The RSP Experience

At Rina Schiffman Photography, we do so much more than just take your pictures. We guide you through the entire process, and ensure that you have a great experience- from choosing your clothing to designing a wall display for your home. Here’s what you can expect when you choose us to capture your portraits.


Step 1) Getting to know you: The portrait experience starts with the very first phone call. On that call, we get to know each other a little and we discuss what it is you want to get out of your portrait session. You’ll tell me a little about your family and each child’s personality. We will discuss location and clothing options – yes , I help you with your clothing selections too. We will book a date for your session.


Step 2) The portrait session itself takes about 1 to 1.5 hours (3 hours for newborn sessions). My almost decade’s worth of experience photographing babies, children, and families allows me to work quickly and confidently to capture portraits you will absolutely love. Because I’ve been known to act like a total child during a session, my sessions tend to be relaxed and fun. My clients tell me I have the most patience of anyone they’ve ever met- and its true. I do whatever it takes to get children to completely warm up to me so that I can get the most natural portraits of them- the ones where their true personalities show through. I never ever tell a child to just “say cheese” , or command them to smile. Instead, I make them smile. You session is not time limited- I’ll only stop shooting when I’m confident that we have a great variety of gorgeous and natural portraits of everyone in the family.


Step 3) The ordering appointment- or as I like to call it, where the magic happens: About 3 weeks after your portrait session, you’ll come back to the studio for your viewing/ordering session. Just sit back and relax as we watch a beautiful slideshow of your session  and select the ones you love the most. My special software and a high quality projector helps make this part insanely easy, and using it, I can design and create beautiful wall displays for any wall in your home – and I can show you exactly how the sizes and arrangements will look on your own wall. Payment in full is due at that time.


Step 4) Pickup: Approximately  3 weeks later, your beautiful portraits will be ready for pickup.


Step 5) Lifelong enjoyment:  You will feel a rush of happiness every time you walk by your walls and see your gorgeous portraits! And because we only offer the finest quality prints, canvases, and products, you can be assured that your portraits will stand the test of time and be passed down to the next generation as well.