Family Sessionsanything but typical
When we were growing up, family photos were a serious luxury. Even at-home photos weren't something we did often. Film wasn't cheap for a family of five, trying to make their way in the South. And I know they might be a luxury for you, too. So we'll get you images for Christmas cards and Grandma. But the mischief, the bear hugs, the twirls in her favorite dress, and the real smiles - we'll get you that, too, because in twenty years, I want you to be able to remember (and embarrass them at their wedding).See a gallery
These are just what they sound like and offered on specific days throughout the year. Minis are perfect for couples, you and your pup, or families with super littles. Twenty mins of time + talent are included in the rate of $279 + tax. Also in that total? At least one dozen edited images, with rights to print and publish for personal use. We can also add a mini maternity session onto any newborn full session! Easy peasy breezy. These are designed to make your life as choice-free as possible.
For up to ten people, especially if your kiddos are in the 6-12 range, full sessions are the best. One hour of time + talent goes much faster than you'd think, as we explore, jump from rocks, and talk about pizza. (For the record, you are not the person jumping from the rocks!) The session fee of $400 + tax includes a dozen edited images, with rights to print and publish for personal use. Want the whole gallery? Add on additional images at any time - including after you've seen it - for an additional $350. You can also add just a few extra images, more time, hair and makeup, and some other fun items! Just ask for a full menu.
Have a question?
Why do you photograph families?
Because honestly, kids are amazing (and you're pretty great yourself)! Tons of people can put you in a row and make loud noises and get everyone to look at the camera. But the images of my mom I love the most are where she's being herself. Where she's clearly about to make a hilarious joke, I can tell by the look on her face. I want you to remember how they hugged you, how they spit a lot when they blew bubbles, how much she loved to run her heart out. There's not enough imagery of your family being their real, authentic, gorgeous selves.
How many people can be at a session?
For mini sessions, we typically have time for up to six people. There's no extra charge if you bring more, but just realize you will run out of time. It goes much faster than you think! For full sessions, if you'll have more than ten, let's chat! We can absolutely add extra time if your group is extensive, and we'll gladly work that out with you in advance.
We have no idea what to wear. Help.
We hear this way more often than you think! We have Pinterest boards we can share with you, a tips sheet on how to prepare for your session, and you can always send us a text or email with all of your outfits laid out. We get these often! So don't be nervous - we'll help in every way we can.
When do we get photos?
Within just a few days we send a sneak peek. (Who doesn't love sneak peeks?!)
Everything else in your gallery delivers within 3-4 weeks, depending on the season.
Do you offer payment plans?
All sessions can be split into two payments, no questions. Ask us about this at time of booking, and we are happy to walk you through it! One of our primary goals, from the beginning, is to make great imagery achievable for everyone. So get in touch! We'll do everything we can for you.
My kids are sick (had a meltdown, we left pants at home, it's raining, I'm covered in lollipop).
Listen, we get it. Life happens! Especially with kiddos. That treat you brought to keep them calm is now EVERYWHERE. Someone just lost their lunch in the car. We absolutely understand. All sessions can be rebooked once without penalty, and we'll do everything we can to make room on our calendar for you. So breathe. It's gonna be okay.
Can I bring my dog (cat, parrot, ferret, hedgehog)?
We like animals almost more than people around here (and Amaris has a special place in her heart for puppies, horses and cows. Yes, cows. We don't get it, but hey! She loves 'em). Any and all animals are welcome at your session, provided large dogs are leashed. And Amaris has a great pair of farm boots on hand, if you'd like to shoot on your own property.
Can we do something ridiculous? Like a paint fight?
Yep! We love crazy ideas around here. We'll meet you at a park and blow bubbles, do colored smoke bombs, and Amaris has a bucket list item to do family photos while ocean kayaking. Bring it on!
Do you travel for families?
Does Fozzie Bear love Kermit? Absolutely! Travel fees are reduced across the board for the rest of 2020, as a way of helping us all get through this year. If you'd like to schedule in the same time window as another client in your area, travel fees are even less! From Utah to the Puget Sound, and you know how we feel about Carolina, it'd be a joy to visit your neck of the woods.
what if you're out of my price range?
You will hear me say this all the time. Money is finite. I get that 100 percent.
We sit down every year and work out a dollar amount in services that I can do at cost or a very reduced rate. Sometimes, for free.
So if you are that family or know that family, there's a great chance we have room to support them.
Simply get in touch. If I can do it, I will.
what do you need to book?
Wanna spend time with me and my cameras? Awesome! Sessions are considered officially booked once we have a signed agreement and your retainer - typically 50% of the balance - is paid. These two things must happen within 24 hours of each other, in an effort to be as fair to everyone as possible.
Don't worry - it's all done right online. It's the easiest. You can do it from your phone if you want.
So get to scootin'! Can't wait to see ya.