christina claire

Family sessions are a perfect mix of posed and candid photos.  My goal is to document how beautiful your current life stage is, no matter how chaotic it may feel. I know how tiring it is to get your family ready for a session, but I promise it is worth it.  Those tiny details - chubby little fingers, baby curls, & toothless grins - will become everything we want to remember years from now. 

Everyone has a story worth celebrating

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I can't wait to tell yours.

Sentimental.

Joyful.

Timeless.

Rooted in a desire to freeze your most precious moments so that you can share them for years to come. 

the PROCESS

Let's chat! Fill out the contact form, or send an email to hello@christinaclairephoto.com, and we can find the perfect date for your session.  I'll share location ideas, as well as a portrait session planning guide that includes plenty of tips on choosing outfits and preparing your kids for our session.  A signed contract, brief questionnaire, and deposit are required to hold your date on my calendar. 


I'll be in touch the morning of our session to confirm that we are going ahead as scheduled.  I leave extra room in my schedule to allow for rescheduling due to rain, wind, snow, or heavily overcast days.  Please arrive to your session a few minutes early - this leaves plenty of time to find parking, change diapers, and adjust everyone's outfits before we start!  

Your images will be delivered approximately two weeks after your session, in a secure online gallery.  Each image is hand-edited in a light & airy, true-to-life editing style.  You can download your images to your phone and computer, and your gallery will stay active for two months.

01. pre-session

03. your memories

02. Session day!

verona park

verona, nj

GALLERY 03

ramapo reservation

mahwah, nj

GALLERY 02

cross estate gardens

bernardsville, nj

GALLERY 01

FEATURED family GALLERIES

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FAQ: family sessions


To give your photos a timeless feel, I recommend wearing neutral, lighter colors.  Creams, grays, camel, and muted blues, greens, and blush photograph beautifully.  Avoid neon colors, bright red, busy patterns, and logos.  Upon booking, you will receive a portrait session planning guide, and Pinterest boards to help with wardrobe inspiration! 


What should we wear for our family session?

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I leave extra room in my schedule in case of inclement weather.  If it's forecast for a 50% chance (or more!) of rain or snow, - or if it's heavily overcast - we'll pick a new date for your session.  I'll be in touch the morning of your session to confirm that we are going ahead as planned. 


What if it rains on our scheduled session date?

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Yes!  Four-legged family members are always welcome.  I keep a running list of pet-friendly outdoor locations for families who want to include their dog!  Pro tip: bring a friend or family member to your shoot to help handle your dog between shots! 


Can we bring our dog?

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Don't sweat it!  I have two young kids, and I completely understand that all children react differently to having their photo taken.  We'll get the formal, "everyone look at the camera!" shots out of the way at the beginning of your session, and spend the rest of the time playing! 


What if my children don't cooperate?

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Absolutely.  I don't know anyone who's totally comfortable in front of the camera, unless you are a professional model.  I promise I'll tell you exactly where to stand and what to do with your hands.  And in my experience - by the end of our shoot, you'll actually be *enjoying* yourself! 


I'm awkward in front of the camera.  Will you help us pose?

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INQUIRE NOW →

CLASSIC FAMILY SESSION: $325
Includes a portrait session planning guide, 60 minute photo session, and 35+ images
delivered in a secure, online gallery.

SEASONAL MINI SESSIONS
Includes a 15 minute photo session, and 10 images delivered ina secure, online gallery.  Mini sessions are only offered in the
Spring and Fall, please check @christinaclairephotography on Instagram or inquire below for updated details.


CLASSIC FAMILY SESSION: $325
Includes a portrait session planning guide, 60 minute photo session,
and 35+ images delivered in a secure, online gallery.

SEASONAL MINI SESSIONS
Includes a 15 minute photo session, and 10 images delivered in
a secure, online gallery.  Mini sessions are only offered in the Spring and Fall,
please check @christinaclairephotography on Instagram or inquire below for updated details.


the INVESTMENT

Ready to take the next step?

Whether your expecting your first baby or wrangling a family of five, I'd love to document this season of life for your family.  Reach out by clicking the link below, or sending an email to hello@christinaclairephoto.com -  I can't wait to hear from you!

Let's freeze a moment in time

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