Information & Pricing
Family – Children – Individuals
I try to observe to bring out the unique traits & connections between people
Here is my Philosophy
The recipe for successful family photos is to relax and have fun! To do that I need you to trust me. I will spend time getting to know your family as we photograph you so that I can bring out those natural smiles and personalities. Not every photo we take will be perfect smiles and poses, but I am committed to capturing who your family actually is. I absolutely will work to get that one perfect family photo (and I am really good at head swaps for that), but I am more interested in capturing your connection.
Family and Individual Pricing
All sessions are either on location or in the client’s home. A studio space can be rented upon request with an additional fee ($75-150 depending on space chosen).
All digital images are delivered by online gallery unless otherwise requested (see FAQS below).
1 hour session
50 digitals included
Extended Family Session
1.5 hour session
60-75 digitals included
Includes every breakdown/grouping you could want
20 minute session
15 digitals included
Commonly Asked Questions
Do you have location suggestions?
I do! If you have a spot in mind I’m happy to come along for a ride, but if not, I am happy to make suggestions on locations.
What should I wear?
I don’t really have “rules”, but here are a few general recommendations:
1. As a rule of thumb, try to avoid tight micro patterns (tight and tiny repeating patterns) and waffle shirts. These patterns/textures do not photograph well.
2. Also avoid neon shirts as they reflect strange colors onto your face.
3. Consider shopping for clothes at a store that coordinates colors across departments. For example: Old Navy, Gap or Target.
4. Choose 3-5 colors for the outfits. Try choosing 1-2 pieces of clothing within the family that has all or most of these colors. Then match those patterned items. Pinterest has so many great ideas for outfit combinations, or check out my instagram stories for more.
5. Wear what you feel really good in! I usually recommend you start with mom’s outfit and pick the rest of the clothes around what she feels really good in.
6. Email me if you have any questions. I am happy to help offer specific suggestions!
How do I book a session?
Fill out the contact form here on the site. I will email you a link where you can view my availability and request a session time. Once you pick a date, I will email you a scheduling confirmation. The confirmation will prompt you to pay a $100 non-refundable retainer and sign the agreement to hold the date of your session. If for some reason you need to reschedule we can do that, if you need to cancel you will have the option of applying the retainer towards another session. The remainder of your session fee is due on the day of your session.
How and when do I get my images?
After your session I narrow your images to around 100 -150 of the best images. I don’t do much in the way of editing these images yet. 1 week after the session I will email you a proofing gallery. You will have 10 days to finalize your image choices. Once you pick your favorites I will edit them up. About 2 weeks after that I deliver the final gallery and your download pin number. Optionally, I can mail you a flash drive with your images for an additional $15. Your images will be sized to a 4×6 ratio and sized appropriately to allow printing at any size up to 30″.
Do you offer discounts?
I offer a 20% military discount and a referral discount program.
Can you make me look thinner? (and other editing questions)
First I want to say that I am no size 6, so I understand your hesitation in front of a camera- in fact I faced my own fears this last year and did a 4 hour solo session so I can say I 100% get it! I firmly believe in body-positivity and healthy at every size. You are beautiful! I promise I will do my best to pose you and use flattering lens choices and angles, but I will not liquify your body in an attempt to make you thinner. In my past as a professional retoucher, I was forced to do a LOT of thinning and “perfecting” of portraits. I don’t think it is healthy and it communicates that you are somehow less than. I believe you are just how you need to be. Instead of focusing on your body, let’s decide instead to focus on all the joy surrounding you in life and celebrate your family connection.
Complimentary editing I will do upon request: acne or scar removal, clothing fixes (bra strap showing, wet spot or stain, etc), flyaway hair removal, and softening of wrinkles. If your child comes in with a big scab on his/her face from yesterday’s fall- I will automatically fix that up in the final images. Flyaway hair includes hair in front of eyes, mouth, nose, and in the air around the head.