Family Photography

My goal with family photography is to capture exactly who you are as a family.  I want you to look back at the photos and be brought right back to that moment in time and to almost relive it.  My approach with family photography is very interactive and I strive to document lifestyle type portraits. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a lifestyle family session?

I will give your family prompts to follow, such as, “tickle the most ticklish person!” or even play a game like red light, green light.  This guarantees true, authentic smiles! I will encourage hugs, kisses, fist bumps, etc. to capture the realness of your family. Basically, it’s a whole lot of fun!

Will you take any photos of us looking at the camera?

Of course!  I like to do a mix of lifestyle and portrait.   That way you can have a classic portrait, but also a variety with the lifestyle photos.  

What time do you like to take family photos?

Family photos 1.5-2 hours before sunset are magical!  I get that this can maybe throw off schedules, but I promise, it’s worth it.  There is nothing like the sun just before sunset.

    What should we wear?

    Wear what you feel comfortable in.  I don’t recommend everyone in khakis and white tops (or anything really matchy, matchy).  I love when a color palette is present rather than everyone wearing the same shirt! Adding different textures, materials, and colors adds so much dimension to your images–I also love that personalities can be shown through clothing choices.  I like this rule: for every 1 patterned article of clothing, there should be 2-3 solid colors. Check out Pinterest for inspiration on clothing! Also, if you are unsure about outfit choices, please send me an email and I’ll help you narrow it down!

      How many outfit changes can we have?

      Family photos 1.5-2 hours before sunset are magical!  I get that this can maybe throw off schedules, but I promise, it’s worth it.  There is nothing like the sun just before sunset.

        Can we bring our family pets?

        ALWAYS.  But, please clear this with me before our session because some venues do not allow our furry friends.  

        I saw cute photos on Pinterest, can we do those photos?

        While I LOVE Pinterest just as much as the next person, I do have to say that Pinterest is better used as a source of inspiration rather than a “must have” photoshoot list.  Please use it for inspiration, but know that I have a defined style and I am working creatively to capture your unique family.

          Where do the sessions take place?

          I have my favorite, top secret, spots picked out just for you!  But if you have a specific request, we can make it happen! For example, if you want brick walls, we will head downtown!  All sessions are outside as I love natural light, but I am open to an in-home session as well!

            Can we bring props?

            I don’t mind one or two props, but I typically shoot without them because I feel like it takes away from you and your beautiful family.  I bring blankets and a few other things to mix it up but please clear props with me before the session. If you have an announcement to make, such as a pregnancy announcement, of course, bring a sign(and if you need one made, I’d be happy to make one for you!)

            Can we reschedule if needed?

            I do allow you to reschedule for emergencies.  Please be aware that I have a tight schedule, especially in the summer and fall so rescheduling may push your session into a different month or even a different season.  If the weather is questionable, I will make the call the day of our session if I think we need to reschedule.

            How can I help the session go smoothly?

            Have fun!  Let go and just love your family.  Use this session as a time to reconnect, laugh, and be genuinely you.  The more laid back and relaxed the parents are, the more relaxed your kiddos will be!  Use phrases like “I can’t wait to get our photos taken! It’s going to be so much fun!”  or “I can’t wait to explore a new place with you guys tonight!” rather than “I’m so nervous.”  or “Ugh, do we have to get photos taken?” These moments are precious and should be documented…so let’s all just have a blast with our time together!  Also, snacks 🙂

              How will we get our images?

              I will send you a link within 2-3 weeks of your session.  This will have all edited images with a downloadable link.  From there, you can put them on a flash drive for safe keeping.

              Alright, we are ready to book, how do we do that?

              Yay!  I am so excited to capture your family!!  Please send me a message below and I will send you a contract and an invoice that requires a 50% down payment to reserve your date.  Following this, I will send you a questionnaire so I can get to know you a little better.

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