"Beauty can be seen in all things, 

seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph"

- Matt Hardy

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

NEWBORN SESSIONS: I have very limited availability remaining for November and December 2022  

All December sessions MUST be reserved no later than Nov 15th.  I will not be accepting any non-reserved last minute December newborn sessions.  I am also taking reservations for 2023 at this time.  If you reserve the session BEFORE baby is born, you will receive a $25 discount on the session fee making the fee $175+tax.  Non-reserved/sessions booked after baby is born are $200+tax. Newborn sessions will be scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 9am, 10am or 11am  (weekends are not available for newborn sessions)
 

 

CHRISTMAS SESSIONS are SOLD OUT.  I do have a waitlist if you are interested in being put on it in case of last minute cancellations.

 

CAKE SMASH SESSIONS are SOLD OUT for the remainder of 2022.  I am accepting bookings for 2023 at this time.  All cake smashes need a minimum of 3 weeks notice (although 4+ is preferred).  Only 1 cake smash is scheduled per day, including Saturdays, so availability is limited.  The studio is CLOSED on Sundays.  Sessions are booked on a first come first serve basis and your spot is NOT reserved until I have received your $50 retainer.

 

ALL OTHER STUDIO SESSIONS:  SOLD OUT for the remainder of 2022.  I am accepting bookings for Jan/Feb 2023 at this time.

 

.Please note that the studio will close December 6th (except for reserved newborn sessions).  It will reopen January 3rd, 2023.

 

Turnaround time for edits is 2 weeks (10 business days) from the date of your session (sometimes it will be much sooner, but you should always anticipate it taking 2 solid weeks to receive them). 
 

2023 Calendar-
Just a heads up that my weekend availability in March, April, May and June is going to be EXTREMELY LIMITED. I will be closed completely on the following dates & weekends:

Feb 20 & 24-26, March 3-5, March 10-12, March 31-April 2, April 7-17, April 21-23, April 28-30, May 5-7, May 27-29, June 3-4, June 10-11 and June 18-23

If you are planning or know you will need sessions during these months, I encourage you to reserve your spots quickly. Easter Sessions will most likely be scheduled March 25/26th so I will not be accepting any other bookings on those days.

 

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STUDIO HOURS:

 

CLOSED Sunday-Monday-Friday

Tuesdays- Wednesday- Thursday  830-1

Saturdays- 10-3

*Evening sessions may be available on a case by case basis

 

As a general rule, I strongly recommend booking/reserving your session at least 1-3 months in advance.  


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STUDIO RESTRICTIONS (until further notice):

  • The garage studio will be used for all Christmas sessions.  It will be chilly out there, so plan accordingly with outfits.
  • Masks are optional in both studios as of Sept 22.  If cases begin to increase this winter, masks may become required again.
  • Two parents/adults may be present in the newborn studio.  There is no max occupancy in the garage space, however, please try to limit observers when possible to avoid distractions.  The indoor main studio has a max occupancy of 5 people (plus me) for sessions.  Groups exceeding 5 people must be done in the garage (these are not available once Christmas is set up on October 15th)
  • Siblings are NOT permitted in the indoor main studio, UNLESS, they are being photographed as part of the session.  
  • Bathrooms are NOT AVAILABLE for any reason until further notice.  If you have a potty training toddler, please consider using a pullup for your session.

 

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My home studio is located in North Greenbush/Wynantskill, NY

 

If you need your pictures by a certain date, I recommend scheduling them 2 weeks early.  Rush processing can be added to your session for an additional fee.

JMFarron Photography accepts payment in the form of cash, check or venmo (@jennifer-farron). 

Credit card payments will not be accepted in person.  If you do not have venmo and need to pay with a debit/credit card, please request an invoice a minimum of 24 hrs before your session.  I cannot send them same day/at the time of your session.  All sessions must be paid in full when you arrive for your session.

 

NON-REFUNDABLE RETAINERS:

A $50 non-refundable retainer is required at the time of booking for EVERY session booked (if the session fee is less than $50- the retainer would be whatever the session fee pricing is). The retainer is deducted from the full session price and you will be responsible for the remaining balance at the time of the session. Retainers will be applied towards a later session when you have rescheduled in accordance with my cancellation policy. 

