family is not an important thing, it is everything.
-Michael J. Fox
When you contact me about your family photoshoot, I like to get to know you and find out a little bit about your family unit and what you are envisioning for your shoot. I cannot guarantee children's moods or the weather, but if you want something by a lake, or on a bridge, in front or inside your home, we I can help with ideas and outfits. Do you have any pets? If so, would you like them to be a part of your session? I want to learn about your family, and if you want anything or anyone especially captured (i.e. if shoot with grandparents, you can specify that you want a separate picture of your each of your children with each individual grandparent...) I want you and your family to feel comfortable and true to your characters when arriving for the photoshoot. The day of the shoot should not be spent figuring out what pictures you definitely want, I hope to gain all that information before and then you can leave it to be and just follow my lead and be at ease with your loved ones. If you are someone that would like suggestions on what to wear and how to dress the family, I would be more than happy to give you some suggestions, I also have some Pinterest favorites under my FAQs section for you to reference. On the day of the session, I will meet at our location and start shooting. I like to feel out my clients for any nerves and will navigate the shoot accordingly so that if a sibling is not comfortable with me, I try to focus more on the adults in the family and wait for the kids to warm up to me. I love lifestyle photography so I try to focus on as many non-posed organic moments as I can get, but still make sure that I get those posed "safe shots" for you as well. Below are some pictures from recent family shoots.