My style of photographing families puts a heavy focus on interaction! All of my portrait session whether it be a couple, or a family are done on location at a park, garden, or even the beach. Being on location with tons of space allows for genuine interaction between families so you don't feel stuck on a small backdrop!
Sessions are usually scheduled for an early morning or the hour before sunset to ensure the best lighting.
I strive to give my clients the best clear and honest communication throughout their experience. I genuinely care for my BKP families and cheer you on long past our session. I love to celebrate each new season and watch the kids grow at each new adventure!
I believe all of my families regardless of budget, deserve an amazing experience personalized to them. I work hard to put personal touches in everything I do, while providing my clients with timeless photographs to share with their families for many years to come.
I strive to make all my sessions an easy going and fun experience for everyone. It is important to me to approach each session with enthusiasm and fun to make it stress free for the whole family.
Large families, lots of little ones, or even the on site tantrum all come with the territory of being a family photographer. I make sure to take the time with each member of your family to make them feel important and provide great photographs. I really love kids and expect some twists and turns during the session!
I love to be creative and part of my job photographing is thinking on my feet. With experience photographing all ages I do my best to get some posed and some candid shots during the session by giving them prompts for activity rather than another static pose. That is why I love having all my family sessions outdoors so the kids have room to move and be themselves.
This speaks to my shooting and editing style all in one! I photograph most sessions outdoors in natural light without large flash setups. I prefer to keep true to life colors to create images close to reality which is my approach to post session editing and final delivery.
1 Hour Long, A single family portrait session captures memories of your family whether it be at the park, gardens, or the beach!
Immediate family only
Final Selection of 35 Images are delivered from the session
Online gallery & personal print release
-Additional photography permit fees may apply based on location
-Travel fees apply to locations outside of 20 miles of Montville, NJ please inquire for details.
Up to 2 Hours Long, A multi-family portrait session captures memories of your entire family!
Invite the whole family tree from grandparents to aunts and uncles! We will meet you on location and capture images of everyone together and groups!
Final Selection of 40+ Images are delivered from the session
Online gallery & personal print release
Where do you shoot?
I photograph families on location at parks, gardens, and beaches across New Jersey. I have great locations in mind if you do not have some place special to your family. Outdoors allows children the room to move and is best for relaxed interaction that is not cramped. In home or backyard sessions can be great too.
What do we wear?
My best advice is to coordinate outfits, but not match exactly. If everyone is in a very large flashy patterned outfit your faces will get lost in the sea of pattern. A mix of patterned and solid colored clothing in the same family of colors or neutrals is always a great go-to!
How long until our images are ready?
Approximately 4 weeks after your session you will receive an email containing your online gallery. Directions will be included how to save your images.The original unedited raw files are not available for purchase.
Do you offer digital files?
I want you to print your photographs over and over as many times as you wish for years to come! A print release is included with every session in your online gallery with the final selection of digital files.
What happens if it rains?
Since most sessions are outdoors, and New Jersey weather can be a little unpredictable, we keep in touch and make the final call 24 hours before our session. If the chance of rain is 50% or greater we reschedule for another day that works for both of us!
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