Where are you located?
I live in Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod, and I am happy to travel for your photography needs.
If the location of the shoot is more than 30 miles from Sandwich, there may be a transportation fee.
Where do the sessions take place?
Typically the sessions take place at outside locations. I am happy to provide suggestions and take them as well.
I also shoot at families' homes and events.
I currently do not have a studio, but I hope to have one soon!
How would you describe your style?
I like a natural look with bright, full colors.
I usually shoot a combination of posed shots and families/kids doing their thing.
How long does it take to see my photos?
A digital gallery will be sent via email to you usually within 30 days of the shoot.
You will be able to download your photos directly from the gallery.
Prints and wall art have variable delivery dates.
Do I have to order prints through you?
You are welcome to use any printer for the images that your session allows for digital downloading.
If you choose to not download an image, then you will need to order through me.
I greatly appreciate anyone who chooses to print with me.
I'm not photogogenic/ I hate having my picture taken
Almost everyone feels this way in my experience. Making you feel comfortable and look your best is something I take pride in. Plus, I'm super flexible, patient, and I try to make sessions as fun as possible.
What should we wear?
Neutral shades and warm tones work best. Add pops of color that compliment other family members.
Solids and textures are your friend. Too many prints, patterns, colors are my enemy.
Timeless styles are better than trends.
Dress fort the weather-bring extra layers if necessary. Handwarmers or other heating devices can work great when you are not being photographed.
Uncomfortable kids make for uncomfortable photos
If you plan to display these photos in your home, think about the colors palette of your decor-Matching/complimenting the colors and style of your home with your clothes
What happens if our session is rained/weathered out?
There is no fee to reschedule due to weather. I try to keep some session times available for rain-outs, and I will be flexible in getting you your photos.
Clouds are not a bad thing for outdoor photography, so don't worry if your session has gray skies.
What if my kids are monsters?
I have monster spray...
Seriously though, I have a five year old, and I am patient, flexible, and more than capable of being really silly if necessary. Sometimes those tears or crazy faces they make in their photos, will make you smile down the road. That being said, I'm pretty good at catching that one smile.
Treats/snacks are always helpful in trading for behavior.
How can I make the session go amazingly?
Adults-I need you to smile and look at the camera at all times!!! When your little one(s) throw that perfect smile in between sticking their tongue out, and you are looking the other way or telling them to smile...
Most importantly, try to have fun and go with whatever happens. Going in with that attitude will help your family members to have a similar attitude and will translate into better photos.
Finally, please try to let me coach you and your children. I am happy to hear your ideas and love when parents' notice that little piece of food on their child's shirt etc., but I am there to get the best out of everyone and get you gorgeous images.
Can I keep my photos private?
Yes, I respect your privacy, but please make sure you let me know this. I will send a contract that includes a "model release," so try to remind me to remove this section.
Galleries & Digital FAQ(s)
Do you include digital files?
All sessions include a digital gallery. Some sessions include all the digital files, while others include a predetermined amount where you can select your favorites.
Please head to the Pricing page to see the different options. (click more on the top right)
The full resolution digital downloads include a print release, which allow you to reproduce images for personal use as many times as needed.
Additional digital files may be added to your order if you’d like. In most cases, added individual photos are $10-$20 per image and the entire gallery can be purchased for download for $100-$200.
Do I get to see every image that you take?
The short answer is no.
My goal is to get you the best photos from the session. I take many more photos than are probably necessary and some photos are honestly not worth your time. They include photos that are blurry, aren't flattering, or may have other problems.
When will we get our photos?
A digital gallery will be sent via email to you usually within 30 days of the shoot. You will be able to download your photos directly from the gallery. Prints and wall art have variable delivery dates.
Where should I print the photos?
I am happy to help you with a printer that delivers professional-quality prints.
Just let me know what images and items you would like to order, and we set up shipping straight to your home.
If you choose to print yourself, please note that many national brands/retailers are not professional printing labs and as a result the quality of the images may not be properly represented.
Packages, Pricing, & More
What does a session cost and what does it include?
Please head to the "pricing" page by clicking on "more" on the top right of any page.
Why Should I use a professional photography and specifically you?
I love what I do and I think it shows in my photos and my client's testimonials.
Plenty of people have wrenches, but that doesn't mean they are a general contractor.
Do I have to make a deposit/retainer?
In most cases, a 50% retainer is required to reserve a specific date and time for a session or event.
Your time is valuable, as is mine.
Full payment is required before any session. If payment is not made (or payment plan is not agreed upon), I reserve the right to cancel your session.
What should i do if i have a problem?
Please, please, please reach out to me. Jason Goldstein Photography LLC is a business, but I am an understanding and fair person. I will do my best to rectify any problems.
Do you have another question?
Text, call, or contact me via the contact page. I am more than happy to address any question/concern that I may have not addressed above.