Please reach out via my contact form so I can learn all about your family and portrait needs. Consultation can take place in whatever manner is most convenient for you; I often meet clients at the studio or their favorite coffee shop, but many prefer the ease of telephone or email.
After consultation, I will send you a link to pay your Session Fee and we will begin planning your portrait session.
Your portrait session will be fun and completely customized to your family and taste. Complementary use of Studio Wardrobe, as well as optional in studio hair & makeup services, ensure session planning is easy and everyone looks their best.
After your session I carefully review, edit, and retouch the best images from your session.
03. Ordering Appointment
When your portraits are ready, we'll meet in person for your viewing & ordering appointment where you will get to see and hold your printed portrait proofs for the first time and select your favorites for purchase. There is no minimum purchase requirement, however, most clients plan to invest $900+ at their ordering appointment on a mixture of artwork and digital files.
Finished artwork is ready approximately 4-8 weeks after your appointment.
Newborn and family portrait sessions are reserved by paying a Session Fee of $250. Your Session Fee includes a consultation to discuss your session, use of studio wardrobe, session time in studio, at home or on location, artful retouching of all images, and an in person viewing and ordering appointment to view your portraits and select your digital files and artwork. All digital files and heirloom artwork are purchased separately from your Session Fee; there is no minimum purchase requirement, but most clients plan to invest $900+ at their ordering appointment. The full Digital Collection is available for purchase for $1200, which includes 4x6 proof prints of all your session images in a glass presentation box.
Consider joining the Portrait Membership for a special rate on multiple sessions over an 18 month period, as well as additional savings towards your purchase at each ordering appointment. Membership is perfect for couples expecting a new baby or young families that want seasonal or annual portraits.
Your session fee is nonrefundable and due at booking in order to reserve your session date. All artwork and digital files are purchased separately.
Session fee includes weekday session time. Weekend session dates are extremely limited and incur an additional $100 fee per session.
Family sessions allow coverage for up to five people; please add $25 per additional person.
I have selected the best professional print labs and finest products to ensure you have access to beautiful, archival items you and your family will treasure for generations.
I offer a range of products to suit everyone’s style and budget. Small albums start at $900 and heirloom coffee table albums at $1800. Ready to hang wall art options begin at $300 and gift prints at $75. All artwork purchases are subject to sales tax.
Clients receive complimentary high resolution digital images with purchase of fine art prints and products. All your session images are available for purchase in the Digital Collection for $1200, which includes 4x6 portrait proof prints in a glass presentation box. Many clients earn the Digital Collection free or at a reduced rate with their purchase of artwork.
To create a portrait experience that allows you to truly enjoy your day, all clients have access to a beautifully curated Studio Wardrobe. Borrowing from the Studio Wardrobe saves you the stress of trying to coordinate outfits and eliminates wondering if your selections will photograph well. It also allows you to take the money you’d normally spend on new outfits and put that towards beautiful artwork you will treasure for years to come.
The Studio Wardrobe primarily consists of classic pieces in comfortable fabrics, flattering cuts and neutral colors, which allow your family and emotion to take center stage in your portraits. I offer a large selection of dresses, gowns and robes that work beautifully for maternity, motherhood and family portraits, an extensive collection of classic baby pieces (newborn through 18 months), as well as items for young children and even Dad. I also offer a large collection of Sew Trendy maternity gowns in various fabrics, colors and sizes for expecting mamas who want a bolder look.
You are welcome to visit the studio prior to your session to try on wardrobe, or you may prefer the ease of selecting wardrobe on the day of your studio session. Hair and makeup services are available at the studio for an additional fee of $300 or $175 if booking just one service.
When sessions take place on location or in a client’s home, we discuss wardrobe options prior to the session. I help clients coordinate their own items and can also bring one or two options from the Studio Wardrobe for mom and baby.
frequently asked questions
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
I recommend booking as soon as you have your date in mind for any portrait session. Please keep in mind I recommend newborn sessions take place when baby is under 12 days old, so please reach out about 2-3 months in advance of your due date to secure booking. Family sessions typically book a month in advance, however, weekend sessions are very limited and fill up quickly, particularly in peak fall and spring seasons. Last minute sessions are occasionally available so please do not hesitate to reach out if you have a more truncated time table.
ARE PROPS INCLUDED IN MY NEWBORN SESSION?
My newborn sessions focus on the sweet details of your tiny new baby and the overwhelming love you’ll feel as your family expands, as well as the range of emotions older children feel as they take on the role of big brother or sister. I believe that neutral colors, natural posing, and simple compositions let these precious details shine and create classic, honest portraits you will love for years to come. I do have an incredible collection of soft, neutral colored fabrics, dainty headbands, and simple props that I incorporate upon request. Props are more commonly used in studio milestone sessions for older babies, such as at 7 or 12 months.
ARE DIGITAL FILES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
While I really want you to have beautiful artwork in your hands in an album or framed on the walls of your home, I know how important digital files are to share with family and friends. Clients earn free digitals with their purchase of fine art prints and products (all artwork purchases, excluding gift prints or birth announcements). Many clients earn the full digital gallery complimentary or at a discounted price with their purchase of printed artwork. If you decide at your viewing and ordering appointment that you truly just want all the high resolution digital files, it can be purchased a la carte for $1200. A la carte purchase of the full digital gallery includes your printed proofs in a glass keepsake box and a custom app for your smart phone for easy viewing and sharing on the go.
ARE THERE DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE SESSIONS?
Absolutely. I love when families chooses me to document their children’s milestones and appreciate their loyalty. I offer Portrait Memberships for families looking to book any combination of three or more sessions to be held within an 18 month period. Combinations often include maternity, newborn, baby milestone sessions at 3-4 months or 7-8 months, first birthday and family sessions. Membership begins at $600 for three sessions or $700 for four sessions (a $150 to $250 value savings on session fees alone). Membership includes a viewing an ordering appointment after each session to purchase artwork you love, and Members receive a $100 credit to be used at each ordering session as part of their membership benefits. Members also receive priority booking for outdoor sessions during peak spring and fall seasons. I offer custom album design for Members wishing to combine their baby's first year images into a single album.
DO YOU OFFER MINI SESSIONS?
I offer all inclusive mini sessions called Simply Baby Sessions, as well as Hospital “Fresh 48” Sessions, year round. I do not otherwise offer mini sessions (such as Central Park fall foliage or spring cherry blossom sessions), which allows me to maintain the personalized, boutique experience my clients have come to love and expect.