Kel Murphy Photography | FAQ


Kel Murphy Photography lifestyle portrait sessions summer 2013 pricing



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How soon should I book my appointment?

I typically book 3-4 weeks in advance, with the exception of the Holiday Season where spots can be booked months beforehand. Weekend sessions are only available on two weekends of the month - I have much more flexibility during the week. If you need a weekend date, I strongly suggest snagging your appointment as soon as you know I'm the photographer for you!


What should I dress my children/family in?

My clients are typically dressed casually and (most importantly) comfortably - especially since our session revolves around all-things-fun (playing/running/dancing/singing, etc.) Sessions are not "traditional", family members aren't posed for sit-and-smile images. If you are a potential client hoping for a traditonal session, where your children are in their Sunday-best, I am not the photographer for you. I would be happy to refer you to other local photographers that specialize in that look.


What can I expect during a session?

You can expect your child(ren) to have fun! My sessions are treated similar to play-dates where children are expected to play, laughing, run, sing, and do whatever makes their heart content. There are no rules. Parents shouldn't tell their child(ren) to sit and smile for the camera - they should be stress-free and able to relax. Please trust that I will capture the moments.


I don't see any "traditional" family images on your site. Do you have examples?

My family sessions are not traditional. "Sit and smile" images are not my passion, nor that of my clients. It is important to select a photographer whose style matches your own.

I prefer to document real/fun/casual/intimate moments and showcase what makes your family special. Please take a look at my Family Gallery for a great example of how I capture my families.


Do you shoot newborn sessions?

Yes, I love photographing newborns! All newborn sessions take place in your home or the hospital (Fresh 48 Session). Please contact me while you are still expecting. All newborn sessions are done within the first 2 weeks of birth.


I live in NJ/DE/Canada/Italy, etc., but I love your style, would you travel to our home for a session?

Absolutely, especially if you're in Italy! :) If you are in the area but not within my included travel range, my travel fee would be required. If your location requires me to book a hotel room, I need to have a minimum of 3 additional families booked. So call up your friends and family members!


I would love a home session but my house isn't very glamourous.

The focus of my images is not the background - more often than not, it's quite blurry. Capturing your child/family in your element is the most important thing. All I require is good natural light.


Do you book commercial photography work?

Absolutely! Please email me for details.