Beautiful custom designed photo books
Simple yet Elegant profile makes framed photos a beautiful addition to any home
Stunning photographic papers and archival print quality
I can help you turn your seemingly everyday moments into great family portraits that you’ll want to hang on your wall and hold in your heart.
BEFORE THE SESSION
We will meet in advance to get to know one another. Being in front of the camera can be a little awkward, and even more so if you have never met your photographer! We will spend time talking about your dreams and hopes for the session, choosing activities, family traditions or special events in your life.
DURING THE SESSION
Once I arrive at your location, I will be a casual observer through my camera, as you go about your activities with your usual spunk and family quirkiness. I integrate and become part of your family (I might even have to climb on furniture – gotta get the shot!) so you all feel comfortable around me and then forget that I’m there. My goal is to photograph people as naturally and easily as possible. The focus is not on getting traditional portraits, it is on your love, how you interact, how your kids play, how you look at each other.
AFTER THE SESSION
We’ll set up a reveal and order meeting, where I will show you the very best photos, where you can see the simple beauty of your world as I saw it through my lens. This is when you will select your favorites for your keepsake photo book, wall art and matted prints. This can take place in your home, so we can determine the ideal photo products and product sizes for your space.
Sessions are a minimum of 2 hours and up and all sessions will include, at a minimum, a pre-session consultation, the travel and my time I spend with you at your session, Reveal and Ordering appointment, editing of your images and delivery of your final products. Mainly, there are three options 1. $500 package will include a photo book and a mobile app 2. $200 Session fee + Print product Collection 3. $200 session fee + any print product you select from a la carte menu. If you have a specific need, please contact me to give you a personalized quote.
To learn more about all the beautiful photo books, wall art and other products I offer, please contact me here.
-Focus is on your family members and interactions with each other, unposed
-Session will be planned around family activities, traditions, hobbies
-Up to 2 hours in home or around the neighborhood
Prices start at $500
Birthdays, Baptisms, Baby and Bridal Showers, Adoptions etc.
In-home or on location
2 hours minimum with additional coverage available
Prices start at $500
Babies within 15 days of life, Fresh 48
Focus is on baby’s interactions in the new environment
Up to 2 hours in your home
Bump to Baby to 1st Birthday Bundle
All Unposed Shots
Up to 2 hours
Lifestyle Headshots and Environmental Portraits
Behind-the scenes and establishment photos
Lifetime commercial license fee
Digital package of 60 images
Online Image Gallery
What type of photographer are you?
What should we do at the photo session?
What if my home is dark or too plain for in-home sessions?
What if my children act up?
Will we get any photos of the whole family together?
Do you sell digital images and print products?
What if I have any other questions not listed here?
I am what’s called a documentary photographer. Other labels might include storytelling photographer, family photojournalist, family documentarian and visual storyteller. All in all, I make photos of families, couples and newborns doing what they do best: simply living and being.
There’s a time for dressing up and going to the park and there are photographers who are true masters at that type of photography. I am the photographer you bring along when you want to document your life as it is. Your authentic moments just the way they happen. no pretenses, no poses, just life. The joy and the pain, the sticky and the sweet. All of it is awesome, and I want to show it all to you in a wonderful artistic way.
Sessions generally take place at your home or we can venture out to a few of your favorite places. If it’s meaningful to you and your family, it’s fair game.
Some families want me present to simply photograph their everyday routine. Other families like to plan an activity (or in the case of a longer session, several activities). Activities might include cooking or baking together, sharing a meal, completing a school project, playing a game or a few games… If your family enjoys it, it’s going to make for some great photos.
It’s not, I can assure you! I will work with what you have and my trained eye will make great use of your space and available light there.
Children act up; it’s bound to happen. They have strong emotions that they are still learning how to negotiate. It’s all part of family hood. I won’t stop photographing, because teaching children how to adequately navigate difficult moments is part of being a parent. I won’t shy away from it. You shouldn’t, either.
In general, I find children do best during photography sessions if they are free to be themselves and follow their hearts and minds. Some parents find it hard to be passengers instead of drivers, and they find themselves trying to get their children to do something in particular, or — worse still — to look at the camera. My advice? Don’t. Let them be them, and your photos will reflect that.
If it’s important to you – yes.
I follow a documentary approach for my sessions, photographing your family interactions without scripting or prompting, but there will be time to ensure we get some shots of the family together.
And don’t worry – these will not be family portraits as you know them. I’ll not be lining you all up and telling you to smile. We’ll keep it light and loose and play a game or two to ensure we’re capturing your lovely authentic selves.
Yes! And I’ll be honest. I really want you to have an album of your beautifully captured moments. Albums are the perfect way to tell the story of your family, and they will serve as a legacy for the people you love most.
Beyond albums, I sell high quality matted prints, wall art and digital image collections, available from a la carte menu. When you’re ready to explore working together, let me know and I'll send you my price list.
Honestly, ask me anything using the contact form! I’m extremely accessible and I’m more than happy to answer any questions at any stage of the process.
Good luck! I hope to hear from you!