FAQs

How does this work?
Your photo shoot is tailored to you and your family. Before the shoot, we will have a pre-shoot consultation. This might be in your home or on the phone. We will talk about you, your child or children, and why you are looking for professional portraits. I love hearing about your family members’ personalities and favorite activities. We will also discuss how you want to display or preserve your portraits. All of this will help me create a personal experience for you and your family on the day of the shoot.

Where do you work? 
In order to create the most personal portraits, your shoot will be at a location that is meaningful to you and your family. That might be the pond where your child catches tadpoles or under the trees where you frequently picnic. It may also be your home. We will discuss the best options at your pre-shoot consultation.

I am happy to meet you in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, Northern New Jersey or the Hudson Valley. If you live more than an hour from my studio, I may charge a travel fee.

When do you do your shoots?
I am available most days, both during the week and on weekends. Since I prefer to shoot with natural light, my shoots are limited to daylight hours. I also often find myself in Philadelphia and mid-coast Maine, and can arrange a shoot with you there.

What will this cost?
The basic session fee is $250 and includes a pre-shoot consultation, a portrait session lasting up to 2 hours, post-production editing, an 8×10 print and a post-shoot consultation – either in your home or via video conference – to look at your photographs and help you choose what to order. Ordering is expected at this consultation. Although there is no minimum purchase, most clients invest $500-$2,000 on their portraits.

Does the session fee include a disk with all of my images?
While a standard session does not include files, but I do offer packages which include some or all of the final, high resolution digitals.

If you would like to share your portraits on social media, I will happily upload 5-10 watermarked images from your order to Facebook or my blog after you place your order.

When can I see my pictures?
About 2 weeks after your shoot, you will have the option of viewing your proofs either with me at your home or virtually via Skype. At that time, I will help you decide what will work best for your needs and you will place your order.

What kind of payment do you accept?
Currently I accept check, cash, all major credit cards, Paypal and PopMoney. In order to reserve your date, the session fee is due when you book the session.

How can I keep in touch?
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