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About

Courtney specializes in creating beautiful portraits filled with pure emotions and heart-felt connections.  Besides her artistic talent, Courtney’s bubbly personality helps clients feel at ease during sessions. With a fun and relaxed approach, she has the ability to bring out the best in even the most camera shy individuals – regardless of age!  As a Mom herself, she understands that childhood is a paradise of fleeting moments, and she loves to capture the magic before the moment passes.

Not feeling right about the creepy old guy with a pony tail photographing your child? No problem. The only photographer you will get is a fellow Mom! 

Please find below details on Newborn, Baby, and Kid and Family Portraiture:

 

NEWBORN

Our custom portrait sessions are a unique and luxurious experience to preserve your family’s most precious moments.  We strive to create a relaxed and memorable newborn session, while capturing a variety of natural newborn portraits to truly capture the beauty of this special time. With an eye for perfect moments and unique perspectives, we create newborn portraits that are beautiful, intimate, and emotional.  We help with styling and posing, and apply our expertise in artful lighting and retouching to bring out the best in your newborn portraits.  We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.

scheduling

It’s never too early to book!  Newborn portraits are ideally captured within the first 3-14 days of life, when your baby will be sleeping deeply and curling up naturally for those precious newborn poses. The exact timing depends on a number of factors that we will take into consideration once your baby has been born.  We understand that these first few weeks are unpredictable, and although we can no longer capture some of the flexible poses from those early days, we still welcome babies at a few weeks old for in-home lifestyle newborn sessions. We only book a limited number of newborn sessions per month to ensure availability around your due date.  We offer sessions on weekday mornings, when babies are at their sleepiest.  Husbands are welcome to join us on their lunch break if they are already back to work.  If you require a weekend date, please let us know at the time of booking.

how long will your session last?

Newborn sessions generally last around two hours.  There is plenty of time for nursing, soothing, and lots of cuddles.  We strive to create a relaxed and peaceful environment, and our priority is always your comfort and the safety of your newborn.  These sessions are delicate, and we patiently take the time to perfect each pose.  Our gentle and detailed approach allows us to capture those precious moments that become the most beautiful, meaningful portraits.

 

at home location

We offer our natural style of newborn portraiture in the comfort of your home.  We will bring along portable lighting equipment, blankets and accessories to set up a studio in your bedroom for the “classic” posed newborn portraits that are so perfect for birth announcements and wall art.  We’ll also capture a variety of lifestyle baby and family portraits that incorporate the nursery or other meaningful settings within the home. 

what to wear

Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits.  Babies are cutest in their bare bottoms. We have our own selection of blankets, wraps, bonnets and dainty headbands, but we recommend shopping on Etsy.com if you have a particular accessory in mind. You can search for “newborn photography props,” and you’ll find LOTS of adorable options. As for parents, we love skin-on-skin for intimate newborn portraits.  A lace camisole or a strapless dress for Mommy.  A bare chest or fitted button-down shirt for Daddy.  We recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style.  Neutrals and creams with touches of pastels for a soft, gentle feel.  

artistically edited

Art takes time!  But rest assured, it’s worth the wait.  For every minute we spend together with you, we spend hundreds more behind the scenes to make your portraits and overall experience exceptional.  Following your newborn portrait session, we carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, background, and overall appeal.   These final images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art. You will receive your private online gallery of beautifully edited newborn and family portraits within 3-4 weeks of your session to make your order selections.  You’re of course welcome to share your gallery with family and friends.

displaying your portraits

We believe in tangible artwork for your home, as well as digital files for archiving. We offer a curated collection of the highest quality products, from keepsake albums to various custom wall art displays to complement any home decor.  Adding a family member is a momentous occasion.  Welcoming your newborn into the world will be one of the most miraculous events in your life.   The heirloom quality of our products ensures that your newborn portraits will be enjoyed for generations!

 

BABY

sweet giggles

Your baby will change so much during that first year. In what seems like the blink of an eye, a tiny helpless bundle is transformed into an active and inquisitive toddler. Baby portrait sessions are a wonderful way to capture your child’s first milestones and blossoming personality. From quirky smiles and giggles to the excitement of sitting, crawling, and… walking!!

our style

Our custom portrait sessions are a unique and personalized experience. As parents ourselves, we know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. We strive to make our baby sessions relaxed and enjoyable, while capturing a variety of posed and candid portraits. Babies are encouraged to move around, play, and have fun! We love to document that infectious energy and charisma that brings so much joy to your lives. With an eye for perfect moments and unique perspectives, we create baby and family portraits that are beautiful, genuine, and emotional. We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.

scheduling

It’s never too early to book! Sessions fill up quickly, and it’s always best to contact us as soon as possible for an appointment. We recommend planning your baby portraits around the following milestones:

• 6 Months: Sitting, smiling, and starting to show their dynamic personality.

• 9 Months: On the move! Crawling, rolling, and giggles galore.

• 12 Months: Standing, cruising, taking first steps, and ready to take on the world.

