Portraits with Personality: Exceptional Family and Children's Portraiture in Chester County and the Philadelphia Suburbs
Photographing children's portraits is something I have been lucky enough to do professionally for 16 years and counting, and I excel at getting even the toughest little toddlers to cooperate for at least long enough for me to catch a few photos. Instead of forcing kids to do as I say, I allow them to explore and be kids, and with that, the smiles come a lot easier and the session is much less stressful.
Sessions are $95 and can be done in my Malvern studio or on-location, and are about one hour long. I am set up for both indoor studio portraits and outdoor photos on historic grounds in Chester County, and we can do both in one session. For location shoots I will suggest certain times of day based on the position of the sun at that time of year.
I photograph families large and small, blended family portraits, children, first birthday photos, Baptisms and Christenings, graduating seniors, Christmas portraits or photos for holiday cards, and extended family groups. Dogs and other reasonable-to-control pets are welcome in family groups, large or small.
In large group (extended family) sessions, grandparents, their children, and grandkids are photographed in one or two large family groups, each family gets a few individual family photos taken and then I photograph the kids alone, all the cousins, the grandparents alone, and any other groups requested. This session often lasts about 90 minutes.
Sessions are primarily photographed in Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but I will travel to the New Jersey beaches, Maryland, Delaware, or your favorite vacation spot. Mini-sessions are offered several times a year, follow my Facebook page for seasonal promotions.
Retouching is included on all prints ordered. Retouching is done as needed and might include removing blemishes, bumps, bruises, or fly-away hairs. In addition to removing the "undesirables," I may also whiten teeth, smooth skin, lighten dark circles, soften wrinkles, brighten eyes, and any client-specific requests. I do not believe in photoshopping someone into a plastic version of themselves– retouching should subtly enhance an image, and not be apparent.
Your images are posted online on a password-protected proofing site within one week from your session date!
Locations shown in this gallery:
My studio at Historic Sugartown in Malvern, Longwood Gardens, Ridley Creek State Park, Prophecy Creek Park; In-home portrait sessions in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, primarily Malvern, Paoli, Exton, West Chester, Downingtown, Newtown Square, Wayne, and King of Prussia.