FAMILY PORTRAITS THAT CELEBRATE YOU.

Awarded “Best Family Photographer” for 2017, 2018, 2019 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023!

Life is precious, short, and a wild ride! Your kids are changing before your very eyes. Blink, and the moment has passed! That’s where I come in. As a family portrait photographer, I am honored and excited to capture what makes your family YOU. Whether your babies are taking their first steps or your teenagers are preparing to head off to college, every moment is worthy of celebrating. The only thing more priceless than your family’s memories, are the photographs that will be left behind.

From the time your book your session to the final delivery of your images, providing a seamless client experience is important to me and I take pride in the relationships I’ve built with my clients over the last 20 years. I approach every session differently based on the goals of the client and the ages of the kids, but the end result is always the same – images that celebrate YOU and capture the real moments that fill your heart with so much joy.

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What to Expect

01.

The Experience

I’ve worked hard to create a process that’s enjoyable and effortless as possible, and I am available to hold your hand as much or as little as you need me to along the way. Upon booking, clients receive a link to my private client site full of information to help plan your session and additional details about what to expect. Prior to the session you’ll receive a detailed questionnaire to help me plan your session and we’ll chat in further detail about ideas, session goals, location options, wardrobe styling advice, etc.

02.

The Photo Session

Sessions are always relaxed and fun! You can expect me to interact with your kids, we’ll laugh, play games, I’ll likely tell a few jokes, probably make obnoxious animal noises, and, if you’re lucky, I may even balance a shoe on my head. What I’m saying is I’ll most likely make a complete fool of myself all in the name of genuine smiles & good fun. I want this to be a fun experience for the entire family and I have plenty of tricks to ensure that I get great images from every session. During our time together, your only job is to relax, love on each other, and let me do what I do best. I will ensure you always look your absolute best AND make sure dad looks forward to your next photo session! I am likely the most easy-going, perfectionist you’ll ever meet — that’s why clients come to me.

03.

The Final Images

About 10 days after your session, you will receive a link to a private online gallery to view your amazing images and download your files. In today’s digital era, where the majority of our memories reside on smartphones and social media, printing your photographs has never been more important. As such, upon downloading your images, you’ll also receive information on where to print your images for professional, high-quality prints.

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“We love every single photo you’ve ever taken for us…”

OMG…the photos are insanely adorable! Of course I am going to need them all! You do such an amazing job!!! Thank you so much for capturing their personalities and being so wonderful at what you do. My boys always look forward to seeing you and we love every single photo you’ve ever taken for us. We will for sure be back again and again. You’re stuck with us!

– trista
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KIDS & FAMILY Session options

Sessions are all inclusive and include the session fee and digital files that you can download and print as you wish.

*Please inquire for extended family session pricing.

*All sessions require $150 session retainer upon booking – remaining balance is due the day of your session.
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Half Session

This session captures a variety of images in both posed and candid moments. Perfect for clients who need less variety than a full session.

INCLUDES:

– 20-30 min outdoor session
– Session styling advice
– Online gallery
– 15 digital files delivered via digital download

$450
$450
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Full Session

A full session captures all the moments in a variety of both posed & candid images. Best for clients who wish to have all the digital files from the session (usually 50-60+) for keepsake & printing.

INCLUDES:

– 1 hr outdoor session
– Session styling advice
– Online gallery
– ALL digital files delivered via digital download

$650
$650
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Studio Milestone

A pure & simple studio session that captures the wonderful curiosity, expressions, and milestones of babies ages 6mo to 1 year.

INCLUDES:

– 30-45 min studio session
– Pure, simple, natural colored backdrops & props
– Online gallery
– 10 digital files delivered via digital download
– 30% off additional a la carte products

$400
$400
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Cake Smash

Celebrate turning ONE in the studio! We’ll have cake, balloons, and a ton of fun!

INCLUDES:

– 45 min studio session
– Online gallery
– All digital files delivered via digital download
– 30% off additional a la carte products

*You bring the cute baby & the cake. I’ll provide coordinating balloons and clean up!

$400
$400

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW SOON SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?

As soon as possible. I usually book up at least 3 weeks in advance and much sooner (5-8 weeks in advance) during the busy fall season (Sept – Nov) and on weekends, so call right away to ensure you get your desired date!

I DON’T WANT TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY, CAN I STILL GET GOOD PHOTOS?

In all honesty, like most things, you get what you pay for. If your friend’s sister’s cousin does photography for free, your photos will look like your friend’s sister’s cousin did them for free. If that’s okay with you, great – we all have different style & budget preferences. If you are looking for quality, experience, and the peace of mind knowing you’ll have awesomely good photos, we’ll be a great fit!

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT MY SESSION?

Expect to have a relaxed FUN time!  I am easy going and approach each session differently based on the end goals of each client. You can expect me to interact with your kids, possibly tell a few jokes, make obnoxious animal noises, any maybe even balance a shoe on my head – but most assuredly make a complete fool of myself all in the name of genuine smiles & good fun. We’ll capture a traditional portrait and then move on to the fun stuff that truly showcases who you are as a family. I want this to be a fun experience for the whole family, and I have plenty of tricks to ensure that I get great images from every session.

DO WE COME TO YOUR STUDIO?

Families and kids are photographed outdoors on-location from April – November as weather permits.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY SESSION?

Upon booking your session, I will send you a private link to the client info site which provides in depth information on what you can expect and helpful infomation and suggestions on preparing for your session. No worries, I’ve got you covered!

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD IS SICK?

I want you to love your images, and sick grumpy kids and photo sessions just don’t mix! I reserve plenty of time for rescheduling due to illness if need be.

HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION LAST?

This will ultimately depend on the type of session you book. Full sessions generally last about an hour or a little longer depending on the goals for the session and the needs of the child. Most younger kids (and some dads!) will start to lose interest after about 30 minutes so I’m always mindful of ages and aim to maximize our time together as much as possible. Half sessions are usually 20-30 mins.

WHEN WILL I SEE MY IMAGES?

About 7-10 days after your session your images will be presented to you in a private, password protected online gallery. You will have 7 days to complete your order online.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH EXTENDED FAMILIES?

Yes! I usually take on a limited amount of extended family sessions per year and the pricing is slightly different than what is posted on the site. Send me a message with your details and we can go from there.

ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH WEDDINGS?

I am flattered to get this request, but I do not offer wedding services at this time.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH SENIORS?

I don’t generally photograph seniors, but will take a session here and there. Feel free to shoot me a message and if I’m not able to photograph the session, I am happy to offer a referral.

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