The RSP Experience

At Rina Schiffman Photography, we do so much more than just take your pictures. We are there for you offering expert advice throughout the entire process. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect when you choose us for a portrait session.


Step 1) 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. We will book a date for your session.


Step 2) We will then schedule a quick (15 minute) in person portrait consultation, where we will plan out your session and discuss which products interest you. 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. The session fee is due at that time to hold your slot.


Step 3) The portrait session itself takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. You won’t be stressed at all, because I do all the work, and because I’ve been known to act like a total child during a session. 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. 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 4) About 2-3 weeks after your portrait session, you will come back to the studio for your viewing/ordering session. This is where we select your favorite portraits, and using my super cool program, we can create beautiful wall displays for any wall in your home – and I can show you exactly how different sizes and arrangements will look on your own wall or a sample wall. A 50% deposit on your print order is due then.


Step 5) Approximately  3 weeks later, your beautiful portraits will be ready for pickup.


Step 6) You will feel a rush of happiness every time you walk by your walls and see your gorgeous portraits!