Photography! I just love it! Capturing memories is so important. I know how quickly the time passes and I truly want to capture the very essence of your children by creating works of art you can treasure for years to come. My home studio is very comfortable and I want you to feel right at home. The atmosphere is very relaxed and I take whatever time is needed to capture the personality of your child. The sessions are never rushed leaving plenty of time for feeding, changing and just relaxing with your children. I love custom photography because it allows you to tell me what you like. I want my portraits to be unique. I have an extensive collection of props, hats, headbands, crowns, backgrounds and floors to choose from and I'm always game for new ideas. Although newborn photography is my specialty, I also photography actor headshots, family sessions at a beach or park, first birthday cake smash sessions and maternity sessions. Session fees are listed below and do not include prints or digital images and is only applicable for the appointed gallery. Orders cannot be combined with additional galleries. Your session will last anywhere from 1-3 hours. Immediately following your session and with your permission, I will post a few "sneak peaks" to my Facebook page for you to drool over. Within two weeks you will be presented with an online gallery of 15-50 proofs to choose from. You can then decide on a package and the photos will be edited and processed as requested.
The Short and Sweet:
Newborn Session Fee: $214 Does not include prints or digital files. Galleries cannot be combined. Fee includes NJ sales tax
Birthday Cake Smash Session Fee: $214 Includes Cake and 5 4x6 prints from the cake portion of the session. Includes NJ sales tax.
Actor Headshots Session Fee: $250 plus tax. Includes 2 retouched full resolution digital files.
All Other Session Fees: $214 This includes a regular family or child session. $50 travel fee will be added for on location sessions. NJ sales tax included. Does not include photos or digital images.
Sessions take place at my home studio or at a location around the Jersey Shore Area with an additional travel fee. An online gallery of proofs will be presented within 2 weeks of your session. Session fees are for immediate family only and packages can not be combined with different galleries. Session fee does not include prints or digital images. Disks containing all the touched up full resolution images can be purchased for $700.
Newborn Session Information (ages newborn up to 6 months) $214 session fee (Does not include prints or digital images)This fee includes NJ sales tax.
Newborn photography is my specialty. I am just in love with how special they are and am so aware of how quickly they change. Newborns are best photographed within 5-10 days after they are born. At this time, they are still very sleepy and "curly" and I am able to move them around and pose them without disturbing them. Newborn sessions take 2-3 hours to complete as I allow plenty of time for feeding, cuddling and changing the set-ups. For pricing purposes, I consider any baby under 6 months old a newborn as the sessions just take longer and require more editing. I have some very unique newborn props such as an antique carriage from Amsterdam and a beautiful tree branch with a hanging stork pouch. I also have a large assortment of hats, headbands, wraps, furs, buckets, baskets and several things you have probably never seen before. The studio is kept very warm as most of the newborn shots are taken with the baby naked or loosely wrapped. Clothes just bunch up around their tiny faces and usually don't fit right. Please make sure you bring plenty of diapers and wipes and possibly an extra change of clothes in case of the occasional accident. All of my items are washable so don't worry and don't be surprised if an accident happens, even on me! If you see something on my website you would like to request please let me know before the session so I can have those items out and ready when you arrive. I try to make each session unique. I like trying new things and making your portraits one of a kind. If you would like a photograph with your new baby, I suggest wearing a long sleeve black shirt. If you are bringing a sibling, we suggest bringing Dad or someone with you who can take them out for a walk or take them out for lunch after we get a few shots that include them because the remainder of the newborn session could take several hours. Please bring a pacifier. It often helps to get them back to sleep after moving them to a new pose. Please contact me as soon as possible with your due date so I can get you on the calendar. Sessions often fill up several months in advance and I want to make sure I can get you in during that all important 5-10 day period. I work with Tiny Prints for creating beautiful birth announcements. With a package purchase, I upload up to 5 photos of your choice onto their website so you can try out different card options and create the card of your choice. I have several samples in our studio so you can see the beautiful quality of their cards. I do not upload files onto any other site such as Shutterfly or Costco. If you plan to use a card site other than Tiny Prints you will need to purchase the digital images. Remember, your session fee does not include prints or digital images which must be purchased separately.
1st Birthday Cake Smash Session: $214 (Includes cake and 5 4x6's from the cake smash portion of the session) Session fee includes NJ sales tax.
