FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS

(scroll down for newborn sessions)


not just a photo- a feeling


I AIM FOR A RELAXED SESSION WITH AUTHENTIC MOMENTS THAT SHOW YOUR TRUE FAMILY CONNECTION.


MY GOAL IS TO CREATE PHOTOS THAT MAKE YOUR HEART MELT INTO THE MEMORY AND BRING YOU BACK TO THAT TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY.


My style is "lifestyle"- generally this is somewhere between traditional portraiture and documentary style. I gently guide you into poses and prompt you to let natural moments happen- Lots of moving, tickling, hugging, touching. For families with young children I may ask who has the smelliest feet or use the occasional potty word to get some natural smiles!


You are encouraged to bring items that make your family unique- Dad's guitar, the football or teddy bear that your son won't let go, etc. Let's play and have some fun!



$400


INCLUDES:


  • 45 minute session
  • Immediate family only
  • Location of your choice 30 minutes from Duxbury, MA around sunset
  • Online gallery of at least 100 proofs to choose from
  • 25 professionally edited high resolution photos for digital download
  • Sharable online gallery for 60 days
  • Personalized app on your phone to view your photos (to keep forever)
  • Printing rights


Other Details:

  • $150 non refundable deposit due at booking. Full amount due by day before photoshoot
  • Add on a USB with your final high-resolution files, $30
  • Upgrade your gallery with more photos a-la-carte
  • Additional fees for more than 30 minutes outside Duxbury
  • Professional prints available through online gallery and are the only prints I guarantee for quality



NEWBORN IN-HOME SESSIONS


I AM SO EXCITED TO CAPTURE YOUR SWEET NEWBORN! 


Your custom newborn session is done in your home where you and your new baby are the most comfortable. My style is Lifestyle Photography, which means that I will come into your home and beautifully capture this fleeting time in your life in your own environment. My sessions are baby led, which means we go with the flow and when baby needs a break, she/he gets one.


I will be getting pictures of you holding and cuddling with your baby, your baby laying comfortably and naturally in his or her crib or on your bed- all using the natural light coming through the windows. I do not take photos of your baby posed in baskets or with styled props.


MY GOAL FOR THESE SESSIONS IS TO GIVE YOU NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.



$525


INCLUDES:


  • 1.5-2 hour session in your home with immediate family members. This can depend on baby’s needs for feeding, changing, etc.
  • Online gallery of at least 100 proofs to choose from
  • 30 professionally edited high resolution photos to download from online gallery
  • Sharable online gallery for 60 days
  • Personalized app on your phone to view your photos (to keep forever)
  • Printing rights



Other Details:

  • $150 non refundable deposit due at booking. Full amount due by day before photoshoot
  • Add on a USB with your final high-resolution files, $30
  • Extra individual photos added on are $20 each OR-
  • Upgrade your gallery to 40 photos for an additional $175 or 50 photos for an additional $320
  • Additional fees for more than 30 minutes outside Duxbury
  • Professional prints available through online gallery and are the only prints I guarantee for quality

THE JRP EXPERIENCE

BOOK WITH ME!


❏ Submit my CONTACT FORM


❏ You will receive an email with a questionnaire and we will pick a date


❏ Sign my digital contract to pay the invoice for your deposit to hold the date

PLAN!


❏ Choose a location, with my help of course


❏ Read my detailed family guide to help with styling and general expectations during the session


Receive your code for Style and Select, a special service to help with styling your family for the session

HAVE FUN, EXPLORE AND PLAY!


❏ Show up looking and feeling fabulous and let me do all the work!


❏ Let me guide you into natural poses and give prompts so you don't feel as awkward.

You'll receive your proofs in about 1 week.

Final photos will be ready in no more than 2 weeks after selecting your favorites!



KIND WORDS


"Working with Jessica is an amazing experience, she is an excellent and talented photographer. She is great with children and was able to talk my family through the shoot not only to make them feel comfortable, but also to ensure we receive the best possible photos. Jessica is patient and has a wonderful eye for capturing beautiful and unexpected moments. We are truly blessed to have found a photographer to document our family story. Her photos are some of our most valued possessions that I will treasure forever as a beautiful memory in time. "

-Jessica F.



Jessica has been our family photographer for several years now and I can't imagine anyone else taking our photos. She has the magical ability to keep my young children engaged and is patient in luring their natural smiles out. The most cherished photos that Jessica has taken of my children are those unscripted and organic moments that transpire during a session with her. Jessica's photo-journalistic style has the ability to capture the true love and adoration within our family that occurs naturally during our time with her. 

-Michelle H.

FAQ- Family Sessions

When are sessions held?

My family sessions are held starting the hour before sunset for lighting purposes. All photos in my family portfolio were taken during "golden hour" which is the hour before sunset. This allows for optimal lighting. No bright sunshine in your eyes. Just beautiful, flattering light.
If the timing doesn't work for your family, try a different time of year when sunset is either earlier (later fall) or later (summer).

Newborn sessions in your home are usually held in the morning around 9 or 10 am or afternoons.

What should we wear?

When you book a session I will send you my session guide that has info about what looks best on camera. I also recommend that you send me a picture of your outfits weeks before the session so I can guide you in the right direction if needed. Not the day before! You don't want to be scrambling!

Can I choose the location?

I have a list of my frequently photographed locations. Although my favorite place to shoot is the beach, I'm open to new places too! Of course this depends on lighting. We will discuss this when you book with me.

Do you do maternity, couples or high school seniors?

Yes! My family pricing reflects pricing for other portrait sessions as well. I have some maternity, couples and high school senior photos in my portfolio.

Where should I order prints?

I only guarantee my prints from my print lab. This is accessed right through your online gallery.

Can I book a mini-session

I only offer mini-sessions to those who are on my email list, and usually only once or twice a year. Join my list on my contact page to be in the loop!

Do you photograph extended families or large groups?

I do not. I like to focus on individual families in my sessions.

When will I get my photos?

You will receive a watermarked proof gallery of at least 100 photos (likely lots more because I have a hard time narrowing down!) within 1 week. From there you have a week to choose your favorites. You are able to upgrade your gallery to more photos if you wish.
You will receive your final photos 1-2 weeks after selecting your favorites.

How do I book a session?

I never thought you'd ask :)
My contact page is linked at the bottom of this page or in the button above that says "Ready to Book?". Once you decide to book I will send you a contract and $150 is due to hold your date.

What if the weather doesn't work out or I have to cancel?

If it is raining or poor weather we will reschedule.
If you need to cancel, per my contract, the deposit you paid on booking will be applied to a future session used within 18 months.

What if my kids don't behave or smile?

I have two boys and know how kids can be- so don't be embarrassed if they won't cooperate perfectly! I know that bribing does not always work either so I don't really encourage that. Remember I want this to be a relaxed time so don't stress anyone out with everything needing to be perfect.
I never force anyone to smile. This is the beauty of lifestyle photography- I take you as you are.
Remind your family that they are going to play and run around and have some fun together. Let me know ahead of time if there is anything I can do to help- I will send a questionnaire to learn about your family and get to know likes/dislikes.
I encourage lots of tickling to get more natural laughs- A genuine laugh/smile is SO MUCH better than a fake "say cheese" smile.

Do you get the classic "Everyone Looking" photo?

Yes, I usually do. I certainly can do my best to capture this for you if it is important. But remember, my sessions are not centered around this one photo. I aim to get authentic photos of your family interacting. Sometimes the little ones just won't cooperate and that is ok! Take it for what it is... real life!


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