JBella Photography by Kim Messina is a natural light Family, Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Senior, Yogi, Dance, and Boudoir Photographer based in Long Island NY, serving  NYC, Suffolk and Nassau Counties

Long Island Family Photographer | Long Island Maternity Photographer | Long Island Birth Photographer | Long Island Newborn Photographer | Long Island Boudoir Photographer | Long Island Yoga Photographer | Long Island Dance Photographer | Long Island Senior Photographer | New York Dance Photographer | New York Yoga Photographer 

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NY | Long Island 

Newborn - Family - Senior - Couples - Yoga - Dance

Photographer 

So when is the best time of year for family photos? When you're investing a lot of your time and money into something as important as family photos you'll want to be sure you schedule your session during the best time of year. The answer is...


YOU CAN HAVE FAMILY PHOTOS TAKEN ANY TIME OF YEAR. INDOORS ALL YEAR LONG AND OUTDOORS SPRING/SUMMER OR FALL. I ONLY RESCHEDULE A SESSION IF IT'S ACTUALLY RAINING. CLOUDS OR SUNSHINE WORKS OUT GREAT.


A few things to consider when picking a timeframe for your outdoor photoshoot. What would you like to be wearing? Do you want lighter cloths or do you love to layer up? If you take your photos in the spring or summer you will most likely dress in clothing that fits the season. Typically brighter colors or pastels and more casual. If you have your photos taken in the fall or winter you may be wearing more layers, or using more rich and bold colors. It's best to think about what you prefer before you schedule.

For outdoor sessions we have to consider how long the days are in the summer. For the best light we try and schedule an hour or 2 before sunset. In the summer this can mean that your session may not start until around 6:30/7:00 pm. We always have to option of doing our session in the morning too if you have kids who are early risers. In the late fall the start time can be the late afternoon, sometimes as early as 3 pm.

It's also important to think about the type of location you would like your photos to take place. So you love the beach or do you prefer lots of greenery or even fall colors. For example, fall brings some amazing color so a park may be a better location. Summer sunsets on the beach are gorgeous and the beach can be quite cold in the fall.

Indoor photos can certainly take place all year round with no worry or concern about the weather. These sessions are more intimate and document not only your family but your surroundings as well. A beautiful way to capture your story.


SO THERE REALLY ISN’T A “BEST” TIME OF YEAR FOR PHOTOS. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU GET TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY; PLAYING, LOVING, AND CONNECTING WITH THEM SO WE CAN CREATE IMAGES THAT TELL THE STORY OF YOU.




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WHY IN HOME NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY?

I just love in home sessions! Staying in home for your newborn session is extra special, intimate and authentic. Photographing your baby, the family, extra kiddoes and your surroundings speaks volumes. You get to feel comfortable and at ease in your own surroundings. I'm honored every time people invite me into their homes to document such intimate moments.


IN HOME PHOTOGRAPHY MEANS YOU DON’T HAVE TO PACK ANYTHING OR GO ANYWHERE.

I come to you and the other way around. This is especially beneficial when you’ve just brought home a new baby because odds are, you’re exhausted and the idea of packing up the van to go get photos done sounds like a nightmare! Everything you need for that baby is right there for you.


IN HOME NEWBORN AND FAMILY SESSIONS CAPTURES YOUR LIFE.

In home sessions are great for capturing more than just your family, love and connection. They also document your home! It’s where you and your family live and grow together and it’s an important piece to document, especially when bringing home a new little family member. And don't worry, your home does not need to be neat and perfect. There is no such thing as perfect. Even it's it's tiny, we can make it work. All we need is some window light, you and your baby.


IN HOME NEWBORN SESSIONS ARE SAFE.

Newborns have an incredibly sensitive immune system and exposing them to germs outside the home can be risky. If you’re introducing your new baby to siblings, it’s much easier to control their interactions in the comfort of your own home.




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WHAT’S THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR A FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT?

Long Island is full of beautiful beaches and landscapes. People travel from all over to enjoy what we have to offer. There are certain times of day that are much better than others to have your family photos taken. So, when’s the best time of day?


GOLDEN HOUR IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR PHOTOS

That's the time of day right before sunset where the light is gorgeous and makes everyone and everything look good. I LOVE to schedule outdoor sessions at Golden Hour. The sun is lower in the sky and less harsh for shadows so everything looks dreamy. Families with little ones, I recommend a late nap and a snack/dinner before the session so they’re in the best mood possible. It can be hard to stay up late if you're not used to it.


IF GOLDEN HOUR DOESN'T WORK THE EARLY MORNINGS AMAZING

Another great time of day is a few hours after sunrise. The sun is in a similar position as it is with the sunset where the light is not coming from up above you. Light and shadows are soft and oh so beautiful. Another bonus is that kids are usually in a great mood in the morning! Another great reason to love morning sessions!




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