"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:

The studio is CLOSED for the holidays until January 6th.  It will reopen on Jan 7th.

I am now accepting bookings into January and beyond.

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Winter Hours (January 1st)

Monday- Thursday 9-1pm

Friday & Sunday CLOSED
Saturday limited openings by appointment only

 

Newborn sessions will be scheduled Mon-Friday at 10am or 11am  (weekends are not available for newborn sessions)

Only 1 cake smash may be booked per day, so if you need a weekend, book well in advance.

 

Please note that the studio will be closed on the following dates:

January 17, February 2, February 18-28, March 12, April 2 & April 13-May 4, May 7 & May 14, June 6, July 2,9, 13-14, 16 & 30, August 3rd-17th & 27th, Sept 1-8th.
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As a general rule, I strongly recommend booking/reserving your session at least 1-3 months in advance.  

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STUDIO RESTRICTIONS as of Jan 1, 2022 (until further notice):

  • Masks are required for entry into either studio for all persons over age 2, regardless of vaccination status, when not actively being photographed. 
  • Two parents/adults may be present inside the studio during sessions and must wear masks at all times (unless being photographed) regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Siblings are NOT permitted in the studio, UNLESS, they are being photographed as part of the session.  Siblings (over age 2) must wear a mask until they are instructed to remove it.  Siblings are not permitted inside the studio for cake smash sessions.

 

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

I strongly encourage you to book your sessions a minimum 1-2 months in advance.

During peak holiday seasons, I book even further out than that (3-4 months generally). 

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). 

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.

Effective 1/1/22- JMFarron Photography accepts payment in the form of cash, check or venmo (@jennifer-farron). 

Credit cards/paypal are accepted only for payments of under $100.00.  Invoices will no longer be sent through paypal.

 

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

Your session is not confirmed until the retainer is received.

 

 

2022 Pricing  (effective Jan 1, 2022)

(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-
    • $150+tax for outdoor/on location or in studio (choice of 1 backdrop; $200+tax for 2 backdrops)
  • 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
    • Start at $200+tax (1-10 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

 

 

Packages:

 

Bump to Birth Package:

$300+tax  (savings of $50.00)

  • Choice of studio or outdoor/on location maternity session
  • Must be paid in full at the time of the maternity session
  • Maternity session should be scheduled at approximately 32-35 weeks
  • Newborn session must be completed within 1 month of birth (nicu exception)

 

ADD ON a maternity session to any First Year Package below for an additional $100.00
 

Silver First Year Package

$375+tax (savings of $50.00)

  • Must be purchased and paid in full at or before the time of newborn session
  • If you upgrade to the package after completion of the newborn session, there will be an upgrade charge of $25.00 and whatever was paid for your newborn session will be deducted from the package price
  • 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.

Gold First Year Package

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

  • First installment of $300+tax must be paid in full at or before the newborn session; Remaining balance of $150+tax will be due at 6 months old)
  • If you upgrade to the package after completion of the newborn session, there will be an upgrade charge of $25.00 and whatever was paid for your newborn session will be deducted from the package pric
  • 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.

Platinum First Year Package

$575.00+tax (savings of $75.00)

  • First installment of $375+tax must be paid in full at the newborn session; Remaining balance of $200+tax will be due at 6 months old)
  • If you upgrade to the package after completion of the newborn session, there will be an upgrade charge of $25.00 and whatever was paid for your newborn session will be deducted from the package price
  • 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.

 

 

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
      • Choice of one backdrop from a select number of backdrops provided upon booking. Additional fee of $50 for option to use a 2nd backdrop for the session  (2 backdrops max per session)
      • 1-2 outfit changes 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
      • 25 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
    • 30-45 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
    • You are permitted 1 outfit change (however, please note that there is not really a great place to change at the Town Park location)
    • Outfits are NOT provided by me.  I recommend searching on amazon for “maternity photo dresses”
    • 25 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. 
    • 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.  (COVID RESTRICTION AS OF 1/1/22  ***Please note that any siblings included in the “family mini session” will be required to vacate the studio upon completion of their photographs.  Siblings are not permitted to remain in the studio when not actively being photographed.  If this is not feasible for you, I will honor this add on mini session, booked separately, as long as it is paid for in full at the time of the cake smash)

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

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