Documentary photography is a chance to celebrate your family, just the way it is. You show your children that who they are is worth remembering. You cherish your stories, and create an archive of memories that will be shared for generations.
I take a limited number of sessions every month so I have the time to personally walk you through the process from the planning stages to printing and choosing final artwork. Here's how it typically works:
1 Let's meet!
I like to start by meeting people face-to-face. Let's get a coffee and talk about what makes your family tick. Let me answer your questions and address any hesitations you have. Let's get inspired and think about what we can make together.
2 Book a Date
If you are ready to book after our meeting, we will pick a date and start planning! I will collect a retainer fee, we'll sign a contract and model release, and the preparations begin. Now, don't think of this part as work. It's really just more of me getting to know you. I will ask you questions that hopefully help us get at the real 'why' for your pictures. Let's put into words what it is you want to see and feel at the end of this process. Believe me, this part is important! The more information you share with me, the better I will do at telling your story.
3 Photo Day
Leading up to your big day, we will talk about any of your concerns. I will provide you with a Session Prep Guide to help guide your choices in wardrobe, and give you some helpful tips for the day of the shoot. By photo day, we will have a great plan, and you will feel absolutely ready to go. I will tag along as you go about the activities we planned. Sometimes I will do a little directing, and sometimes I will just photograph as it happens. We will take our time so that you can relax, ignore the camera, and be yourselves.
4 Photo Reveal
This is the best part of the whole process! We will meet to go over your fully edited and retouched images. We laugh, we cry, and we enjoy the love you see in your beautiful family. I will walk you through choosing artwork, pairing images, and creating albums and gallery walls. You can see a few samples of printed work below.
A couple of weeks later, I will deliver your artwork. You will have images on your wall that bring joy every time you pass. We will all pat ourselves on the back for a job well done!
Every session I photograph comes with printed artwork, as well as in-person consultations, planning meetings, and gift prints. You will choose the length of your session, and then whether you would like an album, some art for your walls, or both. And of course there is an a la carte menu for those little extras you might want. I will help you with every step along the way.
Sessions start at $250 for 90 minutes.
Packages begin at $695, and I am more than happy to customize a package just for you.
To receive a full price list, or information on extended or multi-day sessions please send me an email. And yes, I do travel! I am absolutely up for an adventure, so bring me your ideas, and we will make something great together!
About printed work. . .
I am a firm believer that photographs should be printed. They should be a daily reminder of the blessings in your life. They should live on your walls and brighten your day as you walk by. They should be there, for the next generation to pour over with wonder. All of the printed work I provide features premium archival techniques that meet the highest standards for quality and durability. Below are some of the ways I love to see photographs.
Printed Photo Books
Your images are presented in a beautiful, custom-designed book, which features ultra-thick pages that lay flat when open for seamless panoramic images. The book has a linen cover and uses all of the finest archival printing techniques to ensure longevity.
European fine-milled paper and hand-mounted images make a truly special keepsake. This album can be personalized with handwritten notes of your memories to add warm and conversational touch.
Your photographs can now be printed on unique materials like metal, wood or canvas for a clean, contemporary look. Or you could go with an elegant frame and mat. I will help you pair photographs together, create a wall gallery, or choose ones to stand alone. Large format images will make a breathtaking impression. All art pieces come ready to hang.
Digital Keepsake Collection
For preserving all of your digital files as well as any other special keepsakes, get this beautiful leather-bound box with an engraved USB and 25 Archival 5x7 Prints.
Do you long for authentic and gorgeous photographs of your own family? Let's talk!