Extended Family Photo Session Information
Fun, outdoor sessions for generational family portraits
A special 1 minute message from Naomi
Step One: Scheduling your session
In order to reserve a date, you will first pick a date, then sign some paperwork and pay a session fee of $500. If you haven't already, the easiest way to find a date is to click on the link in the email I sent you or click on the button below. If you need a date that is not specified, be sure to ask! I try to be as flexible as I can.
ONCE I GET YOUR DATE ON THE CALENDAR, I WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU WHEN I RETURN BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR PAPERWORK AND SESSION FEE.
A few things to consider as you pull out your calendar
Given the beautiful colors and temperate weather, spring and fall are the busiest times of year for outdoor family photos in Pennsylvania. If you'd like a session during one of those times (ESPECIALLY if you want a weekend spot), please get in touch as soon as possible!
If you have a particular date or holiday by which you need prints or gifts (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc.), be sure to book a date at least one month in advance of that date to ensure sufficient processing and printing time.
Our daughter wasn’t in a great mood that day, but Naomi was calm and worked with us to capture amazing candid shots.
A Few FAQs
What if we need to reschedule?
Rescheduling is free if done before 14 days of your session date. If there is an emergency, sickness, or some event beyond your control within those 14 days that prevents our session from taking place, I am happy to reschedule your family for a date within 30 days.
Otherwise, rescheduling will incur a
$100 fee since I am forgoing other jobs to photograph your family. I hope you understand.
What if I don't like my photos?
Then you would be the first! In that
unlikely event, I will offer you a full re-shoot at no extra cost. I stand by my work and I want you to be overjoyed with your images and products for your home, start to finish.
Why are sessions so late?
I shoot at golden hour because that is the time when the sun gives skin a beautiful glowing look. As the days lengthen, the sunset gets later and later, so that means we may shoot at 8pm at some points in the year.
Taking a later nap will help if that is too close to your kiddo's bedtime.
What exactly is print credit?
Print credit acts just like a gift card in your gallery shop. You can use the credit toward any of the items that I offer as part of your gallery's online store.
Step Two: The session itself
Once we've decided on a time and date and officially put your session on the books, I'll send you a getting ready guide that will walk your family members through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate.
That guide has been created and refined over years of experience, so it typically answers 90% of the questions that come up, but I'm always happy to set up a time to chat if you want additional help.
A few days before our session is scheduled, I'll reach out to confirm our time and location... at that point, if it looks like it's going to be a dark and rainy day or someone seems to be coming down with the flu, we can talk about our rescheduling options. Otherwise, that's the perfect time to ask any last minute questions or let me know if you've come up with a fun idea we haven't discussed.
At extended family sessions, we always get several shots of the large group all together as well as grandparents with all the kids. Then I spend time with each family group, couples, and any kiddos who are being especially cute.
Finally, take a breath and relax... I promise to give the grown-ups (and kids) breaks throughout the session as needed, and to make it as painless as possible for everyone involved.
Your second payment of $400 will be due the day before your session.
Step Three: The fun part
Within just a couple of weeks of your session, you'll receive an email from me letting you know that your photos are ready to view.
Once you've had a chance to see your highlight reel (available for 48 hours), you will pay your final installment of $400 which will give you access to your full gallery. *A 6% PA sales tax is required on the final payment.
After that, you'll have a full month to download your digital files and use the print shop for any wall art or heirloom albums you may want to purchase.
Complimentary album design is included as part of your session!
Our two-and-a-half year old wanted nothing to do with pictures, so she patiently waited for moments to snap the perfect photos. The finished photos... WOW! I couldn't love them more.... they are amazing!!!!!! THANK YOU <3
Why Print your images?
You'll never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or flipping through the pages of an album, so I have stocked my gallery shop with gorgeous archival-quality print products.
See a sampling below.
A few of the items in every gallery shop
Deckled prints are hand torn for a feathered edge, offering a unique way to display a simple print.
Starting at $70
Custom framing is available in a variety of colors either with a matte or without.
Starting at $200
Velvet lay-flat album
This album is literally velvety soft. It is a great way to incorporate all of your images in a keepsake album that you and your loved ones can treasure for many years.
Starting at $450
Shipping and sales tax may apply
Naomi makes everything about this photo shoot seem effortless and natural. She is creative and professional. The picture quality is top notch.
I hope that answers all of your questions.
We'll talk soon!
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