Capturing those special moments that can be cherished forever, is what I love doing for people. That special smile, the way a child’s eyes sparkle when they look at a parent, and yes, even the eye rolling of a teenager, are all moments that will be looked back upon with a “remember when…” reflection years down the road.
I have a very casual and relaxed attitude in my photographic style. It’s more of a candid, capture the special moments as they happen rather than line everybody up from tallest to shortest and have them smile. There are no “1…2…3…smile!” or “Say Cheese!” during my photo sessions. Everybody will smile because they’re happy and having fun spending time with the ones they love.
The good ole "Family Photo session"! This is historically a time that your kids (and parents) may not be on their best behavior, and that’s fine because for the most part, the kids will dictate the direction of the shoot. Having raised four kids of my own, and currently grandfather to five, I know what makes kids tick and will guide the session to keep them engaged. All mom and dad need to do is stay with me and keep the positive vibe going.
I only book a limited numbers of sessions each month so it’s a good idea to contact me as soon as you know when you want your photographs taken. Seasonality plays a big part in the booking process as well. October/November lean toward being busier because of the Christmas holidays and March/April/May are busier with all the spring flowers blooming and senior photos.
Before your session, we will go over all the details from top to bottom. From looking at Pinterest for clothing and style options, to finding the perfect location for your shoot, to choosing exactly what you're looking for and which products you'd like for your home. We'll cover it all!
I can show you previews, using photos of the walls in your house, and images from previous shoots, of how different sizes of wall art will look in various designs. The advantage is, you can see the scale and design on YOUR walls. After your session, I can generate the same previews with YOUR photos.
At your session, we will have fun! No, seriously, if you know me, you know it'll be fun. If you don't know me, you'll see. From the minute everybody gets there, my goal is to make everybody feel as though they've known me forever. Posing and direction is pretty limited, but enough to group your family and get those candid moments that are so special.
Once your images are ready to view, you'll get a link to an online gallery to share with family and friends (or keep to yourself). We can also meet and I can help you decide which images and sizes work best for your family and where they'll be displayed. As I mentioned above, I'll also generate previews of YOUR photos on YOUR walls so you can visualize the images and where they'll be hanging.
1-Year Old Cake Smash | $200
1 hour session. Backdrop and some props included. Indoors or outdoors. You provide the cake and any additional props you’d like included. Photos are also taken of baby prior to smashing. Includes three (3) hi-res, fully edited digital images of your choosing, one (1) “WebPic” of each image from your session and a Facebook Timeline Cover photo collage. Email us for a copy of our ‘Cake Smash Guide’!
Family/Children/Couples Photo sessions | $200
1 hour session. Includes up to four (4) people/pets. Each additional person/pet is $25. Includes three (3) hi-res, fully edited digital images of your choosing, one (1) “WebPic” of each image from your session and a Facebook Timeline Cover photo collage.
Mom + baby sessions | $350
Mom & newborn sessions are booked together. Newborn only session is $200. Maternity only session is $200.
- Mom (maternity) session is normally at 34-36 weeks of pregnancy and lasts about 1 hour. Includes one (1) outfit change if desired.
- Newborn session is 7-14 days after delivery and can last 2 or more hours depending on sleeping, feeding, changing schedule. Mom, dad and baby are included in the above price. Includes multiple outfit changes for baby, two (2) outfit changes for parents.
Add $25 for each additional person to be photographed. Includes three (3) hi-res, fully edited digital images of your choosing from each session, one (1) “WebPic” of each image from your session and a Facebook Timeline Cover photo collage.
Senior/Portrait sessions | $250
1 hour session. Includes up to three (3) outfit changes. Includes three (3) hi-res, fully edited digital images of your choosing, one (1) “WebPic” of each image from your session and a Facebook Timeline Cover photo collage.
Professional/Business Headshots | $75 per person
Sessions typically last 45 minutes to an hour for the first headshot, including setup. Each person after that takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Done at your location with our portable studio backdrops and lighting. Includes two (2) hi-res, fully edited digital images of your choosing, per person. We provide a color and black & white version of each image you choose.
Wondering What to Wear?
For more information on choosing the best clothing for your photo session, see our guide at - What to Wear to Your Photo Session