About

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Twenty years ago, back when photography was still about film, I started this family portrait business. Over the years I’ve learned that the most successful family shoots are the ones that are easy on the kids – relaxed, casual, low key and not too long. All these years later, I still love photographing kids & families and my most popular session, the Mini Session at both Tilley Park in Darien and Waveny Park in New Canaan, is designed around this idea of a short and fun photo shoot. Ultimately, a photo session should be easy, flexible and turnkey as possible for you, fun and manageable for your kids with the goal of providing artistic photographs as a reminder of a time, age and a moment in your family’s life.

I prefer to shoot primarily in black and white as I feel it best captures the emotion and energy of people. However, for both the Mini Sessions and the Standard Family Session, I also include color to offer more choices since these photographs are often used for holiday cards and gifts as well as in your home.

Regardless if it’s black & white or color, it’s all about capturing what’s happening right now in your family’s life – missing teeth, skinned knees, broken arms, braces, favorite outfits and favorite blankets, drooling dogs, a game of football, halloween costumes, fishing, bathing suits, newly pierced ears, fake tattoos, – I’ve photographed it all and strongly believe all of it should be documented… not only for yourself but for your kids to remember who they were at this time in their life.

And I always ask parents to be in at least one shot. As a mom myself, I know we tend to be behind the camera and this is your chance to be out front with your kids.

Truly, time is flying,

Julia

julia@juliaarstorp.com

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