Pricing Applies to:
maternity | newborn | general family
Sessions on film
If you truly just want me to capture the most honest moments between you and the ones you love, this is the way to go. If you love the perfectly imperfect feel of this format, then this is the option for you.
If you still love the authentic feel of my collections, but would like to save a little bit on budget, we can shoot with my digital cameras instead. Nothing changes about how I approach the session, and I edit the digital to emulate the film.
Extended Family Sessions
I typically shoot these sessions digitally, but we can come up with a hybrid plan as well. You pay the base fee of $800. Each additional family unit is another $100.
Mini sessions are limited to 30 minutes each, and include 15 images. They are shot digitally. These MUST BE BOOKED IN PAIRS. So find a friend that also wants a mini session with me! If you book 3 or more sessions together, each session will be $350.
Travel Fees May Apply
If your session location is more than an hour's drive from my home in Geneva NY, a travel fee of $1.00/mile round trip will apply.
Discount May Apply
Discounts may be offered when you book more than one session within a one year period of time.
How many pictures will we receive?
Depending on the nature of the session, most client galleries get 50 to 75 images, but there is no limit. Mini sessions get 15 images exactly.
How should we dress for our family session?
Color coordination without matching is key. There are some clients of mine that can pull off the most incredible bright colors and patterns. But neutrals, white, gray, brown, beige, blue (yes I consider blue a neutral!) typically work best. Some black is okay, but not all black.
What’s the best time to have a session with a newborn?
Within the first 2 weeks after birth is the most "ideal" timing, as babies are the most sleepy during this period. Things begin to change around the 3 week mark. HOWEVER, I consider "newborn" to be anytime within the first 2-3 months, so if you need more time to adjust to postpartum life, I am in FULL support of that.
How do I best prepare for a family session?
Do not expect your children to "behave" during our session. We are really testing their sense of free will here and they push back, hard. Behind every amazing photo on this website is a toddler that screamed for 20 minutes before I took it. Children behave strangely, not like their usual selves, on session days. Let it be. I got this. I have all the patience in the world, so don't worry one bit about taking up too much of my time. This is why I don't limit my regular session times because I will be there until we get exactly what I know we need. Kiddos being kiddos and not doing exactly what we tell them to do is par for the course.
How long will our session last?
Typical maternity and family sessions last about an hour. Newborn sessions on average take 2-2.5 hours. Newborn sessions take longer because we need to allow for feedings and diaper changes, which WILL happen in the middle of our session. There is NO need to push the baby's schedule so these things don't happen while I'm with you. I do not ever limit our timing. Likewise with older children, sometimes they need a good 15/20 minutes just to warm up to me. That's okay and expected. So if the session takes longer, it takes longer. No problem!
What is my editing style?
My work has a soft, editorial look. I shoot both film and digital, which means my work has a timeless classic feel, because I edit my digital work to look and feel like my film work. My images have a unique look that is very specific to me and only me, that puts an emphasis on true to life color.
What do I want to deliver to you?
It's more important to me that we achieve "real" moments, the kind that will take your breath away 5 to 10 to 20 years from now when you look back on these photographs. Do I make it a point to try and get at least one photo where EVERYONE is smiling at the camera and looking natural doing it? Yes, I do. But that shouldn't be the most important image on your list of wants when we work together. I want to capture tender authentic moments.