Lifestyle Sessions To Remember Fun Days in Your Happy Place
We are currently booking fall 2020 family portraits! If restrictions prevent your travel or accommodation to the island, you may use your portrait session credit through 2021.
Nantucket families and vacationers have been coming to us for over a dozen years for their family portraits. We are proud and honored that our wedding clients come back when they have little ones on the way, and families come back year after year to chronicle how their kids are growing.
Our sessions are lifestyle, rather than formal sittings. We enjoy capturing moments of your children playing in the sand and water, interacting with their siblings, and cuddling with you. After taking a few posed photos, we allow your family to have fun while we preserve those real smiles that you love so much. We guide you to figure out what to wear, where the best light will be during your session, and help you feel comfortable in front of the camera.
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 is $1450, and our Mini Session is $950.
Our Year in the Life Collections for local, year round Nantucket families include a gorgeous PhotoBook at the end of the year. Year in the Life Collections may include maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography.
Contact us using the form at the bottom of the page with your preferred portrait date and details so we can see if one of us is available, and send you our detailed price list!
Do we get the digital files and how many?
This is the #1 question we have received in the past 5 years. 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. More is not always better. You really don't need 10 of the same moment, you need one or two best images from that moment.
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). But you may not let them forever sit on your desktop until your computer crashes and your memories are lost forever.
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.
Of course you can also order directly through us, the little guy. We give each file special attention, and only work with professional labs that use archival ink and paper. You'll never be disappointed with fading or curling prints when you let us print your photos.
What can we do with our print credit?
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 it a little gift from us, a few prints to get you started.
Who will photograph our portrait session?
Zofia and Mark are both full time lead photographers with the same photography and editing style. We're both fabulous and we're both available to 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.
What should we wear?
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.
What happens if it rains?
We'll look for another good time during your stay. We're pretty flexible. But if your entire trip is a wash, you have a year to reschedule with your booking.
We don't think we photograph well, can you help warm us up?
Absolutely! 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.
We'd rather you photograph us eating ice cream for our vacation photos. Can you do that?
YES. We have a few families who have done the lighthouse photos, and we now photograph them surfing, fishing, bike riding, swimming, going for ice cream and scalloping. Whatever it is you're into on vacation, we're more than happy to incorporate!
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 too?
Of course! Anyone you send the online ordering gallery to may order edited prints and products directly through us.
Can we order holiday cards?
Totally! We offer holiday cards straight through your online ordering gallery. We also have a storefront at Minted with more options. Just ask us for any or all your images to be uploaded there, and then Minted will notify you with instructions. They have tons of beautiful templates and card options. We use them for our own cards, too!
How far out do you book up your portrait calendar?
Our calendar fills up about 4-6 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.
What are the 2020 restrictions, and what happens if COVID-19 prevents us from traveling or staying on island for our session?
We are allowing you to reschedule your session through 2021 if you need to postpone your travel and/or you're not feeling well. Once you book with us, stay in touch with your plans. We'll find a spot for you!
Currently, the Nantucket mandatory mask rule applies to public areas in Town, Brant Point and downtown Sconset. We absolutely cannot photograph in these areas with you being masked. No exceptions. Masks are also mandatory on ferries and planes and any where if you are not 6ft from others.
You’ll need your own transportation to, from and during the session if there are multiple locations. We use long lenses and keep our distance so that we don’t need to wear masks while actually shooting and chatting with you. Children should be asked ahead of time to stay near you. Sorry kids, no high fives...
Please be aware of the current Massachusetts travel order. Thanks for doing your part to keep our little community and our hospital safe!
How do we secure our family portrait session with you?
Our booking and payments are all done online, it’s easy!
MIDWEEK FALL 2020 & 2021 DATES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.