Welcome to the "Family Experience", where I'll help you walk through from start to finish what you'll remember as being a fun, easy well worth it experience. My goal is simple, I want to help every family walk away from their session with something they can hold in their hands and something they can hang on their wall. I don't want to hand you a flash drive and leave you to do the rest of the work by yourself, when I can create some beautiful, one-of-a-kind heirlooms for you to enjoy every single day and not just once a year on your "Timehop". So let's do this! Let's create something beautiful!
Hello! I'm so excited you're here!
Each and every family is different and we all have different wants and needs. Embracing the fact that we are all unique, I love to giving you, my clients, the ultimate choice as to what you want to do with your images. Here's what your experience will look like!
First things first, let's connect! We can meet for coffee or chat over the phone. I want to learn about your family and what you love! From there you'll choose the best session for your family. To book, you'll need to pay the session fee and sign a contract. The session fee covers your consultation, planning, session and reveal & ordering appointment. This fee does not include digital images or products.
Once you've booked, we'll start planning the details of your session. We'll cover things like clothing, location, activities, and what you want to capture most. If you're planning on wall art, this is a great time to start thinking about what products you might want and we can even create a mock up of what they will look like in your home! Ask me how! (It's really cool!) Your session is up next and I can assure you we'll have TONS of fun and laugh a lot!
2-3 weeks after your session, we will meet in-person for your reveal & ordering appointment! This is THE BEST PART and is typically done in the families home. This is the first time you'll see your gorgeous images and I'll help walk you through the process of choosing the images you love and what you want to do with them. You have 3 options to choose from.
This 2-3 hour session usually takes place in and around your home, capturing some of your favorite activities and moments with your family. From big moments to small moments, together we'll capture your story and what you love the most and create stunning images you won't want to live without.
Welcoming your first or even your third little one into your family is one of the most amazing and joyful feelings in the world. You're captivated by their tiny little fingers, precious locks of hair and you're wanting to hold onto these moments forever...Let me help you. Let's capture all those perfect little details so you'll never forget.
Family sessions are on-location sessions, chosen by yours truly, capturing your family just being yourselves. We'll play games, play some music, love on each other, and have tons of fun. This is your permission slip to relax, let the kids be kids, and just enjoy. We'll be sure to get individuals of all the kiddos and some of you and your honey as well. (Also, no ones kids behave perfectly! Don't worry!)
Senior sessions are so much fun and I love being able to incorporate the seniors hobbies and favorite things into their sessions, as well as just getting some really great portraits that they'll be so excited to share. We spend about 2-3 hours together during their session to create a variety of locations and outfits. For the ladies, I also have an add-on to have your hair and makeup included in your session!
Most lifestyle sessions take place in and around your home because that's where some of you favorite memories are made. Don't let this limit you though! Maybe you have a favorite local ice cream shop you stop by as a treat, or you frequently visit the park down the street. Maybe you're really adventurous and love to go hiking together! Whatever it is, as long as you love doing it together, its worth capturing!
Some typical ideas in and around the home include:
- Playing with their favorite toys
- Tickle fights on the bed
- Taking a bath
- Playing outside
- Going for a walk
- The possibilities are endless!
Lifestyle Newborn sessions are simply precious. They typically take place within 1-3 weeks after baby is born and capture the first days at home. Very relaxed and candid, these sessions are geared to capturing the tiny details and candids with mom, dad and the rest of the family.
No, I do not own a studio or have a studio set up. With what I specialize in, I simply do not need one. Instead of using props and over posing my clients, I lean more toward the authentic, candid and natural side of things. If you're looking for studio work, I have a few lovely photographers that I'd be more than happy to refer you to.
While there isn't one sole definition, to me lifestyle photography is capturing your family in a candid and authentic way that captures more personality, personal moments, and goes much deeper than a standard portrait. To me, it's about capturing the details you love the most about your children and documenting all of you together doing the things you love. It's really about preserving memories for you to hand down to your children and grandchildren one day.