Photography

Laura Volpacchio

WHAT TO EXPECT »

Kids are my buddies. I love hanging out with them, hearing their deep life philosophies, and taking photos of their cute and silly faces. In addition to my photography work with kids, I'm a Teaching Artist in NYC, teaching dance to kids from pre-K through middle school. I've had the good fortune of working regularly with children on the spectrum and undergone teaching artist training specific to the population. 

I'm not afraid to get dirty, so don't worry about the drool/spit up/dirt/mysterious sticky substance (but we will try to keep it away from the camera).

Coming from a large Italian-Irish family, I'm all about family time (even when they are beyond annoying and possibly insane). Capturing your kids & family in moments of authentic connection is one of my greatest joys!

FAQ »

• Down to earth
• Stress free and fun
• Basically a playdate (if there are kids…if not, it can still be basically a playdate)
• Painless
• Relaxed
• Candid
• Collaborative  
• Unique & authentic to your family

your family shoot will be:

you'll get:

High quality, beautiful photos that capture you and your family authentically

A plethora of images to choose from (this is usually the hardest part for clients - "I can't pick" is music to my ears)

The option to purchase prints and wall art directly through your gallery. Wall layouts and album design also available. 

INFORMATION »

What if my kid cries and/or has a temper tantrum?
↳WHAT!? Your kid CRIES!? Just kidding, of course your kid(s) will likely go through a few emotions during our time together, that's totally fine and I'm not phased (oldest child, aunt, works with kids, etc). The exact timing of family shoots ranges from family to family. Generally, family sessions last 30-60 minutes. I do not drag out sessions for longer than necessary or end them before I've captured sufficient material to deliver you a gorgeous gallery. Relax, we will get it done!

What do we wear?
↳Don't worry, when you book I'll send you a digital booklet with all kinds of directions and guidance. Nope, you don't all have to wear khakis and white shirts and stand barefoot on a beach (but you can if you want to).

Are you going to yell at my kids?
↳Nope, never. I like to let the kids be themselves - if that means they are running around like crazy, then we are doing movement shots!

I didn't have time to get a haircut, can you just photoshop that? And how about color? 
↳I wish I could say this was a crazy question that has never been asked - alas. No, the answer is no. I will not do any kind of body shapeshifting in photoshop. Period. Try looking at your images more objectively and you'll likely be able to see you're quite lovely to look at just the way you are.

Are you going to make us do weird poses?
↳Probably not, but maybe just for fun. I'll give you gentle guidance and loosely place you in a few different groupings, but my style is not overly posed. We'll collaborate to create images you'll love.

Wait! I have another question!
↳Shoot me an email!

Family

"Laura was absolutely fantastic! She came highly recommended by a close friend, and we are so happy with her, our shoot and the wonderful photos from it. She was very engaging and was able to connect with our toddler and let our son lead the photo shoot which allowed him to have fun during it as well.

Laura was also very sweet, responsive and helpful throughout the entire process from booking/organizing the shoot/location, to helping make recommendations for prints/albums. We love the final products and can't wait to use her again for another family photo shoot!"

-Tiffany, Mama of 2

Let's make memories!

Accepting bookings up to one year in advance.

We recommend booking at least 4-6 weeks in advance.

FYI, summer in Sag books up quickly!

LV photographs only a select number of families each month to maintain the highest quality of work and  borderline obsessive attention to detail. 

Get your session on our calendar stat!