Where will we take our family portraits?
Family Portrait Sessions are always done outside because I like it when the kids have room to play, run, and be themselves. Basic Family Sessions are always held at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. For Generations Sessions, clients select a location around Boston which could be the Arnold Arboretum, Menotomy Rocks Park, Larz Anderson Park, or others. Locations must be within a 10 mile radius of Roslindale, MA. Each location has pros and cons and each has a different look and feel. But don’t worry! 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 if it rains?
Family portrait sessions require flexibility! If it’s very hot, very cold, very windy, very rainy, or very snowy we will reschedule to another date. If, however, the weather is tolerable and only a little of one of those things, the show will go on! The weather in New England is unpredictable and I can not guarantee your session will happen on a perfect, sunny day. What I can guarantee is that we will make memorable and beautiful photos of your family whether you are basking in a golden sunset or splashing in puddles.
What geographical areas do you serve?
I serve families from throughout New England. Sessions are held in the Boston area within a 10 mile radius of Roslindale, MA Some available locations around Boston include the Arnold Arboretum, Menotomy Rocks Park, and Larz Anderson Park.
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 my sessions.
When will our photos be ready, and how many will we receive?
Your online gallery of proofs 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. Once we place the order for your prints and digital files, selected photos get retouched and 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. Check out my tips for including pets in your family portraits.
My in-laws will be in town during our session. Can we do a few pictures with them?
Of course! Generations Sessions are perfect for including as many family members as you would like. I can help you come up with a list of photos that we can accomplish during our time together so that we can capture multiple family combinations,
Basic Sessions are limited to immediate family only.
Still have more questions?
I try to be as helpful and informative as I can be when it comes to family portraits. Check out these links for even more answers to questions you likely have about scheduling your family photo session.
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