My family sessions are relaxed and casual. You pick a location (and I have tons of ideas with example sessions if nothing in particular comes to mind). During your session, I'll give suggestions to move things along, allowing for different backgrounds and angles. We'll grab a few semi-posed portraits, but many of the images will be fairly candid with you and your family each enjoying each other's company.
And don't worry if you have an slightly uncooperative toddler (or teenager)...we'll make the session fun, take snack breaks as needed, and as a mom myself, I'm very patient with little ones who need a little extra time to warm up. This is the opposite of those stiff studio experiences where you have 15 minutes to get your kid to smile...instead think of this as a family adventure with me tagging along.
Newborn sessions generally occur in your home, ideally within the first 14 days of your baby's arrival for those sleeping baby poses. I offer two different types of newborn sessions...
* Deluxe Newborn Session (5 - 12 days old)
For this session, we aim to capture both those sleeping baby posed images as well as natural lifestyle oriented images of you simply enjoying and taking care of your baby. I'll bring my beanbag and blanket backdrops and set up a little mini-studio near one of your windows, and I have a large selection of different colored wraps, hats, and headbands for you to choose from for the posed images. I'll also some sibling and family images, as well as those up close details of baby.
This session lasts between 3-4 hours (it depends on how long it takes baby to settle to sleep for the posed shots), and there's plenty of time for feedings, soothing, and diaper changes as needed. The session cost includes all edited high-resolution digital images (typically 60+ images), and professional high-quality prints and products can be purchased directly from an online gallery.
* If you book a Maternity Session and Classic Newborn Session together, there's a 15% discount off the newborn session.
* Lifestyle Newborn Session (0-8 weeks old)
Lifestyle sessions are less posed and more about just capturing the emotion and happiness of your family enjoying the new arrival, with a mixture of shots of the baby in parent's arms, in the nursery, or on a big bed. We'll skip the more posed sleeping baby shots and skip the props, and instead capture baby either awake or sleeping.
This session lasts about 2 hours and the cost includes all edited high-resolution digital images (typically 40+ images) and professional high-quality prints and products can be purchased directly from an online gallery.
For individual sessions, I focus on getting the some great causal portraits. I'll capture images with a variety of different backgrounds, and we'll mix things up with some standard head shots as well as some more artistic angles. You're also totally welcome to bring along a friend to help you relax and bring out some laughs and real smiles.