I believe in the power of those in between shots, the candid moments that are the glue that bind your family story together. I photograph families in a fun and creative way.
Artistically capturing moments across Long Island, New York as well as in South Florida all along those beaches from West Palm Beach to Miami! 


Capturing moments across Long Island, New York and South Florida from West Palm Beach to Miami! 



with your family portrait session 

Create your own family time capsule 

Hey, I'm Elise.

I believe in capturing timeless moments. 

The feeling of capturing raw emotions never ceases to amaze me. It’s easy to notice and capture authentic moments when I am seamlessly sinking into a scene. 

Starting out as an English teacher, I fell in love with creative ideas and becoming a storyteller. Little did I know how much photography would one day mean to me. It is my passion that delivers photos with warmth and personality. 

Born and raised in New York, I currently reside in Long Island. There are white sand beaches, vineyards, historic buildings, and so much more. We have a beautiful island at our disposal for your lifestyle photography. Let’s make it our canvas. 

Although I was born and raised in New York, I also photograph many families and couples along the white sandy South Florida beaches from West Palm Beach through Miami and along the South Florida Eastern Coastline in between!
 
Whether it be a family photo shoot in the comfort of your own home, a family event, or a hobby you enjoy, I want to see and feel you in your element. I find joy in traveling across the country and capturing inherent love in families. Allow me to preserve your experience for you to cherish for a lifetime. My promise will always be to provide the most comfortable, easy going, and fun experience with  the people you cherish the most. 

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Hey, I'm Elise.

I believe every woman has the power to change the world, if only they have the confidence in themselves to do so.

It's too easy as a woman to live beneath your potential because of self-doubt. As an English teacher, I saw it all the time in my students... and in 2018, with a startling realization, I saw that it was me, too. And so I started doing photography.

Seeing in myself how much fear and doubt held me back, I knew other women were dealing with this, too, and that if I could equip and empower them, they could go be the world-changers they were born to be. 

Boudoir photography has an amazing way of showing women their true beauty--stripping away the lies we've believed for so long and showing us who we are. Once we see ourselves clearly? We can do anything. 

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Such a fantastic day at the  Planting Fields of Oyster Bay on the Gold Coast of Long Island.  Fall  in New York  is super colorful and there are so many local parks to choose from.  You can even have a personal and private shoot in your own backyard!

Beach shoots at Sunset are my favorite! Perfect Golden Hour light hit the beach just right for this fun family shoot in Jensen Beach.  Jensen Beach is part of North Hutchinson Island in Port St Lucie county and has miles of beautiful beach coastline to accommodate your family portrait shoot!

How beautiful is Fall on Long Island? The North Shore in Suffolk County, provides so many gorgeous locations! This awesome family portrait shoot happened at Avalon Duck Pond in St James NY - one of my favorite family photography backdrops for sure!

What is your pricing?

What is your pricing?

Frequently Asked Questions!

My standard session retainer fee is $200 and all prints and products are purchased separately. Digital files are NOT included with our retainer fee. Typically clients invest anywhere between $495-$3200 on their session and final products. For more details and to see some of the gorgeous products we offer check out my investment page.

can we do a mini session?

can we do a mini session?

Sorry, I do not do mini sessions anymore and here’s why: I care too much about you and your photos. I genuinely feel that during a mini session I just can’t get that same connection with my clients that I can during a full session. Little kids are leery and need time to warm up, as do adults! I want you to be comfortable so we can capture the real you and not be rushed. I also don’t want 16 other families around distracting from our time with you. You picked out the perfect outfits, got your hair and makeup done, scheduled the time….now lets do it right.

so i get all the digitals with the session fee?

so i get all the digitals with the session fee?

I do not include digital images with the session fee. The session fee covers the photographer’s time and talent, a pre-consultation as well as a design consultation and ordering appointment. Digital files are included in all of our collections and are available for purchase separately.

can i share my images on social media?

can i share my images on social media?

Of course! And please tag me when you do. I just require that no cropping or alterations of any kind be made to the images, including Instagram filters and that you not upload a screenshot of any kind. We strive to make your images truly beautiful and we don’t want that to be ruined with a pixelated screenshot! 

how long does it take to see my images?

how long does it take to see my images?

I will generally schedule your design consultation and ordering appointment approximately 10 to 14 days weeks after the shoot date. Rush viewings and image delivery is available upon request for an additional fee.

what is the design consultation and ordering appointment?

what is the design consolation and ordering appointment?

This is when I meet with you and any other household decision makers to look at your images together for the first time. They generally take place on weekdays in the evening either in your own home or a comfortable location of your choice or even over Zoom! At this session I’ll assist you in picking your favorite images and how you’d like to memorialize this time in beautiful artwork. Together, we will place the product and print order the very same day with cash, check or card.

once my order is placed, how long does it take to arrive?

once my order is placed, how long does it take to arrive?

