BLACK FRIDAY SALE • In-home sessions for 2018

WELCOME!! the sale is on and I am excited for all the new offers and sessions!! I am already looking forward to meet new families and catch up with previous ones!

But first a little bit of news: I am shifting my business for 2018 by offering in-home sessions exclusively. WHY? Because short story: this is where my heart is. Your home is the most intimate place and the one that gives context of who you are too. 
Nothing wrong with parks and blankets but home is the epicenter of family life. This is where maybe you gave birth to your child, where your kids started to learn how to sleep, crawl, walk, talk. This is a bedroom where you see a crib replaced by a toddler bed then bunk beds. This is a dining table where you'll see tears over homework or bits of food flying across and land on the floor...

Home is a safe place where milestones are clapped, memories are shaped
and happy moments celebrated. 
Let's capture that forever.

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Here are the details for the special sessions and discounts (and this happens once a year so grab a spot while you can). 
 

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• SNOW FAMILY SESSION •
$500 - 5 spots
January + February. Retainer $300


Get ready for a cold and snowy 2017/18 Winter and many snow days. So make the best out of it and dig out your wool socks, put on your gloves and colorful hats! Go sliding, build a snowman and have a hot cocoa with marshmallows by the fire (or the heater but less photogenic). Who said we cannot capture memories while shoveling snow? This will be shot half outdoor - half indoor around your house. 

What's included? 

  • 60min split outdoor/indoor at your house or vicinity
  • up to 5 individuals
  • 30 high-resolution files with printing rights
  • all social media files with my logo ready for online sharing

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• FAMILY IN-HOME SESSION •
$900 ($350 savings) - 5 spots

April - May - June / / Sept - Oct
One session per month. Retainer $300

Grab your favorite board game, put on the turntable, read books, have a dance party, draw with chalks on the sidewalk... Just slow down, be in the moment, love your quirky family and let me capture just that in the comfort of your home. Family is a complex alchemy between people, it is rad therefore it should be documented. There is no better place than home to relax and freeze this moment for your kids. Let me show you how much love there is in your home.


What's included? 

  • 90min at home
  • up to 5 individuals
  • 50 high-resolution files with printing rights
  • all social-media files with my logo ready for online sharing
  • an 11x8 softcover book

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• NEWBORN IN-HOME SESSION •
$1,000 ($350 savings) - 5 spots

April - May - June / / Sept - Oct
One session per month. Retainer $300

Forget about babies in baskets, as a storytelling photographer I will capture bathing (sink anyone?), diaper changes, the nursery you put efforts and time into, breastfeeding in your favorite chair, bébé curled up in his moses basket in the quiet morning, skin to skin cuddles...

One day, he/she will ask you questions about the first moments and you will be able to show him/ her how loved he was right from the start (and even before) through the pages of an album and a sweet video. 
You can book the month of your due date and we will adjust the day depending on the actual birth. I like to come when the babies are still very brand new in the first 2 weeks. 

What's included? 

  • 90min at home.
  • Up to 2-weeks old babies preferred. Immediate family (parents + siblings). 
  • 30 high-resolution files with printing rights
  • 1 to 2 min video of your newborn baby
  • all social-media files with my logo ready for online sharing
  • an 11x8 softcover book

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• SUMMER IN-HOME [mini] SESSION •
$400 ($100 savings) - 5 spots

May - June only. $150 retainer.

The mini in-home sessions are designed to capture small portions of your family life. They are meant for summer afternoons in your hammock sipping winelemonade or, turning the sprinklers on AND some music or, making jam with the blueberries you freshly picked at the farm... well, you get the idea. Your kids will never be so little, you will never be that young so let's freeze that sweet moment in time. 

Sumer minis are ideal if you want to take a peek at my style and check out how your family would look through my magical lens. They are more directed than longer sessions but I will always focus on moments over poses. And the beauty of it? You don't have to pack the kids in the car: I COME TO YOU!
  

What's included? 

  • 30min at home
  • immediate family (parents + siblings)
  • a gallery with 20 images. 3 high-resolution files with printing rights
  • all social-media files with my logo ready for online sharing
  • all high-res files can be purchased for +$150 and come with a  complimentary accordion book (8x30in)

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HOW DO I BUY A SESSION? 
The sale is available for 4 days until November, Monday 20 at 11pm. You need to pay the retainer ($300 or $150 for Summer minis) directly on my SHOP here on my website. After your purchase, I will send you an email asking for your preferred date for your session and send you the contract. It's on a first come, first serve basis so make sure to enter the month you would like. 
The remainder of the session is due 2 weeks prior to the session. A 6% tax applies. 

