NANTUCKET PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
CASUAL NANTUCKET BEACH FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS
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.
We have many past wedding couples come back 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 9 years now!
Zofia, Mark, and Wendy each book family portraits midweek only during peak 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.
Our approach to family portrait sessions is casual and lifestyle rather than super posed and stiff. We encourage families to dress comfortably and be themselves. Visit our Pinterest board on recommendations for what to wear to your Nantucket family portrait.
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! Our Family Portrait Sessions are up to an hour on location at your favorite beach or park, and include a print credit and digital files.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO WE GET THE DIGITAL FILES?
This is the #1 question we have received in the past 5 years. Yes, we do include the files from your session. The same files that will be in your online ordering gallery, will also be available for you to download. You may copy these files for safekeeping, print them for personal use, but you may not let them forever sit on your desktop until your computer crashes and your memories are lost forever.
WHY DO YOU INCLUDE A PRINT CREDIT INSTEAD OF JUST THE FILES?
Photographs are meant to be printed. We insist that all of our clients have a professionally edited, professionally printed finished product with their experience with us. All digital media fails and expires, printed photographs last! Consider it a little gift from us, a few prints to get you started.
WHAT'S THE BEST TIME OF THE DAY FOR OUR SESSION?
An hour prior to sunset is best for flattering light. Softer shadows, less squinting, better background options. That golden hour, and sunset itself, is the sweet spot.
WE DON'T THINK WE PHOTOGRAPH WELL, CAN YOU HELP US WARM UP?
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.
OUR CHILD IS SICK, CAN WE RESCHEDULE?
Yes, please. Sick kids are not particularly camera happy. We happily let you reschedule within a year of your original session date at no fee.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
We like you to coordinate but not match like a baseball team - unless that’s your tradition, in which case by all means. Remember that you’ll likely be sitting, so something comfortable. You might even end up dipping your feet in the water. We always say you should wear something that makes you feel really good.
HOW SOON DO WE SEE OUR PHOTOS?
You will receive your online ordering gallery as well as your downloaded images in about 1-2 weeks.
CAN MY FAMILY ORDER PRINTS?
Yes, anyone you send the online ordering gallery to may order edited prints and products directly through us.
CAN WE ORDER HOLIDAY CARDS?
We have a storefront at Minted. We sell edited files to upload to Minted. We make final touches for you, and Minted notifies you with instructions. They have tons of beautiful templates and card options. We use them for our own cards, too!
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR FAMILY PORTRAITS OFF ISLAND?
The logistics of traveling off Nantucket for work are difficult, therefore we photograph exclusively here on island.
WHO WILL PHOTOGRAPH OUR SESSION?
Zofia, Mark, and Wendy all photograph portrait sessions. If one of us is already booked on your preferred date, another may be available. You may request one of us and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
HOW FAR OUT DO YOU BOOK UP YOUR PORTRAIT CALENDAR?
Our calendars fill up about 4-6 weeks prior in the summer. If you’re trying to book last minute, one of the three of us still may be available. The bulk of our portraits are photographed in 2 short months, and only midweek. We average about 100 sessions within that time. Contact us ASAP!
HOW DO WE SECURE A SESSION WITH YOU?
Our booking and payments are all done online, it’s easy! Just say the word and we’ll send you instructions.