families

A family portrait of Tessie taken in Wakefield, RI.

toddlers/children/families

Family is the never-ending fabric that shapes our lives. We revel in growth, love and the ebb and flow of change. The perfect way to document family is through photography.

I have a journalistic style when it comes to photographing families – limited amount of posing and a highly focused approach to capturing the candid everyday moments. I also provide sessions for family reunions and the “Memories in The Making” ultimate package to better capture the essence of family.

what to expect from your session ~

As with my approach to newborn sessions, the more relaxed the subjects, the better the photographs. Most people do not enjoy being photographed (I am no exception!). The more relaxed the atmosphere, the better the photographs will be. I encourage families to hold sessions in familiar areas to hold a shoot, the time spent getting and staying relaxed is much faster.

After signing the initial contract and deposit, I will schedule a phone consult a few weeks before the anticipated session. The consult will include details about location, expectations from parents and time the session will take place.

On the day of shooting, I will spend some time getting to know both children and family before starting to photograph. The more comfortable the environment the better, the better the memories.

what to remember when scheduling your session ~

Keep in mind any schedules your children have during the day, especially concerning sleeping and eating. Well fed and rested children are vital for a smooth session. I encourage packing some favorite (less messy) favorite snacks to keep hunger pains at bay. Bring favorite toys or “friends”, even blankies. Whatever will help in relaxing your little ones during the photo session.

I am currently available primarily on the weekends, but can do some late afternoons and evenings with notice. Generally sessions run 1-2 hours with ample time to rest and relax. I am determined to take as much time as reasonably needed to create the beautiful result the client is looking for. Currently, I am booking 2-3 weeks in advance. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking to secure date and time of session. The remainder is due the day of your session.  The non-refundable deposit fee can be applied toward a rescheduled session if cancellation is necessary due to illness, poor weather conditions or another urgent matter. I do understand the temperament of the client could interfere with creating beautiful images, so if your child is overly cranky or simply not cooperating before the shoot, we can reschedule. I also reserve the right to reschedule the session due to circumstances that will interfere with creating the timeless portrait we have discussed. Please allow at least 72 hours notice for canceling when possible.

what to wear ~

Keep the attire simple and solid. Subtle prints and textures are good too, nothing too flashy or colors that clash. Avoid the “match” trap –  matching exactly is not ideal, simple black or white or colors in similar families tend to produce the best results.

location, location, location ~

The more comfortable and familiar the environment, the better. Family members tend to relax more quickly when they are in familiar surroundings. As the photographer, I can manipulate your surroundings to produce the best image. Inside or out, organized or not, I can make it work!

investment ~

Pricing for a toddler/children/family sessions ranges from $300 to $600.

Toddler/Children/Family Print Pricing:

  • Up to a family of 4
  • $350 ~ pricing includes 1-2 hours of on location shooting (up to 30 minutes of driving time, longer times additional $10 per 30 minutes)
  • 20-30 images for view online and purchase of high quality prints
  • Up to a family of 6
  • $500 ~ pricing includes 1-2 hours of on location shooting (up to 30 minutes of driving time, longer times additional $10 per 30 minutes)
  • 15-20 images for view online and purchase of high quality prints

Toddler/Children/Family High Resolution Digital Images Pricing:

  • Up to a family of 4
  • $450 ~ pricing includes 1-2 hours of on location shooting (up to 30 minutes of driving time, longer times additional $10 per 30 minutes)
  • 15-20 high-resolution digital images for print however you would like!
  • Up to a family of 6
  • $650 ~ pricing includes 1-2 hours of on location shooting (up to 30 minutes of driving time, longer times additional $10 per 30 minutes)
  • 15-20  high-resolution digital images for print however you would like!

Family Reunions Pricing:

  • Pricing and packages vary based on scenario
  • Contact Heather at 401.207.9697 for special event pricing