“You will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
The element I want to capture most with my sessions is the connection between you and your loved ones, and making sure your true personality shines through. I prefer to focus on natural interactions and working in environments that provide comfort and ease. Most of my sessions will be on location, using natural light, preferably within a few hours of sunset for that soft, warm feel you see in my images. Those doing an in-home session, we will chat to figure out when we will get the best light in your home.
Prior to your portrait session, I will chat with you to find out more about important moments you want to capture, so we get the best possible images. Make sure to review my tips on how to dress, so you feel confident by the time of your session. If you are hiring a makeup artist to do your makeup, please follow their prep tips for best healthy-looking skin.
If you are doing a newborn session, we will make sure to do it in the comfort of your own home, so diaper changes and feedings can be easily done. If you decide to do a documentary family session, this is where I get to tell the real story of your family in an unposed environment. While I offer direction, I will kind of be like a fly on the wall documenting life as part of your family. I will capture the story of your family and provide you with images that you can look back at to not only see what life looked like back then, but to remember what it felt like.
Maternity sessions are my specialty. I absolutely adore doing maternity sessions and aim to produce very dreamy, romantic and authentic photographs. For your maternity session, you will have access to my exclusive maternity wardrobe, a selection of gowns you can use, should you choose to. We will talk at lengths about your vision for your maternity session, what locations appeal to you the most, and what dresses might work well with your vision and for your bump. I will guide you (and your family) through a series of lifestyle poses and prompts to invoke the most authentic emotive captures. Usually my maternity sessions last 45-60 minutes and include 25-30 of the best images edited to perfection and delivered via an online gallery. Maternity session fee is $500.
Lifestyle family sessions can be done as full or mini sessions. Depending on your family size, available shooting time and amount of images delivered, you can pick from three options:
Basic Family Package comes with 45 minutes of shooting time, 25-30 of the best images picked by me and edited to perfection and costs $500 (perfect for families of up to 6 people)
Full Family Package comes with a an hour or so of shooting time, all the best images from your session edited to perfection (about 60-70) and costs $700 (perfect for all families but especially extended families and family reunions)
Mini Family Package is only available on certain dates and certain times, when booked back to back with other mini sessions (often offered only during specific seasons, like spring and fall/holidays) and comes with 15 minutes of shooting time and 10 images you can pick to be edited. Mini sessions are usually comprised of 3-4 simple guided poses and can utilize props. For current mini sessions offerings and schedule please check this page.
Lifestyle newborn session is done in your home and is very relaxed, organic and natural in style. It will last anywhere from 1 hours to 2 hours, with lots of opportunities to feed and change the baby. Your baby will likely only leave your arms for a few close up shots, but the majority of the session will focus on your family, together. A lifestyle in home newborn session comes with all the best edited images (about 60-70) and costs $700.
Elopements and Intimate Weddings
My elopement and small wedding packages start at $1400. For a full price list and to learn about my wedding photography, please message me directly.
I would love to find out more about the experience you are looking for and talk about more detailed pricing. To start the conversation please message me at email@example.com or use the contact tab at the top.