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"PHOTOGRAPHY TAKES AN INSTANT OUT OF TIME, ALTERING LIFE
BY HOLDING IT STILL."
- DOROTHEA LANGE
LET'S GET STARTED - I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?Maternity portraits typically take place between 26 and 35 weeks. We do not advise to go beyond that recommendation, mostly for your comfort, but also because the best baby bump shows within that time frame. An early booking is always preferable, but we will always do our best to accommodate special requests. For all other sessions (Mommy & me, intimate portraits, or contemporary boudoir), we like to set up a consultation 2 weeks prior to the shoot to start designing & styling your personal session.
WHERE IS THE STUDIO LOCATED?Our Studio is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is within walking distance from the Light Rail station, and a 7min ride from Downtown Jersey City. Nearby parking is easy.
WHAT'S YOUR TYPICAL TURNAROUND TIME?Approximately 3 weeks after the shoot, you will be invited to a remote viewing of your images to select the ones that you would like to include in your Collection -- or more! Selected digitals will be available to download immediately following the viewing premiere, and physical products are typically delivered to you within 3 weeks after the remote viewing session.
CAN MY PARTNER, MY KID, OR MY PET PARTICIPATE IN THE SHOOT?We encourage your loved ones to participate in the experience, to create beautiful memories together. Please, always make sure to let us know if you want them to join. NB. We ask a second adult to be present to take care of your child during the whole session. Furry first-borns are welcome on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that they ABSOLUTELY must be brought-in in a travel bag, trained, and clean.
I'M NOT A MODEL. WHAT IF I WANT TO BE SHOT JUST LIKE ONE OF THE PHOTO ON YOUR WEBSITE?Most women featured on my website aren't models, just thoroughly guided women like you and me. They allowed me to share their beautiful portraits with you, so you know what you can expect. If you fell in love with a specific image, we encourage you to inquire about it. We are here to create your dream portrait and we are able to recreate the light set-ups, moods and poses that you first fell in love with... Only this will be YOUR version of it. As unique as you are. Rest assured that our flow posing guidance will organically lead you to looking fabulous, and feeling right being in front of the camera.
DO I HAVE TO BE NAKED?Yes or no. This is your decision to make! We do offer nude art and boudoir, but not all poses and setups require full nudity to *imply* nudity. More conservative shots can be equally sensual and we will let you know if a specific setup that you want requires it -- we will always make our best to accommodate you, so no question is off-limit here. Rest assured that we will go over the topic during your personal consultation anyway, and we will agree beforehand on what you feel comfortable with, or not.
WILL I GET THE DIGITAL VERSION OF MY IMAGE?Absolutely! You will get a corresponding optimized web-res digital version of every print you chose to purchase. This ensures that the quality of your images is not altered by the compression applied during social media uploads.
DO YOU OFFER SESSIONS IN PARIS, FRANCE?We schedule *Limited Editions* sessions in Paris (France) about twice a year, on iconic locations. Please inquire.
HOW ARE YOU ENSURING MY SAFETY WHILE I'LL BE VISITING THE STUDIO?Our Studio is nested in a private residence, with its own private entrance. Before entering the premises, you will be asked to sanitize your hands and take off your shoes. The studio is well ventilated, and we run 2 medical grade HEPA14 filters 24/7 on the premises. All our props, fabrics and surfaces are sanitized before and after every session. All our sessions are spaced out by 48h to ensure that all surfaces are thoroughly sanitized and the space has been ventilated appropriately. The Hair & Makeup artist we are working with follow the highest standards of sanitation & disinfection of the beauty industry. Should you want to dismiss the HMUA, I can provide classic & simple styling to you using your own products. Please note: There won't be any refund for the HMUA dismissal. We will check-in with you one day prior to the shoot, to make sure you and your family members aren't experiencing any symptoms -- that goes for flu/cold symptoms as well.
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