Children and Family Photography
Frequently Asked Questions
- May we bring props to our session?
Props can add interest and personality to your photos. If you would like to include props, please let me know ahead of time so I can plan accordingly.
- How long do sessions last?
Session time varies depending on the subject, children often get tired around the 1.5 hour mark while a newborn shoot may take up to 3 (or more) hours.
- Will you suggest a location for the session?
I’d loved to share some of my favorite locations in Long Island City , Manhattan and Brooklyn! Don’t feel like you are limited to my suggestions. Also, please keep in mind that when kids are involved, it’s best to stick to one setting, such as a park or playground. Pick a place where they are comfortable being themselves.
- How can we best prepare for the session?
Get yourself and your family excited about the session. Whether you go all out on a styled shoot or purchase new outfits for everyone. It’s great when you can involve the entire family.
- When is payment due?
There is no deposit or cancellation fee, payment is due at the end of our session.
- I see a lot of ideas on Pinterest, can we suggest ideas for photos?
Please feel free to share your vision with us, preferable before the shoot so we can discuss our photography goals from your shoot.
- Is there a time that is better than others for outdoor photo sessions?
The best time for an outdoor photo session is either early in the morning or right around sunset. I’ve found that the best starting time is around 1.5 hours before sunset if possible. You can visit timeanddate.com to get an accurate time for sunset on your scheduled photo session day and then back up approx. 1 hour to 1.5 hours from that time for start time. You want to make sure to factor in extra time just in case you happen to be running late, want to change outfits during the session, etc…
- What is included in a session?
All sessions include travel to the location, my services during the shoot and basic editing of the images. A set number of images are provided upon completion based on the duration of session. Most sessions include 6 prints as a package. Hi resolution images with reprint permission are including in some of our most popular packages.
- What type of payment do you accept?
At the end of the shoot payment is made by check or cash.
- How long after the session until I see my photos?
Turnaround for photos is approx. 1-2 weeks. We may post a few sneak peak images to social media within 24-48 hours of photographing the session, so make sure you are connected!