Lifestyle photography is based off of candid photography & will include some prompted poses. During this session I will try my best to capture the connection between families and couples and best capture personalities. All Family, Senior, Maternity, Non-posed Newborn, and Engagement sessions can be included under this category. All family, maternity, and engagement sessions in studio sessions are done as lifestyle. All sessions are styled by photographer. I will help coordinate outfits and colors for each client with their wardrobe, or send ideas. Newborn & Fresh 48 sessions will include wardrobe.
Newborn & Fresh 48
Newborn sessions are taken at a lifestyle approach with some swaddled photos of the baby. We will use props such as buckets, baskets, crates, floral, textured blankets, swaddles, bonnets, hates and headbands to style for these sessions. These are non-posed and more natural. Each session will include photos of baby by itself as well as family or sibling shots. These can be done up to one month of the baby being born. Each session will be styled with the photographer.
Fresh 48 sessions are within 48 hours of life. These can be done at the hospital or at home. These are natural candid photos of baby & family. These are great for any family that you want captured with the baby as well. Due to Covid and not being able to go to most hospitals, these are great for at home sessions when you want the baby to meet any new family members. I will provide swaddles, outfits and accessories for your session as well as a letter board for an announcement. These will be styled with neutral, soft colors. Cotton outfits, bonnets, hats and headbands.
In home sessions
Pricing & Packages
Includes 20 high resolution digital images of your choice. Full gallery and additional images are available with additional purchase if desired. These are 30 minute sessions. Includes one location and no outfit changes. All images are
Includes full gallery (30+ images). Up to one hour of photographing time. This can be done at multiple locations as well as multiple outfit changes. All images are edited with a downloadable gallery with copyright release.
Includes a 2 hour session with video clips & photographs, full downloadable gallery and all rights to photos. Multiple locations and as many outfit changes as you'd like.
Portrait Sessions are done in studio. This includes milkbath, cake smashes and milestone sessions. These are done with backdrops & natural lifestyle settings. I have multiple setups, floral, baskets, chairs & props. These sessions have extensive setups & need to be discussed before the session. All props are included as well as outfits.
Pricing & Packages
All sessions are themed & styled to the clients request. All props provided. Cake is not provided. Outfits will be discussed prior and styled with the photographer. Includes 20 images, downloadable gallery, and copyright. Sessions are 20 minutes.
Includes floral, cereal, fruit, greenery, or bubbles. Baby MUST be able to sit on their own. Includes 15 edited images, downloadable gallery, & copyright. Sessions are 20 minutes
1 ,3, 6, 9 & 12 month sessions. These are 20 minutes & include 10 edited images, outfits/props, & are styled by photographer. Photo album included at the end of the year.
These sessions can be done outdoors or in studio. My studio is private and includes a bathroom for changing, day bed for posing, couch for posing, multiple chairs, and backdrops to be used. I use neutral colors with pops of bold colors & can coordinate floral. I love greenery and you will see plants in most of my photos as well as string lights. I do not offer a wardrobe to be used for clients at this time. Makeup is included in each package. You can bring a friend or do a couples session if desired. This is a great way to show off your self confidence. I will go through poses and help you. You will see me posing on the floor with you or helping you get into pose. Do not be intimidated, these are meant to be fun!
Pricing & Packages
This includes hair & makeup as well as photo session. This is a 20 minute photo session and includes one outfit change. You will receive 20 edited images. Additional images or full gallery available with additional purchase.
This includes hair & makeup as well as photo session. This is up to an hour for the photo session itself. No limit on outfit changes with this session and includes full gallery with downloadable gallery.
The Ultimate Package
This includes hair & makeup as well as photo session. This is a one hour photo session allowing multiple outfit changes. This will include a full downloadable gallery as well as photo box and prints of selected images.
Meet the Makeup Artist
Mandy Indick has been working with me for two years doing makeup for boudoir sessions. She has been doing makeup in general for 10 years & began as a cosmetic manager at Estee Lauder. She went to cosmetics school in Syracuse, and then continued her education in NYC through Lord and Taylor. After this, she began her education for esthetics and worked for a dermatologist for a few years. In her spare time she likes to do makeup for the Syracuse fashion shows, travel, read, & do yoga. She loves a red dry wine and her favorite type of makeup to do is bold, exotic makeup. She is experienced in both natural & bold makeup and has an array of colors for shadows, lipsticks and blush to choose from. She currently works part time as a Makeup Artist, traveling and doing weddings as well as doing all Boudoir shoots for the studio. You will love her bubbly, outgoing personality!