CAN I GET A REFUND?
Spots are non refundable but transferable to another session within the allotted months. FYI, I will go to France in July and August so no photo-shoots in the heat of the Summer. Certain conditions may apply depending on the session.  

WHEN IS THE NEXT SALE? 
If I do a sale again there will be nothing as big as this. The discounts and offerings during Black Friday are unique and will not be available during the year. 

I HAVE A QUESTION, HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH?
I will happily answer your questions! Shoot me an email at  bonjour@juliettefradin.com

K Family • Baltimore, MD family photographer

Juliette Fradin photography is a storytelling photographer based in Hyattsville, Maryland and serves Washington, DC + MD + VA and NJ + NY. Juliette photographs families, maternity sessions, newborns and a few weddings a year. Her style is far from standard posing and cheesy smiles but she rather captures a feeling, an emotion, a connection. Her clients demand something different, something honest and true to real life. 

I would love to chat with you about your custom lifestyle or documentary session. Please feel free to look around the site. All pricing can be found under Pricing



Juliette Fradin uses a documentary approach for photographing families so they can just *be* in the moment and enjoy the simple moment of being together. If you would like to see more of her recent family photography, head over to her Instagram account. She loves to document the love (and tears) that go into family life, managing a small business or a sweet reunion. 
 Let's stay in touch. Contact her for more information.

Sasha • Maryland lifestyle newborn photographer

Juliette Fradin photography is a storytelling photographer based in Hyattsville, Maryland and serves Washington, DC + MD + VA and NJ + NY. Juliette photographs families, maternity sessions, newborns and a few weddings a year. Her style is far from standard posing and cheesy smiles but she rather captures a feeling, an emotion, a connection. Her clients demand something different, something honest and true to real life. 

I would love to chat with you about your custom lifestyle or documentary session. Please feel free to look around the site. All pricing can be found under Pricing


This little girl was just 2 weeks old at the time of the photoshoot and her parents happily welcomed her into their life after months of trying. She is now their little princess and they are very touching by the way they carefully take care of her. It reminded me of the birth of my daughter: the worries as new parents, the changes in what used to be your normal life, in my body... 

One week after the session, the mom had an health emergency and had to stop breastfeeding cold turkey. Everyone is doing fine now but I am so so glad I caught these moments for them. You never know what life will throw at you. Embrace the NOW. 

xoxo


Juliette Fradin uses a documentary approach for photographing families so they can just *be* in the moment and enjoy the simple moment of being together. If you would like to see more of her recent family photography, head over to her Instagram account. She loves to document the love (and tears) that go into family life, managing a small business or a sweet reunion. 
 Let's stay in touch. Contact her for more information.

D Family • Washington DC family photographer

Juliette Fradin photography is a storytelling photographer based in Hyattsville, Maryland and serves Washington, DC + MD + VA and NJ + NY. Juliette photographs families, maternity sessions, newborns and a few weddings a year. Her style is far from standard posing and cheesy smiles but she rather captures a feeling, an emotion, a connection. Her clients demand something different, something honest and true to real life. 

I would love to chat with you about your custom lifestyle or documentary session. Please feel free to look around the site. All pricing can be found under Information < Pricing. 


Juliette Fradin uses a documentary approach for photographing families so they can just *be* in the moment and enjoy the simple moment of being together. If you would like to see more of her recent family photography, head over to her Instagram account. She loves to document the love (and tears) that go into family life, managing a small business or a sweet reunion. 
 Let's stay in touch. Contact her for more information.

She turned 6 • Personal ongoing project

For the past 4 years I've been doing a personal project documenting my kids growing up. On their birthday month, I take 1 photo a day for the whole month and print them in a book (I use Artifact Uprising).
Because I can't commit to a 365 project (where you take a pic a day for a year), I thought this would be a nice idea to work on and push me to CREATE something tangible. It feels less intimidating and something I can totally do for 1 month. One year I decided to shoot black & white only but I try to keep it simple and to put not too much pressure. The goal is to portray my daughter/son in their daily activities and remember the places, the toys, the clothes, the friends, the activities they liked...

