New england WEDDING & PORTrAIT PHOTOGRAPHER 

Portrait Photography

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions were the origin for GEM photography and will always be a part of this family inspired business.
We love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the car of their floor is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful. 

So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come. 

A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

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Caitlin C.

“I highly recommend GEM.. I look at the pics Raina took of my chilfdren all the time... She captured them perfectly.”

WORD ON THE STREET

Panthorn Park

Tommy & Kaylee

Stanley Quarter park

Sabrina's Senior Session

southington, ct

The Griffin Family

Rockhill Park

Grace & Elsie

Stephanie G.

GEM does it again she captures the personality of my girls beautifully... I won't go to anyone else"

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Wendy C.

I can't imagine anyone more perfectly suited for capturing Sabrina's senior pictures"

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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family portraits

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. 

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No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain heavily, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 

what do we do if it rains?

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The sooner the better! Weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  Saturdays are reserved for weddings between April and October.
To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know! 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

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If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

I will send style tips in your welcome email.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

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Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and I even feel like a deer in the headlights when I am in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and I coach you through images, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I am well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 

WE'RE AWKWARD AND MY KIDS DON'T SIT STILL.

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Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images. 

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. 

HOW WILL I RECEVE MY PHOTOS?

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INQUIRE

For investment details and availability, please send a message via the form below. Hour long portrait sessions for a family of five or smaller with full access to your gallery and  heirloom print begin at $550.

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