My style of photography is casual and fun. With this approach, it's possible to bring out the true essence of personalities. I strive to capture authentic smiles and expressions and the connection between loved ones. I like to keep my sessions stress free, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the time with your family!
Using a natural light approach, my portrait sessions are held on location, not in a studio. I have a variety of favorite locations for photoshoots - outdoors in nature, near water or rustic buildings, as well as contemporary and urban sites. I can also work on location in the comfort of your own home.
The months of April, May, October, & November are my busiest times of the year. If you want to book then, please do so in advance. Occasionally I will have some openings during that time, if you're flexible for a last minute booking. Please keep in mind that holiday sessions book up quickly. I don't book anything after December 1st, due to the rush for Christmas cards as well as for my own peace and sanity.
families I generally spend around 2 hours with you (although I never watch the clock and will sometimes stay longer). You will always have plenty of time to take a break for changing diapers or outfits, for a snack and soothing your baby. This time also gives time to travel to another location if desired. I don't like to rush sessions. Sometimes it takes a little more time for true personalities to shine though. Most often the best images come last. Family sessions can take place outdoors in nature, as well as rustic and urban sites. My goal is to choose a location that will offer the best lighting, scenery and background to compliment the style and personality of your family. During your session, I will photograph your family as a whole, as well as your children individually. Family sessions are relaxed, full of laughs and always tailored to your family.
wee ones + tiny tots Children’s photography sessions are conducted in environments that best suit kids…outdoors! Children’s sessions work best when kids are allowed to explore, to laugh and run around, letting their natural curiosity lead the session. I find that photographing little ones work best when Mom and Dad silently watch the magic happen close by, but not far away. Children love to impress and in order for the truest of personalities to shine, it is important that Mom and Dad just sit back, relax and silently observe. Keeping the experience fun for your child is the key ingredient! I will encourage lots of playing, giggling and being silly to bring out that natural smile and personality that you know and love.
older kiddos + teens As kids become older, the more defined their interests and personalities are. I want to capture all different aspects that show your child's personality. They could be practicing their favorite sport, musical instrument, involved in a hobby, a quiet moment with a book or among the trees with the seasonal beauty of nature. It is nice to know ahead of time what kind of person your child is and what they enjoy, so I can spark some casual conversation to get those true expressions flowing.
high school seniors + graduates This session is all about YOU! I want your session to "speak" your personality and you as an individual. I encourage you to check out Pinterest to find images that you like for a particular vibe that fits your personality best. I suggest to choose 3 outfits for you session: one classic, one that shows your personality best and one that is fun! You might want to wear something that shows what college you plan to attend too!