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Pricing

Sessions

The Signature Session is our studio's most sought after session type, offering families image variety and several shooting locations. The Signature Session is ideal for those expecting and desire custom artwork of their family in their home. The session fee includes Helena's time and talent photographing your family on-location. It does not include any digital images or products as they must be purchased through one of our 5 art collections. All collections include the 45+ digital files. Our Signature Session includes a pre-consultation with Helena and wall art design services for your home. 











 session fee: 350.00
collections begin at 950.00

Signature

Session Fee Includes 

- 90 minutes of quality session time with Helena
- 2 locations of your choice
- option to have your session at home
- 45+ hand edited digital files uploaded to an online gallery

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The Simplicity Session is the perfect option for clients who seek exquisite portraiture who still want to experience the excellence of a high-end studio but who may not be looking for the full investment of a standard Signature Session.  These mini sessions are perfect for families who desire only digital images and an easy, quick session experience for updated family portraits.  These short ‘n sweet family sessions can be held at one of Helena's 3 chosen outdoor locations.Custom designed products and in-person consultations are only available with the Signature Sessions. 



                                            




 - 20 minutes of quality session time with Helena 
 - 10 hand edited + retouched digital files for you to download, print, and share online.

625.00

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FAQS

- All final images are selected by Helena Woods and RAW images are never sold.
- The session payment is due upon booking to reserve your time and date and is non-refundable. Should an emergency come up, session fees are transferable. Rescheduling of the session depends on the studio’s availability.
- Signature Collections and custom products are only available during the session consultation.
- All images are stored for one year. We cannot guarantee that we will have a copy of your images, slideshow or gallery outside of one year.
- Gift certificates are valid one year from purchase date, unless otherwise stated. 

What Studio Policies Does Your Studio Have?

how far in advance should we book a session?

Our calendar typically books 4-6 weeks in advance depending on the season. Fall sessions book 6 months in advance and NYC cherry blossom sessions begin booking 9 months in advance. We try to leave availability for last minute newborn sessions, thought we highly recommend booking well in advance of your due date. To get updated on holiday and Cherry Blossom sessions, Fall minis, our Day-in-the-Life series and Mother’s Day session dates, sign up for our studio’s newsletter and be the first to know when our session dates become available. 

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Where do sessions take place?

Signature Sessions can be any day of the month at any location of your choosing. At home, in your yard and at a beach in Fairfield County Connecticut are some of Helena’s favorite places to work. Simplicity Sessions are held at a local park, garden, waterfront or beach on specific weekend dates - all of which are quiet, unique and provide the light and texture that create beautiful imagery. Helena travels worldwide for Signature Sessions, whether that be at your summer home or on holiday abroad.

Are digital images included with the session?

Yes, in the modern era - most families want digital files, so all Simplicity and Signature Sessions include digital files for sharing online, printing and archiving. We also provide you our studio’s printing guide for printing recommendations and tips if you choose to print your digital files from your Simplicity Sessions. 

What happens in the case of rain, illness, etc?

Not a problem! If we have an outdoor session planned and the weather looks uncooperative, we will contact you to coordinate a different date. Sunlight is an important element in Helena’s clean, bright and airy style, and we ask that you trust our judgement when it comes to whether or not the conditions are favorable for shooting. If your child is under the weather, it is imperative that we reschedule.Sick kids typically don’t act themselves, and as their parent, you’ll notice in your images if they aren’t feeling well. There is no charge for rescheduling due to weather or illness. 

What if my children are uncooperative? 

That is why Helena is here! It is a rare occasion that Helena is not able to get fantastic images of your child, regardless of their temperament. She strives to create images that capture all of the facets of their personalities - not just the smiles. If for some reason she is not able to capture everything she needs to, our studio will schedule a follow up session free of charge. 

What if we are unhappy with our images?

While is is rare, if for any reason Helena is unable to get all of the images we need in the first go, we will let you know and come back to round out your images at no extra charge. We stand by our work and clients 100 percent. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with beautiful, timeless images that fit your needs and expectations. If you are unhappy with your images once they are presented to you, we will work with you to either coordinate a reshoot or provide a full refund. 

how do we prepare for our session?

We will thoroughly discuss all of the details you’ll need to know, as chat with you on the phone about your visions, thoughts and priorities before your session takes place. In addition, you’ll receive our studio’s session guide, style magazine with wardrobe suggestions, as well as what to expect before, during and after your session. We pride ourselves on being a full-service boutique studio and will have you covered each step of the way! :)

does Helena photograph newborns or maternity?

Of course! We know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments, especially when you are preparing for the new addition to your family. Newborn sessions take place within the first 4 weeks of life, preferably within 7-12 days of birth. Maternity sessions take place in the 35th-36th week. Helena strives for elegant and clean images with plenty of natural, magical light. 

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The Process

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After

Once you’ve taken some time to browse around the website and blog, email our studio and we'll schedule a time to talk more about you and what you’re looking for. Be sure to include important details like your due date, your location, the ages of your children and any questions you might have. Our studio will then mail you our complete pricing guide, which includes the 5 different Signature Session collections we offer, as well as our signature handcrafted wall art and products.

Once you’ve decided either a Simplicity or Signature Session, we will begin planning all the little details, guiding you each step along the way. You will start by filling out a questionnaire, telling us a bit more about you and your family, your personal style, and what your goals for your session are. Our studio will also mail you our welcome packet, which will go over pre-session preparations and the session itself in more details.

Need help deciding what to wear? We offer personal styling services! Give our studio a call for guidance, visit our Pinterest board, or use the tips in our session guide to plan your outfits. 

Approximately two to three weeks after your session, your hand edited digital files will be ready for viewing! If you’ve booked a Simplicity Session, they will be sent to your email for easy download. For Signature Sessions, Helena will meet with you at your home to present a slideshow of your gallery and guide you through the process of choosing artwork that will best compliment your home. 


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2016 - 2019 Helena Woods | Helena Woods Portraiture is located outside New York City in Fairfield County Connecticut and travels worldwide for her clients. Helena Woods is Connecticut’s premier family, children, baby and newborn photographer specializing in modern classic custom family photography with a timeless look that's always in style. As a professional photographer, Helena captures maternity, newborn, baby and family portraits in NYC, Westchester, Trumbull, Easton, Weston, and Westport, Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Norfolk and all Fairfield County surrounding areas.