What is Family Storytelling?
Do you like those perfect family pictures - where everyone is dressed up in matching outfits, look into the camera and smiling? Then I am not the right photographer for your family.
The way I work with families is by telling the story of who you are. Capturing the little moments of connection, the essence of childhood, kids being kids - doing weird stuff and getting dirty.
I am capturing how it feels, not how it looks.
Why? Because this type of pictures has an extraordinary ability to take you back and re-live the moment. The pictures that I take are growing in value every year, making it the best possible investment in preserving your family memories.
This session can take place at your home or in the park or at the beach - you choose what your family loves the most. It's up to 2 hours and has 20 minutes devoted to posed portraits, where I give some directions. The rest is documentary, based on activities that we choose.
How much does it cost?
Family Storytelling package consists of 3 components: Captured, Printed, Downloaded.
Build your own package by selecting one from each group.
Find detailed description below.
Up to 2 hours
Box with Prints
starting at $350
starting at $550
Artisan + Extended Galleries
NYC sales tax of 8.875% will be added to your invoice
Captured is your session fee that includes photographer's time and talent during the shoot and post processing of your images.
Your session is up to 2 hours long and takes place in one or two locations of your choice.
Each Family Storytelling session includes 20 minutes devoted to posed portraits, where I give some directions. The rest is documentary, based on activities that we choose.
Session fee does not include any prints, products or digital files.
Travel fee may apply for locations other than Manhattan or Brooklyn.
Printed is your way of enjoying your story and share it with those who matter the most.
Box with Prints is a handcrafted custom designed box with 5x7 prints of your Artisan Gallery.
Photo Book is made from premium quality materials with the finest press paper, the pages lay flat. Starting price is for 10'x10' size and 30 images. Additional images added to your Book are $20 per image. 12'x12' size is $150 extra. Linen Cover.
Photo Album is made from premium quality materials with the archival quality photo paper, thicker pages, lay flat. Starting price is for 10'x10' size and 30 images. Additional images added to your Album are $20 per image. 12'x12' size is $150 extra. Cover options: Custom Canvas Cover, Leather or Linen. Presented in a beautiful and modern graphite box.
Downloaded is your way to back-up the digital files, share images online and order printed products on your own.
Your galleries will be available in 6 weeks after the session.
Artisan Gallery includes a minimum of 30 images. These are the very best images from your day, artfully processed and retouched. These include color and black & white.
Extended Gallery includes a minimum of 70 images. These are the additional images from your day that will make you happy, with minor editing. These are only the color images.
You can select to get only the Artisan Gallery or both Artisan & Extended Galleries. Your files will be presented with Custom USB Drive and Box.
"Can we get only the digital files?"
No, and here is why - this year, I committed myself to providing a full service for my clients - starting with capturing your special moments and ending with a printed story you will enjoy for many years to come. That's why each package includes the Printed component. Trust me, this is going to be your favorite!
Schedule of payments
Your CAPTURED fee is due upon booking. The second payment of $400 is due on the day of our session. This is your credit towards purchasing printed and digital products. Your galleries will be ready in 4-6 weeks after the session and will stay open for 2 weeks. That's when you select PRINTED and DOWNLOADED components and pay the balance.