Any "no show" will result in a forfeiture of the retainer paid.

Your session is not confirmed until the retainer is received.

 

 

2022 Pricing

(Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for detailed explanations of each session type)

 

  • Simple Portrait Studio Sessions-
    • $65+tax (1 person only, unless twins)
    • Select backdrops available
    • Available for children 3/4 Months Old and older only
  • Themed Portrait Studio Sessions-
    • $85+tax (1 person only, unless twins)
    • Choice of any backdrop in collection
    • Available for children 3/4 Months Old and older only
       
  • Family Portrait Studio Sessions
    • $100+tax (6 people max)
    • Select backdrops available
  • Maternity Sessions-
    • Casual Studio Maternity- $150+tax
      • Choice of 1 backdrop
      • Permitted 1 outfit
      • Outfits not provided
    • Boudoir Glam Studio Maternity- $200+tax
      • Choice of 2 backdrops
      • Permitted 1-2 outfits
      • Outfits/gowns are NOT provided by the studio.  Hair/makeup are not included.
    • On Location Outdoor Maternity- $150+tax
      • Location: Schodack Town Park or your own private property
      • Permitted 1 outfit
      • Outfits not provided
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  • Newborn Sessions-
    • $200.00+tax
    • For babies under 1 month old
    • For babies between 1-2 months old, a variation of this type of session is available- please contact me for details (pricing will be different and discounts will not apply for these older babies)
      EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: When your session is reserved at least 1 month before due date/birth, you will receive a $25 discount
    • LOYALTY DISCOUNT: If you are a previous newborn client, and choose to book again with me, you will receive an additional $25 loyalty discount (can be combined with early bird discount)
  • Themed Birthday “SMASH” Sessions-
    • $150+tax (1 person only/twins, available for any age)
    • LOYALTY DISCOUNT: 10% loyalty discount for all 2021 newborn clients who book 1st year smash session
  • Custom Designed Portraits & Smash Sessions-
    • Starts at $150 and up
    • For any session not using a backdrop in my collection that requires a full build setup
  • Headshots-
    • studio only $100+tax
  • Outdoor Sessions
    • $150+ tax (1-5 people); $200+tax (6-10 people)
    • additional $10 per person after first 10 people, children under 1 are free add on
    • Includes Senior Portrait Sessions, Headshots & Engagement Sessions
    • Very limited availability and must be booked a minimum of 4-6 weeks in advance

 

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Packages:

 

Bump to Birth Package:

$300+tax  (savings of $50.00)

  • Package must be paid in full at the time of the maternity session
  • Choice of studio or outdoor/on location maternity session. 
    • Studio session is permitted choice of 1 backdrop and 1 outfit.  (Outfits not provided)
    • Outdoor/ On Location sessions are done at the Schodack Town Park or on your own private property
  • Maternity session should be scheduled at approximately 32-35 weeks
  • Newborn session must be completed within 1 month of birth (nicu exception)
  • If you purchased a maternity session only and wish to upgrade to the package, the remaining balance of the package price minus what was paid for the maternity session, plus an upgrade fee of $25 must be paid in full BEFORE baby is born.  Once baby is born, you cannot upgrade to the package.
     

 

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Silver First Year Package

$375+tax (savings of $50.00)

  • Installment payments are available for this package.  1st Installment is $275+tax and is due on or before the newborn session.  2nd/Final Installment of the remaining $100+tax must be paid at the time of the second milestone session (approx 6 months).
  • Includes newborn session, 6 month simple session and 1st year cake smash
    • Simple sessions will use a solid or wood backdrop only and only a prop to hold baby.  No additional props will be added to the setups
  • Additional fees required to substitute a Christmas holiday setup for your milestone session
  • All sessions in the package must be used by the time of the 1st birthday session.  Sessions may not be transferred or substituted after the 1st birthday session.  Any sessions un-used at the time of the 1st birthday session will be forfeited and a refund will not be issued.
  • If you purchased a newborn session only and wish to upgrade to the package, the remaining balance of the package price minus what you paid for the newborn session, plus an upgrade fee of $25 must be paid in within 1 month of newborn session.  
     

