Family Storytelling - DianaSherblom

FAMILY STORYTELLING SESSIONS

your real life ✺ your family story ✺ beautiful keepsakes


Childhood goes fast! Everyday moments quickly become memories. 

I create artwork that feels like your real life. I believe that our everyday lives are significant and beautiful, and that these images will touch hearts for generations.

Portraits with personality. Storytelling albums filled with genuine emotion and connection. Tender, sweet, messy, muddy, run through the sprinkler, stand on your head, jump on the bed, snuggle on the couch, pictures of family love, fun, and chaos.

These are the kind of photographs I love of my family, and the artwork I'd love to create for your family to keep and enjoy for years to come.


THE FAMILY SESSION EXPERIENCE


Enjoy a relaxed, authentic approach to family photography.

Instead of telling you where to stand or how to pose, (or you feeling pressure to tell your kids to sit still and smile), I'll be documenting the love while you and your family relax and have fun!


Do what you love, at home or in your favorite places.

How do you spend family time? What do your kids love to do?

Maybe you make pancakes on Saturday morning, or play hide and seek in the backyard, or snuggle on the couch and read a book together. Or maybe your family likes to get outside and bike, or hike or wade in the creek barefoot and have adventures.

Your real life and interests are the focus of the session. 


Picture what you value.

What is meaningful to you in your life right now? Welcome a new baby, highlight the personality and interests of your child, tween, or teen, or honor a special relationship between siblings, friends, couples, or grandparents and grandchildren. Or simply celebrate and remember your everyday life as a family, with beautiful, meaningful artwork and keepsakes.


Questions? Have an idea for a session? Ready to book? Let's chat! 

We'll discuss your unique story and design a session to tell it. 



WHAT TO EXPECT


Pre-session Design Consultation   We'll talk about what is meaningful to you and I'll design an on-location session, at your home or favorite place, to capture your unique family story and create artwork for your home.


 Photography Session Your session is a time to relax and have fun with your family. I'll capture the experience in a natural way, to create images that show genuine emotion and personality.


Artwork Selection  We'll meet to view a gallery and slideshow of images and to customize a collection of heirloom albums and artwork for your family to enjoy for generations. I'll help you choose from a selection of archival quality albums, wall displays, and eco-friendly art curated from exclusive professional labs, as well as full-resolution digital files.


✺ Artwork Delivery  I will deliver your finished artwork to your home.   



"Thank you so much for coming over and capturing me and my children in some of our favorite activities. Your playfulness and gentle guiding made the shoot so much fun, and I didn't have to worry at all about posing or keeping a tight rein on the kids.


Your pictures captured the meaning and story of our life right at that moment and I'm so grateful for that,

because these moments are gone all too quickly. I'll also remember the fun and creativity that went into making them!"


~Karena



SESSION SELECTIONS AND INVESTMENT


Every photography session fee, listed by session type below, includes:

✺ a design consultation

✺ an on-location photography session at your home or selected location

✺ the creation, selection, editing and post-production of images

✺ a private online viewing gallery

✺ a slideshow and low-resolution images for online sharing

✺ personalized guidance on the best way to display, share and preserve your images 

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Prints, albums, artwork, high-resolution digital files for printing, and other products are sold separately from the session fee, at the artwork selection appointment. 


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A Day in the Life

full day documentary session

Life goes fast! A day in the life session ensures that you will remember this time in your life and all of those small but important details that make it unique. 

I'll hang out with your family for the day and create a visual diary of your life right now. I'll capture your family story with relaxed and authentic family photojournalism, in your home and/or favorite places.

limited availability

includes session and an $800 album credit 

$1600

A Morning/Afternoon in the Life 

4 hour documentary session

What is your favorite time of day? What do you and your family want to remember about this time in your life? Lazy Saturday mornings? Hanging out with friends? Your afternoon walk to the park? A visit to Grandma's house?

I'll capture your family story with relaxed and authentic family photojournalism, in your home and/or favorite places. 

includes session and a $100 credit to spend on prints, albums or other artwork

$400

Family Storytelling

2 hour authentic portrait session

Tell your family's story, welcome a new baby into your life, or honor a relationship, and capture real life moments with a blend of lifestyle and documentary photography.

These sessions are great for just a few casual "everyone look in the camera" images mixed with authentic storytelling images and unposed fun! Or choose a purely documentary approach for your entire session. For family, maternity, newborn, baby, child, tween teen, senior Mom & Me, Dad & Me, Grandparents & Me, siblings, and more.

includes session and a $50 credit to spend on prints, albums or other artwork

$275 weekends

$250 weekdays 

Documentary Portrait Session

1 hour authentic portrait session for one child, tween, or teen

Celebrate your child's unique personality in a one hour session with undirected, unposed photography. Great for young children, or to showcase tweens and teens and their interests and activities. A lifestyle/documentary option is also available.

includes session and a $50 credit to spend on prints, albums or other artwork

$175 weekends 

$150 weekdays 

Imagine

a custom session

This session is customized for an event, digital painting, design, unique work of art, or whatever else we can dream up. Let's talk!

contact me for an estimate


"Diana takes wonderful photos and is wonderful to work with.

She's worked with my family multiple times and we always love the moments she captures."

~Aimee


"Those photos and slideshow are AMAZING!

Ethan can be tough to photograph because he always tries to avoid the spotlight and, when he finds attention on himself, he usually tries to sabotage the moment with a silly face. But, you were able to capture a lot of great moments of him...playing with the wooden dog, showing his T-rex, eating in the kitchen, biking...

Olivia's curiosity on the front step was really beautiful. ... you captured her grace everywhere ...

I could go on and on. Well done, Diana! ...Amazing."

~Eric


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