Getting the photo-book in my mailbox totally makes my day and I love to see all the little books stacking up. 

Mommy and me Petite Session • Princeton, New Jersey family photographer

"Because I have tens of thousands of images of my son alone or with my husband, but almost none with me!  The last time was in 2013."
It was about time to update those pictures of Lisa and her son, at home doing their favorite things. She wanted to remember this stage of life when her 7-year old still let her cuddle him.

Boom.
Done.

Moms: exist in pictures. Be part of your kid's life in photographs! I must confess i didn't do it for a while but that's on top of my to-do list. Next post will be a picture of my kids and I (hopefully). 

To new adventures • family photographer Takoma park

Returning clients are the best compliment I can get. I mean it, there are so many photographers out there that I feel very fortunate to meet again with "my" families. We started this session looking at a deer in the neighbor's front yard across the street. The little man was making dog sounds which was hilarious. We kept going with their daily routine of dressing him up, going to the nearby park. Nothing forced, just the ordinary. But in the eyes of a 13 months little boy, every thing is a great adventure. 

So here is to new adventures this year! Enjoy the moments, be in the present. 

Happy 2017 to all from my family to yours. 
Juliette xo

Want some awesome family pictures? Don't wait until it's warm again, we can have fun in the snow! I run a special promotion until March 31, 2017 where a 1 hour photoshoot is only $500. Hot chocolate included!!

Inspiring maternity session • Maternity photographer Washington DC

I am very happy that my clients refer me to their friends (of course, who doesn't!) and that I got to meet Laura, who is expecting twins! And you're going to see a lot of her and her family as I'm going to photograph them all year long until the kids turn 1! How exciting!
She's due December 25 but it's likely the twins will be out sooner than that. I am looking forward to meeting with them soon with their grand-parents. 

We met in a beautiful park in DC a few weeks ago. The weather was warm and the place just perfect. I felt very inspired by Laura, the light and the surroundings. 

I keep you in my thoughts Laura,
Juliette xo


Are you expecting? let me capture you before everything changes ;) I love maternity sessions as they are very peaceful and quiet. 

Exist in pictures! And one day your kid will want to know and see that belly he used to be in. Seriously.

The post about holiday cards and real life • Documentary photographer in Maryland

October and November are the busiest months for photographers as people are getting ready for the holiday season and want family shots to send to friends and families. As I love sending and receiving mail, I'm very excited about that time of the year. I am thinking hard about mine for my own family and we'll see if we end up being the 4 of us in 1 frame. Just the thought of dragging the kids into this is making me nervous a little... Being the photographer and the person photographed is not easy ;) 

Especially if you don't want the so-called "perfect shot" of all of us looking straight at the camera and cheese-smiling. I want genuine and natural expressions so I will try to make an image where I FEEL something. Even if it means there will be only one of us on the front! It is actually the same approach I have with my client work and why people hire me for. Even more so with the "Real life sessions" where I spend half a day with the family, capturing their everyday life as it unfolds organically. 

Here is the session of my friend Christine, a few months ago when I visited them in Baltimore for their daughter's first birthday. They wanted to do something simple and intimate, just the 4 of them, at home (second child problem??!). I couldn't be happier about that. The session was relaxed: we ate brunch, the baby went to sleep, they played outside and celebrated the little Miss. More than just  a pose and a smile I really aim to take pictures for the family's history. I hope in a few years, the grown-up kids will show their own children their life at that particular moment and remember how it felt like. That they were cared for and loved deeply. And I love to show to the moms the incredible work they do, even though sometimes it is not as rewarding as we think. It reminds me this quote from the French poet Jacques Prévert "Plus tard ce sera trop tard. Notre vie c'est maintenant." (Later will be too late. Our life is now."). So let's remember this day forever.

And send me a Christmas card. I won't judge your cheesy smiles (it's better than nothing). 

Juliette xo

Read what Christine said about her experience: "Having a +4 hour session, Juliette was really able to capture our everyday moments from cooking, eating, reading, just being with each other. I know when I look at the pics years from now It will bring back such a feeling of our life at that moment. Truly irreplaceable. I am eventually going to make a photo book with the pictures. I love them so much!"


If you would like to book a Real life Session with me, contact me and we can discuss how to make that happen. I offer a special discount for the first clients who book a half or full day with me. See the details in the Shop

REAL LIFE IS AWESOME. MAKE THIS DAY LAST FOREVER.