So, you’ve decided on a family session – sweet! I really enjoy shooting family portraits because I get to capture and deliver memories that you’ll have forever. Before moving forward, I’ve answered my most frequently asked questions about a family session below, but if you still have some, I’m here to answer!
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There is no travel fee for the first 15 miles surrounding Raritan, NJ. Locations beyond this would incur a travel fee.
Some families know exactly where they’d like to have their session. For others, they haven’t even begun to think about location. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box – is there a location that’s significant or special to your family? A place you often visit together? Maybe even in your backyard? If you’re looking for more inspiration, I’ve listed some of my favorite session locations with examples of real sessions.
I always want you to feel comfortable, be able to move easily, and for your outfit to reflect YOU! Here are some tips for your wardrobe that will make for a timeless picture perfect look.
If you’ve got a furbaby, they are more than welcome to tag along – just make sure you bring along an extra “handler” for when you’re busy taking photos without them. This can be a parent, friend, or neighbor. I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 favorite dog friendly locations for your session when bringing Fido along.
There are so many cool ways to share and display photos from your session. Get creative! I’ll help you create a wall collage, find new places to display them throughout your home, create gifts for grandparents, the opportunities are endless. Visit my products page to see some the ways we can print them and some examples of how other clients have printed their photos!
I like to get family sessions on the calendar 2-3 weeks prior to when you want to shoot. If it’s during a peak season like the fall, 4-6 weeks before your desired date is recommended. I typically shoot family sessions on weekdays, but pending availability, I can sometimes accommodate a weekend session.
It’s best to schedule your session at a time of day when kids are in their best mood. For the little ones, many parents say the sweet spot is in the morning, after they’ve had a good night’s sleep and a full belly. You know your child best so think about when they are most likely to cooperate. If we aren’t worried about little people, I prefer to schedule our session based on the sun. Sessions just before sunset or just after sunrise are optimal. There is a reason they call it golden hour.
After the session, I go through and select all of the top images and apply basic editing to make you look your absolute best! Typically 3 weeks after the session I’ll have them ready. At that point we’ll either meet at my Raritan office or over Zoom to review all of your selects. You will be asked to submit and pay for all orders at this time.
I will go through all of the photos from our session and deliver roughly 60 of them to you.
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