Family and Children Portrait Sessions


Have you ever tried to corral a newborn, 2 year old, 5 year old, and maybe a golden retriever for a family portrait and think I’m never doing this again? Does the thought of family portraits make you break out into a sweat? Most parents would love to get an annual family portrait, but dread the process.


The “What Ifs” start to kick in: What if the kids don’t cooperate? What if we can't get smiles? What if the kids are in a bad mood? What if we don’t have enough time? In the end, annual portraits end up being more of a chore than something to look forward to each year.


What to expect 


My approach to family and children portraits is to create an environment that is comfortable, stress-free, and most importantly - fun! Natural smiles, giggles, and full belly laughs are my end goal. If you look back on your photo session with fond memories, then I succeeded! Providing that comfortable environment begins with choosing a location that works best for your family. Whether it's a local park, a playground, or your backyard, I will come to you!


The next step is figuring out what kinds of photographs you would like to capture. Do you prefer posed, candid, or lifestyle photos? Do you have some ideas? Collaborating with clients and coming up with some new, creative ideas is one of my favorite parts of photo sessions. The last step is getting out there and have a great time! Getting those natural smiles involves copious amounts of patience, energy, and laughter. Luckily I have all three. We will plan on snack and play breaks for the little ones to make sure we have happy kids!


I'm interested! What's next?  


Ready to get in front of the lens and book your session? Please contact me via the website and we will work together to schedule a date, time, and location for your photo session! Not quite ready or have questions? No worries! Please feel free to contact me and I will back to you as soon as possible.