what to expect
My focus is to capture the real you. Every unique, silly, quirky, beautiful aspect of you. Let's have some fun! I love using natural light to create relaxed portraits. Most of my sessions take place outdoors. I love shooting outdoors for many reasons. The lighting is natural and it gives you the freedom to be yourself. Especially children! We are free to roam, jump, play, and be silly. I love shooting a few hours before sunset. The light is gorgeous and you don't get the shadows and squinty eyes that you get shooting in the middle of the day.
We will start with a location (I usually have some suggestions depending on the time of year and type of portraits we are taking). Then we go from there. The sky's the limit! My goal is to walk away from our session knowing that I was able to capture the real you in a way that tells your story the way you want it to be told.
Currently serving Central New Jersey and surrounding areas.
frequently asked questions
How do I book a session?
Once we’ve discussed a date, time, and location, I will email you a copy of the contract. The session fee can be paid online. Once I have received your signed contract and session fee, your date is officially booked and you will get a confirmation email with helpful hints and information. I am only an email or call away if you have any questions!
What's a typical session like?
A full portrait session lasts 1 hour. Mini Sessions are 30 Minutes. Portrait sessions take place mostly outdoors. With children- the focus here is having FUN! We will laugh, play, run around, hang out, and just be silly! Sessions with kids are basically just big play dates.
Newborn and baby portraits are shot indoors (usually in baby's new home) in spots where you get the most natural lighting (think bay windows and French doors). They last 1- 2 hours. These sessions are super-relaxed and we go at baby's pace. So put on your comfy clothes, grab a cup of coffee, and let's let the little one eat, sleep, burp, and smile.
Please note it is best to take photos of newborns when they are two weeks old or less. Because it is very difficult to know exactly when baby will arrive, I'm super flexible and will work my schedule around baby!
What to wear?
This is a great question! Mixing and matching colors, textures, fabrics, and layers is key. Accessorize. Be yourself. Check out my Pinterest link to see some outfit ideas. For group portraits, the key is to put together a fun and cohesive look without looking exactly the same as everyone else in the portrait. Matchy-matchy outfits are NOT your best friend in group photography. If everyone is wearing the same color, all you end up seeing is that color with a bunch of different heads popping out. Add a sweater, some accessories, a scarf, a jacket, anything to break up the matchy-ness and help each individual stand out. You are unique. Now is the perfect time to show it. Also, VERY important: avoid lettering or large logos on clothing. It's super distracting. Let's keep the focus on you!
Newborns are the exception to the clothing rule! Less is more with babies! Clothing tends to cover up all that sweetness, so let's embrace all that cuteness au naturale style! Birthday suits are best!
I encourage everyone to bring along a few outfit changes to our session. And I'm always here if you should have any questions!
What to bring to a session?
It's pretty awesome to incorporate some of your likes, passions, and hobbies into your session! Bring anything that speaks volumes about what kind of person you are...play a sport? Play an instrument? Have a cool collection? Let's be true to who you are and include some of these things into your session! Just be sure to mention any ideas you have during the scheduling process so that we can occomodatethe idea when choosing a location and time.
When can I see my images?
I’m just as excited to share them with you as you are to see them! After your session, I like to post a photo or two as a sneak peek on the Yellow Daisy Photography Facebook Page (usually within 48 hours). In most cases, your images will be delivered to you within two weeks of the session date.
Give me a ring or shoot me an email if you have any other questions. Looking forward to hearing from you.
A non-refundable Session Fee is required to book a session
$175-All Inclusive One Hour Session
A one hour portrait session is $175 and incudes a minimum of 40 edited, digital images delivered via email with a print release.
$100 - Mini Session
A mini session is $100 and lasts 30 minutes. It includes 10 edited, digital images that are emailed directly to you with a print release.
$125 - Headshots and Business Portraits
Headshots and business portraits are $125 and last 30 minutes. This session includes 10 edited, digital images in both large and small format files emailed to you with a print release. Business cards and promotional materials can also be designed and ordered for you at an additional cost.
I love photographing events! If you have a birthday, celebration, anniversary, or other event that you would like to discuss, please contact me for more information.
All sessions include the digital files. Prints are not included. You have the option of purchasing prints and wall art separately.
If you are interested in more information or booking a session, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 732-539-7010
Available forms of payment are Cash, Check, or Visa/MasterCard.
All print orders are subject to NJ sales tax of 7%.
*prices subject to change at any time