Hello! I'm Stephanie, photographer at Lincoln Gap Photography
Throughout my journey as a mother, I have noticed how quickly time flies, even though sometimes it feels like it's standing still. I provide a unique photography experience that allows you to relax and have a fun, laid-back session, and then enjoy gorgeous photos of your family. I know you are really excited about your session- I am too! So I am always quick to answer your emails and phone calls, and my communication with you is clear and simple. My life’s work is to create meaningful memories for families and couples, and it is so important to me that when you look at the images we create together, you are transported back in time to that very moment.
A little about me: I'm fun and relaxed, but have literally no cheesy photographer's jokes up my sleeve, so if your looking for those- SORRY! I have an amazing husband, two daughters who I am inspired by every day, and old black lab, two cats, and seven chickens, who all get sick of posing for me, but get to frequent my Instagram account a bunch! I love living the Vermont simple life- skiing in the winter, gardening and swimming holes in the summer!
"Stephanie recently photographed our family. I had never done anything like this, but decided to try it. Kids grow up so fast and I wanted to capture my daughters infancy. She was professional, easy, and fun to work with. We had to reschedule quite a few times due to sickness and Stephanie was so understanding. From our first contact she promptly wrote back to my emails and made every step easy, offering helpful tips for where to shoot and what kind of clothes to wear etc. Its clear she really cares about her clients and wants to get to know them. She has a real gift for making her subjects feels at ease. As a mother of young children herself, she easily connected with our children. We love the moments she captured. Its clear Stephanie has a real gift for her art, its inspiring. Our son refers to her as "Special Stephanie" and its true, she is really a gem. You won't be disappointed. We're so glad we tried something new, and now we have such beautiful photos of our family."
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Vermont Family Photographer
Where are you located?
I am located in the Mad River Valley, in the beautiful town of Warren. I will travel to surrounding areas or meet at a location in between.
Why should I book my photography session with Lincoln Gap Photography?
My sessions are relaxed and fun! Your children do not have to sit still, and they certainly don't need to be a certain way for me! I love to capture them as they are in this moment of their lives. I will direct your family with simple prompts and move you so you are in the best light, but I want you to truly enjoy this time together as a family. Focus on one another! Our lives are so busy, and I want your session to feel like a date, not a chore.
What locations do you have for my Vermont Family, Maternity or Senior Session?
Your outdoor family, maternity or senior session will take place at one of my carefully selected locations in the Central Vermont area. Many of my locations are situated in the Mad River Valley, close to Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Glen. You can choose from field, river, lake, and hilltop locations, with the option to explore a more adventurous location such as mountaintop. All clients receive access to my location guide when booking, and I will help you choose the perfect location for your family. I can also come to your home if you have some beautiful property you would like to photograph at.
Do you offer Extended Family Sessions?
Of course! Extended Family Sessions are sessions that include three (or more!) generations- think grandma & grandpa, cousins, and the whole rest of the gang. Your session will be a little more "posed" than my regular family sessions, but each family unit gets a short session of their own in addition to shots of the group, grandparents with grandchildren, and all the cousins together. I have a lot of experience working with large family groups: I always photograph the families with littles first, so that they can relax while I photograph the rest of the families and couples. These sessions are a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or your family vacation to Vermont!
How should we dress?
When you book your session, I send you a style guide to help you select your wardrobe for your session. While you want to be comfortable at your session, this is also a special occasion! I suggest wearing something a little nicer than your every day clothing: a beautiful maxi dress, a hip layered outfit with jeans, and add accessories! All sessions include a styling consultation through email or video chat.
Where will my Vermont Newborn Session take place?
Your newborn session will take place in your home. Common rooms to photograph in are the parents' bedroom, the nursery, and living room. We can take some photos outside around your property if the weather is nice.
Will you pose my newborn?
No! Your newborn will stay in your arms for the majority of your newborn session. If they are happy we can lay them on your bed for some very natural portraits, but I did not do studio posing, froggy poses, or put babies into buckets or baskets.
What comes with my photography package? Do you off prints?
Your photography session comes with approximately 1 hour of photography (newborns are a little longer), 30+ high resolution digital photographs presented in a beautiful online gallery, and a print release for personal use of all of the images in your gallery.
You may shop right in your gallery for bespoke keepsakes: professional prints, memory books, canvases, and modern metal wall art.
How long will it take to process my images?
It will take approximately 4 weeks for me to edit your images and deliver your gallery. The reason for this is that I personally hand edit every single image I deliver. I see my photography as an art, and I spend lots of time making sure your images flow together, and reflect your family and your session experience.
How do I book my photography session?
Fill out my contact form to get in touch with your interest. Please let me know the type of session your are interested in booking, and the date(s) you are interested in. I will send you an email with information about my sessions and schedule a quick phone call with you to answer any of your questions. I will then send you a portrait agreement and invoice for the non-refundable retainer fee to hold your session date. Your session is booked when I receive both your signed agreement and retainer fee.