As of June 2017, I am completely booked until mid October. If you would like, I can put you on a wait list. Thank you.

For Babies and Kids (one month old and older)

Portrait Session at Your Location

My goal is to provide you the very-best-quality images you and your family will cherish for the rest your lives.

You can see more sample images for family portrait sessions in Babies & Little Kids Gallery.

If you are pregnant and are interested in a newborn session, please visit Newborn Babies Session at Home.

At a nearby park

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Children have the cutest smiles when they are truly happy. I would like to capture their genuine expressions which you can't get at photo studios. Yes, it's harder and requires a lot of patience, but the reward is also much bigger when the happy feeling and my creativity come in harmony. My session is up to three hours, and we will play a lot. I would like both your children and you parents to have a fun time with me.

The photo session itself is only a little part of my image making process. I will further process any images you purchase to bring them to perfection. I offer a post-shoot consultation to help you pick which image will be the best image for your wall. You will have beautiful images of your family you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Outdoor sessions: Late May to October

Indoor session: All year

Shoot details

  • Session fee in Brooklyn - NY area for a family up to 4 people
    • $250
    • Additional $30/person if there are more than 4 people
  • Session: About three hours including time for setting up and cleaning up
  • Location: Flexible...Your house, park with nice trees, your favorite place

*Your child must be at least 6 months old to do a photo session outdoors.

  • Session time for outdoor session: In order to have a beautiful background without too much contrast, my session takes place early in the morning.

What is included in this plan

  • Photo session and talent (No digital files nor prints are included)
  • Online gallery for 3 months of your ordered images
  • [Optional] In-person online 90 minute post-shoot consultation via Skype with a custom presentation just for you 

Available days and time

  • Available days: SAT, SUN, Major holidays
  • Time for outdoor session: Morning: Starts at 8:30 AM or 9 AM (can be earlier)*I shoot in the soft light when the sun is low to enhance the overall image quality
  • Time for indoor session: Between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Products I carry

  • Prints with retouching
  • Canvas gallery wrap with retouching
  • Digital downloads with/without retouching

You can order them individually or from a collection package. All of my products come with complimentary Facebook size JPEG files. Your images will be beautifully printed on archival paper by a reliable lab.

For example, 8x10 print is $35, Small JPEG File is $25, and 11x14 canvas wrap is $140.

I will give you the detailed price list before you make a reservation.

Location examples for family outdoor sessions

  • Grassy area at a park (Central Park, Prospect Park)
  • Playground at a park
  • Playing with water at a park in summer (Hudson River Park)
  • Flower garden in spring (Conservatory Garden in Central Park)

How it works

[At the session]

I do my family photo sessions usually in casual and natural settings where people are comfortable: at a park, your child’s favorite place, or at your own home. You will be happy and relaxed, and that will nicely show in the photos.

Having a session around your home has a great advantage especially with babies and little children who can be sleepy or hungry at any time. Don't worry about cleaning your house! I can find a nice simple wall or window where I can make beautiful photos at your home.
 

[After the session]

I will take hundreds of photos during a photo session. And from those images I will pre-select about 30 to 40 of the best images for you. Three weeks after the session I will present you those images in an online album for your selection.

If you decide you don't need any further retouching, you will receive all your digital images here.

In the optional post-shoot consultation, we will review the images together by sharing my computer screen via Skype. I can show you how prints will look in various sizes and crops. Maybe you would want to zoom in to show off your sparkling eyes, or maybe you want to convert the image to B&W to match your other art pieces. I will show you what I can do. 

For individual photo orders, I will spend hours and days to bring them to the best they can be. I will remove scratches and blemishes, work on the background and perfectly adjust tones and contrast photo by photo. Usually it will take about three weeks for this process.

Because I process photos individually, I will not be as quick as instant photo shooting studios. So, please keep that in your mind when you plan your photo session. You will receive your custom-made images 1 to 2 months after the session.

Cancellation Policy

I will take a $50 deposit as part of your session fee. If you cancel the photo session within 3 weeks of the photo session without rescheduling it for another day, I will keep your deposit as a cancellation fee. If we have to call off the photo session due to a weather condition, I will reschedule your photo session or fully refund the deposit.

What if you are unhappy with any of my images after the photo session?

This has never happened before, but if you decide you don't want any of the images, I will be happy to have another photo session with you free of charge or fully refund all of your payment.