Where will we take our family portraits?
I love working outside, especially when photographing kids, because they have room to play, run, and be themselves. (The exception is newborn portraits, which are always done inside your home.) In my mind, there are three categories of outdoor spaces: the beach, the park (or your backyard), and the city. Each has pros and cons and each has a different look and feel. During your pre-portrait consultation, I’ll help you decide which is the best location to tell your family’s story.
What should we wear?
First and foremost, you should be comfortable! Outdoor family portrait sessions – especially with little kids – are fairly active, so expect that the kids may run around and get a little dirty, you may need to sit on the ground, and we may do some walking around. Comfort is paramount to make sure that you can relax and be yourself in front of the camera.
What geographical areas do you serve?
I travel throughout New England for family portrait sessions. Locations outside of the I-95 belt around Boston are subject to a $50 travel fee.
We are looking for a mixture of candid and posed family photos. Can you do both?
Always! My visual storytelling style leans toward a candid, documentary approach (the kids being hilarious, the dog licking your face), but posed family photographs, where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera, are also treasured keepsakes. We find a way to work both into our session.
When will our photos be ready, and how many will we receive?
My process is a little different from other photographers because I don’t just send you a link to digital files and abandon you! About two weeks after your session, we convene virtually to view your gallery of up to 50 proofs so that I can help you select your favorites and figure out what products make the most sense for you and your family. Once you select the print package that best suits your needs (see the options here), we’ll place the order and have everything delivered to you within a few weeks.
Can we bring along the family pet?
Sure! Pets are totally family members! Let’s just make sure they’re groomed, well behaved, and on a leash. Bring plenty of treats and a few chew toys, to be safe.
My in-laws will be in town during our session. Can we do a few pictures with them?
Of course. I don’t limit the number of people who can be involved in our portrait session and it’s up to you to invite family members who you’d like to have there. Portrait sessions last only one hour, however, so we have to be realistic. If you’d like to do multiple family combinations, I can help you come up with a list of photos that we can accomplish in one hour.