I shoot with natural lighting in open spaces. Parks, gardens, beaches, public places etc. Is there a special spot your family loves to play? Did you meet your fiancé someplace gorgeous you'd like to revisit? Let's shoot there!
I don't have a special place...can you recommend one?
Of course! I have a whole list of public spaces to choose from convenient to you and what type of shoot you're looking for. I also have a few exclusive places for that extra wow factor! See my galleries for more inspiration.
How far do you travel?
Helllllo Long Island!!! I currently work in Nassau County & Western Suffolk. I'm happy to travel to Eastern Suffolk, the 5 Boroughs, or beyond with a small travel fee.
What is "golden hour" and why do photographers shoot in it?
Golden Hour or Magic Hour is the 1 - 2 hour window just after sunrise or just before sunset. The light is warmer, softer, and more dimensional. You'll get stunning halo effects, sun flares, fewer harsh shadows, and more even skin tones.
What if sunset isn't a good time for my shoot?
That's ok - I can shoot in almost any outdoor lighting scenario at any time of day.
What if the weather is terrible?
I can offer a rain date for almost every session.
What should I wear?
I email out a Prep Guide prior to every session so you'll have plenty of advice when you book!
Will you share my photos on social media?
I hope to share the best of the best on my website, Facebook and Instagram. If you do not want your pictures shared, please let me know ahead of time. Follow my pages @phyfephotos to see what your shares will look like!
Can I share my photos on social media?
Of course! Word of mouth is the best kind of publicity. You are welcome to share any watermarked photos on your feed. Please tag me so I can see how much your friends like them!
My family & friends love the photos - can I get a referral incentive?
Absolutely! For each session your family & friends book with me, you'll receive $25 credit towards your next shoot or print product.
Do you do student discounts?
Yes! Students going into the performing arts or who need professional head shots receive $50 off with valid ID.
Do you do free sessions / model calls?
I do occasionally offer a specialized portfolio building session. You must meet all the requirements to apply. The shoot is no charge to you and you'll receive 5 images as a thank you. Check back often!