Don’t leave your children to boring school portraits once a year! Family portrait photography is a wonderful way to capture your child’s milestones and blossoming personality. From quirky smiles and giggles to the whimsy and curiosity of childhood. Professional photography is the perfect way to capture your family’s love as beautiful art.
Our custom Portrait Sessions are a unique and personalized experience. As parents ourselves, we know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. We strive to make our photo shoots relaxed, spontaneous, and fun! Children are encouraged to move around, play, and be silly! With an eye for perfect moments and unique perspectives, we create child and family portraits that are beautiful, genuine, and emotional. Sophie helps with styling and tickling, while Michael has the expertise in artful lighting and retouching to bring out the best in your portraits. We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.
It’s never too early to book! Sessions fill up quickly, and it’s always best to contact us as soon as possible for an appointment.
HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION LAST?
Sessions typically last 1-1.5 hours. There is plenty of time for snacks and cuddle breaks to put your child at ease. We encourage you to bring along a change of outfit or accessories to add variety to your child’s portraits. We’ll move around to different settings, while capturing a variety of posed and candid portraits. Our spontaneous and silly approach allows us to capture those unexpected moments that become the most beautiful, meaningful portraits.
STUDIO, OUTDOORS, OR ON-LOCATION?
Child and sibling portraits may be captured in our studio, outdoors, or at the location of your choice. Our studio is a warm and cozy environment with an abundance of natural light. We also love photographing children and family portraits in the natural splendor of the outdoors. The vibrant colors and textures provide a stunning backdrop. Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images. We have lots of favorite locations, and we’re always happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot.
WHAT TO WEAR
Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. We recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style. We love neutrals, creams and soft pastels. Have fun with accessories and layers to add dimension to your portraits. Rich textures, layers, simple patterns, chunky jewelry, belts, scarves, headbands, ruffles and buckles… the possibilities are endless! Coordinate your outfits with a palette of complementary colors for family portraits. There are so many awesome children’s clothing brands, but some of our favorites are H&M, JCrew, Gap, Oilily, and Janie & Jack. We always encourage getting creative with fairy wings, rubber rain boots, stylish hats, and funky headbands. Bare feet are always preferred!Your Welcome Packet will provide lots of inspiration, but in the meantime, you can view some of our favorite combinations here:
PORTRAIT SESSION VS. MINI SESSION
Our premium Portrait Session is 1-1.5 hours, allowing plenty of time for outfit changes, meaningful props, and a large variety of concepts. Our premium portrait session clients are interested in an extensive selection of images to create Albums, Wall Clusters, Digital Packages, and Collections. We encourage you to bring along your children’s favorite toys, dress-up costumes or favorite activities (e.g. having a tea party, reading, painting, blowing bubbles), so we can capture these genuine moments. As an alternative, our Mini Sessions are a wonderful way to capture a smaller variety of beautiful children and family portraits without the commitment of a premium session. Mini Sessions are offered in our studio or Central Park.
Post-Processing & Ordering
Following your session, Michael selects the best images for processing and retouching. He devotes time to carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, and overall appeal. These 20-30 images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art.
Approximately 2-3 weeks following your session, we invite you into the studio for your proofing session. This presentation will be an emotional experience, after which you will be able to select the images you would like to order for your home, office, family and friends. Michael will consult you on options for displaying your child and family portraits in creative and beautiful ways. We are happy to accommodate you in the evenings and weekends for these appointments.
Displaying Your Portraits
We offer a variety of Fine Art Prints, Boutique Items, Keepsake Albums, Digital Packages, and Collections to suit every client. Each product we offer has been selected for its quality craftsmanship, and the heirloom quality ensures that your custom art will be enjoyed for generations!
Please visit the Investment section for details and pricing of our portrait session. Included in your initial investment is our time and talent during the session and a personalized proofing session to assist you in making your portrait order selections. When you’re ready to book your portrait session, please contact Sophie at email@example.com. We look forward to capturing these special memories for your family!