Sea Flowers Photography specializes in maternity, childhood, newborn and family photography. Sea Flowers Photography is located in Jupiter, Florida (Northern Palm Beach County).
My name is Kristina Hubschmitt and I live in Jupiter, Florida. I have lived in Jupiter (Jupiter Farms even!) most of my life. I attended University of Central Florida where I earned my bachelors degree in Psychology, however, from the time I was a little girl I was always fascinated with photography. I was blessed with having an amazing wildlife photographer for a father in law (who is a constant source of knowledge and support) and also an amazingly talented husband who has taught me advanced Photoshop and has encouraged me to continue on with my passion in photography.
I am now a mother of two and I understand how important it is to capture these moments before the memory slips away. I lost my father in 2010 and the pictures that I have of him are now priceless. The picture of my daughters tiny hand wrapped around my pinky finger seems almost surreal now that she is no longer a baby…and the picture of my grandfather with his childish grin, captured less than a month before he passed, is now forever captured for my children to remember. This is my draw to photography, this is my artwork, and I am so delighted to share it with you.
I do my newborn photography inside my house in Jupiter Farms, Florida. I have a large room (well, large enough – one can always wish for more space!) with great natural light. I also use strobes when needed. I have a variety of back drops and props available for use during your session. I shoot with all professional equipment including a Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon 5D Mark II and several L glass lenses. My favorite lens to shoot with is my 85mm 1.2.
I do the majority of my child and family photography at my 'outdoor' studio which is located in a barn on approximately 2 1/2 acres out here in Jupiter Farms. The property is beautiful and it also houses my large variety of props ranging from vintage carriages and cribs to an assortment of vintage toys. I am also available to shoot locally at Parks and the Beach although I do tend to shy away from doing in home shoots and events but I will make exceptions to this rule depending on my availability.
I am determined to capture your life, and that involves letting your children show all of their unique personalities. I try not to set time limits on sessions (my listed times (other than minis) are the norm – but I will give you as much time as I have available!) I completely understand that children need breaks during their session! Whether it is playing breaks, snack breaks, cuddle breaks, and potty breaks! I hope that you can think of our session as one big break from your day to day life to capture a moment that will last forever!
Please take a moment to look at my work and give me the chance to capture a memory for you. I look forward to working with you and your family to give you that priceless picture that will always warm your heart.
2015 - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Visionary Magazine 2015
2014 - Beyond the Wanderlust Edition 1 - Underwater Photography
2014 - Bokeh Magazine September Issue 22 - More than a Still image - an interview with Kristina Hubschmitt of Sea Flowers Photography
2013 - Primetime Emmys Artisian Guild Product Photography
Kristina has also photographed various clothing lines including Little Miss Princess Tutu, Wee Stichery, and MellissaJane Boutique. She has also won various daily favorite and weekly favorite photography awards from National Geographic, Lemonade and Lenses, Beyond the Wanderlust, The Imaginarium, and other publications.
Rates may change at any time without notice. Your rate is set when your contract and retainer is received by Sea Flowers Photography.
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I reserve the right to use any and all pictures to advertise, network, use for competitions, and add to my portfolio unless a copyright has been purchased. By booking me you agree to a model release for these instances (again, unless a full copyright has been purchased). As the client I offer a print release only. This is intended for your private use and printing. Your images may not be used for any other purpose with out permission.
You may purchase complete copyrights to your session upon request. I am proud of my track record of happy clients, I do realize however that there are instances when I won’t and probably can’t please someone. Understand that I am more than happy to make it right for a customer and resolve any issues, however, retainer fees are non-refundable and once digital files have been delivered they are non refundable.
Please note – Throughout the summer my children most likely will be present for weekday photo shoots. They are very well behaved and we have strict rules about not getting close to newborns. Please let me know if this is going to be a problem well in advance. My home is smoke free but we do have a pet dog and cat (which will be locked up during session).
