- CJ customizes every family portrait session and creates a comfortable environment so everyone can just be themselves. The location for your session is one of the most important aspects and whether it’s in the comfort of your own home, or in the middle of Central Park, CJ will help guide you along to ensure everyone has a wonderful time and you get a beautiful variety of memorable images to keep forever. Prior to your session CJ will send you a tip sheet to help you prepare you and your little ones for their upcoming session, what to pack, what to have available, and how to be as ready for the camera as you can be.
What to Expect
- As a mom herself CJ knows how stressful it can be trying to get everyone ready for the session plus trying to get yourself camera ready as well. She wants to help you prepare for your session with ease and help answer any questions or concerns at any given time prior to your session so you feel just as excited for the session as she does. CJ works on location using natural light only, so the location and time are two of the most important aspects of your session. If you choose to have your session outside, all outdoor sessions are done approximately 90 minutes before Sunset or during Sunrise to achieve the most beautiful lighting during that magical golden hour. The time frame will vary depending on the Season and time of year as well as the location you have chosen, but CJ will send you all kinds of tips to help your little ones last throughout the evening hours to capture that gorgeous golden light.
Indoor Sessions, particularly Newborn Sessions, are captured during the morning hours to achieve that soft dreamy morning light in your home. The best time to capture Newborns is within the first 15 days of his/her birth and sessions can last anywhere from 2-3 hours depending on how many feeding breaks or diaper changes we need. There is no set time for a Newborn Session and Patience is key, so just be prepared that your little one may or may not love being in front of the camera, but that’s what snuggles are for, to help put him/her at ease and make them feel super cozy. If you have more than one child, your newborn session could last a little on the longer side to ensure everyone is captured at their happiest moment.
- Newborn Sessions are done in the comfort of your own home using natural light and your available clothing and swaddle choices. CJ doesn’t necessarily work with baskets, fluffy outfits or props, but she does bring a bag full of beautiful swaddles just in case. The simpler the better and easier for your little one as well. Not sure what to put your little one in, just have him/her in a diaper or swaddle when she arrives and don’t worry, CJ is happy to help finalize wardrobe options for your baby once she arrives.