Family is the most important thing in our lives and what we hold most dear! Family time is filled with fond memories of special events, holidays, and celebrations as we mark the milestones of our lives. Our loved ones simply grow up too fast! Let’s capture these moments of love, smiles and laughter, and make time stop. How better to enjoy these moments than to memorialize this special time with beautiful, professional portraits that will be enjoyed for generations!
Preparing for your session:
Location/Setting: Many families enjoy the simple setting of their home for their images. Some have a beach theme in mind. Some have dreamed of a country setting or a far off paradise. Already have an ideal setting? Let me know your ideas and we will plan together for the photoshoot. If you are stumped or unsure, let’s discuss together. I have a list of great locations for family portraits that we can discuss once you book your session. Have young children? Let’s get to a park where the kids can play during a quick break and have some fun. They will be happier and your photos will show it!
What to Wear: Pinterest is an excellent source for “looks” for family portraits. I suggest saving to idea boards, as these are great for inspiration. Have everyone try on possible outfits to verify they fit properly and feel comfortable. As we approach session day, narrow down your outfits. Along with location and setting, your outfit choice(s) plays a key role in session success. Clothing should complement your style, and coordinate well with the setting where the images will be taken. Also consider where in your home the portraits will be displayed as you will want the portraits that complement the room setting.
- Wear what you are comfortable and confident wearing. When you are comfortable and confident, you will feel your best and it will show in your portraits.
- Solid, mid-tones work best.
- Any colors that are bright and vibrant will also work well.
- Consider coordinating outfits so that they resemble (not the same) and don’t clash
- Avoid anything with large logos and avoid bold patterns if possible. These are distracting.
- Your outfit(s) should be pressed or wrinkle free to the extent possible
- Relax and have fun during the shoot! We will capture hundreds or images and letting your personality show through will make for great photos.
High Temps: Temperatures can reach uncomfortable, even unhealthy levels in the summer in the South Jersey area on any given day. Together with high humidity, they can become a dangerous combination. I have witnessed heat injuries while serving in the Army and I can testify that they can be life threatening and are not to be taken lightly. In the event of high temperatures extended over successive days, we can plan for alternative locations that provide shade, and take precautions such as pre-hydration to ensure a safe and happy photoshoot. If the heat becomes too much, together we may decide to reschedule.
Rain: Weather in the South Jersey area can be unpredictable. I always check the weather forecast the day prior to our photoshoot. If stormy weather is in the forecast for our session day, I may recommend that we reschedule. I will find an alternative date that will work for us both.
Family Portrait Session
Session Fee $299
Fee includes 1.5 hours of shooting time
Locations: Up to two within 25 miles of West Deptford, NJ (trip fee may apply over 25 miles)
Wardrobe Changes: Unlimited
Online Gallery of at least 200 images for proofing
$50 credit towards prints and other products ($200 minimum purchase required)
*A $50 retainer is required to hold any date. Sessions are typically scheduled for 2 hours before sunset.