Frequently Asked Questions Part 2 | Brooklyn Photographer

Frequently asked questions Part 2

Classic Child and Family Portraits

From sitter sessions to updated family pictures, let me help you document your family. Six month sessions to capture all those rolls, Five year old sessions to capture your spirited preschool child, showcase how much your family has grown, etc.

What should we wear?

Bright colors and neutral colors tend to photograph well. While it used to be popular for everyone in the family to match exactly (ie, everyone wears white shirts and jeans), many families are now leaning towards choosing a color palette and then letting each family member choose their favorite clothes within those colors. The color palette can be lighter/neutral/pastel colors, or you can go with brighter tones like red, green, blue, yellow. You might also want to think about a theme– for example, retro, classic, urban, elegant, bright & sunny, or casual and laid back. The most important thing is to choose clothing that matches your family’s style and especially for kids, something that they will be comfortable in and happy to wear. Aside from choosing a color palette (and a theme if it suits you), the only “rule” I would suggest is to avoid wearing shirts or jackets with big logos or characters. They can be distracting and take the focus away from your family’s beautiful faces.

What should we bring?

If your family includes small children, you may want to pack a small backpack with snacks and juice. Children (and adults) are always in a better mood if they have full bellies and are well rested. Feel free to bring along any toys that your child loves and that you don’t mind them being photographed with.

What is a typical session like?

A typical session lasts between 1-2 hours at an outdoor location. I will try to make it relaxed and fun, and while some of the portraits will be posed, I also try to capture the natural moments in between. You should feel free to let me know if there are certain poses or groupings of family members that you want included. I’m always willing to incorporate your ideas, so don’t be shy if you have any suggestions.

What happens if it rains?

Overcast days are fine, but if it rains, we will either need to move indoors to a location with a lot of natural light, or reschedule the session for a time when it’s not raining.

How soon should I expect my photos?  

I make it a priority to edit as soon as possible, and schedule your personalized ordering appointment within 2 -3 weeks of your session.

Can I order professional prints through you? 

Yes, absolutely. I work with the top Professional labs around.  Your family photos deserve to be printed and displayed for your family to enjoy and treasure for years to come. Andria Lancaster Photography offers beautiful high quality prints and custom products. From traditional prints, mounted prints and gallery wrapped canvases, to premium heirloom albums and wood prints there is truly something for everyone.

Can I order online?

No. Online ordering is not available. All orders must be placed in person during your Order Appointment so that I can best serve you. Trust me it’s easiest this way!

Andria Lancaster Photography specializes in newborn photography in Brooklyn, NY and also specializes in maternity, baby, and family photography in the Brooklyn area.

I would love to begin planning your newborn session in my home studio. To see more of my newborn portfolio please click here.

If you are interested in a custom portrait session with Andria Lancaster Photography and would like more information, please click here to learn more about me and this experience.

If you would like to reserve your date on my calendar, please contact me or email me directly at

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