heather soskin photography | About

Session Details:

The following is a list of sessions that are currently being offered:

* Maternity
* Family
* High School Seniors
Newborn Lifestyle

* Children & Teens
* Engagement
* Fashion/editorial
* Beauty
* Commercial

Portrait sessions (excluding, newborn, event and fashion) usually run 1-1.5 hours, depending on the ages of any children being photographed, clothing changes, and/or snack breaks for little ones. Longer session are also available, so don't feel nervous if things are going well and time gets away from us. I want everyone to feel at ease and not rushed, please try not to schedule any other appointments too close to the time of your photo session. If children are part of the photos, I love to encourage them to play a little and make them feel like they are part of the process, this makes for some wonderful and fun candid shots. Casual and fun is the key! Photos that show the family's personality are the best ones and tend to be the favorites.

What to wear:

This is a common question! My rule of thumb is, dress in anything that makes you feel good, is comfortable and reflects your personality. Try to avoid black clothing and too much white (especially dresses or shirts). Solid colors work the best.

If you select to wear prints, make sure they are small and subtle. Large prints and bold patterns tend to take center stage and take the focus off of the person/people in the photo. This includes too many stripes.

Children tend to cooperate better when they are comfortable so try to keep it simple. Newborns and young infants photograph best in bare skin or only a diaper.

Any uncertainties, please feel free to get in touch with me. Also feel free to bring multiple changes of clothing if you wish.


Pick your favorite location! I have a list of some beautiful spots and I am always available for suggestions.

To give you some ideas, some favorites are:
*open fields
*urban settings
*historic buildings
*old barns
*local parks

The more creative and unique, the better!

**Please be aware that outdoor sessions may need to be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. I will check the forecast and let you know as soon as possible if a session will need to be rescheduled.

Locations outside of a 30 mile radius of the studio are subject to a travel fee.

Photographic Rendering:

Many images are captured during your session however, only the BEST will be selected for your in office viewing session. All images are photographed in color, but are available in black & white as well. Glasses glare, stray hairs, skin retouching and any other extensive retouching within my control is included in my creative processing at no extra charge. Please be aware that this does take extra time and will extend the period within which your images are ready to be viewed.

Portrait Delivery Time:

Please allow 2-4 weeks after your final decision for your order to be completed. This time frame is, of course, based on the selections of items you chose to order. Certain specialty items, such as albums, may take longer.

Extra Info:

If you or your child become ill, please call to reschedule. Sick children do not do well during photo sessions and this will show in your final portraits.

Online galleries are not available.

**Booking a session with Heather Soskin Photography authorizes full rights to use any of your session photos, on this website, Heather Soskin Photography blog & Heather Soskin Photography Facebook page for marketing, advertising, promotion, art, editorial, trade, publishing or any other business purposes. Signed contracts are required and include model releases.

Standard Portrait Session fees (not including events, and prints/digital images):

$150 - nonrefundable creative fee due when photo session is scheduled to reserve your date. Newborn Creative fee is $200.

* Pre-session consultation.
* 1-1.5 hours shooting time at the location of your choice.(1-3 hours for newborns.)
* Post-consultaion and Office ordering session

A la carte products, Collections and Digital images are additional. Wall Portraits start at $79. All products are subject to the Maryland 6% sales tax. Please contact Heather for additional pricing information.