Long Island Location

3260 Brower Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572

Phone: 516.678.3131

New York City Location

1650 Broadway Suite 503, New York NY 10019

Phone: 212.686.1855

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ENGAGEMENT STEPS

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Jones Beach engagement session
Its important to have fun. Don’t take the session too seriously. The more relaxed you are, the better you’ll look in your photographs. Let your personalities shine through. Make sure you’ve eaten something so you can focus on the session and not food.
Our average engagement session lasts about 1.5-2 hours at one location. Please try to be on time. If you are late, we will not be able to extend your session. Keep in mind that we are shooting at the end of the day. If you run late, we will have less time for the session. We want to take advantage of the natural light before it gets dark. Photographs will be ready approximately three weeks after the session. You will be notified when they are ready.
Note: If you wish to extend the session time or add multiple locations, you can upgrade your session in advance.
a. What not to wear
We all love to wear our favorite clothes BUT some clothing doesn’t photograph well because
it distracts from the subject. For example, stripes, polka dots, checkerboards and floral
designs are all very busy and take the focus off the face. No single article of clothing should
draw the most attention from the viewer. Try to stay away from very strong colors like red and
yellow. In addition, fluorescent colors are not recommended. Please avoid logos on your
clothing if possible.
b. What to wear
Comfortable clothes are important. If your clothes are uncomfortable, it may show in the
photos. Dress casual and casual attire is suggested for park and beach locations. You can
wear dress clothes as well in city locations.
c. Colors
Earth tone and solid colors work nicely. Blues, browns and grays are very popular. Pick the
colors that work best for you. (We all have our favorite outfits.) Make sure that your outfits
work together. There’s no need for the two of you to match exactly as long as the colors don’t
clash with each other.
d. Footwear
Wear comfortable footwear. Keep in mind that there may be a lot of walking during your
session and you want to avoid blisters. Make sure that your footwear also matches your
outfits.
e. Hair & makeup
If you are having your hair and makeup done professionally, we recommend scheduling your appointment early enough to be on time for your engagement session. If you have long hair, be aware that it may be very windy. This may cause your hair to blow in your face. We recommend having some way of pulling your hair back (i.e. a scrunchie, a clip, etc.) if you need to.
Apply enough makeup to prevent shine without overdoing it. Shiny skin will be more noticeable as light hits your face.
Please do not bring backpacks, handbags or anything that you have to carry. The reason for not bringing these things is that you will need to have your hands free as we shoot and we will not be able to carry your items for you. The exception is your keys and cellphones which we can put in our camera bag.
Let us know about anything that might be an issue for you. Do you have a scar or tattoo that you want to hide? Do you have a favorite side?
Please let us know if you wish to bring a pet as we may encounter problems at the location. We can go over it beforehand.
If we’re going to the beach, please bring extra clothes in case you get wet.
Please bring water as you may be thirsty after the session.
Don’t bring lots of stuff in the city as there will be no one to watch and carry it as we shoot.
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