CASUAL, FRESH, FUN
My style of photography is candid by nature. When I head out for a photo shoot my hope is that everyone enjoys the experience. I spend plenty of time so that the kids can play and be themselves in front of the camera. I do aim to take some posed shots where everyone is looking at the camera but hope to do so in such a way that the kids don't even realize they are 'cooperating.'  


SESSIONS OFFERED:

FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION

Family portrait sessions are perfect for kids or kids and immediate family.   They typically last up to two hours.   My goal is to capture the 'real life' shots. I want my clients to look back at these pictures in ten years and be instantly reminded of that stage in life.  During the session I play a mix of photographer, director and crazy aunt. In order to capture the emotion that I am looking for I need to make sure everyone is completely comfortable. I take different approaches to help this happen. Once a session is confirmed I work with the client on location with a preference for the beach and a natural wardrobe. I will also look for any information in advance on different personalities so I can formulate my preliminary plan :) 

NEWBORN SESSION

Newborn sessions are best held within the baby's first two weeks. A full, sleepy baby is my goal so I work with you in advance to work out the best scenario. These sessions can easily take up to three hours and I bring everything I need to your home.  There are lots of breaks for the baby and mom. If you are interested in a newborn session, please make sure and contact me during your pregnancy with your estimated delivery date so I can plan accordingly.

PERFECT BEACH DAY SESSION

This session is an alternative to a typical family portrait session.  Instead of preparing for the photo shoot in the usual manner (preparing outfits, hair, make-up etc), invite me to join your family at the beach. A real beach day.  My outdoor beach shoots are best held at the end of the day so plan on staying past dinner. Play chicken in the water. Have the kids dive off of dad's shoulders. Bring a longboard and teach them how to surf. Jump off of the life-guard stand. If you don't like your body in a bathing suit, jump in the water. Buy that cute cover up. I'm not going to aim at anyone's rear ends.  Capture these moments that you will treasure forever.

FEES AND BOOKING

My standard session fee is $150.00; newborn session fee is $200. Included in the session fee is a $50.00 deposit that is required to confirm a session once a date is chosen.  The session fee includes my time spent on location and the artistic editing and preparing of approximately 25-30 images. The session fee does not include prints. For print prices and additional information please see Prints & Products page. Although I am based in Monmouth County, NJ I will travel to NYC and other surrounding areas. Please inquire for travel rates. 

I am currently booking Spring and Summer 2014 sessions.