Growing up, my family only took one official family portrait. That's it, just one.
It was in some generic portrait studio where my brothers wore suits and I wore this plaid jumper and turtleneck (that is extremely reminiscent of my private school uniform..). We were all floating around that pre-teen stage, staring stiffly into the camera with that deer-in-the-headlights look, and let's just say, it was no one's shining moment. That picture sat in a gold frame on top of our piano for years! It of course came as a package and it seemed like every family member's home had this portrait framed somewhere. There are still wallet sized copies of this one photo floating around.
Let me start by saying that I approach portrait sessions in a much more relaxed way! We'll pick a location- a favorite park, waterfront, or even your backyard. We'll talk about outfit choices and expectations and any questions you might have. And don't forget your dog! I firmly believe that Fido is as much of a member of the family as anyone else! I provide a combination of posed portraits and candid moments. We'll be laughing and having fun the entire time! Parents- don't stress over perfectly behaved children; I say, let kids be kids! I aim for that perfect family portrait and then tell the little ones to let loose! There's no better way to capture their personalities.
These portraits are for you as much as they are for your great grandchildren- something to be cherished and passed down through generations. There is nothing quite like digging through old family albums and shoes boxes of photographs and you should be in there too! I have countless boxes of photographs that have been passed down to me over the years and can lose myself for hours just looking and flipping through.
Portrait sessions begin at $375.
Sessions last approximately 60 minutes and can allot for one outfit change. Your session includes the final edited images uploaded to an online gallery for downloading and print ordering.