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FAMILY LEGACY SESSIONS

Family Legacy Sessions document this chapter in your family's story in photographs or video.


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Your session fee is due at the time of booking and includes Francesca's time and talent to capture the images and video on the day of your session. It does not include any prints, products or digital files. 
  • Your gallery and/or film will be delivered 3-6 weeks after your session (turn-around time depends on the type of session), at which time you will make your purchase decisions from one of the collections listed below.
  • New York sales tax will be added to the purchase of your collection.
  • Travel fees may apply outside of Nassau County.

    PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE! Please email me for details!

NOW BOOKING - VACATION SESSIONS! PICK ANY OF THE SESSION TYPES BELOW TO DOCUMENT YOUR TIME VISITING NEW YORK CITY! 


STORYTELLING SESSION

Session Fee: $300
2-3 hours of shooting at your home or on location.
Collection 1 - Family Legacy Book (60 pages) - $600
Collection 2 - Digital Image Collection (a minimum of 60 high resolution, hand-edited digital images, delivered on USB) AND a fusion slideshow - $1000
Collection 3 - Family Legacy Book AND Digital Image Collection with fusion slideshow - $1250

 

STORY IN MOTION SESSION

Session Fee: $300
2-3 hours of shooting at your home or on location.
 A 3-4 minute documentary film of your family, creatively edited to music. Provided on USB and DVD - $1000 (due one week prior to the session)
Add-on option: - 10 high resolution, hand-edited digital still images, delivered on USB - $200

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE  (FULL DAY)

Session Fee: $700
8-10 hours of shooting at your home or on location.
Collection 1 - Family Legacy Book (80 pages) - $800
Collection 2 - Digital Image Collection (a minimum of 120 high resolution, hand-edited digital images, delivered on USB) - $1200
Collection 3 - Family Legacy Book AND Digital Image Collection - $1500

Story in Motion add-on (a 3-4 minute documentary film of your family, creatively edited to music). Must be added at the time of booking and will be delivered with your purchase of a collection. - $300
 


A DAY IN THE LIFE   (HALF DAY)

Session Fee: $500
4-5 hours of shooting at your home or on location.
Collection 1 - Family Legacy Book (60 pages) - $600
Collection 2 - Digital Image Collection (a minimum of 85 high resolution, hand-edited digital images, delivered on USB) - $1000
Collection 3 - Family Legacy Book AND Digital Image Collection - $1250

Story in Motion add-on (a 3-4 minute documentary film of your family, creatively edited to music). Must be added at the time of booking and will be delivered with your purchase of a collection. - $300


For intimate weddings, life events and documentary senior sessions, please inquire for a custom quote.


 

 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

 

 

 

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Before your session, I will send you a questionnaire to get to know you and your family a little bit better. Together we will come up with a couple of activities ahead of time that will facilitate interaction and connection between your family members during the session. I want to capture the true essence of your family, and your home, so you should not go out of your way to clean up, dress up, or do anything out of the ordinary. I will be there to record your life as it really is, at this moment in time. (Moms with reservations about this -read this.)

Based on our conversations I will arrive at the session with a simple plan of activities to photograph or film - but it is very flexible and we will go with the flow. After a few minutes of getting to know you, I will start taking photographs or video as you go about your activities. For the most part, I will be a fly on the wall, capturing your day as it unfolds. 

 

 

 

 

 

KIND WORDS

 

 

 

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"I can't say enough. Francesca's energy is so calm and the kids were completely themselves. She was able to capture our real life and I treasure every photo. She came prepared with an idea of what she wanted to capture but also kept herself open to the moment. The session was only 2 hours but the photos feel like she must have been living with us for weeks!!! I cannot recommend her enough. This is the most important thing I've done to help our family heal from the rough start to bringing our last baby into the world. All I see is pure joy." - Gina J.

"Francesca's photos captured our little dude exactly how he is. I have experienced and loved some gorgeous photos of our family but none seemed to catch our true essence the way she did. Cherry on top? Her editing is stellar. Thank you Francesca! (I am now addicted!)" - Lucia B.

"Amazing!! Francesca is an incredible photographer whose pictures beautifully and artistically capture the little moments of our everyday lives. She was so much fun to work with, and my kids had a blast. They didn't even notice they were being photographed because of all the fun we were having. Francesca's pictures are truly a work of art!" - Brigit C.

"I had an outdoor family documentary session in the fall at Martin Viette Garden Center on Northern Blvd in East Norwich, NY. It was amazing! Francesca is an incredibly talented photographer. The way she captures moments is unbelievable. Her beautiful photos truly evoke emotion in the viewer. I am so incredibly happy with the memories captured of our day and look forward to my next session with Francesca. In addition to her pure talent, she is professional, helpful, and incredibly comfortable to be around. I have referred many friends to her and anyone who has viewed my album is absolutely impressed. I often feel stressed by trying to get pics of my family and enjoy the moment. By hiring Francesca, I truly enjoyed a family day. She captured a real day in the life of our family, and she assembled a beautiful high quality keepsake of the day." - Dawn D.

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"Francesca is so calm, cool, and relaxed all the time that you can't help but feel the same when you are around her which makes for some wonderful shots. We chatted comfortably while she did her work and, when she was done, I felt as though I just had a nice visit with a friend. All you have to do is relax, and she will capture the magic." - Carissa L.

"Francesca came to our home in Bloomfield, NJ last fall to shoot a Story In Motion session for our family. I cherish the video and the photos so much because it took what seemed like a normal Sunday morning and transformed it into such a special time capsule. It's so much fun to show the video to my 3-year old daughter and hear her comment about the day, what she remembers, what we did, etc. And for me to hear what her voice sounded like at that very moment, and see how expressive she was back then. The video is priceless to me. And it was EASY. Best of all worlds." - Erika S.

"Francesca is an amazing photographer and and awesome person. She is so good at putting everyone at ease and getting spectacular shots. We've never done a photo shoot before and are so excited that she was the one to do it. We love our photos! Francesca was able to capture some amazing moments. She's the best!! Thank you SO SO much!!!" - Andrea S.

 

 

 

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