FAQs

Have Questions?  Here are a few that I get often.

What kind of photographer are you?

I’m a natural light, documentary/lifestyle photographer.  I don’t do a whole lot of posing or directing during my photo sessions.  This allows me to capture organic, natural moments with a fine art quality for you to treasure for a lifetime.  I am not trying to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I am not after that “one” shot with everyone looking and smiling. Sure, we may get some with everyone looking and smiling, but I promise if we do, it will be because it happened naturally, not because we forced it.

Where will my session be held?

Together we will choose the perfect location for your session.  This could be your home, local park, beach or on the streets of NYC!

What should I wear?

I believe that there are no rules in regards to what to wear for a shoot. I do encourage you to be yourself and to wear what you feel most comfortable wearing.  Layering and fun color combinations are always great to see especially for children.  BUT I do suggest staying away from too many patterns or writing on your clothing as it becomes very distracting and the most important part of the photo is you.   I can’t say enough that comfort is KEY!   During the shoot we’ll run, we’ll play and do our best to just have fun so keep that in mind.  Lastly, I am a huge fan of letting the kids pick their own outfits.  If they are happy and confident it will show!  Check out  my PINTREST board for more ideas on what to wear.

Will I get my digital files after the shoot?

As a mom and as the family documenter, I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images. I offer all inclusive collections where you get  digital files delivered via direct download and a print release.  You also have the option to buy additional prints and boutique products such as albums and canvases.

When and where can I order additional prints and products?

Within four weeks of your shoot, you will receive a link to a private online gallery where you will have one month to order additional products.

How do you choose what images end up in my gallery?

I look at each and every image I take at your session and hand select only the best images. I am looking for images that represent me as an artist and your family.

Do you offer mini sessions?

No. Like I said, I am not after that one great shot but rather a collection of images and the nature of a mini session makes that difficult to achieve.

How much does this all cost?

I am all inclusive, offering a variety of collections that start at $385 for Children/Family Sessions which include digital files.  Day In The Life sessions start at $800.  For all pricing options see my Investment page HERE.

How far out do you book?

I typically book out one to three months in advance.

How do I book a session with you?

I am so glad you asked! You can e mail me directly at melissa@youmewephotography.nyc or via the connect tab above.