Health experts say that this is the time of year when we're all looking our best – we still have a bit of our summer glow, but haven't yet stuffed ourselves silly with Halloween candy and pumpkin pie. Plus - fall colors, hello! Now's the time to book a mini photo shoot with our fave Bergen County family photographers and get those holiday cards in order.
If you’re going for a super-authentic holiday scene (with the most real looking Santa like ever), Carolyne Rao’s holiday Santa Experience Sessions are truly unique and fun. Children get 10 minutes of private time with Mr. Claus where they can take their time getting to know him while Carolyne captures those magical moments. The deliverable includes 5 digital files for $300 and smiles all the way home. (Carolyne Rao Photography)
Giella Barbara Photography
Timeless, gorgeous, special photos is what you'll get when you sign on to work with the ever-professional Giella Barbara team. Between their 1920's colonial studio in Allendale to on-location services (and two photographers!) you're guaranteed to get the look you want. Packages are priced to include a personalized pre and post session consult, use of all props and wardrobe and Bergen Mama readers receive 10% off booked newborn sessions plus a free 11X14 print to anyone who books a child or family session.
Natural light, family love, lifestyle photography is captured by Bergen County photographer and mama, Sara Eden, who will meet you at some of the prettiest spots for your mini shoot. She’ll even offer her advice on what to wear (so you won’t be sorry post-shoot). Packages start at $450 and include your selection of 15 edited images selected from an online gallery, plus she’s offering $50 off any session booked before January with the code BERGENMAMA75 or reserve in November and snag a special mini offer for Bergen Mamas for $350. (Sara Eden Photography)
If you’re after gallery worthy photos with pops of color that would look equally good on a wall as they would on your holiday card, check out NJ and NY mama/photographer Jennifer Wright’s work. You’ll never hear her ask her subjects to pose or say “cheese” because her specialty is capturing kids in action- just having fun. Mini sessions are $150 and include a 20 minute session where she provides 5 high res fully edited digital images. Mention Bergen Mama and receive a free print package (a $100 value) with the purchase of any full session. (Jennifer Wright Photography)
A few things are a must when selecting your photographer. 1. That they can take great photos and most importantly 2. That they will keep your kids attention for the whole sesh. Enter Andrea Scrivanich of Anj Photography, who will literally roll up her sleeves and run (yes run) around with your kids as evidenced by her ‘trash the dress’ photo session with recent subject 6 year old Kylie. What’s even more fun? She’s currently offering an amazing mini session deal for $95 which includes a 30 minute session and offers 3 digital images. Plus mention Bergen Mama and receive an 8x10 print and 3 digital files for free when you book one of her standard packages. (Anj Photography)
Eroula Dimitriou Photography We're not sure what we love more about Eroula "Rou" Dimitriou; her gentle, cool, easy vibe or her gorgeous light filled perfectly edited photos, where she often adds elements like glitter and gold to give them an even more etheral look. When we got wind she was the photographer behind the gorgeous images of Hilaria and Alec Baldwin's first baby, we realized word about her work was definitely catching on. But the good news is she's still offering mini shoots for just $575 for 10-15 images, AND she will help you turn those images into gorgeous cards in no time. (Eroula Dimitriou Photography)
Whether it’s shooting your newborn, your family of 5, or even your furry family members, mom of three, Elise Campbell, knows how to wrangle a crowd, disarm even the most rambunctious, non-cooperative toddler and snag that money shot. She can shoot on location or at her gorgeous space in Harrington Park, depending on the look you’re going for, and even consult with you when it comes time to select the perfect print for your wall. Her Short & Sweet Sessions (perfect for busy families) start at $250 and prints and files are additional. Mention Bergen Mama and receive a $75 print credit. (Elise Campbell Photography)
An expert in event photography, Lynda knows how to capture active families on the go. She'll meet you in the park or at your home and produce expertly edited images you'll swoon over. Check out her Fall Mini Special for $200 which runs 20 minutes at the location of your choice and provides 2 high resolution digital images. (Lynda Sheeler Photography)