What to expect – child/family sessions

“Your preview made me cry!”

I love hearing those words, because my ultimate goal is to capture your child as they are, with their personality and natural expressions. Whether it’s a pouty lip, a beautiful smile, or big, soulful eyes, I strive to create memories that you will hold onto for a lifetime. Images that capture the innocence, playfulness, creativity and honesty of childhood. I will capture your child, and the things that you love about it…my style is natural and relaxed, and I allow children time to get to know me and feel comfortable being themselves.

“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true individual should be to unlock that treasure.”-Emma Goldman

Before the session

Prior to your session, we will take time to chat and get to know each other.  We can talk about what you are hoping for your session, location options, clothing suggestions, etc. You will also receive a welcome packet with more details regarding your session.  If you have questions at any time, please let me know!

Your session

Sessions typically last 1-2 hours – enough time to feel comfortable, relaxed, and have fun!   My speciality is on-location, natural light photography.  The location may be your home, a park, or other mutually-agreed upon outdoor location.  I have some favorite spots around town so feel free to ask for suggestions!  With children, I’ll spend some time getting to know them so they feel comfortable with me.  I also find that giving them space to explore provides wonderful opportunities for capturing the most natural and precious expressions.  For family sessions, I will probably take some “posed” pictures, but I will also ask you to just interact and have fun together so I can catch some natural moments as well.  As you can see below, these are often the most loved images!

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