CAN I BOOK YOU FOR PHOTOS ONLY?
I'm sorry, no. I want to tell your fuller story and films are something I can uniquely offer my clients. I hope you'll give one a try but am happy to refer to other local photographers if you decide they aren't for you!
ANY ADVICE ON PREPARING FOR OUR SESSION?
Yes! After signing our contract, I’ll be sharing with you a Preparing For Your Session pdf with all kinds of tips along with links to helpful Pinterest boards. It should answer every burning question you might have.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
I ask for a $250 deposit to hold your date and will invoice the balance after you’ve received your gallery and film. I accept checks and all major credit cards.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
I sure do! I recognize that photos + film are an investment and am happy to work with you to come up with a reasonable payment plan so you can budget it out.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes! I include a hand-crafted nest necklace with every purchase.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE?
I’m located just north of Boston, MA. Most of my sessions take place within a 30 minute radius of the city. I’m happy to travel further but charge a travel fee for locations beyond that radius.
I love to shoot in locations that reflect the interests, memories and connections of the client. I use natural light in clients’ homes also parks, nature preserves, farms, downtown areas, and other scenic locations. Whenever possible, outdoor sessions are scheduled within two hours of sunset when the lighting is softest and most flattering. At-home sessions can be more flexible when it comes to time of day (and season!).
We’ll work together to come up with the best possible time and location for you!
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE MY SESSION?
Outdoor family sessions are typically scheduled from mid-April to mid-Dec. At-home, Day in Your Life films, First Day and newborn sessions are scheduled year-round. The best time to photograph newborns is 2-6 weeks after birth when they’re the sleepiest but I’m happy to schedule well beyond that window! If your considering a maternity mini add-on, I recommend 32-36 weeks gestation for a first time mom and 30-34 weeks for moms who've been pregnant before.
For any session, I’m usually booking 2-4 months in advance. For newborns that means the best time to contact me is a few months before your due date!
HOW DO I SEE MY IMAGES AND FILM AFTER THE SESSION?
I’ll email a link to your private photo gallery 1-2 weeks after our session. You can order prints, download and even share to social media direct from there! A film can take 10-20 hours to edit depending on the length and will arrive 2-3 weeks later.
HOW DO I ORDER PRINTS? DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR PRINTS?
For the truest color and longest-lasting prints, I recommend ordering your session prints direct through your gallery. Your order is fulfilled by my preferred professional lab, at no markup (i.e. I make no profit from your prints). Pro labs print on higher quality printers and paper. If you’d prefer to spend a little less on lesser quality prints, then I recommend uploading your images to MPix – the best consumer print lab I’ve found. Just promise me you won't walk your files into a Walgreens or Costco! Oh the horror! ;-)
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