What if family + Engagement PORTRAITS were fun?
(giggles and 'this was a great idea!' Comments included)
Stay with me now.
What if, during your photo session you did stuff that you LOVE?
Like picnicking in front of the Eiffel Tower, baking cupcakes on a Saturday afternoon, and exploring a new city...
What if then you made one-of-a-kind family heirlooms so that you could experience those moments of love over and over again, and show your family how important they are to you, just by looking at your walls?
It's time to give the 80s back their classic version of the awkward family portrait with everyone attempting to smile (you know the ones I'm talking about).
Let's make timeless art for your walls where you and your loved ones are the feature story, glazed in the stunning scenery of your everyday adventures.
Whether it's in your NYC backyard garden, your Parisian home-away-from-home, or the NYC highline, it’s time to show your loved ones how important they are in your life!
How does a Paris or NYC photo session with Katie Donnelly Photography work?
Our legacy Paris and NYC photo sessions are simple and high-end, but most importantly, we've created them so that at the end of this whole experience, you have a beautiful family heirloom for your home.
Family portraits don't belong lost on a hard drive.
They belong on your walls or in a gorgeous museum quality album so even 100 years down the road, your children's grand-babies can oogle at how in love you are.
The albums are so gorgeous! Everyone at Emerson's graduation party was raving over how beautiful they are. The albums are very impressive. I am so glad that we configured the images into 2 books.
I am elated that we had you take our pictures in Paris, it is a memory that I will cherish forever, and now we have wonderful albums to help us commemorate those moments.
Thank you so much!
Here are your 4 Simple Steps for the perfect Paris/NYC Photo Session:
STEP 1. Get in touch and book your paris or NYC photo session
Email us, call us, submit a message through our contact form, whatever's easiest. We want to be sure that we're a perfect fit!
Phone: +33 6 95 84 36 46
We have both full photo session packages AND à la carte hourly options. Our most popular 2 hour legacy package includes both digitals and a beautiful archival wall print. We also have smaller à la carte options. Our à la carte session pricing starts at €200.
Sunrise or Sunset? We like working with the sunrise so you have GORGEOUS light for your portraits, and not so many people in the background. If you’re more of a late riser, we do also photograph with the sunset.
1 hr = 1 neighborhood
2 hrs = 2-3 neighborhoods
3 hrs = 3-4 neighborhoods
Scheduling: To schedule your session get in touch quickly (we book out often)! We'll confirm the date, number of hours you'd like, and start time. Once we have that you'll be prompted to pay and answer a few pre-session questions (takes about 30 seconds and gives us even more insight into how to make your session fabulous). As soon as we have those questions and payment, YOU'RE IN! You can see our cancellation policy on our FAQ page.
Some Paris + NYC neighborhoods we absolutely LOVE to photograph in are:
For a classic NYC feeling for your NYC photo session, we recommend Central Park or Washington Square.
STEP 2: PREPARE + HAVE THE BEST photo SESSION EVER
It's not for nothing that our Paris and NYC photography clients become friends. You're going to have a high-end luxury experience with lots of laughs, and a totally relaxed feel. We do TONS of variety so that you have both posed and unposed natural and joyful emotions.
I’m a chatterbox so get ready for all sorts of questionsabout travel, food, life, kids.. all the good stuff. We want to be sure that your Paris and NYC family and engagement photos are incredible, so that we can bring them to life by making you one-of-a-kind family heirlooms.
Before your session we have lots of recommendations for hair and makeup artists, What to wear, and prep guides (sent via email) to make sure that your session is fantastic and that you feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable being yourself.
We don’t want cheesy poses that’ll go out of style. We want YOU. Timeless, joyful, and natural.
We LOVE collaborating with you on Pinterest! Make a create a board of inspiration photos from our boards, blog and your own inspiration and invite us to it! Find us on Pinterest by searching Katie Donnelly Paris Family Photographer or by clicking here
STEP 3: ORDER YOUR FAMILY HEIRLOOMS
We are portrait artists, our job isn't done until you have a gorgeous piece of art for your walls or an album to pass down through generations as as family heirloom. We'll have you come into the KDP office after your session (usually later that day or the next convenient time for you) to view your portraits and order. If you're not available to come in because of time constraints, we'll give you an online gallery to view and order from.
2, 24x30in portraits + 1, 30x30in portrait
At the time of your session viewing, you can order beautiful wall portraits printed on archival papers, museum quality, archival albums, and fine art canvases. Digital files are also available for purchase for our à la carte sessions and included in some of our packages.
All orders are either shipped to you worldwide or can be picked up in the central Paris office.
Before your session, we recommend looking around your home and thinking about what you’d like to do with your portraits and where you’d like to hang them. Take measurements of any spaces that need updating. Some favorites are over the couch, over the mantle, and in the dining room. We have PLENTY of printing ideas and bring inspiration to each viewing session.
"Hey Katie!! I got the album last Thursday and I haven't even gotten a chance to write to you because I've been too busy showing it to friends and family! Thank you so much :). Saying that I loved it is an understatement. You did and amazing job on it and you're an incredible photographer! You helped me keep the memory of my trip in a beautiful way.
STEP 4: HANG YOUR PORTRAITS AT HOME + CELEBRATE!
Congratulations on your gorgeous new family heirlooms! Let love fill you up and make your insides feel like rainbows each time you look at your family portraits.
All of our finished wall portraits (framed archival prints and fine art canvases) come ready to hang! Our Legacy album comes with a protective cloth slip, white glove, and a beautiful storage box. Take it out and in, leave it on the coffee table or display it on a small easel, they’re incredible memories that you’ll cherish for years and years to come.
Ready to SCHEDULE your engagement, proposal, or family photo session?
Get in touch now!
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A bit more on The KDP Style...
Happy. Emotional. Natural. Authentic. Posed. Not posed. Fun. Light. Energetic. Sweet. Giggly. Stress-free. Family. Confident. Stylish. Glowing.
During your photo session, above all, we should have fun. If you're having fun and I'm having fun, we can get photos with lots of emotion, lots of laughter, REAL expressions and of course tons of creativity.
I want your real personality. If you're more quiet, or loud, or a joker, or calm, or crazy… be THAT. Each session is different because you are unique! Don't be afraid because you see some people jumping or kissing in our photos and that's not you. It's okay! That was THEM. We want to celebrate who you are.
I'm a chatterbox. I ask tons of questions and always have something to say. During photo sessions half the time I'm making (bad) jokes or comparing recent travels with our clients. It always seems like we have a ton in common: travel, food, movies, funny stories, art. There is never a dull moment.
You've got kids? Bring them! I absolutely LOVE kids. Even the crazy ones! Kids are effortlessly weird and that's AWESOME. There's no hiding what they want to do and when they want to do it. It brings a whole new dimension to the session. PS. Who doesn't love playing with bubbles and running around having pretend sword fights?
If I'm your kind of girl and you're looking for a high end experienced photographer to capture the personality of your family, love, or BUSINESS (We do work with businesses!) go ahead and drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org ... I can't wait to hear from you!
One last thing, Je parle Français couramment aussi alors n’hésitez pas à me contacter pour votre séance photo de famille, de bébé ou de votre business!