Yes! Payment plans are available for all orders over $300. We also offer gift cards & registries if you would like to sign up for those.
I am a mom of three, so I am very comfortable working with kids and try to make them part of the process. Also, kids are usually pretty engaged if they're having fun-- and we absolutely have fun! In all my years of photography, I have yet to shoot a session in which the parents aren't happy with the shots of their kids-- whether it seemed like the kids were cooperating the whole time or not. No worries-- I've got this. :)
As a professional, I am adept at working in a variety of conditions. However, hair and makeup are not always the best at staying in place in adverse weather. We will make the call the day of the photo shoot in case of inclement weather (in my experience, canceling in advance generally ensures the weather will be beautiful during our originally scheduled time slot!).
I always encourage my clients to have their hair and make-up done professionally, but I know that's not always possible. Most of my sessions include complimentary hair, but we've had to restrict makeup application due to COVID restrictions. I've now created a detailed makeup guide to walk you through makeup for photography (it's slightly different than typical makeup). In addition, I've been working on makeup application in Photoshop to enable me to do touch ups in post-production. I've got you covered- even in the middle of a pandemic. :)
My clients are generally real people- not models- and approximately 85% of them tell me they feel awkward in front of the camera before we even get started. This is why it's important to hire a professional photographer- because I've got your back. I help you find the right wardrobe, pose you throughout the session, create flattering light and focus on your best angles. In addition, we take an hour for the session because nothing makes people more self-conscious than feeling rushed along the way.
Absolutely! We will go over wardrobe options in the consultation and I will also send an email to you afterwards with "do & don't"s. It will give you many ideas, but in short, while your personality should shine through, the overall outfit should be simple so as not to detract from you! I also keep a variety of looks in the studio for you to use.
The cost is broken down into two parts. The first part is the session fee, which for most sessions is $250 (which includes an initial consultation, professional styling, access to the studio's wardrobe of clothes and the photo shoot itself). Following the session, I edit the photographs and then invite you to a reveal session to see the photos and place your order; Prints begin at $150 and collections are available if you would like to order several. There is no pressure- you select and order the photographs you love!
Photo sessions can take place either at my New Haven studio or on location. I meet clients in New York throughout the year, as well as in Paris, Sanibel, Florida and Bozeman, Montana during specific periods.
The studio offers portraits, head shots, family & destination photo sessions. Commercial sessions are also available.
I believe hiring a professional photographer is a lot like going out to dinner. Could you eat at home? Of course! Should you eat at home? Yes! Most of the time eating at home is the most convenient & least expensive option- but there are other times, whether it's a special celebration or simply because you all want to be together at the table, that you go out and let the chef make dinner while you simply make memories. Professional photography is a lot like that; I encourage my clients to take & use their own pictures in their day-to-day lives. My clients' cell phones can capture all the spontaneous moments of life they want to remember; and their digital cameras are there for the moments they have a minute more to plan for.
I am here to capture the special moments my clients want to highlight- in vivid color and beautiful detail. You are welcome to bring your mother, best friend, sister, spouse, partner or anyone special to your photo shoot to get photos together, as well!
You decide which photos you want to purchase when you see the photographs during your reveal session. Only purchase what you love- there are no minimum orders & zero sales pressure.
I am here to capture the moments of your life you want to remember years from now- in vivid color and beautiful detail. The basic details are immediately below, and FAQs are underneath for additional information. Once you've had a chance to look through, give us a call!