Family Storytelling Sessions

I'd like to introduce you to the family photography session for people who hate family photography. Don't have time to get dressed up? No problem! Think you have a funny, forced smile in portraits? Absolutely not a problem. There's no pressure to get the perfect cheesy smiles! Kids have unpredictable nap schedules? Let them sleep. Husband has an unpredictable nap schedule? See above.

Hear me when I say that this is the least stressful session you'll ever have. I come to your home, where you spend most of your life, where your family feels comfortable, and capture the moments that define your family. All you have to do is get dressed! When you start worrying about your kids melting down, I step in and show you images of a parent who is patient and kind. When Junior wants to change activity for the fifth time in ten minutes, I follow his lead and show you images of a child who feels safe enough to explore the world around him. Your kids' personalities, your partner's quirks, and your love for them all make each storytelling session so incredibly unique.

The Details

In Home

1.5-2 hours of shooting a specific activity or part of your daily routine like THIS.

60-80 High Resolution Digital Images

Print Release

$500

Out and About

1.5-2 hours of shooting at any location of your choice like THIS.

60-80 High Resolution Digital Images

Print Release

$500 + travel costs + admission fees if applicable

A Day in the Life

From breakfast until bedtime

150-200 High Resolution Digital Images

Print Release

$1500

Add video coverage to make it extra special!

FAQS

Do I have to scrub my house?

Heck no! I’m a master at hiding clutter and messes. While I love clean lines and beautifully decorated homes, it is never a requirement for amazing photos. Check out this blog post for some piece of mind.

Okay, but seriously. My house is ugly, tiny, and dirty can we go somewhere else?

Absolutely! I love Out and About sessions. We can have a picnic at a park and then play on the playground, go bowling, take a trip to the beach, or we can just hang out in your backyard. Here are some past sessions that were centered around activities out of the house.

What should we wear?

Whatever you’re comfortable wearing. No need to match. I think we all have at least one family photo with everyone wearing jeans and white shirts taken some time in the 90s. If you want your images to look a bit more polished, I would suggest avoiding logos on clothes as they can be distracting. Also, neon colors can be really difficult to photograph.

I need help figuring out what to plan! I feel like we don't do anything interesting.

We take care of this during the consultation. I have a questionnaire for you to fill out that gives me some insights into your family values and normal routines. From there, I’ll give some suggestions about what I think would make for a really awesome session. One thing to keep in mind, what we do isn’t that important. The activities we plan are largely used to facilitate interactions and genuine emotions.

Can I invite some of my extended family over during the session?

Yes, please! Grandparents, family from out of town, your best friend, if they’re important to you and you want to include them, they’re welcome to come. Just let me know ahead of time so I can plan for it.

Speaking of extended family, Grandma and Grandpa reaaaaally want a shot of all of us to hang on their wall. Is there time for this during my session?

Absolutely! I definitely understand the value of a 'sit and smile' shot and occasionally even want them for myself. At some point during your session, I will gather everyone together on a couch or bed or the front porch and get a group shot for the grandparents. It might feel torturous to your kids, but this takes less than 5 minues.

What kind of timeline should I expect?

After I receive your inquiry, I will send you a questionnaire to get to know you and your family a bit better. We will discuss scheduling and payment at this time. After I receive your signed contract and non-refundable retainer, you will secure your spot on my calendar. 2-3 weeks after your session you will recive a link to your gallery online where you can download your images.

Can I post my pictures on Facebook?

Definitely! You’ll get two albums, one for print and one for posting online. Use the web ones that have my watermark and have been resized to look their best online. Tagging my business page is also super appreciated!

Will be able to print my pictures?

Yep! Your print release is include in the price of the session.

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