Where will we take our family portraits?
My Full Photo Sessions are always done I outside because I like it when the kids 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 that are perfect for Full Sessions: 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.
Playdate Sessions are always done inside your home and in your backyard. And no, it doesn’t have to be perfectly clean! Playdate Sessions are always about photographing real life. Read more about the different kids of sessions here.
I do offer a limited number of portrait sessions in my studio in Roslindale, MA. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in a studio portrait.
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.
When it comes to Playdate Sessions, everyone should dress how they do on a regular weekend day. The session is meant to document your life, not depict a carefully curated version of your life. Read more about the different kinds of sessions here.
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. My studio is located in Roslindale, MA.
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. I work both kinds of photos into Full Sessions. In contrast, Mini Sessions are typically more posed and Playdate Sessions include no posing at all. Read more about the different kids of family photo sessions here.
When will our photos be ready, and how many will we receive?
For Full and Playdate Sessions, your online gallery of proofs and/or a draft album design will be available within one week. After you’ve had the chance to review your proofs, we convene virtually so that I can help you select your favorite images and figure out what products make the most sense for you and your family. Collections start at $599 (Full Sessions include a Starter Collection) and you can see the most popular collections here. We’ll place the order and have everything delivered to you within a few weeks.
For Mini-Sessions, the turnaround is even faster! You will either select your favorite photos onsite before your session is over, or online within the next 2-3 days. Read about the different kinds of family photo sessions here.
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. Full Family Sessions are perfect for including as many family members as you would like. Full Sessions are only 45 minutes, though, 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 during our time together.
Mini-Sessions and Playdate Sessions are limited to immediate family only. Read more about the different kids of family photo sessions here.