If you like to have fun, laugh and can totally go with the flow - we're probably a good fit! I try to keep our time together low-stress and fun for everyone. If photos of you playing, hugging and smiling together as a family that evoke genuine emotion are what you envision, then I'm your gal.
As soon as you know you're ready! If you are considering booking please contact me and get the process going. Most sessions are best booked a few months in advance, particularly newborns and family sessions held during spring or fall. Even if you're not ready to hash out all of the fine details that far in advance, it's cool. We can always discuss styling and concept in greater depth as the date approaches. But, let's at least save you a spot on the calendar!
All newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your own home, including Posed. I bring everything to you that we need so you don't have to worry about packing up your fresh babe to go somewhere. You'll have all of the conveniences of your own home + space. However, if you'd love a session with me but don't want it done in your home, there are alternate options available we can discuss.
Family and Maternity sessions can either be done in-home or on location. There are several locations I like to work at, and I'll provide you with a guide upon booking. I absolutely adore capturing families in their own element at home, just as much as I love a beautiful location with perfect natural light.
It doesn't need to be! I just need you, your family and your space and we will create magic. I've photographed families in hundreds of homes in a multitude of styles. I can confidently say my experience has allowed me to walk into a home and immediately assess our game plan for fantastic photos.
Please plan up to 3 hours for newborn sessions, and an hour or more for all other session types. I don't cap them at a certain time, we are done when we're done!
Relax! Trust the process. I want your authentic interactions between you and your kids. It's okay if they don't follow every direction for an entire hour. If plan A doesn't work I'll move to plan B and C and so forth. If you relax and have fun your children will too. Both newborn and family clients will also receive a Welcome Guide to help prep for your session both clothing and general session flow wise.
Great question! I wrote a little bit out the two here to help you decide which is right for you.
I created [LIFE] Sessions for families who are a looking for something a little more than just a standard family session. [LIFE] sessions are meant to document your family in an un-posed, every day way and incorporate both photos and videos, with video being the primary medium.
I work closely with you to determine the part of your day or activity that you would like to remember long after that time of your life has passed. For many with small children, this means rituals like a trip to the park, bath + bedtime or Sunday morning breakfast. The possibilities are absolutely limetless, and each session is 100% unique to your family.
A few examples of what clients have done on the blog with both photos and video!
First, contact me! I'll send you general information on availability + dates and we will go from there. All sessions require a $200 + tax deposit and a signed contract to officially reserve a slot. These forms will be sent via email and are easily done online. Can't wait to hear from you!