Your EXTRAordinary Family Life + Art = Love
Your everyday life is significant and beautiful.
My family photography sessions are designed to capture your family's real life moments and personalities through undirected, unposed photography. Pure documentary sessions are 100% undirected, and authentic portrait sessions include 15 minutes for a few natural but playfully posed photographs, and then move on to the unscripted.
When we honor our real life stories, when we give our children the freedom to be themselves, when we show the love that we have in our families, we nurture our children and touch hearts for generations.
Relax and have fun, at your home or favorite place, while I document the love and connection. All you have to do is be yourselves and enjoy the experience.
What does your family love to do? We'll focus on your favorite real life activities, like cooking together, snuggling and reading books, wading in the creek, making couch forts, or a walk in the park. Or a real life event, like a a visit from Grandma and Grandpa.
I promise that your family won't be wearing matching clothes and sitting perfectly, skipping through a field, or hanging out in an alley, unless these are things you normally do.
Fill your home with the story of your love.
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.
We'll help your children see who they are, how they fit into the world, and how much you love them and they love you, with artwork that shows genuine personality and connection.
1 Pre-session Design Consultation
Before you book a session, we'll talk about what is meaningful to you. We'll customize an on-location session, at your home or favorite place, to capture your unique family story and create artwork for your home.
2 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.
3 Artwork Consultation & Selection
We'll meet to view your images and to customize your artwork collection. 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.
"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!"
This truly was a day the boys and I have over and over, talking, laughing- no special prep with make-up or wardrobe, or taking away the way I look - the many ways I look. When I look at these I have true memories of our time together, not just a photo session. LOVE the pics! THANK YOU.
Time with those you love is precious and I'm so grateful you captured real moments for us to remember. We never know when pictures and memories are all we have left, and I sit heavy in that thought lately.
Every photography session creative fee, listed by session type below, includes:
✺ a pre-session design consultation
✺ an on-location photography session at your home or selected location
✺ the creation, selection, editing and post-production of images
✺ an artwork consultation with personalized guidance to create a collection of keepsakes that will best display, share and preserve your memories.
✺ my guarantee: I want you to love your images, and will reshoot or refund if you are not satisfied upon seeing them at the reveal/artwork consultation.
Artwork and high resolution digital files for printing are not included with the session fee, and may be added to your personal collection at your artwork consultation appointment. Collections begin at $900.
A Day in the Life
8 hour 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 a relaxed and authentic documentary approach, in your home and/or favorite places.
includes session, slideshow, and an $900 album credit
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 a relaxed and authentic documentary approach, in your home and/or favorite places.
includes session and slideshow
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 playfully posed 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.
Let the Children Play
2-4 hour documentary portrait session
Celebrate your child's unique personality in a two-four hour session with undirected, unposed photography. For more than one child, choose a four hour session.
4 hours | more than 1 child
2 hours | 1 child
The Personality Project
2 hour tween/teen collaborative authentic portrait session
Celebrate your tween's or teen's personality and showcase their interests
in a uniquely collaborative two hour session.
Get Your Feet Wet & Explore
2 hour introductory & limited edition family sessions
First time trying documentary? Wondering what the fuss is all about? Or just want to explore one of my favorite parks in the area? Join my email list, or get in touch to sign up for a one-time Get Your Feet Wet or find out more about a limited edition Explore documentary session, available at select times throughout the year.
These sessions are just like a Family Storytelling session, but Explore sessions take place at a special place and time, and Get Your Feet Wet sessions are first-time only family sessions to introduce documentary. Both include a curated selection of albums and prints designed specifically for the session.
Get Your Feet Wet or Limited Edition: Huntley Meadows
Get Your Feet Wet: Try out a 2 hour family documentary session at your home or favorite place.
Huntley Meadows: I'll follow your family as you take a hike in a beautiful wetland park
with a woodland path and boardwalk view of birds, turtles and more.
Includes your choice of:
a mini leather wrap album
set of 6 mounted or matted gift prints
set of 12 bordered square press-prints to display in a cypress holder,
$200 credit to spend on a la carte items
Please contact me for more dates and details.
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