Cost

Children's Portrait Studio

Children's studio portraits cost $100 for a 20-minute session and include 4 high res digital images.  Additional digital images may be purchased for $15 per image.

My pop-up portrait studio is portable, and photos can be taken in my home or your's.  The minimum age for this style of portrait is 3 years old.  One child per session.  

To capture your child's personality, concepts may include favorite costumes, a well-loved stuffed animal, being silly, or a classic portrait.  

A studio session is ideal for when you want to capture your child at a particular stage, but you don't need a large number of photos of your entire family.  These sessions are short, fun, and affordable.  Because I use studio lighting, sessions can take place at any time and are not dependent on weather.

Family Portraits

I know family portraits can be stressful.  Organizing your family, selecting outfits, and keeping everyone happy is a big undertaking.  To keep things low stress and fun, I have adopted no-pressure pricing.  I now charge $25 per edited, hi-res image, up to 14 images (i.e. $350), after which you are provided all of the edited images from our session (usually about 40 images).  There is no commitment to purchase any of the images, but of course I hope you will love your photos so much that you will buy 14 and receive all of them.  

Contact me to schedule your session!

Time

Outside of the studio, the best natural light occurs in the morning or about 90 minutes before sunset.  Shooting in the middle of the day is usually not ideal, as the bright light can create harsh shadows on the face and cause squinting.  The exception to this is when the day is overcast or when we are shooting at a location with plenty of shade, such as a wooded area or tree-filled park.

A family portrait session with young children typically lasts about an hour.  

Location

I’m available for portrait sessions anywhere in the NYC area, and I can advise you on a location that aligns with your vision.  The ideal location will be scenic, and importantly, will have no cars or random people to clutter the background of the photos.  Locations that provide some level of seclusion tend to make clients feel more comfortable while providing a safe space for children to move around. 

Below are some recommended locations, with links from prior shoots:

My home studio

Prospect Park

Fort Greene Park

Grace Court Alley (Brooklyn Heights)

Verandah Place (Cobble Hill)

Hunts Lane (Brooklyn Heights)

Urban Meadow (Carroll Gardens)

Cadman Plaza (Brooklyn Heights)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Playgrounds can also be a great location, especially in the morning when they tend to be not crowded