my style

My custom Portrait Sessions are a unique and personalized experience. As a mom myself, I know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. I strive to make my photo shoots relaxed, spontaneous, and fun! Children are encouraged to move around, play, and be silly! With an eye for perfect moments and unique perspectives, I create child and family portraits that are beautiful and genuine. I love getting to know each of my clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.

scheduling

It’s never too early to book! Sessions fill up quickly, and it’s always best to contact me as soon as possible for an appointment. The session fee is due upon booking to secure your time, and sessions may be rescheduled once with 24-hours notice. Maternity photos are best taken between 7-8 months pregnant. Newborn sessions are generally reserved several months in advance to ensure availability. 

how long will my session last?

Sessions typically last 1-1.5 hours. There is plenty of time for snacks and breaks to put your child at ease. I encourage you to bring along a change of outfit or accessories to add variety to your child’s portraits. I will move around to different settings, while capturing a variety of posed and candid portraits. My spontaneous approach allows us to capture those unexpected moments that become the most beautiful, meaningful portraits. 

indoors, outdoors, or on-location?

Portraits may be captured at the location of your choice.  I am happy to shoot wherever you would like, including the comfort of your own home. I love photographing children and family portraits in the natural splendor of the outdoors. The vibrant colors and textures provide a stunning backdrop throughout all of the seasons. Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images. I have many favorite locations, and am always happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot. 

are you willing to travel?

Absolutely.  I am willing to travel to a location to meet your photographic needs, however there will be an additional charge based on mileage/tolls.

what to wear?

The absolute most important thing is that you're comfortable. Wear what you feel good in, as that will usually show through in the photos. Professional casual to semi-formal tends to show best. Clothes with texture and color are great - think about what would look interesting, and try to co-ordinate styles a bit if you're doing a couple or family shoot. For Maternity shoots, flaunt that belly!  important: Consider the weather during your shoot date, and make sure you'll be warm/cool enough in whatever you wear! 

will you provide props for my session?

Props can be a great way to personalize a session.  With my standard pricing, I am happy to offer suggestions and advice concerning any ideas you may have.  However, it will be your responsibility to bring any props needed for your session.  If I already have a prop that fits your vision for the session, I am happy to bring it along.  

what you won't get

 Rushed sessions. Cheesy backdrops. Stiff poses. Fake smiles. Cookie-cutter pictures.

artistically edited

The images you receive are selected by me to best represent my style as a photographer. While you will not receive every single image I take, you will receive a very complete collection. Following your session, I select the best images for processing and retouching. I devote time to carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness and overall appeal. These 20-30 images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art. 

printing options

I provide a CD of all your images with every session, for you to do with as you please. You have the rights to the images, so you can print wherever you choose; however, I strongly recommend using a professional print company to ensure the colors and quality of your prints match that of the images themselves. I work with MPIX Professional Imaging for all my professional printing needs. Please contact me for pricing and product availability.

reserve now

Please visit the Investment section for details and pricing of the portrait session. Included in your initial investment is our time and talent during the session and a personalized proofing session to assist you in making your portrait order selections. When you’re ready to book your portrait session, please contact me at Carly@CarlyArinPhotography.com or call 732-995-3178. I look forward to capturing these special memories for you and your family!