Generation Portrait SESSIONS
Let’s create some family heirlooms! We love when several generations come together and hold so much history in a group of images. I know it can be overwhelming to organize and I’m happy to assist at every step of the way.
- 90 Minutes
- Studio / Location
- Up to 20 Subjects
- ALL DIGITAL FILES
- 10 Favorites w/ Signature Retouching
- Entire gallery w/ Signature Retouching + $520
- Basic +
- ALL FILE w/ SIGNATURE RETOUCHING
- 8×10 Linen Album
- 12 x 18 Block Mounted Print
- Travel up to 70 miles
Editing & Retouching
What is Basic Editing?
Each image goes through a curation process where the best of the best are selected based on expression and personality. Then put through adjustments for color, contrast and shadow toning to match the classic natural style of our photography. We use the best equipment and software the industry offers with over twenty years of experience.
What is Signature Retouching?
As part of our signature retouching process images are enlarged and hand-retouched in photoshop. This includes airbrushing skin, removing blemishes, smoothing hair flyaways, brightening teeth and eyes, adjusting clothing, and removal of distracting objects,and matching backdrop colors so they are consistent. Head swapping between two images if an expression is better in one over the other [if circumstances make it possible.] Significant time is spent to make the images as if they were to be magazine-level flawless.
EACH ADDITIONAL IMAGE FOR SIGNATURE RETOUCHING $24
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.
In Studio & Urban Neighborhood
Our Studio is located in downtown Lowell, MA in a an old industrial revolution mill building turned the hipster marketplace called Mill No. 5. Not only do we have our studio, we have a theater, vinyl record store and historic spiral staircase at our disposal. Our neighborhood borders the Lowell National Historic Park with tons of brick architecture, canal system and even a bit of green space for us to work with.
Dreaming of whimsical fields, the beach, or the forest? We have lots of locations near and far we can use for our setting.
Once you are booked we will schedule a planning meeting to go over location logistics and outfits to make it as unique as you. A small travel fee may apply.
dividing your time
Our generation sessions are structured in a way that we will get a few different poses of the large extended family. Smaller groupings might include Grandparents + Grandchildren / Grandparents + Adult Children / Adult children without parents / Grandchildren without Adults / Each nuclear family / Each nuclear family with grandparents / Siblings / Individuals of each child or adult that would like one. I will work with you leading up to the session to make sure we get all the important ones in a checklist. If you are having a family reunion or I see a fun engagement happening between portraits I will photograph candidly. Some families choose to do an activity together like football or playing the waves at the end of the session.
After you book your session you will receive our style guide and a chance to schedule a meeting to create a personalized experience for you. We will go over the best outfits, props and location for a successful session. Meetings can take place via zoom, phone or even text.
After Your Session
Roughly two weeks after your session you will receive a proofing gallery to choose your favorite images for retouching. A generation session will yeild roughly 60 images. Your session package comes with a limited number of images, however, you have the opportunity to purchase additional digital images or products should you choose to. Feel free to share the gallery with anyone that attends the session to make their own selections.
All our final images come with our signature editorial level retouching. This includes, blemishes, fly-away hair tidying, teeth whitening, eye brightening, skin and clothing smoothing and background detailing. We do not use filters. Each image is individually retouched to make you look like your best self.
For busy folks who want high quality professional products we have a limited selection of photography product offerings. Custom wall designs & installations available.
album – $880
All of your favorite images from your session carefully laid out in a beautiful natural linen album with your name foil etched on the front. Get digital files for 50% off with album purchase.
Digital Files – $60
High resolution file for you to print and share delivered via download. Price is per image. We have partnered with MPIX.COM to bring quality products made on your own timetable from your digital file purchases, however, you may also use a lab of your choice.
12 x 18 Block mounted print – $200
Perfect-sized luster coated print ready to hang of your favorite image. The modern block allows for edge to edge modern display.
How do we book you?
After you have reviewed our full pricing and we have chatted about a date we will send you our studio contract to sign and pay for your session. Once we receive both the contract and session fee you are locked in for that date/time/location.
Are Digital Files Included?
Yes, your session includes all the best digital files from your session with basic editing.
What is basic editing?
Each image goes through a curation process where the best of the best are selected. They are then put through adjustments for color, contrast and shadow toning to match the classic natural style of our photography. We use the best equipment and software the industry offers.
What is Signature Retouching?
As part of our signature retouching process images are enlarged and hand-retouched in photoshop. This includes airbrushing skin, removing blemishes, smoothing hair flyaways, brightening teeth and eyes, adjusting clothing, and removal of distracting objects,and matching backdrop colors so they are consistent. Head swapping between two images if an expression is better in one over the other [if circumstances make it possible.] Essentially, I take significant time to make the images as if they were to be magazine-level flawless.
How many photos will I receive?
All our sessions come with a product credit that can be used towards the images they love in a format that works best for them. The number of images is up to each client.
After the session, we proof the images through a timed web gallery to make your select purchases.
Pet & Mini Sessions – Average 20 Proofed Images
Full Sessions – Average 45 Proofed Images
Generation Sessions – Average 60 Proofed Images
Special Events – Average 200 Proofed Images
Can you hold the date while I check....?
Short answer is no, not because we don’t want to but really to be fair we have to work off a first come first serve basis. Certain times of the year like fall we receive multiple inquiries a day and some are more motivated than others or are just looking for information. If life gets in the way, as it does sometimes, just contact us to make sure your desired date is still available if not, we will find something else that will work.
How long will my session be?
Pet and Mini Sessions are 30 minutes while full and generation sessions are 60-90 minutes. Newborn sessions can sometimes run 2 hours due to feeding and breaks.
This, of course, depends on the cooperation of our subjects, available light, how many people in the session, etc.
Location sessions tend to be longer than studio sessions due to traveling from one spot to another and varied lighting situations.
Can I see or purchase "the rest" of the photos from the session?
Are you open to bartering or offer discounts?
We love bartering! We generally do an even exchange for the dollar amount. Make us an offer.
Past wedding clients, public school teachers, COVID19 health workers, and first responders. Please inquire about our discount.
Cancellations & Rescheduling
Session fees are non-refundable retainers to hold your date/time, however, we do give our clients up to one year to reschedule their session with 24-hour notice.
WHAT IF WE OR YOU ARE SICK???
We take health and safety very very seriously. Also, no one, especially kids looks good when they don’t feel good. Please let us know and we will work with you to reschedule. I will absolutely let you know if anyone in my family has been sick in the last 24 hours as to not infect your family. We expect the same courtesy as we do work with humans with compromised immune systems.