Gold First Year Package

$450+ tax (BEST VALUE…..savings of $125.00)

  • Installment payments are available for this package.  1st Installment is $300+tax and is due on or before the newborn session.  2nd/Final Installment of the remaining $150+tax must be paid at the time of the second milestone session (approx 6 months).
  • Includes newborn session, 3 simple setup milestone sessions at 4 mths, 6mths and 9 months, themed 1st year cake smash
    • Simple sessions will use a solid or wood backdrop only and only a prop to hold baby.  No additional props will be added to these milestone setups. 
  • Additional fees required to substitute a holiday setup for your milestone session (Christmas, valentines, easter).
  • All sessions in the package must be used by the time of the 1st birthday session.  Sessions may not be transferred or substituted after the 1st birthday session.  Any sessions un-used at the time of the 1st birthday session will be forfeited and a refund will not be issued.
  • If you purchased a newborn session only and wish to upgrade to the package, the remaining balance of the package price minus what you paid for the newborn session, plus an upgrade fee of $25 must be paid in within 1 month of newborn session.  
     

Platinum First Year Package

$575.00+tax (savings of $75.00)

  • Installment payments are available for this package.  1st Installment is $375+tax and is due on or before the newborn session.  2nd/Final Installment of the remaining $200+tax must be paid at the time of the second milestone session (approx 6 months).
  • Includes newborn session, 3 themed setup milestone sessions 4 mths, 6mths and 9 months, themed 1st year cake smash
    • Themed setups will use any themed backdrop from my collection (your choice) for each milestone session.  Custom designed/ built setups are not included.
  • Can substitute a holiday themed setup for any of your milestone sessions at no additional fee
  • All sessions in the package must be used by the time of the 1st birthday session.  Sessions may not be transferred or substituted after the 1st birthday session.  Any sessions un-used at the time of the 1st birthday session will be forfeited and a refund will not be issued.
  • If you purchased a newborn session only and wish to upgrade to the package, the remaining balance of the package price minus what you paid for the newborn session, plus an upgrade fee of $25 must be paid in within 1 month of newborn session.
     

 

ADD ON a studio or on location maternity session to any First Year Package  for an additional $100.00

(studio maternity is permitted 1 backdrop and 1 outfit only, on location maternity is at the Schodack Town Park)

 

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SESSION DETAILS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Simple Portrait Sessions
    • 15-20 min studio session only
    • For a single child or twins only, siblings not included in session or allowed in studio during session
    • Choice of 1 solid or wood backdrop only, no additional props or balloons included
      • You may not bring props or items for this setup.
    • 10 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery
    • Option to purchase a USB flashdrive with your images for additional fee
    • Cannot be used for headshots or senior portraits

 

  • Themed Portrait Sessions
    • 15-20 min studio session only
    • For a single child or twins only, siblings not included in session or allowed in studio during session
    • Choice of 1 backdrop in my collection (a select number of backdrops will be provided for adults upon booking).
    • Props, Balloons and/or a number will be included at photographer’s discretion
    • LICENSED CHARACTERS AND THEMES will not be used under any circumstances.  An “inspired” type session can be planned.  Your child can wear clothing that depicts characters (provided by you) but props will be vague and will not include actual copyrighted characters. 
    • 10 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery
    • Option to purchase a USB flashdrive with your images for additional fee

 

  • Family Portrait Sessions
    • 15-20 min studio session only
    • Up to 6 people permitted
    • Choice of 1 backdrop (a select number of backdrops will be provided for upon booking)
    • 10 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery
    • Option to purchase a USB flashdrive with your images for additional fee

 

  • Maternity Sessions
    • Studio Maternity Sessions
      • 30-45 minute session
        • Casual Studio Sessions- 1 outfit, 1 backdrop permitted.  Additional fee of $50+ for a 2nd backdrop
        • Boudoir Glam Studio Sessions- 1-2 outfits, 2 backdrops permitted
      • Outfits are NOT provided by me.  I recommend searching on amazon for “maternity photo dresses”
      • Session can be done individually or include significant other and/or other children.  If siblings will be included in the session, please notify me at time of booking
      • 20 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery
      • Option to purchase a USB flashdrive with your images for additional fee
  • On Locations/Outdoor Maternity Sessions
    • 40 minute session
    • Session will be conducted at the Schodack Town Park (455 Poyneer Rd, Schodack) only OR at a location of your choice provided that the location is your own personal property or you have written permission from the owner.  Any locations that require a permit to use will NOT be permitted.  Additional fees will be required for any locations that exceed 15 miles from my studio.
    • During warmer summer months (July-August), you can wade into the stream during sessions if you would like, at no additional fees.  I recommend bringing a towel with you.
    • Session can be done individually or include significant other and/or other children.  If siblings will be included in the session, please notify me at time of booking
    • One outfit only.  Outfits are NOT provided by me.  I recommend searching on amazon for “maternity photo dresses”
    • 20 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery
    • Option to purchase a USB flashdrive with your images for additional fee

