“Distance means so little, when someone means so much.”


The world as we know it has changed, (for now) but beautiful memories can still be made. We can celebrate the family we have and share our love with those that are at a distance. Love does in fact thrive at a distance if we choose to nourish it with our thoughts of others. "Distance means so little, when someone means so much." Now more than ever, staying connected with those that are at a distance displays our true intentions. After all, the best way to put a smile on someone's face is to share the one you've got. Happiness can be contagious.

In response to the extended isolation families are facing from their loved ones, I am offering mini photo sessions at 40% off my normal rates (with very strict social distancing measures) where families can take the opportunity to document this life changing time in their lives so that they can share their smiles with their friends and family.

Now more than ever, the support we show each other will resonate how we come together once all this is over. At this point, everyone knows someone effected directly or financially. To help mitigate these circumstances in my community, 15% of all proceeds will be donated to my local Synagogue to be distributed anonymously to those in need.

Investment

Pricing & Packages

To ensure everyone's safety, all sessions offered are in secluded areas around Queens Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Kissena Park or any other location where social distancing standards can be strictly observed. In addition, only immediate family members that spent time in isolation together are allowed (no exceptions). All portraits are taken with telephoto lenses at a distance of at least 30-50 feet for artistic effect. Please see sample gallery above.

Packages

Standard

$250

Meant for family of 4
25-35 mins session at Cunningham Park
Edited photos via online gallery
Online shopping card +
Online access for 6 months
Digital Download of all Proofs

Deluxe

$325

Meant for family of 6
up to 45 mins session at Cunningham Park
Edited photos via online gallery
Online shopping card +
Online access for 6 months
Digital Download of all Proofs

Couples

Call for price

35-45 mins session in a secluded park
Edited photos via online gallery
Online shopping card +
Online access for 6 months
Digital Download of all Proofs
Two 4x6
One 8x10 prints

*Video option is available.

FAQ

Do you have a social distancing policy?

Of course! Your safety and mine is my number one priority and I would not offer these sessions if I didn't think I can guarantee the prescribed safety measures recommended by the CDC and the State of New York. All shoots offered are conducted at a distance of at least 20 -50 feet away at carefully chose, secluded locations in and around Queens Fresh Meadows/Jamaica Estate area. For creative effect, sessions are conducted a telephoto lenses providing the distance way beyond the recommended to ensure the safety of everyone.

What type of payment do you accept?

To minimize the need for close proximity all bookings must be secured with a payment in full via quick pay or Venmo before the beginning of the shoot. No exception.

How many pictures will we receive?

For 45 mins session with a family of 4 you can expect approximately 45-75 edited images, all of which you'd want to hang on your wall. For sessions with larger families that number is close to approx 125 edited images. Of course, please keep in mind that each family is different and some will get more and some will get less, depending on the family and participation of family members.

When will we get our photos?

Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 5 business days. You can download all the proof photos from the gallery as well as share them, choose your favorites, and order additional prints!

How soon will we get our prints?

Print orders are submitted as soon as you make your selection of the images you want to print and take anywhere from 5-7 days to get to your home. Your friends and family can also view and order prints from your online gallery.

Will I be able to print my own photos from the digital proofs?

All digital proofs come with a small watermark on the bottom of the image and can be printed with great results in up-to 5x7 size at your local print shop. To insure the very best quality, images without a watermark can only be printed through our in house order system. Once your images are released, your friends and family can use the built-in shopping cart to purchase additional prints.

Where are you based and do you travel?

I am based in Queens New York, but your shoot can be accommodated anywhere withing the city assuming we can arrange a secluded outdoor location where we can keep a safe distance of no less than 25-50 feet. Families that do not want to leave the premises of their home can schedule a shoot by their front entrance which also lead to beautiful photos.

What if we have 5 people out family and dont want to upgrade the package?

Families sizes that fall in between or above the packages can always upgrade by including an additional child or sibling for only $35 per person. However, please keep in mind that the package offering remains the same as far as prints are concerns. AT NO POINT WILL MEMBERS OF EXTENDED FAMILIES BE ALLOWED IF THOSE FAMILIES DID NOT SPEND THE QUARANTINE TIME TOGETHER.

What kind of shots can we expect from the shoot?

When we get together, Ill make sure you get a collection of poses that will include a beautiful family portrait, sibling portraits and individual shots of each child as well combination shots of different set ups with kids and parents. There will be plenty to choose from and would want to hang all of them on your wall.

To book your session please fill out the form below with full contact information. These sessions are offered in limited quantity and will book fast. Please note that these sessions are not offered to the general public and this page is not visible on my site to ensure I don't get overbooked. You may feel free to share this link with those you feel can use this limited service. Every confirmed referral (at booking) will yield a $25 printing credit you can use to purchase additional prints.

Testimonials

“Having a mixed Moroccan & Bukharian Wedding we wanted to be respectful to both of our traditions and wanted to work with someone who understood the cultures. Benjamin and his team brought more than what we where expecting. Our images are stunning! I would pay again just to experience what we did when we saw our image collection for the first time. Thank you Benjamin.”

—David & Natalie

“We found Benjamin randomly through Google and after our initial video call we knew he was the one! Benjamin took his time explaining his process and guided us every step of the way on planning the perfect wedding day. Most other places we approached just sent us a price sheet and a contract. He also personally took his time designing every aspect of our beautiful album. Out book is not just a collection of the prettiest pictures he took of the day but a story book of the atmosphere we felt thought the day!”

—Adina & Daniel

“We have a large family and in the past used the so called high end photographers with 100 awards. What you where able to capture is simply not the same. I feel every image in my wedding book! Thank you for putting up with our super large family and guiding us every step of the way as if we where doing this for the first time. Our video is on a different level too and I take out our beautiful photos every time we have guest... now almost 3 years after. My siblings are so jealous but in a good way!”

—Dassi & Nechi

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