The sessions

Schedule your photo session: 

Work with me is very easy and I have pretty  flexible schedule. Once you chose a photo session package contact with me (e-mail: galina.kotivets@gmail.com), I will happily answer  all your questions you may have and help you to choose date and time for your photo session. Your child’s schedule is the first factor I’ll use to determine the photo session  time. Mornings are often the best time for a child mood-wise. Luckily, they also provide excellent light. If you don’t like to wake up early seasonal evening shoots  are available to take advantage of beautiful light when the sun is going down. The lighting effects are simply spectacular.

 

TIP: The best time to schedule photo session:

Consider Tribeca Kids Photography photo sessions any time you wish to commemorate your joys, milestones and successes as a family: Pregnancy, Newborns, 9 months (a sweet age for a baby portrait!), starting to crawl, walk, and other baby milestones, 1st Birthday, Moving to a new home, Starting a new school, Graduation, Holidays, Parties, Performances, Competitions / Sports it can be anything you would like to.

If you are doing a pregnancy photo session a good time to schedule is 32-37 weeks. What’s most important is when you are feeling good and are more comfortable. This time can be different for everyone, so I encourage you to get in touch with me to discuss.

Newborn sessions are scheduled within the first two weeks of life. The next stage after newborn is 6 months, 9 months and 1 year. If you miss a newborn session – it is recommended to wait until 6 months when baby is full of giggles and can hold his or her head up – you will get much more out of your session.

 

I am natural light photographer and nothing is better than the beauty and availability of natural light. That’s why all photo shoots take place on location. It can be at your child’s Favorite Park or playground or may be playroom, rooftop, beach, and streets of NYC, even at your home. You can always choose location where you and your child will feel more comfortable. I don’t use fill lights and reflectors during photo sessions for children feel more relax and comfortable.  Read my article “How to get ready tips” it will help you with your preparations.

 

Come to join me for a fun photo shoot:

During  photo session I don’t like to rush and always give each family the time they need to get ready for photo session.  Children are encouraged to relax during the shoot, so they can forget about camera presence and be themselves, especially toddlers, but I do posing older kids if I see they are ready to follow all my instructions.  All photo sessions take approximately an hour, sometimes an hour and a half. 

 

TIP: What can make your child happy:

Bring drinks and snacks, if your child has a favorite toy take it with you, it will make your little one happy and more relaxed. Additionally, children should be ready to be photographed freshly wiped face, clothes on and full tummy!

 

Enjoy your images:

After our photo session I start my editing process which is completed by two weeks from our photo session date. You will receive e-mail with link to your online protected gallery. After that you will have 3 weeks to make print order according to your package. It usually takes 5-7 days to get your prints ready. You can also order additional printing services: cards, calendars, stickers, albums, photo boxes, wall art and much more.