I believe the best photos come from lifestyle sessions that capture authentic moments. My family sessions are a mixture of traditional posing and lifestyle. My goal is for you and your family to feel comfortable and have fun. Be sure to check out my family portfolio to get a feel for the type of family photos you will get from me. Read my FAQ's below to hear why I only do Full Family Sessions vs a Mini.
Why don't you offer mini sessions?
Can I pick the location(s)?
What do we wear?
What if it rains?
I often get parents thinking a mini session is better for their toddler than a full session. I know it's hard to believe, but your toddler will almost always do better if we have more time together. They're usually a little shy at first and need time to warm up to me and my camera. A full session allows us time for little breaks for a quick snack or maybe even a bottle or nursing baby and it allows me to get more creative and artistic in a collaborative way with you and your family. With a full session you can decide if you'd like two locations, like maybe a city + nature. And of course another obvious reason is that you get a ton more photos.
You can for sure pick the location but please keep in mind that I've spent time scouting various locations around town and have found good spots for the background and lighting. Photography is 100% about light so not all spots at locations will work. We can chat about the types of locations you have in mind and decide together what will look the best.
Neutrals and earth tones with no loud patterns photograph the best. I have a Pinterest board with outfit ideas I will send you a link to once you're booked.
I like to wait until the day of the session to decide if we need to reschedule or not since Ohio's weather is so unpredictable. If it's sprinkling or raining though we will for sure reschedule until we get a good weather day.
Up to 7 family members (8+ people is $10.00 per person, I will add the amount to your invoice after booking), Approximately 2 hours at 1-2 locations. Session fee includes the Photographic Session, Private Online Gallery with 75 high quality digital images