FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS & EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

The way to create family heirlooms! We will coordinate ahead of time the activities your family typically does that we’ll document during your session, you’ll know what to expect during and after your session, and I will be available to answer questions and offer recommendations.



types of photography sessions with jen

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Documentary Family Sessions

-effortlessly Creating your family heirloom-

These sessions are ideal for those who:

A- feel uncomfortable posing for the camera

B- shrink at the thought of organizing the whole family for a (presumably painful) photo session which includes the high potential of feet dragging, melt downs, wardrobe malfunctions, forced smiles, and the possibility of crummy weather.

C- would like something different from their family photos this time, something more unique, that really captures their family dynamic.

So, is this type of session for you?

This will be the simplest, most enjoyable, photo session you’ve ever had, AND, you will have family photos like you’ve never had before, that you will absolutely cherish.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1- Let’s connect

    Give a call! I want to hear all about your family and why you are ready for photos now.

  • Step 2- PHOTO DAY

    I’ll photograph your family being you, doing what you normally do. I promise, this part will be easy, pleasant, & you may even get used to me being around. This is how we create artistic & warm family photos filled with genuine emotion.

  • Step 3- PRESENTATION DAY

    I will come to you and present your amazing family, captured through my lens. I will show you products related to what you expressed interest in back when we spoke during step 1. You get to hand pick combo photo collections or a la carte products.

  • Step 4- SIT BACK & RELAX

    I deliver your new family heirloom to your door and you get the peace of mind knowing you’ve preserved your family’s history for future generations and years to come.

    ARE YOU READY TO BOOK YOUR SESSION?

 

 

A Whole Day In The Life Session

Over one full days, from waking up to bedtime, we will capture all of the special moments that reflect this time in your life. A Day In The Life session becomes your ticket to travel back in time and revisit your family life as it was then, regardless of how much time has passed and I promise, you’ll love seeing your family captured in this way.

These sessions follow the same steps outlined for the documentary family sessions. The difference is the duration of the session and package details.

Repeating these documentary sessions every year or two are the best way to preserve your family history, best told through photo books to keep on hand in your home or displayed on your walls in grouped images, such as collagewall, photo clusters, and photo splits. (check out some samples!)


Visiting NYC photography

These sessions are for families who are just visiting this wonderful city.

I will be your NYC local professional photographer, guiding you through your favorite sites and neighborhoods over 2 hours, as I document your family exploring and interacting.

This style of photo shoot provides candid and posed photos. Your photos will be authentic, warm, and artistic. You'll have a beautiful collection of photos that tell your family's story and preserve this special time.

Session fee includes 45 high resolution photo files, a personal online gallery, luxe flash drive mailed directly to your home loaded with your photo files, & exclusive access to discounted photo album pricing. 

Your photo sessions can be created through a single location or multiple sites pick from:

MANHATTAN:

  • World Trade Center 

  • The Cloisters - less visited, beautiful gardens in the North part of Manhattan

  • West Village - beautiful old building and small streets

  • East Village - vibrant, graffiti walls, cobblestone roads

  • Hudson Waterfront - walking/bike path along the Hudson, outdoor cafes, NYC green space

  • Central Park - Huge park, iconic locations, green space, beautiful bridges 

  • Grand Central Station - iconic, beautiful, busy, historic 

  • Time Square - lively, colorful, iconic, busy


    BROOKYLN:

  • DUMBO & Brooklyn Bridge Park - very popular, wide variety of landscape along the water, cobblestone roads, bridge views, interesting architecture 

  • Williamsburg - hip, industrial chic, waterfront

  • Cobble Hill - Heavily treed, beautiful brown-stone buildings, clean, quiet urban streets

  • Red Hook - less traveled Brooklyn neighborhood with great food, waterfront pier and cobblestone roads

Or choose any other Manhattan or Brooklyn locations you have in mind!

I will create a customized route to explore your favorite locations.
Your photo session will be fun and easy and will produce incredible images of your time in NYC.


Maternity photography

This can be mom alone, both parents, or whole families, kids and pets included! We can customize your maternity photo session to preserve this amazing time for you ensuring you’re comfortable, your photos look natural, and your walk away with a collection of photos of this unique time. These sessions can look very much like engagement sessions, family documentary sessions, or they can be elegant intimate portraits. Maternity sessions can be done in a park, at home, in a studio, or anywhere else you have in mind.

Newborn photo sessions include photos of your little one alone, documenting all of his/her tiny features, followed by a natural style family portrait session to celebrate your new family dynamic.


Newborn photography

These are generally done in the home and sometimes include some outdoor family photography as well.

I take time to photograph your little one on his/her own, posing and documenting his/her tiny body. From there (with plenty of feeding and changing breaks built in whenever needed), we’ll document you holding and loving your new little life.

While I call this category newborn photography, it is not necessary that your little one be just 1-2 weeks old. We can make beautiful baby images that celebrate this new life anytime from your baby’s first week through his/her first year.


EVENT & Party photography

Hosting a special event? The photos are all that you can take away from that day, so having it professionally documented is not only a great way to ensure all the important moments are beautifully preserved, but it also gives you the freedom to focus on your guests and enjoy yourself.

Large or small, indoors or outdoors, day or night, I can beautifully document your party. I am adept at being a fly on the wall, capturing the laughter, excitement, and engagement amongst guests, truly telling your story and preserving your special celebration.

Birthday parties, special occasions, christenings, baptisms, bris, family reunions, showers, weddings, galas, fundraisers, live performances, you name it.