LIFESTYLE FAMILY EXPERIENCE

We didn't realize we were making memories, we only knew we were having fun!

Welcome!!! I value each and every one of my families and want you to have the best experience at your session. I do not take this privilege lightly. I know how valuable your time and investment is. I promise you that I will give you a fun and relaxing experience. Most families say they are surprised at how fun and easy my sessions are. I have included some information to make your session as stress-free as possible, my hope is that you will be as prepared as you can for your session. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, email is the most reliable way to contact me. Scroll all the way down to find all the info you need for your session. I can't wait to capture you!




 







SO YOU BOOKED YOUR SESSION, NOW WHAT? 

If we haven't already, we will discuss location, wardrobe selection, and answer any questions you have.

I am excited to capture you and your loved ones. Custom photography is unique because it not only captures what you look like at a certain point in time, it captures who you are right now. I aim to capture honest photos of your family and children. The goal is not to get a stiff and posed shot with everyone looking at the camera, but to capture the true essence of your family. I take a lifestyle/documentary approach to photography and use my understanding of my equipment and natural light to create images that will become works of art that you can hang in your home and pass down for generations. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your session with me.

LOCATION: Together, we will decide on the best location for your photos. You should choose a location that reflects the feel and captures the colors you want in your photos. I have many locations that I love to shoot at regularly but I am always open to new locations as well. You should choose a location that fits your style and personality. I can help you along with this decision. When choosing a location, think of what color and feel you want your photos to be, do you want a crisp, clean look with an all white background, or do you want a big open field? Would you prefer water and the beach or hills and valleys? 

TIME: If we are shooting outdoors we will shoot either in the morning or in the evening. The light is typically too harsh mid day. If your children are up for it, shooting one to two hours before sunset provides gorgeous light and atmosphere. The images in my portfolio look the way they do largely because of my use of light and the time of day your session takes place has a huge impact. Many families tell me that they simply have the kids take a late nap or have some down time prior to their evening session.

LENGTH OF SESSION: The good news is, I am super fast! My family portrait sessions rarely last more than an hour. Don't worry, I can easily get a diverse and beautiful gallery in that time.

WHAT TO WEAR: Wardrobe should be comfortable and reflect who you are. I do not recommend matching but rather coordinating. Click HERE to view my Style Guide to help you select what your family should wear for your session. I am happy to consult you directly on wardrobe, email me a photo of what you have in mind and I can help you decide.

PROPS: I do not use props during my sessions, however if you have something in mind please let me know.

YOUR CHILDREN: Remember that children are not usually fond of being told to pose or smile. It is best if we just give the children time to relax and try to capture their natural self. Don't worry if your child is running about and active, most of the images you see of young children on my site were captured while the child or toddler was busy playing and exploring. To get the family shots, I usually direct the adults to simply "be" with the child, or hold the child and we go from there. To get the most out of your session, make sure that your little one has rested and has had adequate snacks and water. We can take breaks for snacks and play, however I will probably still shoot during the breaks. Bring dry, non messy snacks so their little faces stay clean during the session. Prepare the child for the session by letting them know that a friend will be taking some photos of them, it's best not to surprise them. Click HERE to read a guide on how to best prepare your children for your shoot.

Please arrive on time or be ready to start on time: Remember, your session is scheduled according to light. It is important that we start on time. Please plan for traffic or parking constraints. It's best to arrive early.

I can't wait to capture your family! Do not hesitate to ask me any questions you have. See you soon!



Welcome!!! I value each and every one of my families and want you to have the best experience at your session. I do not take this privilege lightly. I know how valuable your time and investment is and I promise you that I will give you a fun and relaxing experience. Most families say they are surprised at how fun and easy my sessions are. I have included some information to make your session as stress-free as possible, my hope is that you will be as prepared as you can for your session. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, email is the most reliable way to contact me. Scroll all the way down to find all the info you need for your session. I can't wait to capture you!




 


















SO YOU BOOKED YOUR SESSION, NOW WHAT? 

If we haven't already, we will discuss location, wardrobe selection, and answer any questions you have.

I am excited to capture you and your loved ones. Custom photography is unique because it not only captures what you look like at a certain point in time, it captures who you are right now. I aim to capture honest photos of your family and children. The goal is not to get a stiff and posed shot with everyone looking at the camera, but to capture the true essence of your family. I take a lifestyle/documentary approach to photography and use my understanding of my equipment and natural light to create images that will become works of art that you can hang in your home and pass down for generations. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your session with me.

LOCATION: Together, we will decide on the best location for your photos. You should choose a location that reflects the feel and captures the colors you want in your photos. I have many locations that I love to shoot at regularly but I am always open to new locations as well. You should choose a location that fits your style and personality. I can help you along with this decision. When choosing a location, think of what color and feel you want your photos to be, do you want a crisp, clean look with an all white background, or do you want a big open field? Would you prefer water and the beach or hills and valleys? 

TIME: If we are shooting outdoors we will shoot either in the morning or in the evening. The light is typically too harsh mid day. If your children are up for it, shooting one to two hours before sunset provides gorgeous light and atmosphere. The images in my portfolio look the way they do largely because of my use of light and the time of day your session takes place has a huge impact. Many families tell me that they simply have the kids take a late nap or have some down time prior to their evening session.

LENGTH OF SESSION: The good news is, I am super fast! My family portrait sessions rarely last more than an hour, and they are typically 30-45 minutes with small children. Don't worry, I can easily get a diverse and beautiful gallery in that time.

WHAT TO WEAR: Wardrobe should be comfortable and reflect who you are. I do not recommend matching but rather coordinating. Click HERE to view my Style Guide to help you select what your family should wear for your session. I am happy to consult you directly on wardrobe, email me a photo of what you have in mind and I can help you decide.

PROPS: Most of the time I do not use props during my sessions, however if you have something in mind please let me know.

YOUR CHILDREN: Remember that children are not usually fond of being told to pose or smile. It is best if we just give the children time to relax and try to capture their natural self. Don't worry if your child is running about and active, most of the images you see of young children on my site were captured while the child or toddler was busy playing and exploring. To get the family shots, I usually direct the adults to simply "be" with the child, or hold the child and we go from there. To get the most out of your session, make sure that your little one has rested and has had adequate snacks and water. We can take breaks for snacks and play, however I will probably still shoot during the breaks. Bring dry, non messy snacks so their little faces stay clean during the session. Prepare the child for the session by letting them know that a friend will be taking some photos of them, it's best not to surprise them. Click HERE to read a guide on how to best prepare your children for your shoot.

Please arrive on time or be ready to start on time: Remember, your session is scheduled according to light. It is important that we start on time. Please plan for traffic or parking constraints. It's best to plan on arriving early.

I can't wait to capture your family! Do not hesitate to ask me any questions you have. See you soon!