April and Steven Photography, Princeton NJ Family Maternity Newborn/Baby Photographer
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a collection of questions we often received from our families clients and answers we had provided. We hope they help you understand better how we work, our photography service philosophy, style, and standard.

We strive to create photos that’s true/natural to you in a clean, artistically vibrant/color rich style as opposed to overly bright-and-airy or too dark and contrasty. You will feel happy and positive looking back at the photos years later.
We hope to make the photographing process relaxing and much less awkward for you by allowing time for you and your family to warm-up. We also understand our most natural posture or way of interaction may not be the most photogenic. Therefore we will give you simple, easy to understand guidance to help you form and your little ones get to a more pleasing posture for photos. The resulting photos will comprise of a mix of naturally posed portrait and photo-journalistically captured authentic candid moments.

Natural yet full of color or striking back and white.
We approach photo editing with a clean and balanced editing style that complement the subjects without excessively saturated color or overly brightened, washed-out light-and-Airy effect. We also edit for natural skin tones for every image while maintaining consistency throughout. Vivid classic Black and White are also included in all the galleries we delivered.
We don't take editing lightly and never out source the work. Most of our images straight out of camera are good enough for print for personal display. However, they can always be better. Our post editing transforms a good image to great image
Steven have had a journey of photography experience since 2008, starting as a photo editor for a top New York wedding photographer, a second photographer, then an associate photographer, and main photographer to finally starting his own photography business with his wife in 2010. After his third girl was born just before the pandemic, he starts offering outdoor family photoshoot, then newborn, baby, and maternity/ pregnancy photoshoot sessions.
We shoot with top-of-the-line Canon cameras and lenses, various brands of lighting equipment, and carry multiple backups!
For in-home newborn/baby photoshoot sessions, we have newborn photo stand and backdrops of various solid colors, infant wraps, cute baby hats and headpieces for girls. You can choose them on the photoshoot session day.
Yes. We can also provide Certificate of Insurance to a venue upon request.
A signed contract along with 20% retainer is required to book any photoshoot session or service and hold the date.

A cute and energetic family of 5 photoshoot session in a grass field at the Round Valley Recreation Area, Clinton NJ.

Maternity, Newborn or Baby, Children, Family, and Milestone Photoshoot sessions.

Of course. We can have a consultation meeting over the phone or through virtual meeting app to understand your thought on the desired feel of the photographs you want. Then we can recommend local locations that provide the best backdrops for your outdoor photoshoot session. For 30 minutes session, usually a simple and neat open location (e.g. beach, a quiet spot in a garden or park etc) works best for family as there are fewer distracting elements and enough space to move and be photographed from different angels. For longer session, you can choose a location with multiple good spots (e.g. university campus, botanical gardens, beach, farm, a village etc) to have more variety. You can also have outfit change when we move to another spot.

We monitor the weather closely and will keep in touch with our client through texting. The session can be re-scheduled with a 24-hour notice.

For weddings, an engagement session can be planned shortly after booking. We will work with you to determine location and provide suggestions to help you prepare for the session. As it gets closer to your wedding date, you can count on our help on your planning such as creating timeline for the day and figuring out the photo shoot location etc. Any questions you may have regarding you wedding, we are here for you. We will also send you worksheets to ensure we tried our best to capture what’s important to you.
For maternity, newborn/baby, children/family, we can have a consultation call if you want. About a week or two prior to the session, we will send you tips to help you prepare for the photoshoot.
All the 45minutes and 90 minutes session are available within 2 weeks after the photoshoot.
Weddings are available within four weeks after the event.

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