The best photos happen when people are relaxed and happy, so think of family sessions as playdates. We’ll pick a location that makes you happy, then we’ll play! I’ll occasionally ask you to move to a certain spot or give a loved one a smooch, but generally I like to capture moments as they happen to create authentic portraits of your everyday experience with your family.
Newborn and baby sessions are usually done in the client’s home, where the temperature can be kept nice and warm for baby, parents don’t have to pack up for an outing, and everyone can take breaks/naps as needed. I’ll spend a few minutes looking around your home to find the best lighting conditions, and may need to move furniture or decorations around a bit (but don’t worry, I’ll put it all back!).
I typically spend between two and four hours with your family, depending on the type of session, number of people involved, and whether we need to take nap breaks. I only schedule one session per day, so sessions are never rushed.
Family love is what I love, and however you define your family is fine by me! I do maternity, newborn, baby, and family sessions, as well as engagements and the occasional intimate wedding.