about the session

Before the session

We will have a phone or email consultation to discuss what you are looking for in your portraits and at this time we can discuss location and what to wear.

The session fee is due within 7 days of scheduling your session to retain your appointment. This fee is non-refundable, but can be applied to a future session if your child is sick or if we have to reschedule.

The Session

I can photograph at your home (inside or outside) or we can meet at a favorite scenic spot. I have lots of suggestions in and around Westchester County, but also love discovering new places.

Sessions are very relaxed and fun! I will spend some time getting to know your child, allowing me to capture their personality in a natural, un-staged way. They get to do what they are best at – being a kid! This results in images that capture the true essence of your child and you will treasure them for a lifetime.

The best time to schedule a shoot is early morning (before 10am) and late afternoon (after 3pm). This allows me to avoid the harsh shadows of the sun and the heat of midday (summer) sun.

Ensuring that your child is well rested and fed before the session usually makes for a more enjoyable session. I am happy to take a break if your child needs a little snack.

Length of session

Your session is scheduled for up to 11/2 hours, although it may be shorter depending on your child. As long as your child is having fun I will continue to shoot.

When to Schedule

I am at my busiest in the Fall and so in order to avoid disappointment please try to book your session at least three months in advance.

Newborn Sessions

The earlier the better when it comes to newborn sessions. I LOVE sleepy, curled up newborns. Ideally I like to capture them in the first ten days of their lives. Please contact me whilst you are pregnant so that we can set a tentative date for your newborn shoot and we can then finalize the date once your baby has arrived.

Newborn sessions usually last 3 hours, allowing time for feeding and comforting.

After the Session

Your images will be individually edited and placed in a private online gallery within two weeks of your session. I will then contact you to set up an appointment for you to come to my home viewing studio, so that I can share the experience of you seeing your images for the first time. I will then send you a link to the password protected gallery. Feel free to share this gallery with your family and friends. Your gallery will be online for one week, during which time you can place your order. You should expect to receive your prints within two - three weeks of ordering. Please allow a little extra time for gallery wraps and other custom work.

Please do not hesistate to contact me if you have any questions.