What intrigues me most about photography is the way simple moments can convey SUCH emotion. That is why my main focus has been and always will be to create imagery that resonates with my families. I aim to wade through the shy, initial moments, find your heart and illuminate it on screen, photo paper and canvas.
My style is casual, with a documentary sort of feel. I relish and rely on all things natural. I concentrate on using available and natural light, both indoors and out. I don't do a lot of posing and rely mostly on the the natural way families tend to spend time with one another.
Because I'm on-location, I come to you (or whatever location you desire) and children LOVE this. They enjoy being in their own element and their personalities shine.
The two-hour window we schedule gives everyone the chance to warm up and be who they are. It's also much less stressful for parents, as we can take snack breaks, nurse or change diapers as you need. If a wee one is having a tantrum, then we stop and give you time reconnect. I cater the entire session around your needs and how your children are feeling.
I often view our time together as one big playdate with the kids. I love doing them. I'm very much a fly on the wall for family sessions and just take in the moment.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION, REALLY?
I love to center the session around things your children love to do and enjoy, as well as things you enjoy as a family. Are tea parties your child's favorite thing ever? Constructing skyscrapers out of Legos? Are your Saturday mornings lazily filled with pancakes, coffee and pajamas? Perhaps your littles really love their Slip 'N Slide and would love to show off their skills. Or maybe movie nights are your thing and I can catch you all on the couch, cuddling together with a bowl of popcorn.
Having something to "do" while being photographed, rather than sitting around and feeling observed, can make the experience so much more enjoyable, helps you relax and exhibits best who you all are and what you love together. By recognizing all of the little details that make your family yours, you share the story of your lives at this precious point in time.
LET'S TELL YOUR STORY TOGETHER
Currently I am booking sessions that are all-inclusive: you invest in a session fee that bundles some or all of the finished digital images. Downloadable galleries are turned around within 1-2 weeks after your session. Then you're free to do as you like with them, all on your own timeline and price point. Create an adorable birth announcement, order prints for the grandparents and pluck together the perfect album to enjoy for generations to come. (Just don't leave them sitting on your hard drive! Puh-lease!)
Sessions + collective images start at $500.