 

  • Newborn Sessions-
    • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: When your session is reserved at least 1 month before due date/birth, you will receive a $25 discount
    • LOYALTY DISCOUNT: If you are a previous newborn client, and choose to book again with me, you will receive an additional $25 loyalty discount (can combine both discounts when applicable)
    • 60-90 minute studio session
    • Session will include a few family (parents and siblings only) pictures either at the beginning of the session or booked as a separate mini session.  Siblings are not permitted to remain in the studio after their portion of the session has concluded, so if it is easier, we will schedule the family portion of the session separately on a different date as a mini session.
    • I supply everything needed for the session (including: outfits, wraps, headbands, props).
    • I DO NOT photograph babies naked.  Baby will be clothed or wrapped at all times.  No exceptions.
    • Please look through my album of example sessions either on my facebook page or my webpage to get a feel for my style and what you should expect from your session.  I will not deviate from my style or workflow during the session, including attempting poses that I feel are unsafe or utilizing props and items that I do not feel are safe to be near/next to the baby.  If you are looking for something other than what you see in my examples, I may not be the right photographer for you. 
    • You are welcome to bring some sentimental items, however, these will be used at the end of the session once I have finished my normal work flow and only if the baby is cooperative/tolerating it.  Please try to avoid “newborn” outfits purchased off “amazon” and other sites that claim to be for newborns, as well as crochet type items as these items are always too big for the baby and do not photograph well (these items are more suitable for a 3-6 month old believe it or not).  All outfits in my collection are designed and hand made specifically for newborn photography sessions by photographers who understand exactly what will and will not photograph well and fit a baby well.  Newborns are tiny and we don’t want them to get lost in a bunch of fabric from an outfit that doesn’t fit them properly. 
    • I will not copy or duplicate images found online and will not utilize any prop items that I deem to be unsafe for the baby.  I have a specific style and workflow and will not deviate from this during the session.  
    • A complimentary USB flashdrive containing all the edited images from your session along with a print release is provided along with an online gallery where your images can be downloaded.
    • 35 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery

 

  • Themed Birthday “SMASH” Sessions
    • LOYALTY DISCOUNT: 10% loyalty discount for all 2021 newborn clients who book 1st year smash session
    • 30-45 minute session
    • Choice of any themed backdrop in my collection (for adult smashes, choices will be provided upon request)
    • For single person only (or twins)- no additional family members included in the session
    • available for any age birthday or milestone/events (including adults)
    • typically a cake “smash” but other food items could be used on request (inc. fruit, pie, donut, pancake, etc.)
    • A custom cake is provided in the session fee as long as you have no known food allergies (cakes are from @Love & Sprinkles Bake Shop in Wynantskill). 
    • You must provide the outfit.  For girls, please make sure to have a diaper cover with your outfit if the outfit is a dress or skirt and the diaper is visible when sitting.  Rompers are best for smashes though.
    • Themed sessions CANNOT include any copyrighted characters or materials.  If you are looking for something very specific, we will need to design it to be “inspired by” without utilizing specific props and items that would cause copyright infringement.  This is strictly enforced. Child may “wear” clothing depicting the character, but no props will be used depicting the character(s).
    • Available in studio only
    • Session requires a minimum of 3 weeks notice (theme must be chosen a minimum of 2.5 weeks before session)
    • 25 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery along with a digital 8x10 collage
      • ADD ON FAMILY SESSION- Add on a Family Mini Session to your Smash Session,using a simple studio backdrop to the beginning of your session for an additional fee of $75+tax.  Family Mini Session must be done at the same time as the smash session to receive discounted pricing. 
  • Custom Designed Portraits & Smash Sessions- starts at $150+ tax and up
    • REQUIRES $150 non refundable retainer at booking.  Any remaining balance for the session will be due at the time of the session.
    • REQUIRES: minimum of 4-6 weeks notice.  A rush fee of $50 will be added to any custom session booked less than 4 weeks
    • Any custom built setup that does not utilize a backdrop already in my collection (including a plain/solid white backdrop with props added onto it)
    • Price will vary depending on the cost of materials and props needed for the setup, and whether the session will be a portrait only or smash session.
    • LICENSED CHARACTERS AND THEMES will not be used if they infringe upon copyrights.  An “inspired” type session can be planned.  Your child can wear clothing that depicts characters (provided by you) but props will be vague and will not be actual copyrighted characters. 
    • You may bring props as long as they are not licensed characters.
    • Cake is included for “smash” sessions only provided child has no known food allergies.  Waiver must be signed.
    • 20-30 min studio session only
    • 10 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery for portrait sessions; 25 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery for “smash” sessions.
    • Option to purchase a USB flashdrive with your images for additional fee

