involved with my clients- helping them select wardrobe, location, and then gently guiding them into poses during the session (though with young children, I focus less on posing and more on their actions & interactions). What I most hope you see in my work is the connection I have with my clients- if you feel like you know them a bit better because of the photograph you saw, then it's a photograph I am proud of.
Photo sessions may take place either on location or in my New Haven studio. Note that travel time over an hour may incur an additional fee.
The fee for a one hour session is $200. This includes planning and preparation, as well as the session itself. This fee does not include prints or digitals. Those are billed separately once you've seen the photographs & know what you'd like.
Professional portrait sessions include the following:
- a pre-session consultation to review creative details such as the best background/location, etc.
- a style guide to help you determine what to wear
- an hour-long custom photo session
- an in-person review of the photographs
Very few things in life are more important than capturing beautiful images of your family. My family portrait sessions are designed to be low stress and highly engaging because, as a mom of three, I know very well how stressful day-to-day life already is. I focus my lens in these sessions on your natural interactions because those moments are real and something it is difficult to capture yourself. In addition to the spontaneous moments, I always suggest a few poses to capture you all together.
Each family session begins with an initial consult to help me get to know you a bit better and help me know what you are hoping to capture. From there, I will offer location and wardrobe ideas (and am always available to review your clothing selections if you like). I can also recommend hair and makeup stylists to make the day extra special. Following the session, I narrow the selection down to the best of the set and edit those by hand to ensure the highest quality images. I then invite you to the studio to review them and decide which photographs you would like to have in your life. The final products are something you will treasure for a lifetime, a beautiful memory of a moment frozen in time.
Family portrait sessions last approximately one hour and are $200. Prints, digitals and other products are ordered separately.
Signature Sessions are a dream come true for me. I spent this past year in Paris developing this style of portraiture which combines confidence, natural beauty, a bit of pampering, and breath-taking light. The photographs that we create are engaging, authentic, and stunningly beautiful. The sessions themselves are fun and engaging- and you are free to bring someone you would like to be shot with- whether it's your daughter, your best friend, or your spouse. My goal, quite simply, is to capture the very best portraits you've ever seen of yourself.
Each Signature Session begins with a consultation- either over the phone or in the New Haven studio, and then begin looking at wardrobe to bring that vision to life. After that, you're all done. I begin working on the creative- determining final wardrobe selections, backdrops we will use, and creating a plan that will pull it all together.
The day of the session you simply show up and we take care of the rest. You'll begin in hair & makeup where my team will ensure you look your very best. From there, we'll move into wardrobe and get started! I will guide you through different poses so you never need to worry about what to do and we will spend the next few hours taking our time and having fun. Following the session, I narrow the images down to the best of the set, and edit those images by hand to ensure the highest quality and attention to detail. I then invite you to come to the studio to review the images and decide what you love best. The final photographs are something you will treasure for a lifetime, a beautiful moment frozen in time.
Signature Sessions last approximately half a day and are $350. Prints, digitals, and other products are ordered separately.
Student sessions are all about you- who you are and what you enjoy at this point in your life. I customize each session to focus on your interests. Nearly all my students' lives will look very different in just a few short years, so my goal is to capture memories they and their families will treasure for a lifetime.
Each session begins with an initial consult so I can get to know you a bit better. We review things as general as your interests, and as specific as location and wardrobe. From there I begin working on the creative side- determining how to incorporate any specific interests you wanted to highlight, as well as finalizing the location and wardrobe. I am happy to recommend hair & makeup professionals, if you like, to make the day truly special.
Following the session, I narrow the images down to the best of the set (approximately 20-30 photographs) and edit the photographs by hand to ensure the beauty & quality of your images. Once the images are ready, I invite you to the studio to review the photographs and decide which ones you like best. There are no minimum orders, I want you have the photographs you love the most and nothing else.
Student sessions last approximately one hour and are $200. Prints, digitals, and other products are ordered separately.