How We Work

We want to make sure that your experience with us is a positive one and it begins with your planning appointment. You will need to call us at 978-475-4703 or email pearl@pearlwhitestudio.com to book your appointment.  Once that is done the fun begins! 

 

The Planning Appointment

Every family is unique so we would love to invite you to the studio to meet with Pearl for a casual 15-20 minute chat to discuss how we can create something truly unique for your family. We can discuss things like clothing and props, the best time of day, what you want to do with your portraits, i.e albums, wall art etc and also run you through the process and our pricing in more detail if you wish. Pearl loves to be able to meet as many of the people who will be involved in the shoot as possible, especially the children, but it's not compulsory. Make sure you bring your diary so we can book in a time for your shoot.

Click here to book your planning appointment and get your Portrait Experience underway!

The Shoot

Before a photo is even taken we want everyone, including your pet, to be relaxed.  Pets are free to roam the studio while we talk and get to know each other better and this also lets the little ones feel at ease.

During your photo session, we can experiment with different positions, alternate people in the pose, use different props and clothing changes. You can opt for a casual family session experience or let us know if a more formal image is desired. The idea is to capture the moment, and make it last a lifetime! Pearl’s style is relaxed and natural and she has lots of patience for active children, pets and families.

To arrange a photography session, please call our studio at 978-475-4703 between 11 am and 6 pm. It is best to schedule your session 2-3 weeks in advance; however for out of town guests, pregnancy and newborn appointments – we can take same week appointments if our schedule allows. During our holiday times, our schedule is just plain crazy, so please plan ahead as best as you can.

Family, children and pregnancy sessions can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. We leave plenty of time for the type of session at the studio, and we ask clients to come in and just relax and leave the rest to us.  Note: Little ones and pets only have a small window of photo time in between naps so please plan an appropriate time that is convenient for you and your family.

Styled Sessions, such as Faeries and Mermaids, etc., include costumes and all the accessories and are about 30 minutes per child. If you have two daughters expect your Styled Session to be about an hour.

If your child is sick, please call to reschedule your session and we will find you the earliest available appointment.

The Ordering Appointment

Seeing your images for the first time can be an emotional experience but a good one – we promise. We highly recommend that all decision makers are present as this is the only time we are able to set aside for you to select your images. Extended family are more than welcome to attend too. After a brief slideshow, we’ll run you through all of our current collections and A la Carte pricing and you can choose which images you would like to order. Every printed product that leaves our studio carries a 100 year guarantee so rest assured, your investment will last a lifetime.

 

The Studio is located at 15 Railroad St, Andover, MA 01810 and service the Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire, southern Maine and the greater Boston area.

You can reach us by phone at 978-475-4703 or email pearl@pearlwhitestudio.com

We are located on Railroad Street across from the MBTA parking lot   Park there only if you have a pass.  There is 4-hour on-street parking right across from the studio.