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Kelly Scky Organic Photography

Andover, MA
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Kelly Scky Organic Photography helps the residents of Andover honor the memories they have created through family portraits. It offers family photography packages, which include high-resolution digital images, personalized album boxes, and professional make-up and styling. The studio also conducts newborn, maternity, and headshot photoshoots in a fun and comfortable manner. The team accommodates outdoor photo session requests that highlight areas' historic and natural beauty. Kelly Cianflone, the photographer, founded her studio in 2004 as a service-driven alternative to traditional studios.

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Crabapple Photography

38 Andover Street, Andover, MA 01810
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Crabapple Photography is operated by Kate, a family photographer providing her services in the Andover area. Kate has been capturing the candid moments of a family since 2009. She has a cozy studio where she conducts most of her sessions and photographs on location according to the client's preference. Kate assists clients throughout the planning process, from picking out the outfit to choosing the best prints and photos. She also specializes in newborns, children, maternity, and cake smash photography.

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Diana Sechrist Photography

194 North Street, North Reading, MA 01864
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Diana Sechrist Photography seeks to create images that beautifully capture motherhood and family moments. Diana serves the Andover area and caters to maternity and newborn photoshoots as well as parenthood portraits. Diana's studio has a wide selection of props intended to ensure comfort and aesthetic appeal. In addition to studio-based sessions, Diana also handles outdoor photoshoots. Diana's work has been displayed at local hospitals and recognized by publications such as the Boston Globe and Photography Magazine.

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Ed Pedi Photography

324 Berry Street, North Andover, MA 01845
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Ed Pedi Photography is a photography studio that has served clients in Andover for almost 30 years. It specializes in family photo sessions for casual, semi-formal, and formal photoshoots with people of all cultures and backgrounds. The studio has an indoor facility with multiple backdrops and angled lighting. It also has several outdoor areas such as a gazebo, a stonewall garden, and multiple tree-lined paths. The studio's namesake, Ed Pedi, is a certified photographer and craftsman for the Professional Photographers of America, Inc.

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Mattie's Studio

215 Hickory Hill Road, North Andover, MA 01845
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Mattie's Studio provides photography services to the Andover area. Mattie Simas is a documentary and portrait photographer. Photography services she provides include portraits, maternity and newborn, corporate headshots, and weddings. Simas's photo sessions include indoor studio portraits and outdoor portraits. Sessions include family, lifestyle, couples, and single-person. Simas has over 10 years of experience in photography. Her wedding photography appeared in Southern New England Weddings Magazine and BRIDES.

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Sarah Jordan Photography

29 Houston Avenue, Methuen, MA 01844
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Sarah Jordan Photography provides family photography services to clients in Andover. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer who specializes in natural light photography, capturing images of people using the sun as a light source. She also offers holiday and indoor Easter mini sessions featuring children in their Easter costumes. Real and stuffed animals can also accompany children in these photography sessions. Although Sarah is based in Boston, she travels to Cape Cod, New York, and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Sue K. Photography

North Andover, MA 01845
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Sue K. Photography is operated by Sue, a photographer capturing memorable moments of families in Andover. She also specializes in portrait and wedding photography. Sue aims to help clients feel beautiful and more confident during the session. She allows them to decide what they want to wear and add their color to the image, like wearing red-hot heels and a pink scarf. Additionally, Sue loves chocolate and anything purple. In her free time, she enjoys traveling or working out on her Peloton.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

A family photographer is a skilled professional who uses artistic ability and a camera to take pictures of families. These professionals use photography equipment and photo editing software to create visually pleasing images of small and large family groups.

You can have this type of photo taken when welcoming a new family member, such as when a baby is born or a child is adopted. You can have family photos taken annually to show how fast your children are growing or to commemorate an annual event or favorite holiday.

Additionally, you can choose the type of setting and fashions that best fit your lifestyle for these photos. You can be as formal or casual as you like and have the pictures taken indoors or outside to suit your family’s preferences.

What is family photography?

Family photography is taking pictures of groups of family members. These can be small groups of immediate family members or large groups that include members of your extended family. Settings can involve casual or formal events that are held indoors or outdoors.

Why do you need family photos?

Family photos create a visual record of your family. These photos can create memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. Family photos also make way for future generations of your family to feel connected to you and your family.

What do family photographers do?

Family photographers help you choose a visually interesting setting. They also typically manage lighting to help your photos come out looking bright and easy to see. These photographers may work in a studio that you visit, or they can also sometimes come to a location you choose.

Why do people get family portraits?

People get family portraits to display at home and to share with loved ones. The photos can be used to commemorate the birth of a new family member and also be used to show how much family members change over the years.

How long should a family photo shoot last?

A family photo shoot can be as short as half an hour or take as long as a couple of hours. Things that affect the amount of time it takes to complete a family photo shoot include the number of outfit changes and background settings you want.

How many pictures are in a session?

The number of proofs you get from a family photo session varies based on the package you choose to buy. However, it’s common for a family photographer to provide a client with 35 to 60 images per session.

What do people wear for family photography sessions?

People typically wear clothes that represent the family’s lifestyle. For outdoor-themed photos, casual outfits in colors that stand out from the chosen background are common. For indoor or family photos to be taken at weddings, people typically choose dressier outfits.

Where to take family photos?

For indoor family photos, you can have the photographer visit your home or head to the studio. One advantage of the studio is the photographer can prepare the lighting and backdrop ahead of time. You could also head outdoors to a park or a location that’s significant to your family.

What should I look for in a family photographer?

First, look at a photographer’s portfolio to see examples of past work. If the photographer doesn’t have a portfolio, search the internet for information, such as ratings and past experiences, of other clients. Finally, check to see if they have any professional certifications from an educational institution or Professional Photographers of America.

How much does family photography cost?

Family photo sessions typically cost between $175 and $350. However, it can be much lower or higher depending on the photography package details. A photo shoot that involves several clothing changes or numerous locations can cost more.

Are you supposed to tip photographers for family photos, and how much?

If you’re having family photos taken at a studio in a retail setting, tipping isn’t typically expected. If an independent photographer takes your family photos at a location outside the studio, a 5% to 10% tip is considered a friendly way to thank your photographer.

Where can I print family photos?

Some stores that provide photo services can print your family photos. However, it’s important to discuss copyright with your photographer before you do this. If your photographer sells printed images, your photos are likely copyrighted. That means stores can’t print them without violating your photographer’s copyright.

How do I share photos with my family?

You can share digital photos with family or have them printed to share. Printed images can then be framed for display or placed in photo albums. Framed images can become part of the decor in a loved one’s home, and when placed in an album, the photos can be carried when traveling.

What can I do with old family photographs?

You can create a memory wall to display old family photos. You can choose favorite old photos to make into keepsakes, such as coffee mugs or pillows. If storage space is limited, you can have old family photos digitized, share them on a website, or upload them onto sharable flash drives.

How does someone become a family photographer?

While there are institutions that offer photography courses, many photo professionals learn the skill through practice or apprenticeships. To get started, photographers can pick up good-quality photography equipment and begin practicing. Photo editing is also an important skill to learn when becoming a family photographer.

How much can a family photographer make?

The median annual pay for a photographer, which includes family photographers, is $41,280. This breaks down to around $19.85 per hour for full-time family photographers. The pay range is from just under $11 per hour to slightly over $40 per hour.

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