Jessica McHale Photography

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**The session fees below include photographers time on-location, enhancement of each image, and a proofing session either online or in the studio. A full collection of digital files is included in some session types, and available for all a-la-carte.**

Family Sessions

Just a little bit posed, mostly silly, picture-perfectly frame-worthy. $325.

Your family session experience starts with a conversation about your family dynamics. It’s so important that there are elements in your images that are familiar to and cherished by you, whether it be in the season we choose, the location, or activity. For more traditional poses, families are placed in a spot where we can capture the best light, then place each family member where everyone looks fantastic, and finally encourage a moment within that. It is in those little moments, in the poses and pools of light that my favorite images are made.

While we are shooting my main goal is to keep the kids engaged, but I am also thinking about how quick the sun is setting, environmental factors of where we are, light, image variety in your gallery, and getting images that visually work when hung as a group or separately. Together we will create a gallery of images you will swoon over.

Family sessions include immediate family members (and pets!). Newborn lifestyle sessions are approached in the same way, though always at a client's home. Generations sessions add in grandparents, cousins, and all of the combinations in your extended family. Please add $150 to the session fee for Generation sessions.

Unscripted Sessions

Authentic moments between your family members, in a place you love. $450/hr. (full set of digital files included)

Unscripted sessions are some of my favorite. As the photographer, I am not creating the scene but simply documenting your every day life. When I arrive, your family will already be involved in an activity you love to do - cooking, reading, playing games. The goal of these sessions is to capture an authentic snapshot of your life as it is. Location should be at your home or another place that has tradition and significance for your family. For mine, I photograph my kids every new year's day at the Museum of Science in Boston. It's something we have been doing for years and an activity that has significance for us. The activities all day ore child-led and extremely interactive. Those memories are cherished by my husband and I. What's significant to YOU? Let's talk about that - then capture those fleeing moments together.

*A full collection of digital files, hand-selected and individually enhanced, are included in the session fee. Posed images are not available for unscripted sessions.

To see examples of unscripted sessions (often photographed in black and white, but not always) check out the Unscripted portfolio.

Fall Mini-Sessions

A taste of a full family photography session - perfect for an annual update of your family photos and a fresh image for holiday cards. A full set of digital files is included in the session fee. Offered only on select days in September-November. Sessions are 30 minutes and most often scheduled consecutively with other families at the same location. Images area ready within 1 week. $395.

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