Your photos, Your legacy.
Your photos should tell your story, authentically. In 10, 20, 30, years, you'll share them with your kids, and then, with the grandkids. You will remember not just what you looked liked "way back when," but what you were like. What your life was about. Your stories are so much more than just your face: they're where you live, and the people who share your days. Let's grab those details and connections while they're here.
If you know you want family photos, but are overwhelmed by the options, call me! I'll help you navigate the process. I love talking about photography, so these pre-booking consults are 100% commitment-free. If I offer what you want, we'll make a plan, and if you're still unsure- no problem!
What to Expect- Lifestyle Sessions
Our time together will be laid-back, and calm. If there are young children involved, we'll be playing with them, holding them, and just letting your family interact so I can photograph those genuine moments for you. We'll do a few of everybody together and smiling, then spend the rest of the time photographing you having fun around the house, at the park, at the beach, or on a hike- whatever feels most "you." I'll get you positioned in great locations- but you don't have to worry about wrangling the kids to sit still and hold a pose- it's just not how I work. During our pre-session chat, we'll choose the location and activity for your family, based on what story you want to tell. Normally I shoot for 1-3 hours, and guarantee a gallery of at least 40 unique, fully finished images.
Family Documentary Sessions
For the sentimental families who cherish the messy beauty of home life, I offer family documentary sessions. Those time-capsule, day-in-the-life sessions make for beautiful albums, movies, and pack the most emotional impact. Are you a new couple? Let's document life when it's just the two of you. Are you a young family? Let's tell the story of the crumbs on the floor, the sticky fingers, and the kid-giggles. Are you a grandparent? I wish I had more photos of me with mine. My grandpa and I used to spend afternoons playing checkers on the patio- I have no photos of that. I used to help my grandmother with her baking, and she'd tell me stories about growing up in her Finnish farm house. I don't have any photos of just the two us us together. I wish I did. I think, when it comes down to it, the memories we treasure, and the stories we pass on are the ones about the everyday.
Senior sessionsSenior portraits are all about expressing your individuality and style, beautifully. The senior session fee includes a professional hair and makup artist to make it a pampering experience. My job is making the best portaits of you that you've ever seen, and I take it seriously. Those sessions are 1-3 hours, but usually 2 hours is enough to get the full gallery of 35+ unique images.
Sample Client Galleries
Click here to see sessions from the blog- you'll get a sense of type and variety of images you could typically expect.