Kids are my buddies. I love hanging out with them, hearing their deep life philosophies, and taking photos of their cute and silly faces. In addition to my photography work with kids, I'm a Teaching Artist in NYC, teaching dance to kids from pre-K through middle school. I've had the good fortune of working regularly with children on the spectrum and undergone teaching artist training specific to the population.
I'm not afraid to get dirty, so don't worry about the drool/spit up/dirt/mysterious sticky substance (but we will try to keep it away from the camera).
Coming from a large Italian-Irish family, I'm all about family time (even when they are beyond annoying and possibly insane). Capturing your kids & family in moments of authentic connection is one of my greatest joys!
• Down to earth
• Stress free and fun
• Basically a playdate (if there are kids…if not, it can still be basically a playdate)
• Unique & authentic to your family
A gallery of 30+ high quality, beautiful photos that capture you and your family authentically.
An in-person viewing and ordering session to view your images and get professional advice on the products to order. You'll get to see and touch samples of the art products we source from the best vendors across country.
Heirloom art products that will last for 100 years delivered to your home.
What if my kid cries and/or has a temper tantrum?
↳WHAT!? Your kid CRIES!? Just kidding, of course your kid(s) will likely go through a few emotions during our time together, that's totally fine and I'm not phased (oldest child, aunt, works with kids, etc). The exact timing of family shoots ranges from family to family. Generally, family sessions last 30-60 minutes. I do not drag out sessions for longer than necessary or end them before I've captured sufficient material to deliver you a gorgeous gallery. Relax, we will get it done!
What do we wear?
↳Don't worry, when you book I'll send you a digital booklet with all kinds of directions and guidance. Nope, you don't all have to wear khakis and white shirts and stand barefoot on a beach (but you can if you want to).
Are you going to yell at my kids?
↳Nope, never. I like to let the kids be themselves - if that means they are running around like crazy, then we are doing movement shots!
I didn't have time to get a haircut, can you just photoshop that? And how about color?
↳I wish I could say this was a crazy question that has never been asked - alas. No, the answer is no. I will not do any kind of body shapeshifting in photoshop. Period. Try looking at your images more objectively and you'll likely be able to see you're quite lovely to look at just the way you are.
Are you going to make us do weird poses?
↳Probably not, but maybe just for fun. I'll give you gentle guidance and loosely place you in a few different groupings, but my style is not overly posed. We'll collaborate to create images you'll love.
Wait! I have another question!
↳Shoot me an email!
Family portrait sessions include our photo session at a location of your choice, a beautiful online gallery of frame-worthy images delivered within two weeks of our session, high resolution digital file downloads, and a product credit to apply to my line of meticulously sourced, archival quality art products.
You'll also receive counsel leading up to your shoot (outfit advice, anyone?) as well as one-on-one service throughout the online ordering process with customized wall gallery layouts, album designs, and more.
LV art products include fine art prints, framed prints, canvases and albums. I source from the best labs in the country to bring my clients the highest quality products available that you will treasure as heirlooms for generations for come. I only offer art products that I've invested in for my own home.
On average, LV clients invest $1,500 in their family photography experience.