 

on-location

Baby portraits may be captured in your home, or at an outdoor location of your choice. Home is a warm and cozy environment that allows us to incorporate meaningful settings, such as the nursery and common areas. We also love photographing baby and family portraits in the natural splendor of the outdoors. The vibrant colors and textures provide a stunning backdrop. Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images. We have lots of favorite locations, and we’re always happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot.

what to wear

Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. We love to photograph babies in a cute diaper cover, well-fitting favorite outfit, or asimple onesie. Clothes that have texture, like cable-knit sweaters, corduroy, lace, and ruffles photograph beautifully in baby portraits. As for Mommy and Daddy, we recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style. We love neutrals, creams and soft pastel colors. Have fun with accessories and layers to add dimension to your portraits. 

portrait session vs. mini session

Our Portrait Session is 1-1.5 hours, allowing plenty of time for a larger variety of family concepts. Our Portrait Session clients are interested in an extensive selection of images to create albums and wall art clusters. As an alternative, our Mini Session is a wonderful way to capture a smaller selection of concepts that focus on your baby, as well as a few intimate family portraits. Mini Sessions are offered in Central Park, as well.

artistically edited

Art takes time!  But rest assured, it’s worth the wait.  For every minute we spend together with you, we spend hundreds more behind the scenes to make your portraits and overall experience exceptional.  Following your Family Portrait Session, we carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, background, and overall appeal. These final images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art.

displaying your portraits

You will receive your private online gallery of beautifully edited baby and family portraits within 3-4 weeks of your session to make your order selections.  You’re of course welcome to share your gallery with family and friends.  Like most professional portrait photographers, we do not release RAW files, since these are merely the rough drafts essential to achieve your final portraits.  If you would like your products to arrive in time for a birthday or special occasion, please notify us in advance, and we will try our best to accommodate.  We are always happy to advise on creative ways to display your baby and family portraits.

We offer a variety of fine art prints, custom wall art, and keepsake albums to suit every client. Each product we offer has been selected for its quality craftsmanship, and the heirloom quality ensures that your custom art will be enjoyed for generations! 

reserve now

When you’re ready to book your portrait session, please contact Courtney at 646 379 0336. We look forward to capturing these special memories for your family!

 

KIDS and FAMILIES

the magic of childhood

Don’t leave your children to boring school portraits once a year! Family Portrait photography is a wonderful way to capture your child’s special milestones and blossoming personality. From quirky smiles and giggles to the whimsy and curiosity of childhood, professional photography is the perfect way to capture your family’s love as beautiful art.

our style

Our custom Portrait Sessions are a unique and personalized experience. As a Mom ourselves, we know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. We strive to make our photo shoots relaxed, spontaneous, and fun! Children are encouraged to run around, play, and be silly.  With an eye for perfect in-between moments and unique perspectives, we create child and family portraits that are beautiful, genuine, and emotional. We use our expertise in artful lighting and editing to bring out the best in your portraits. We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.

scheduling

It’s never too early to book! Our calendar fills up quickly, and it’s always best to contact us at 646-379-0336 as soon as possible for an appointment.  We aim to provide the most relaxing and comfortable photography experience from start to finish.  During your consultation, we will help you plan the location, styling and vision for your session.  Once your appointment has been booked, we will provide a Welcome Packet of detailed recommendations on how to prepare for your special day.

on-location

Children and family portraits may be captured in the comfort of your home, or various outdoors locations that feature natural settings or the urban cityscape.  The vibrant colors and textures of NYC provide a stunning backdrop. Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images. We have lots of favorite locations, and we’re always happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot during your consultation.

what to wear

Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. We recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style. Neutrals, creams and soft pastels photograph beautifully amidst the colorful outdoors backdrops. Have fun with rich textures, layers, simple patterns, ruffles, and accessories… the possibilities are endless! Coordinate your outfits with a palette of complementary colors for family portraits. There are so many awesome children’s clothing brands, but some of our favorites are H&M, JCrew, Gap, Oilily, and Tutu du Monde. Bare feet are always preferred!  

what to bring

We encourage you to bring along any props of your own that are personal and meaningful for your portraits. Towards the end of the session we love to get creative with additional wardrobe/prop options, such as tutus, costumes, rain boots, capes, fairy wings, dolls, swords, stuffed animals, musical instruments, favorite activity, etc. to capture your children’s genuine personalities.

portrait session vs. mini session

Our Signature Portrait Session is offered at a location of your choice.  The Session is 1-1.5 hours, allowing us plenty of time to walk around to different settings, incorporate meaningful activities, and capture a larger variety of sibling and family concepts. Portrait Session clients are interested in an extensive selection of images to create wall art clusters and keepsake albums. As an alternative, our Mini Session is a wonderful way to capture a smaller selection of child portraits, along with a few family portraits. Mini Sessions are offered in Central Park or your home. Please inquire for availability as soon as possible, since dates are limited and get filled quickly.

artistically edited

Art takes time!  But rest assured, it’s worth the wait.  For every minute we spend together with you, we spend hundreds more behind the scenes to make your portraits and overall experience exceptional.  Following your Family Portrait Session, we carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, background, and overall appeal. These final images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art.

displaying your portraits

You will receive your private online gallery of beautifully edited family portraits within 3-4 weeks of your session to make your order selections.  You’re of course welcome to share your gallery with family and friends.  Like most professional portrait photographers, we do not release RAW files, since these are merely the rough drafts essential to achieve your final portraits.  If you would like your products to arrive in time for a birthday or special occasion, please notify us in advance, and we will try our best to accommodate.  We are always happy to advise on creative ways to display your children and family portraits.  We encourage you to take measurements and snapshots of your wall spaces, so we can show you how different wall art displays will look in your home.  Whether you’d prefer a modern contemporary style or rustic chic, we’ll work together to ensure your custom works of art fit your home perfectly.

 

 

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