It's Included! 10 Things I Don't Charge Extra For

It's Included! 10 Things I Don't Charge Extra For

Every day, I look for little extras I can include in my business to make my service just a little bit better. Now, I'm very selective about this because if I start throwing everything and the kitchen sink in for free, I will have to raise my prices to cover the additional cost. The things that are included with each session make the biggest impact on the final images. They are almost essential to the process, but a lot of the time photographers will either not take the time to do them, or won't include them for freeโ€ฆ

The photo that didn't actually happen

The photo that didn't actually happen

It happens at every single family photoshoot. Often, parents ask me to capture that elusive photograph of their family together, looking at the camera. Or an image of all the kids together, smiling.. and looking at the camera. As you can imagine, the "looking at the camera" is the hard part...

Taking Care of Your Prints

Taking Care of Your Prints

One of the reasons my clients love their family photographs so much is because of the quality and presentation of the final product. In fact, all of the printing is done with museum quality materials and standards. And as with anything that you would like to last, you need to take special care to ensure they remain pristine for future generations.

Here are some guidelines on how to take care of your photographs...

5 Things You MUST Do The Night Before Your Photoshoot

5 Things You MUST Do The Night Before Your Photoshoot

Let's face it, getting ready for your family photoshoot can take some work.. and the night before is especially important. This is when you really prepare for the next morning, and a handful of items are especially critical...

Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make with Baby Photos

Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make with Baby Photos

Parents today face some pretty tough expectations when it comes to providing all possible comforts for their baby (heated butt wipes, I'm looking at you). Today's babies are also growing up as part of most photographed generation.. but parents are consistently making these 5 mistakes with baby's photographs which will leave their babies with no record of their childhood at all. 

Mother's Day Mini Sessions!

It's like a tradition. Every year, on Mother's Day, I put on a nice outfit, some makeup, and force my husband (or whoever else is around) to take photos of me and my children. I'm always the photographer in the family, and as a result, there are very few photos of ME. But when it's Mother's Day... the whole family pretty much has to do what I say. Out of all the possibilities, I feel that capturing a few images where I'm actually in the frame is more important than a overcrowded fancy brunch or a bouquet of flowers. So yea, I pretty much force my family to have a photoshoot just so I can make sure my boys won't grow up with absolutely no photos of their Mom.

This year, however, on Sunday May 8, 2016, I will be bringing a simple studio setup to Ella & Henry children's store in New Canaan, so that other Moms can have the opportunity to get a few beautiful images of themselves and their children. I'm doing this because I know that this is the only day that a Mom can 100% request something so personal and unique and the rest of the family will have to make it happen (because let's face it, when do kids actually want to sit for photos?). It's a super-easy, low-commitment thing that's a total no-brainer as a Mother's Day gift! 

And you can find all the info at http://nlalorphotography.com/mothersday.

Oh, and I made a little video for the event, too...