 

  • Headshots-
    • Available in studio only
    • Several backdrops to choose from
    • 1-2 outfit changes
    • 3-5 images provided

 

  • Outdoor Sessions
    • For 1-10 people (+$10 each additional person, children under 1 are free add on)
    • Includes Senior Portrait Sessions & Engagement Sessions
    • Very limited availability for sessions.  Must be booked a minimum of 4-6 weeks in advance.
    • Location:  Schodack Town Park (455 Poyneer Rd, Schodack) only OR at a location of your choice provided that the location is on your own personal property or you have written permission from the owner.  Any locations that require a permit to use will NOT be use.  Additional fees will be required for any locations that exceed 15 miles from my studio.
    • 25 digital downloadable images provided with print release in an online gallery
    • Option to purchase a USB flashdrive with your images for additional fee

 

  • SCHOOL/SPORTS PORTRAITS:
    • JMFarron Photography is available for on-site school portrait photography for preschools, nursery schools, private schools or daycare centers.  (Maximum of 50 students in the school.) 
    • These are scheduled in September and October only. 
    • Please contact me to set up a date and time for your school today. ([email protected]
    • I recommend scheduling your picture date a minimum of 1 month in advance.  Sitting fees are never charged. 
    • Also available for on-site preschool/nursery school graduation photos in June (*must be scheduled no later than May 15th)
    • School portraits are also available for individual children/families at my studio from September 10th-October 15th every year. 

 

Weddings:  JMFarron Photography no longer photographs weddings or events. I can refer you to my colleague for these events upon request.  Engagement sessions are available upon request.

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JMFarron Photography offers a 10% military, veteran and police discount on all sessions over the price of $65.00.  Please let me know at the time of booking if this will apply to you.  Discounts are given only upon request on or before your session.

 

 

 

AVAILABLE ADD ONS:

  • Prints are not included with any session, however, you can purchase prints from my professional printing lab at any time.  Purchasing through the website is not enabled, so if you wish to make a print purchase, please send me a message.  Pricing can be found under the Print Pricing tab on my webpage.
  • USB or replacement USB drive- $25+tax (shipping is included)
  • Shipping & Handling Fees- + $5 if you require a USB drive be mailed back to you.  No fee for pick up at studio
  • School Portraits- no sitting fee, must prepurchase prints/package at the time the pictures are taken. Order forms available upon request
  • RUSH processing- $50 for edited images guaranteed within 48 hrs of session.  Must be paid at the time of the session.

 

 


All images are copyright JMFarron Photography.  Images provided may not be altered in any way (including but not limited to turning color to black and white, adding effects or overlays or cropping of the images, etc.).  Doing so is a violation of the copyright.  ONLY watermarked images may be used online/through social media.  You will receive both watermarked and un-watermarked copies of all edited images digitally or on your USB Flash drive. UN-WATERMARKED IMAGES may NOT be posted or shared online without violating the copyright (Please post ONLY watermarked copies online/through social media).  

Un-watermarked images provided are ONLY provided to you for your own personal printing needs. 


 

 

 

 

"Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gizmos.  

Photography is about photographers.  

A camera didn't make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel."

- Peter Adams