If you have any allergies or skin sensitivities, please let me know ahead of time so she can arrange to get the correct makeup for you. All sessions include makeup, lashes & hair curled if desired.
This includes 4 hours of photographing, unlimited images, USB with personalized box, online gallery, all rights to images, wedding consultation before wedding, Complimentary engagement session with 15 high resolution digital images.
This includes 6 hours of coverage, 1 photographer, unlimited images, USB with personalize box for photos and USB, 15 printed 4x7 images of your choice. Wedding consultation before wedding. Complimentary engagement session with 15 high resolution digital images.
This includes 6 hours of coverage, 2 photographers, unlimited images, USB with personalized photo box, 20 4x7 images of your choice, consultation before wedding. Complimentary engagement session with 15 high resolution digital images
This includes full day coverage, 2 photographers, unlimited images. USB with personalized photo box, 20 4X7 images, 10 5x7 images for photo box of your choice. Complimentary engagement session with 15 high resolution digital images. Consultation before wedding to discuss details and help organize.
Do you only specialize in photography that is listed on your site?
No! I like to venture out and go outside of my comfort zone. I've done band photography and was published in a magazine for this. I've done promo shoots for local bands as well. I love pet photography. I also would love to get into Real Estate photography if the opportunity approached me. I've also done photos for my husband at the dirtbike track, and shot sports photos by clients as well. If you need it, I'm really up for anything so don't hesitate to ask me!
Where are you based and do you travel?
My home and studio are both located in Phoenix, NY. I do travel to pretty much anywhere for photos. I love to travel and photograph in new places so don't ever hesitate to ask! I've gone as far as a cruise to the Bahamas to photograph a wedding and Nashville to photograph senior photos.
When will we get our photos?
For photo sessions, these typically take 2-3 weeks during non-peak season. During peak season is anywhere from 4-6 weeks. (fall & holiday season). Holiday mini sessions are usually rushed for a week to two turn around. If anything is needed before a specific date I advise to book accordingly or let me know so I can get them to you. Weddings typically take 3-6 months depending on the time of year and time frame booked for.
Do you work with special needs?
YES! I have had autistic children as clients as well as clients in wheelchairs. My studio has a ramp for anyone in a wheelchair to access, or i will accommodate anyone for an outdoor location that is easy access. I am very patient and would love to work with ANYONE!
What is your cancellation policy?
I have a no show as well as cancellation policy. Deposits are required to book all sessions. If the client no shows, the deposit paid is kept by myself & will not be booked with again in the future unless the client contacts me to explain what happened. I understand life happens. If a client needs to cancel or reschedule, Please allow 48 hours to cancel. If this is not done before them, deposit will be kept. If client reschedules this deposit will go towards their next session.
What is your sick & bad weather policy?
If I am sick, I will reschedule sessions until I am better or on antibiotics for 48 hours. I do not want to spread germs to anyone, especially littles! If you or your child is sick, I ask you to please reschedule. I have many newborns in and out of the studio and I do not want to compromise anyone's health. Do not worry we will get you scheduled to make it up!
If it is a snow storm or state of emergency, I will not hold any sessions and they will all be rescheduled. Yes, we do live in CNY and it does snow. If it is bad enough that schools are closed or activities closed I will not be holding sessions for your safety as well as my own.
If you have an outdoor session and rain is in the forecast, we can move the session to a different time of day for the same date if rain isn't predicted or we can schedule to another date.
When is the best time of day to schedule a session?
Indoor sessions can be done on weeknights or weekends.
Outside sessions get tricky! Sun is not your friend, unless it's golden hour (right before sunset). If it is a day that is overcast any time of the day should be fine for photos! If the sun is out it really doesn't give you great photos. You would have to be moved to the shade, and even then the quality just isn't there! If you want the sun out you would want golden hour, which is right before sunset which obviously varies. If you want to book a golden hour session, please message me and we can figure it out together!
What should we wear?
Neutrals & solids work best! Each session does come with styling if desired with clients wardrobe. Portrait sessions do come with a wardrobe. Upon booking your session we will go over what you'd like!
Do you do payment plans?
I do for larger packages! Contracts will be signed & monthly payments can be made. These will be broken down evenly for the months. I can do this for weddings, milestones, and larger packages. These MUST be paid or legal action will be taken.