i wish that i could sell you on me with a perfectly written 'about' section, but words really aren't my thing. i would much rather share what i see and i how i feel through pictures and let them do the talking!
but...here is my deal...i like people. i dig positivity. my family comes first. plants make me giddy. i love the little day to day moments. my biggest challenges in life have turned out to be my absolute favorite things. and I'm always striving to slow down a bit, love hard on those who believe in me and learn to embrace my true self!
my sessions are perfectly imperfect! they are fresh, real, creative and filled with genuine emotions and interactions. i want you to see you and your people in a way that is different than the usual posed image. this isn't perfect outfits or big smiles, it is about any part of your day that you are together doing what you do. this could be your morning routine, school drop off, errands, dinner and ice cream, etc. time flies, routines change, kids grow up...so lets together get you a little story of your now. i have been photographing my family daily in a very documentary way for over five years and want to show you how beautiful your life is. sometimes we are so knee deep in the mundane, it is hard to see the beauty in the everyday, but i promise you, you will not be disappointed!
what to expect at our session.
hmmm...well just like every family i photograph is different, so is every session. think of our time together as more of hanging out. i take my time because the more everyone is comfortable, the more relaxed it is and it shows in your images. the goal is to always have some fun, try some new things and show you just how cool your family is. we will plan a bit prior to our time together, but most importantly, just relax and be you!
we will start our session with more of the posed/traditional images (which our moms and grandmas love!) from there we will move into the fun part - PLAY! this is where the magic moments happen. the connection and interactions to the movement and emotions are my focus here. i will do minimal directing, this is more about you getting involved with your kids, hugging, laughing, squeezing, etc. in a way that you would naturally. lastly, i will create portraits of you and your family that will represent each of you exactly as you are.
i come to the session with zero expectations. i let the kids be kids. i don’t force anything or tell them to say ‘cheese’…the less pressure they feel, the better it works out for everyone! having four unique children of my own, i have seen and dealt with a lot. let the kids be themselves and it will all fall into place exactly how it is meant to be. if i need anything, i will definitely ask!
what to wear (or not wear!).
my simple answer is…wear whatever you are comfortable in and please don’t stress over it. the best way to get natural looking images is if everyone is feeling themselves. i believe that comfort is key; so if thats jeans and a tee or yoga pants and a hoodie, wear it. two things i would avoid are: 1) don't match but don't clash each other and 2) no logos or bulky tennis shoes.
location. location. location!
i highly recommend your home. this is where you are most often, this is where you create your memories and life. home is as real as it gets and where your story happens. but, i understand that doesn't always work so, where ever it is that you and your family feel most comfortable is where we should go!
after your session...
once your images have been edited and are complete, you will have access to them through an easy to navigate online gallery where you can view, download to your computer and order prints if you so choose.
ready to book?
do i shoot weddings?
yep -- i do! you can view my wedding portfolio HERE – packages start at $2250. if interested, i would love to chat!
please note: i take on a limited number of weddings each year, so please inquire early!
whether you call it unscripted, storytelling, documentary or lifestyle...i want to take a peek into your life and show you just how beautiful the everyday is. this is not about perfection or forcing smiles. this is real. honest. messy. relaxed. silly. connected. together. don't worry about doing anything other than being you!
short story: $550
short + simple. let's get together for 30-45 minutes and create some beautiful images to freeze this bittersweet time. it is important to plan an activity for some fun interaction - let me know if you need any ideas!
our story: $950 (my favorite!)
what do you want to remember about right now? is it the hectic morning routine to get all the kids out the door? the quiet afternoon with your newborn running errands? that moment daddy is home and the kids jump on him and mom gets a break? or a lazy afternoon in the backyard while the kids enjoy the outdoors? let's plan what part of the day you never want to forget!
full story: $1850 (12+ hours)
think of this as a 'day in the life' session where i move in for awhile! 12+ hours of storytelling your family as you live your life. this is for those who want it all...first waking, morning snuggles and routines, errands, messes, preparing dinner, goodnight kisses and everything in between!
not sure about all this in home/real stuff?? try it!
in home mini: $300 (20 min)
this is a limited time offer for those who aren't 100% sure of the idea of storytelling in your home. i get that you may be feeling a bit vulnerable, but this gives you a chance to check it out. **this offer will be a one time offer and is limited**
*please note: all unscripted sessions require a non-refundable deposit ($100) to secure your date. after your images are complete, you will receive access to them through an easy to navigate online gallery where you can view, download and print from.
wedding: starting at $2250
my wedding collections start at $2250. i only take a handful of weddings each year, so please email me here as soon as possible so i can share with you all the details!
still have a question, shoot me an EMAIL and i will get back to you within a day!