Wedding & Engagement
Once you have your date and venue secure, the best way for us to get started is to schedule either an in-person or phone meeting. My office is located in Manahawkin, NJ which is just five minutes from Long Beach Island. We can go over the details of what you have planned so far and discuss what you are looking for in the end from your photography.
I only take on one event per day and accept a limited number of weddings each year.
If you are interested in an engagement session only, please refer to the family info section below for details on pricing and package options.
I try and allow for my portrait sittings to be as fun and relaxed as possible for you and your family. Depending on the family structure, the session can last anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. The best time of the day is in the evening, preferably an hour or so before sunset. This hour can be difficult for some, especially with young children, so I would suggest choosing a time that suits your little one’s schedule. Morning sessions are always an option and typically start between 7am and 7:30am.
My sitting fee is $500 and includes a private online web-gallery for the entire family's viewing, in addition to all of the high resolution digital downloads from your shoot. You will be able to do all of your own printing (if you wish) and post to social media with these files. Enlargement prints can be ordered directly from the website and shipped right to your home if you would prefer to use a professional lab.
Multi-family shoots do have an additional fee so please describe the group as best as possible when inquiring.
Newborn shoots are best to schedule within the first 10 to 14 days and are always done in your own home. They can last anywhere up to three hours and are typically a longer session due to feedings, adjusting props, consoling, etc. The best time is morning or mid-day when there is the most amount of window light coming into the nursery. Most often we can utilize whatever is already in the home, however, if you would like to use specific props please don't hesitate.
I prefer to photograph newborn sessions as a lifestyle shoot going through the experiences you will now have caring for a new baby. Feedings, diapers, new sibling encounters… All the things that will soon change day to day and become your new routine. I do arrange posed shots but I love to capture your new life as a parent with the ones you love.
My session fee for newborn photography is $750 and includes the sitting itself, an online web-gallery of approximately 80-150 images and a custom USB drive with your high-resolution images. Please inquire before your hospital stay so we can discuss specifics.