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No Session Fee Photography

What is a no session fee photographer? At Big Apple Portraits we guarantee you will love your portraits or you do not have to make a purchase. There is no upfront fee. No $350 spent before you walk in the studio. No cost to take the portraits. Most of our sessions are a no cost 30 minutes. After your session you join us for a reveal in the studio and only purchase the photos you love. All the package pricing is all-inclusive. Your session is free and your package is the one that fits your needs. There are no hidden costs or payments. We know kids are kids and families do not always function as planned. We want to take away the risk and stress to make sure that the smiles are the highlight of your session – not the fee.

Contact us by email about creating a fun and unique family portrait session or call us at 212.600.4457

New Sets For The 2017 Holiday Season

Putting together sets for the holidays is a lot like decorating your house for the season.  It takes awhile to decide where everything goes and pulling together those older well loved pieces with new finds from the store.  It takes us just as long and we create up to 4 new sets every year!  Well, we have finally gotten all of our NEW sets put together for this year!  We are so excited to show you what we have to offer.

Found a set you love? Be sure to let us know before your session and we will be sure to include it.  Keep in mind we will adjust sets for children of all ages.

Wooden Wonderland
Trees & Holly
Gold Stars
Lace Tent
Brown Trees

We have aslo updated some of our old sets like the Faux Bed (with some new pillows and blankets) and the Winter Sleds (with a new sled, some skis and ice skates).  Our classic sets are still available too, like the sofa, the snowflakes, and of course the ever popular white.  We have added some new backdrop colors too for this holiday season like grey and suede.

We love to see our sets with kids in them and have a full list of what to wear to really bring them to life.


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What Wear For Your 2017 Holiday Session

The holidays will be here again before you know it and hopefully you’ve set up your holiday appointment to take photos. But there’s one thing question you need help with—what to wear for holiday photos?

While we love adorable holiday dresses and cute suits, we have so much fun with other clothing options that makes for the best holiday photos or holiday cards. We’ve listed below our favorite things to wear for holiday sessions with some updates for this year:

1. Outdoor wear

For a touch of whimsy and just plain adorableness, we like to use hats, scarves, or mittens for the kids. It’s especially cute when the kids are bundled in their pajamas or sweaters or even their winter coat. It’s a cozy look and it’s a perfect look for the holiday season. The great option about this is we have a stash of scarves and hats at our studio if you don’t want to buy additional clothes. If you are going with the outdoor look, remember to wear shoes or boots that match the outfit (bare feet just look silly in fake snow!)

2. Pajamas

This is the option we really love and one that elicits the “awwws” from everyone. We have a bunch of fun sets that pajamas work perfectly, including our fun bed set. We’re particularly fond of the union jack (a pajama with the butt flap) for the kids.  If you’re looking for pajamas for the whole family, we’re fans of Hanna Andersson. They’re simple, the patterns aren’t crazy, and they’re fun!  Don’t forget your slippers!

3. Plaid

Ah, plaid. Is there any other print that is as widely used during the holidays? But there’s a good reason for it! It photographs well, the pattern isn’t too bold or crazy, and there are many variations you can choose from (though everyone mainly uses red plaid for holiday photos).  From skirts to pants to bowties to hats, you can dress it up if you want to add a touch of glam to your photos or keep it low key for a casual look.

4. Sweaters

We love sweaters for the holiday season because they portray a warm and informal setting that’s inviting. Turtlenecks, v-necks, cashmere, or wool—sweaters are a wardrobe essential for any type of family photoshoot. Don’t get too crazy on patterns as it might be a tad overwhelming… but if you’re going for the ugly sweater look for humor, go ahead!

5. Coordinated Outfits

We always recommend families or groups to coordinate outfits rather than match—the only exception being pajamas—to avoid looking cheesy (ending up on Awkward Family Photos). Instead, plan outfits that are centered around a color palette that’s complimentary to one another so everyone still looks like a cohesive group but everyone can have their personality shine through.

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