Our approach to Nantucket family portrait sessions is casual and lifestyle rather than super posed and stiff. We encourage families to dress comfortably and be themselves. After all, you're not models, you're family. You have personalities and relationships that we want to bring out.
We appreciate the value of an annual family portrait that will be admired for years to come. Most of our summer clients live in the city and come here to relax. A family beach portrait hanging in their NYC home or office, reminds them of that warm couple weeks of vacation.
Many past wedding couples also return to us with their new babies. We offer Year in the Life packages to locals, documenting their maternity session, at the hospital the day the baby is born, and periodically throughout the year. One of our clients has even had us follow her kids for going on 13 years now!
Do you have a favorite vacation hobby? We'd love to photograph you kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, crabbing, surfing, clam baking, picnicking at sunset, even swimming!
We book family portraits midweek only during peak wedding season (June-October). About an hour prior to sunset is best for light on a bright island with reflective sand and water and not much shelter. We do book up quickly in peak season, so be sure to inquire as soon as you know your travel plans.
We include a curated set of individually edited, high res, digital files from your session. This is about 20-30 images for a mini session and roughly 50-80 images for an hour session. The number varies depending on how many family members are at your session and how expressive your group is.
You may copy the files for safekeeping (and please do!), print them for personal use (meaning you can't use them for commercial purposes that promote a business or claim them as your own in contests, etc).
After you download the images, you can post them on social media (with credit to Zofia & Co.) and make prints at the lab of your choice.
01. Do we get the digital files, and how many?
Photographs are meant to be printed. Your print credit can be used towards any print or product in your online gallery until the expiration date, 6 months after your session. We want all of our clients have a professionally edited, professionally printed finished product when they work with us.
All digital media fails and expires, printed photographs last! Consider the credit a little gift from us, a few prints to get you started.
Anyone you send the online ordering gallery to may order edited prints and products directly through us.
02. what's our print credit for?
A FEW TIPS:
- Pastels always work with our landscape.
- Dress to coordinate, but not match.
- Be comfortable enough to walk, sit, not have to adjust your clothing often.
We have a portrait prep guide that we'll send you when you book with us. This will have recommendations on what to bring, how to prepare your kids, and what to wear.
03. what should we wear?
If the weather isn't cooperating, we'll look for another good time during your stay.
The wind tends to be a factor out here, so we often make a plan B for location to make sure you're not totally being blown around.
We're pretty flexible. But if your entire trip is a wash, you have a year to reschedule with your booking.
04. what if it rains?
We start every session chatting with you and your kids, breaking the ice, and taking some natural photos of you all interacting and playing before posing you.
Once we do pose, it’s so casual, you won’t even know you’re doing it.
05. we don't think we photograph well, can you help us warm up?
Our calendar fills up about 6-8 weeks prior in the summer, and much earlier for the busiest weeks.
If you’re trying to book last minute, one of us may be available.
The bulk of our portraits are photographed in 2 short months, and only midweek Monday-Thursday. We average about 100 sessions within that time so you can imagine how busy we get!
06. how soon can we book our session?
Our island offers us an endless supply of stunning backdrops for your session, from beaches, to lighthouses, to parks and playgrounds, and even your vacation home. We're happy to make a location suggestion based on what you like and how the weather is cooperating. We may even introduce you to a hidden spot you've never seen before.
We have one hour or mini Nantucket Family Sessions that include an online ordering gallery, a credit towards prints and products, and high res files via download. Our Classic Session (one hour) is $1550, and our Mini Session (half hour) is $975.
Contact us with your preferred portrait date and details so we can see if one of us is available, and send you our detailed price list!
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Zofia’s work is unmatched, and I absolutely would recommend her services to everyone."
Lily K, mom