What kind of photo sessions do you offer?
Lisa offers professional photo sessions taken primarily outdoors for optimal natural lighting.
I am a certified photographer graduated from the New York Institute of Photography and trained to shoot all types of portraiture styles. Whether you are a local resident or visiting, from bustling cityscapes to outdoor natural and historic locations, business headshot or dating profile, let me capture you looking your best!
I have covered a wide variety of photography since 2012, including, but not limited to: high school seniors, couples, engagements, families, model headshots, business headshots, lifestyle, hospital births, proms, tourist destination travel, military promotions and retirement ceremonies, and much more.
What type of equipment do you use?
I use two Nikon DSLRs and a variety of lenses depending on your type of session and location, including: 50mm 1.4 Sigma Art, 50mm Nikon 1.8, 18-140mm Nikon, 85mm lens, Wide Angle and Macro lenses. MeFoto tripod, Neewer Speedlite flash, and various umbrellas and reflectors.
Do you offer retouching?
Complimentary minor skin retouching services (blemishes, skin smoothing) are included at no extra charge to you.
Can I bring friends?
Yes! We encourage you to bring a friend or your pet or anyone that makes you happy. Please keep in mind our sessions may be limited to party size. Please check with me prior to booking your session for any limitations. If you are bringing a pet, please bring water, treats and/or a favorite toy. Don’t forget to bring bags to clean up after your pet as well. We always leave a location clean and as undisturbed as possible!
Prepare for your Session
What should I wear? Wear something that makes you feel confident and look your best. We recommend you bring a few outfit options and accessories to make the most of your session. Your gallery looks best with multiple outfit options. (Example: jackets, vests, ties, scarves, hats, sunglasses, or jewelry that can be easily swapped out.) If you want a big outfit change, we recommend you bring a large towel or sheet that the photographer can hold up while you change. We will use a nearby bathroom to change, if available. It is a good idea to try on your outfit in front of a mirror prior to the session to double check how you look and feel. Keep in mind the season of the year and wear complimentary colors. If your images will go on a wall, then think of complimentary colors with your home interior in mind. No loud prints, bold stripes or logos as they will distract from you!
What else should I bring? You will be outdoors so make sure you bring seasonally appropriate accessories and props if you wish. Bring water, sunblock and a perhaps a small snack. If your are shooting with young children, please bring their favorite blanket, toy or anything that makes them comfortable or will get their attention. This will help to successfully capture them looking in the right direction.
Do you provide hair and makeup artists (MUA)?
While we do not provide professional hair and makeup services we will be happy to make recommendations for those services. Please come with your hair and makeup done prior to the session.
We recommend you arrive 10-15 minutes early in case of any transportation or traffic issues. If you are running late, please courtesy text or call the photographer to let them know ASAP. If you are more than 15 minutes late, the photographer will shoot for the remainder of your session time. Extension of session time is not guaranteed. If you are more than 30 minutes late, you will be considered a NO-SHOW and the refundable session fee will be forfeited. If photographer is running late, you will be notified by text, call or email, and your entire session time will be honored.
When can I view my photos?
Your online, private gallery of high-resolution images will be processed and a link will be sent to your email within 1-2 weeks following your session. During high and premium seasons, times may be slightly longer. A sneak peek of 1-3 lightly edited photos will be provided within 48 hours of your session.