Most of the products will get to you in about 1-2 weeks. Albums and framed wall art takes a little longer but generally come in about 3-4 weeks. 


how much editing do you do to the photos?

how much editing do you do to the photos?

All images get basic color correction and cleanup for stray hairs, tiny blemishes, etc. If you would like us to do anything else, say the word! Extensive retouching is available for an additional fee.

can i get that in black and white?

can i get that in black and white?

During your viewing session I choose a few favorites that I really think shine in black and white, (when applicable). However if there is one in black and white that you really want in color or one in color that you really want in black and white, just let me know!


how and when do I pay?

how and when do i pay?

I do all my session bookings through a digital scheduling system which allows you to securely pay with a credit card online. The session retainer fee of $200 is due at the time of booking to hold your spot on my calendar. All retainers are non-refundable. Payment for products ordered is due the night of your design consultation, however, payment plans are available. Products will be delivered after payment plan is paid in full

when do i need to book?

when do i need to book?

I only take 4-6 family sessions per month, so make sure you email or call me as soon as possible! Typically my family session slots are booked 2-3 months in advance, though it’s always worth checking in to see if we have a last minute opening! 
Fall and pre-christmas in particular are largely filled up by the end of September so please plan in advance if you want to do family photos in the fall. I cannot guarantee that I can get your images in time for Christmas if your shoot is scheduled for anytime after thanksgiving. That being said, things get cancelled and shifted around all the time, so even if it’s last minute, call us! We’ll do our best to get you in our schedule. 

what if i need to reschedule?

what if i need to reschedule?

I understand that stuff (and bad weather) comes up and will do my very best to get you rescheduled whenever possible! Just give me a heads-up so we can look at the calendar and figure out a new date that works for everyone. Rescheduled sessions must take place within 14 days of original session date or the session deposit will be forfeited.

are you willing to travel?

are you willing to travel?

Yes!! I absolutely love traveling for sessions of all kinds, family adventures, you name it! A travel fee is added for anything 45 minutes outside of the Long Island area but contact me so we can jump up and down about shooting somewhere new and exciting or you know, cooly give you a quote. 

Word on the Street

Real People Spilling the beans!

She is always super professional, prepared, and extremely creative. 

- Jenn

Elise is professional and creative... her work speaks for itself.

- E L 

Elise is very talented and always does a great job! Her vision for photography is unique and I am always happy with the finished product!

- JD

I pour my heart into creating images that you’ll have to cherish forever and help to create that family time capsule.  I will edit your images to perfection. And then after your heirloom quality products are ordered I examine the finished work and make sure it’s perfect. And if it isn’t I send it back until it is. Because I want you to love your artwork. Today, tomorrow and long after that kids have left the nest.


 I AM AS INVESTED AS YOU ARE…

Family Session Fee 
199
*up to one hour session on location.
*Consultation that includes location and wardrobe ideas
*Ordering Appointment 10-14 days after your session. It is at this meeting where you will be able to select and purchase your favorite images from the session.
*No obligation to purchase
*Collections start at $395
*prints, heirloom wall art and albums are available 
   


   

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5 Simple Steps

to booking with me

Send me a message or an email. A text if you prefer, let me know your clan is growing up and it’s time to update the pics! 

The next step ( my favorite and very important) is figuring out what kind of session you want and finding the best way to capture your unique family via a free phone consultation. 

 I will email you a contract that states everything we discussed and the agreed upon terms. Session fees will be collected at this time as well and you are officially in my iCal!  

We’ve talked over your dreams for a large portrait over the fireplace or that album to give as a gift to grandparents so we’re going into the session with intention and purpose! Nervous your kids aren’t going to sit pretty and smile? Never fear, we WILL get the shots.

During this preview and purchase session you’ll see your images for the first time, narrow down your favorites and order prints and products that very night. You’ll get to see all of our handpicked products in person to touch and feel the quality and we will help you make the best choices for your space.

5 Simple Steps

to booking with me

1.

Holla! 

Send me a message or an email. A text if you prefer, let me know your clan is growing up and it’s time to update the pics! 


2.

Give me the 4-1-1. What’s your story?

The next step ( my favorite and very important) is figuring out what kind of session you want and finding the best way to capture your unique family via a free phone consultation. 

3.

it's official!!!

 I will email you a contract that states everything we discussed and the agreed upon terms. Session fees will be collected at this time as well and you are officially in my iCal!  

4.

Today's the 
day!!!

We’ve talked over your dreams for a large portrait over the fireplace or that album to give as a gift to grandparents so we’re going into the session with intention and purpose! Nervous your kids aren’t going to sit pretty and smile? Never fear, we WILL get the shots.

5.

design and order session

During this preview and purchase session you’ll see your images for the first time, narrow down your favorites and order prints and products that very night. You’ll get to see all of our handpicked products in person to touch and feel the quality and we will help you make the best choices for your space.

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ELise Margolin Photography

Elise@EliseMargolin.com

New York. Florida. Destinations.