Everyone has a great time at my Ist birthday cake smash sessions. Birthday shoots include a regular session with two non-birthday set-ups first. You are welcome to bring several different outfits for this portion of the shoot. I also have things available for use such as tutus, hats, pearls and rompers. After the regular session, we will set up for the cake smash! I include a cake or you can bring your own. Wrapped presents, balloons and decorations make for a spectacular backdrop. Hopefully your child will dig in and make a mess with the cake but they don't always. Make sure to bring some clean clothes and a plastic bag to take the frosted covered clothes home in :) I do have tutus and diaper covers in case you don't want to go home with cake covered clothes. The cake smash shoots include 5 4x6 prints from the cake smash portion of the shoot. I also create custom 16"x16" birthday collages containing 9 photos which can be purchased separately. Samples can be found on the "View My Work" page.
Actor Headshots: $250 pus tax (includes 2 touched up ready to print files)
Headshots are your first impression so make sure yours stands out! At Green Apple Portraits, I know how to take headshots that "pop". My clients have appeared on soap operas, television shows, movies and national commercials. I have several NY agents who refer their clients to me because they know my shots really stand out. Your session will include 2-3 outfit changes and 30-50 online proofs for viewing and sharing with agents and managers. You will choose your two favorites and I will touch them up and prepare them for printing. You will receive two files via email both with and without the white frame and name. You can then print them at the lab of your choosing. We can recommend one for you if you don't have one in mind already.
A la Cart Prints (available as add-ons to a collection only) :
8 wallets $20
Instead of creating packages containing certain size requirements, our collections are based on "sheets" that can be mixed and matched any way you like. This allows more flexibility for you to get the sizes you want instead of requiring you to only purchase certain sizes as required by a pre-set package. For example, our Buttons Collection contains 7 sheets. So you could order 7 8x10's, 14 5x7's or any combination of any of the sheets that equals 7. The sheets do not have to be the same pose.
1 sheet = 8x10
1 sheet = 2 5x7's
1 sheet = 2 4x6's
1 sheet = 8 wallets (same pose)
2 sheets = 11x14
3 sheets = 16x20
3 sheets = a triptic (a special collage that can be viewed on our special creations page)
7% NJ sales tax must be added to orders.
Buttons Collection: $250 (7 sheets)
Bows Collection: $325 (10 sheets)
Dragonflies Collection: $400 (13 sheets)
Snips and Snails Collection: $1,000
This collection is our most versatile collection. It contains something to share with everyone in your family.
Full resolution CD with all the images in your gallery
1 5x7 print of each image in your gallery
3 8x10 prints
1 16x20 ready to hang wrapped canvas
1 10x20 three photo triptic (can be replaced with 2 11x14 wrapped canvases if desired so they can be hung on either side of the 16x20 canvas)
16x16 square $115
Canvas Wall Collection A: $600
This is a 3 canvas wall grouping for over the couch or behind the crib. It contains one 20x30 canvas in the middle and two 16x20 side canvases. This collection comes with 5 sheets. Click here to see a sample.
Canvas Wall Collection B: $400
This canvas collection contains one 16x24 canvas with two 11x14 canvases on each side. This collection comes with 5 sheets. Click here to see a sample.
Canvas Wall Collection C:$700
This grouping comes with 2 16x24 canvases and 2 16x16 canvases. This collection comes with 5 sheets. Click here to see a sample.
Full resolution CD: $700 ($500 if added to a package)
Individual Digital Files: $100 each (package purchase required)
Our photos books are actually photos printed on thick stock bound into a book. The superior quality of these books makes them a keepsake you will treasure for years.
8x10 photo book $225 (contains 15-25 photos) Available as an add-on to a package only.
4x6 Brag Book $125 (contains 13-15 photos) Available as an add-on to a package only. These are great to give to Grandmas and are small enough to fit in a purse :)
10x20 Triptics containing 3 photos $60. Canvas $120. Click here to see a sample.
16"x16" birthday collage containing 9 birthday photos. Print $75. Canvas $150.
16x20 Photo Collage print $100. Canvas $175
Watercolors are printed on special watercolor paper and have a special effect applied so they look like real watercolor paintings. See a sample here.