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Lifestyle Photography for Modern People & Pets
 
 
 

Session Information

 
 
 
 
 
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When you take the time to have family portraits taken, you're giving your future self a gift. Together, we'll capture not only your family's beauty at this moment in time, but the way it feels when you're all together.


How It Works

Step One: Get In Touch! 

Send me a quick note to let me know when you want to have your photo shoot. I’ll respond as quickly as possible, within 24 hours!

Step Two: Photo Session Fun

We’ll meet in a gorgeous outdoor location in Greater Boston or at your home. I know that the key to a successful session is winning over your kids, so I’ll spend some time getting to know them! Then, we’ll use movement, laughter, and music to capture your family’s spirit in portraits.

Step Three: Pick Your Favorites

About a week after your photo session, you will receive a link to your online gallery. Your session comes with 15 complementary images of your choosing. You’ll also have the option to purchase additional images through the gallery!


 
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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?

As a natural light photographer, my sessions usually take place outdoors. We'll work together to choose a location for your session, whether it's in a meadow, the forest, or your back yard. I can also take your photos in my studio in Stow, Massachusetts. 


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What time are your sessions?

My family sessions take place during the last 60-90 minutes of daylight, which will give your photos a warm, soft, golden glow. 


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 many pictures will we get?

During your session, my aim is to capture a series of photos that capture your story. One to two weeks after your session, you will receive a link to an album with 100+ digital images (a full set of at least 50 in color, and the same set in black and white). You'll be able to curate an album of 15 images, which you'll be able to download for printing and sharing. Can't choose just 15? À la carte options are available. More information on your investment is available here


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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. 


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.