WHAT THIS SESSION FEE INCLUDES:
Time and Talent of photographer at session, use of any props that I have available (please check my blog or portfolio for ideas of the props that I have available and contact me if you have a specific prop in mind), careful selection of files and custom editing of photos using Adobe products. Customer's will also receive all files in black and white and color as well as web versions of those files. Included in your session is an online PASS Gallery for Downloading, Emailing, and Social Network Sharing of Files as well as the ability to print professional quality prints directly through your album! Your Pass Gallery will be available online for at least a year (though backing up is still recommended and online galleries will only be guaranteed for 1 month from the session date)
Sea Flowers Photography only uses professional equipment to photograph with including 5D Mark III, L glass lenses, and Go Pro Product with drone capabilities when necessary.
Please remember – prints are not included in your session fee unless otherwise stated. Fee is for the time and talent of the photographer, fine art post processing and editing, and the ability to digitally download your high resolution files.
SEA FLOWERS PHOTOGRAPHY RATES as of November of 2016
PLEASE ADD 6% SALES TAX TO ALL SESSION FEES
Play-date (Weekday Mornings Only) Studio Session – Done in my home studio – with newborn style poses. (My children might be present) (time not set but expect at least 3-4 hours) and includes at least 30 high resolution photos in both color and black and white available for download – $550.00
BABIES (5 months and older) AND CHILDREN: - PLEASE ADD $30.00 to session cost for CAKE SMASH sessions.
1-2 Hour Session located at my barn setting or a Nature Preserve in Jupiter Farms (beach or on location is full price) and at least 30 high resolution photographs in both color and black and white available to download: $400.00
1-2 Hour Beach Session located in either Jupiter or Tequesta and at least 40 high resolution photographs in both color and black and white available to download: $455.00
1-2 Hour Location Session (Must be in Jupiter / Palm Beach Gardens Areas) and at least 40 high resolution photographs in both color and black and white available to download $500.00
FAMILY or MATERNITY SESSIONS
Families are up to 3 adults – additional adults will be charged at $25.00 per person per hour
1-2 Hour Weekend Session at a nature preserve in Jupiter Farms and at least 30 high resolution photographs in both color and black and white available to download $525.00
1-2 Hour Beach Session located in either Jupiter or Tequesta and at least 35 high resolution photographs in both color and black and white available to download: $585.00
1-2 Hour Single Location Session (Must be in Jupiter / Palm Beach Gardens Areas) – and at least 40 high resolution photographs in both color and black and white available to download – $650.00
Maternity / Newborn Bundle: Please note - these sessions must be booked at least 3 months in advance in order to insure availability:
1-2 Hour Maternity Session at either the Beach or a Nature Preserve in Jupiter as well as a full newborn session. - $975.00
On occasion I will offer half sessions. Half sessions will be at a 40% discount from normal sessions and will be half of the time and half of the edits. I can not always promise these will be available but I please contact me and I will try to make this work. Half sessions are not available for newborn sessions.
I will also be offering discounted MINI sessions throughout the year. Please like me on Facebook (you can just click the little F on the bottom of the page to take you there!) to be aware of upcoming mini sessions and deals!
Some general information on me.
I am a mostly stay at home mom of 2 children. Therefore, I am available for pictures when my husband is available to watch the girls. This is usually Saturday, Sunday, and the occasional Friday. However, I am available for a weekday ‘play date’ photo shoot once a week for a reduced rate. My girls are so very good and so used to this so please do not worry about them taking away from your session experience.
Where is your studio?
My newborn studio is my house. I have a great photography room with lots of natural light but I also have strobes available when needed. I only take these out for special circumstances though as I am a big fan of natural light! I also have plenty of props and closets full of boutique girls clothing from ages 12 months up to 8 years!
I also have an 'outdoor' studio located in a barn on my parents property. This barn is loaded with props and is located on 2 1/2 acres of beautifully landscaped property.
I also love outdoor shoots out at the park, beach, or barn!! These are some of my absolute favorite sessions and I would love to work with you outdoors! (Please note: permitting fees might be needed depending on the location).
Please note, we do own a cat and a dog. They will be locked up during photo sessions but those with allergies might want to avoid home studio pictures (please advise me of allergies in any situation though!) - and when working outdoors at the park there is always the possibility of mosquitoes, ants, or other stinging insects. For barn sessions there is also a barn cat that might be curious and wander upon us during a session. Please inform me of any allergies your child might have before our session!
What is a Play Date Photo Shoot?
