THE KEY WORD IS “NATURAL”
Our completely fun, natural, and OhMyGodIHateHavingMyPictureTakenButYouGuysWereAwesome family sessions are $220 for a one hour session at the location of your choice within twenty miles of Harvard Square. We offer digital images, albums, and prints. A typical client (who is a little weird, however, that’s why they like us) spends between $1200-$2500 total on their session. AND… you get to keep the little frozen-in-time hour of your life FOREVER!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
We really want family portraits to be about who you all are as a family. We like people to dress how they normally dress. Don’t get all dressed up. Don’t all wear the same khaki pants and white shirt- that’s dorky. Unless, of course, you normally all wear the same khaki pants and white shirt in your life. In which case that isn’t dorky at all. It’s… uhmm… cool.
We recommend you stay away from crazy patterns, super bright colors, and T-shirts with huge heads on them. We want this to be more about your head.
It’s no problem, of course, if you want to dress up a little… we just recommend not going crazy with the kids in ties and shiny shoes looking all uncomfortable.
WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP OUT ALL OUR WRINKLES AND PUT SMILES ON OUR KIDS FACES AND MAKE THE ADULTS LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER AND EVERY KID LOOK 2 YEARS OLDER AND 20% HAPPIER?
We strive for a naturalistic approach to our portrait sessions. We want images that look like you- the best you- not a fantasy version from a world without gravity and the dimension of time 🙂 We try to take images of not just what you look like, but who you ARE. So, no, we do not use extensive Photoshop. We do, however, remove blemishes and transitory imperfections but we try to keep it real, yo.
WHY IS THERE A SHOOTING SESSION AND A VIEWING SESSION?
The shooting session is where we come to your home (or wherever you’d like us) and photograph your crazy family or kid(s) or totally normal family or kid(s). Then, as soon as the very next day, we have you come to our studio in Somerville where we shine our favorite images on a movie screen. We talk about why we like the ones we picked and we help you choose stuff, like prints, albums, etc.
Plus we get to hang out with you more than once 🙂
WHERE IS YOUR VIEWING STUDIO LOCATED?
Our studio is in a really cool building in Somerville called Signet Commandery built in 1895. We are on the 4th floor… But even the steps are beautiful.
343 Medford Street
Secret Clubhouse 4a
Somerville MA 02150
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL YOU SHOW US?
We usually end up with around 20 or so images. We also put together an album so you have the option of having all the images in physical form.
WHAT IS A DIGITAL FILE?
A digital file is a digital version of a single image that you can upload to Facebook, send to grandma in an email, make prints at a photo place, draw moustaches on in Photoshop, etc.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE IMAGES FROM THE SESSION?
Digital images are delivered the same day as the viewing session. Prints and albums take around four weeks to be delivered to you.
WILL OTHER PEOPLE SEE MY IMAGES ON YOUR WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK OR FLYING ON BANNERS BEHIND AIRPLANES?
We maintain copyright to all our images but will not use any image without your consent. We won’t post anything anywhere without your written permission.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Click “CONTACT” above and fill out an email form or give us a call. Just give us a few dates and times that might work for you, if you email.