My favorite images are the ones that tell a story about the people in them... the kind that make you feel like you were there.
You might be hesitant about a photo session in your home. I get that.
Maybe the house is upside down, the living room is a playroom, laundry on the couch needs to be folded, and you're waiting for the cleaning fairy to show up to mop the kitchen. I'm waiting for that fairy too!! But don't say "NO" yet.....
These photos are about real life. YOUR real life, in all it's crazy, beautiful, messiness.
Think back to *your* childhood. I bet you don't remember if there was dust on the bookcase, there was always laundry to be done, or if the living room needed to be repainted. You remember the shag carpet in your room, your pet hampster, and riding big wheels in the mud on a rainy day. Your kids are not analyzing your tidiness. That stuff just doesn't matter to them.
Your kids are comfortable in their home, mess and all. They feel safe and loved and secure there. This is where your family can be themselves, no matter how it looks!
I will document the relationships between your family members, not dishes in the sink (unless your kids are washing them!!). If you want Pinterest perfect photos, this session is not for you. I want your photos to be real and honest. It's about being together. Having a session where your family can be together and be themselves will be a flashback for your kids in 50 years and they can show *their kids* about the wonderful memories that made up their childhood.
You do not need to impress me, or "keep up with the Joneses". This session is for YOUR FAMILY. No one but your family ever needs to see them if you don't want to share them. A storytelling session is for ALL OF US who are furthest from perfect.
Think how much your kids have changed even from last year. Photos from the first day of school to the last, they tug at your heart at how much they have grown. Don't miss THIS time.
Let's schedule the easiest photo session of your life, and the one that will mean the most to you. It will be the best gift you give your kids.
You choose what time to start your session and I'll join you! Do the laundry, have the kids do their chores and your husband mow the yard, let the kids play, do your day with all the mess, and chaos, and it's OK to have a kid in time-out for drawing on the wall. Just do your mom thing like any ordinary day! You don't have to go anywhere (sometimes getting the kids out of the house is a chore itself), but if errands are on your schedule, I'll go with you.
Half Day Session 4 hours $2600
Full Day Session 8 hours $3800
Full & Half Day sessions include my time, coffee table photo book, highlights slideshow, & all final edited digital files.
Or choose a shorter session
Moment in Time 1-hour, weekdays only $150 session fee*
Everyday Story 2-hours $250 session fee*
*Session fee covers *time only*. Prints & products from each session are purchased separately at Ordering Appointment. Clients typically invest $750 - $1500 on prints and products.