I want EVERY session to be a memorable experience whether that’s in your home or out in nature. My fresh approach to family photography is tailored to modern families looking for an experience in addition to quality photographic works of art. Most importantly, these sessions are fun and flexible and best of all, enjoyable.
ONE-HOUR FAMILY SESSIONS
For families who love a mix of candid and posed sessions, these one-hour family photo sessions are perfect. These sessions are lifestyle which is a guided approach to documentary photography. Real emotion will come through in these photographs with an emphasis on laughter, snuggles and hugs.
The first 15 minutes will be spent on posed family portraits, followed by 3o minutes of family fun (activities are great for this) followed by 15 minutes of individual portraits at the end.
Document your growing baby bump with a maternity session. These sessions focus on your growing baby bump and are best done between 30-40 weeks. Sessions can be done indoors or outdoors, with or without your partner, and can be documentary, or portraiture based. Please note that I do not provide wardrobe for maternity sessions.
There’s no moment more special than the welcoming of a new baby. I offer fresh 48 sessions in-hospital (Covid depending), and in-home family newborn sessions. These sessions are lifestyle-based and focus on your family interacting with your new bundle and all the special moments at home. Sessions are candid with a few gently guided portraits. You can include your own props and keepsakes.
ENGAGEMENT + COUPLES
Whether you’re newly engaged or you’ve been married for 50 years, I love to capture love. My couples sessions are fun, interactive, and show off your genuine affection for one another. Please note, most of my wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session. If you book an engagement session and later decide to book your wedding through me, you will receive a discount off your wedding package.
- One hour session
- On-location outdoors
- ALL edited images
- Online gallery
Frequently Asked Questions
Please dress comfortably and for the weather. Layering is encouraged. For outdoor sessions wear clothes you can get wet, dirty, or do cartwheels in. Casual clothing that you can be active in is a requirement as I may have you sitting, standing, laying down, running etc. Please avoid all black, bright white and clothing with large visible logos or words. Please no hoodies or hats.
Typical family sessions including newborn, maternity and couples take approximately one hour.
You will receive an email with a link to view your images in a proofing gallery with 7-10 business days. Print and product purchases will be mailed to you. After you receive your digital files, please download your images and back them up on a separate hard drive. Images are not kept by me indefinitely.
For documentary sessions please plan a minimum of two activities that encourage family interaction and participation. Some great activities for beach sessions include shovels and buckets, water guns and toys, and for park sessions kites, soccer balls, or potato sacs for a race.
For lifestyle sessions, you don’t need to plan anything but your images will be limited to lightly posed photographs.
Children tend to fuss more during posed portrait sessions. The reason behind this is because they are forced to sit, stand or look happy when they aren’t doing something they actually enjoy. During documentary sessions, children often lead the session. We follow their cues to get show life through their eyes. During my more posed lifestyle sessions I tend to make it as fun as I possibly can during posing, but don’t be surprised if your little one doesn’t last the entire hour – this is common.