“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind
Most photos are lightly posed, meaning I’ll help get you into place first and then encourage interaction and real expressions while we’re snapping away.If you want to sum it up in a couple of words, my work is most often categorized as lifestyle photography.I seek out genuine moments that make me FEEL something when you see your images.
My Business is based in Boca Raton. I often travel throughout the South Florida to meet my clients.
I began taking photos at the age of 10, when I used to take my mom's camera, of course she didn't know. I have been working as a professional since 2010. Best work ever!!!
My sessions are fun, laid back, and meaningful. My style focus on your unique family connection.
Typically sessions take place either outdoors or in my clients’ homes. For outdoor sessions, I’m happy to provide location suggestions with in 30 miles from Boca Raton.
In the comfort of your own home.
I’ve also put together a complete session preparation guide for my clients that I send before every session. It includes information about clothes, hair/makeup, and other useful tips to help eliminate stress from your experience.
I keep a number of backup dates open each month in case of bad weather, and there is no fee to reschedule to a new date if it’s raining. Florida weather is notoriously unpredictable and changes very quickly, so I typically wait to call off a session about 3 hours before the session, unless you have hired a professional make-up artist.
I love getting to know my clients’ kids, even the ones who are shy/stubborn/you name it! I always approach the session as a new friend who’s just there to play and have a good time. I have all the patience in the world, and I find that being easy-going translates to happy kiddos. That being said, not every moment of the session is perfect, and that’s totally OK — in fact, it’s encouraged! In 10 years, I’m willing to bet that you’ll cherish the image of your toddler crying fake tears just as much as the one that we took 10 seconds later of him happily running toward the camera. My goal is to capture the personalities of the kids in front of my lens, including all of the beautiful quirks, details, and small moments that make up childhood.
The BEST thing you can do is to let go and enjoy! I know it’s hard not to be stressed before your session, but babies pick up on anxiety really easily. We’ll have the best chance at getting gorgeous images if we let them happen naturally (with a little guidance from me, of course!) I want your pictures to be amazing and will do all the hard work for you! Your only job is to relax and have fun.
I love Pinterest as much as the next girl! But Pinterest is best used as an initial source of inspiration, rather than a strict guideline for your photographer. If we’re focused on recreating someone else’s photos, that will leave us less time to create shots that showcase the unique aspects of your family. If you do want to use Pinterest to help you plan your session, look at it as general inspiration — for instance, use it to figure out what style of photos you like, and then search for a photographer whose images match that style.
My price is all inclusive, meaning the session fee includes the photographers time, edited high resolution digital images, giving you the freedom to print and share on your own.
All of your edited images files will be on your gallery ready for download up to 30 days after your session. I will email you the link to your online gallery where you can view your images, download them, add-on a collection, or order prints a la carte.
Believe it or not, pretty much EVERYONE tells me this before their session, and it never turns out to be true! I love coaching my clients through having their photos taken, and I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve to make you look fabulous! When you’re having a great time, you’ll look more beautiful than you thought was possible. I promise!
Yes, I do. I do not provide unedited pictures. Each and every portrait is hand-edited to create the aesthetic I am looking for. I edit color, contrast, and then any little blemishes/etc I see.
Yes. After you view your online gallery, you will be able to select a set amount of images that are included with your package. I will then send you the files for download along with a print release. You can then print and share the files however you’d like!
I highly recommend using our professional printing lab. You can order prints directly through your gallery or take advantage of one of the print collections (they save you a lot of money!). Please please please (if you care about the quality and color of your photos) do not use the big box stores for printing! They are cheap for a reason. If you would like to print on your own, I am happy to refer you to a reputable lab.
I believe that photography should not be a rushed experience — I want you to truly enjoy our time together and leave with some amazing memories. The difference in expressions between the beginning and end of the session is truly remarkable. I find that when parents and babies have time to settle into the session and get used to the camera and me, we’re able to create more authentic portraits. For these reasons, I don’t offer mini-sessions. However, I do offer a limited number of mini sessions throughout the year on special occasions. The best way to find out about those is by signing up Paula Massoni Photography newsletter.
Yes, I sure do, and accept checks, paypal and money transfers as well.
I wish there was a magic photoshop button that would take away all the blemishes, stray hairs, and extra pounds. However, it is a very slow and complicated editing process which takes up a lot of time. If there is a simple scratch on a face, or a smudge on a shirt, I will correct those without you having to ask. If there is a major retouching job, like removing baby acne, or those extra 10 pounds of baby weight, I can refer external retouch services.
I can’t wait to work with you! Please send me a message here, and we’ll come up with a game plan for your session. After that, you’ll be able to sign your contract and submit your session deposit online. 50% is due upon booking to reserve your date, and the remainder is due on the day of your session. I also ask new clients to fill out a short questionnaire, which helps me get to know you and your hopes/goals for the session.