Session Information

 
 
 
 
 
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Joy is so warm and low-key, but a consummate professional from the very first interaction. My family (and dog) loved her too and she didn’t get frustrated when my dog had her own ideas of where to sit during a shot!
— Esha | Acton, MA
 


 
 
 
 
 

Frequently asked questions

 
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What kind of photographer are you?

I'm an on-location natural light photographer who specializes in family and lifestyle photography. My style is fluid, natural, authentic and romantic. When people leave my sessions, they often tell me that they're surprised by how easy and fun they found our time together to be! The photos from your session will tell the story of your family during a particular moment in time. While we may capture a photo with everyone looking at the camera, my approach is to capture your family relaxed, interacting, and radiating love


Where do your sessions take place?

My sessions take place in one of three places:

  • Outdoors in one of New England’s natural spaces (I have a few favorite spots that I’d be happy to share with you!)

  • In my beautiful studio in Stow, Massachusetts, which is full of beautiful light, wide plank wood floors, and music.

  • In your home!


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What time are your sessions?

My outdoor family sessions take place during the last 60-90 minutes of daylight, which will give your photos a warm, soft, golden glow. We have a little more flexibility with light during indoor sessions, which can typically take place from late morning through the afternoon.


How long do your sessions last?

Family sessions typically last about an hour, although a lot of that depends on your kiddos! If they come in happy and excited to take pictures, we might get a lot of good ones up front, and they may be rearing to get on to the next thing within 45 minutes. If your little one has a meltdown, needs a diaper change, or just needs some time to warm up, our session might last an extra 15-20 minutes. 


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What if the weather is bad on the date of our session?

I'll be keeping an eye on the weather for your family session. If it looks like rain or snow on the date of your session, I'll contact you a couple of days before to see what you'd like to do. Check out my blog post, "A Word About Weather" for more details on these options: 

  • Bring umbrellas, coats, and boots and brave the weather

  • Shoot in my cozy studio in Stow, MA or at your home

  • Reschedule for another day*

*Please note that fall dates book up quickly, but I'll make every effort to reschedule your session to accommodate your schedule. 


How will we get our photos?

Your experience doesn’t end with your photo shoot! One to two weeks after your session, you’ll be treated to an in-person viewing session of your finished images in my studio. If you’re like most of my clients, you probably want something beautiful to display in your home. I know it can be hard to imagine what you can do with your photographs. That’s why I show you exactly what they could look like on your walls or in an album. Don’t worry, there will be absolutely no pressure to buy anything you don’t want. The reveal and ordering sessions are there to make it simple to preserve the photos that you love. And I always have tea and cake at the ready to celebrate this milestone!


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What should I wear?

I always suggest that you aim to wear clothes that feel classic and timeless, and to wear colors that you know you look good in. Most people look beautiful in jewel tones or neutrals. It's a good idea to stay away from white, which can be harsh on camera, and black, which can make you appear sallow. Above all, aim for comfort! You will be standing, sitting, walking, and maybe even dancing, so wear something that you can move easily in. 

Read: What to Wear to Your Family Photo Session


How do I book an appointment with you?

I would love to work with you! You can get in touch with me through my handy dandy contact form. I'll get back to you within 24 hours.