I try to plan my photo sessions as play dates with enough time that we can allow the children breaks in a relaxing environment. I will also be attending to my own children during these photo shoots…whether it is fixing a snack, finding a loved toy, or just simply taking them to the potty.
What do you photograph?
I specialize in portraits of children, however I also offer sessions for high school seniors, families, engagement, newborn, and maternity sessions. I do not photograph events or weddings.
When are you open?
I am available by appointment.
What time of day is best for pictures?
It is highly recommended that all outdoor sessions be done in the late afternoon hours or early morning hours to allow the best light possible and a more comfortable experience.
In door sessions are best done during daylight hours.
When should I have maternity portraits taken?
Around 30-36 weeks is ideal. That way you have a nice round tummy. Please keep in mind when scheduling that I am often booked weeks out. So try to schedule your maternity session well before your desired date.
What age do you recommend my baby be for newborn portraits?
If you want true newborn portraits like those shown in my gallery, we must do baby’s session before he/she is 2 weeks old, with about 1 week old being the best age. We can sometimes work with a baby up to 3 or 4 weeks old, but in general you may not be able to get those cute little scrunched up, sleepy portraits with a baby after the first week or so.
If you would like to schedule a newborn session, I strongly advise that you book your session while you are still pregnant. We will work on changing the session date if it is needed (if baby comes early or late), but by reserving your spot before baby arrives it ensures that I don’t fill my calendar and can fit baby’s session in as soon as possible!
What other ages do you recommend if we miss the newborn stage?
The next age I recommend is 4 months old. Babies between a few weeks, up to around 3 months old do not yet have the muscle control needed to prop themselves up, or hold their head steady. And for this reason, sessions with babies in that age range can be very limiting. If you wait until baby can at least prop up on his elbows and hold his head high on his own, you can have a much better variety with your session images.
After 4 months I recommend a session when baby is sitting alone. Whether baby reaches that milestone by 6 months or 8 months, I always encourage you to wait until baby is sitting well on his own, instead of booking the traditional 6 month session just for the sake of his age. The milestones are so much more important to document than the number!
The 8-9 month old age is one of my favorites. At that age baby is usually sitting, laughing, crawling, and sometimes even standing with assistance. There are lots of fun things we can do with this age baby, so don’t let it pass by!
And of course, the 1 year session. Bring a cake and balloons, and celebrate baby’s first year!
What if my little one gets sick or gets a bruise before the session?
Basic retouching is included with your session fee, so if your little one has a bump, bruise, or bug bite we can correct it. If your little one is feeling sick or suffering from any type of rash, I do require we reschedule. We want your little one to shine for their session, and no one feels like shining when they’re under the weather. I also have to avoid exposing myself to sick children so I don’t pass anything on to other clients.
Can we bring a change of clothes? What type of clothing do you recommend?
Of course! Sessions generally last 1 – 2 hours, so clothing changes are welcome. But with the teeny tiny ones I do recommend we keep it simple. Newborns and young infants are often lost in clothes. Collars cover their chins up, and things just don’t fit right. For this reason, I like to keep it simple…bare skin!
For toddlers and children I encourage a few different outfits so we can have variety. Simple is always popular. Basic jeans, khakis, and plain dresses with bare feet. But I also love colorful, funky outfits! Don’t be afraid of color and layering things up for a modern look. Don’t forget – I also have a wardrobe of clothing that you can choose from!
When will my pictures be ready?
I strive to have all pictures ready in about 2 weeks...but occasionally I might take longer. Please let me know well ahead of time if you are in a rush to get photos back to you so that I can work my schedule around it. Please be aware that I take my time and hand edit every photo so that you have the best quality picture returned to you.
Can I get prints of my pictures? What is included in my session?
Your session fee is for time and editing of the final gallery. Prints and Digitals are not included. Prints and digital downloads can be purchased from your final gallery.
Is their anything else I should know?
For outside shoots please remember that we are shooting in Florida. There might be mosquitoes, ant piles, or other biting bugs on our shoots. I always try to have repellants available but please bring your own so I can avoid any potential allergies. Also please inform me in advance of any medical conditions or allergies that might be triggered while on one of these shoots!