What do you want to remember years from now? Your daughter's toothless grin? The way he looks at you? Those never-ending hugs? We will work with you to discover what you'd like to capture most and then come up with a plan.
We can either meet in the studio or on location. As you look through our portfolio, you'll discover that our style is more fine art photography than lifestyle photography. In order to deliver that to our clients we take a thoughtful approach to the details- everything from the location and time of day to the colors you're wearing and backgrounds. We generally capture posed images, alongside the beautiful, spontaneous moments that happen in between.
Following our session I invite you back to the studio to see your beautiful images and decide what you would like to order. There are no minimums or pressure- what you order is entirely up to you.
In the Studio
A Walk in the Woods
We believe the magic is in the details so we takes care of the details for you, including professional hair & makeup styling the day of your session. Our sessions include:
professional HAIR STYLING
ACCESS TO STUDIO WARDROBE
The total cost breaks down into two parts: the session fee and then the photographs you decide to order. The session fee is $600 and includes a pre-shoot consultation with Karissa, professional hair & makeup styling the day of your session, guided posing and your custom photoshoot!
Following the session you select the images you would like to order and they are carefully hand-edited to your preferences. There are no minimum orders and no sales pressure-what you order is entirely up to you. As I see it, my job is to take the best photographs you've ever seen of yourself, so the photos sell themselves! Photographs start at $250- let us know if you're interested in more detail and we'll send a price list to you!
Also, if you'd like to break the cost down even further, note that we offer gift cards, registries, and payment plans.
Hello! My name is Karissa Van Tassel and I am an accredited photographer based in New Haven, Connecticut. I am passionate about the power of a photograph to connect us to each other, to our memories, and even to our own reflections.
My team and I create timeless photographs for our clients, but it is so much more than that. I've spent the last decade developing an experience for you that is both fun and memorable. I've created partnerships that give us access to unbelievably beautiful products so your photographs aren't just beautiful, they are truly works of art. In short, my team and I take great care with every detail of your photoshoot- from the makeup we use (do you have any allergies?) to the backdrops and wardrobe we purchase and even the final products you take home.
When I'm not at the studio I love to travel, capturing new photographs for my fine art series. My work can be found in private collections around the world, and has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, National Geographic, Forbes, MSN, and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. I am a fellow at Yale University's Morse College and live in New Haven with my husband, Dr. Paul Van Tassel, and our three kids.
If you would like to either learn more about our photo sessions or begin booking a session, please fill in the form below. We will follow up in the next day or so! In the meantime, feel free to call us at 475.350.7727 or email email@example.com.
If you would like to either learn more about our photo sessions or begin booking a session, please fill in the form at right. We will follow up in the next day or so! In the meantime, feel free to call us at 475.350.7727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.