I'm going to do things a bit differently. This is about you; this is about telling your family's story.
When you close your eyes and picture your life 10 years from now....what are your most precious possessions?
What are the things that bring a tear to your eye when you see them - because sweet memories all come flooding back?
Is it a car?
A new stove?
A bigger TV?
I'm guessing those aren't what you're seeing in this picture.
What are the moments you want to freeze in time right now? And WHO is it in those moments with you?
It's your family isn't it?
And you're sitting close together, opening a photo album of your precious memories. Laughing, hugging, reminiscing together about those moments frozen in time that are now long gone. Perhaps a little tear slips down your cheek, because you've realized how true it is that:
...capture them while you can.
Starting at $490
This package includes a full session, and a sweet selection of heirloom quality print products - because everyone should have prints included.
Starting at $740
This package includes a full lifestyle session with photo and video, as well as the perfect selection of heirloom quality print products.
Starting at $1400
This package offers a full experience; document your year with photos, video, and a selection of heirloom quality print products to cherish.
A smaller option for those who still understand the immense value of capturing their family's bond of love, and the beauty of the little things that don't last - like those chubby toes and cheeks.
This package includes*:
-One full session.
-A 5x7 wooden box with 10 prints.
-An 8x8 or 8x10 "standout" mounted wall hanging.
-An 8x10 Image Folio or 4x6 Accordion Book.
This package is the perfect option for families with new babies or kiddos who are growing up faster than you expected. You'll receive both photos and a short 3-5 minute lifestyle video set to music, celebrating the things that your family loves and delights in. I'll be a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the magic of the everyday moments you want to remember forever.
This package includes*:
-One lifestyle session.
-A lifestyle short video.
-A 5x5 Photo book w/faux leather cover and 5 spreads.
-A 5x7 wooden box with 10 fine art prints & USB with your video file on it.
-A mid-sized gallery wrap canvas.
OR swap out one of the last 2 items for a Video Album (a high quality album that stores and plays your video right within it).
This package will cover a year in your family's life, documenting the changes and seasons with you, in all of its raw, imperfectly-perfect glory.
You get the works, which includes each type of session I offer, as well as a remarkable selection of heirloom quality print products.
This package includes*:
-One lifestyle session with a lifestyle short video.
-One full session.
-One mini session (15-20 minutes).
-An 8x8 heirloom album at the end of the year, with 5 spreads.
-One grand-parent album for easy end-of-the-year gifting (replica of your album).
-A 5x7 wooden box with 30 prints and USB with video file on it.
-A mid-to-large sized gallery wrap canvas.
*All packages include corresponding digital files for each printed photo which you select. You will always have the option to add more print products to your packages (including more album spreads), in which case you would also receive the corresponding digitals for those as well.
Understanding My Packages...
THE ALL-INCLUSIVE MODEL
You may wonder why my pricing is a little higher than some family photographers you may know of. My "why" is for several reasons; very good ones, I believe. You may choose to go with a cheaper photographer if what you desire is simply to have some photos snapped to plaster on Facebook. However, I believe once you understand the full experience I desire each of my clients to have, you will see that my packages are worth their weight in gold - and then some!
Many photographers charge you a base price for the session, but this includes either nothing but the session itself, or only a select number of digitals. They will then "surprise" you by trying to upsell the photo files and/or prints to you later.
I like to be up-front about what my sessions include and do not include, so that you will know exactly what you're getting.
My packages all include what you see listed. This means that every package includes heirloom quality print products from a professional lab. You will receive the corresponding digital file ONLY for each printed photo you select.
I recently changed to ONLY offering print products and their corresponding digitals, because of several scares with our digital-only, online world. Digital things can disappear in one moment, when you least expect it. Facebook profiles can be disabled, causing you to lose access to every photo or memory you ever posted. Hard drives and computers regularly become corrupted or die completely, causing you to lose everything you once felt was stored so securely on them. Technology morphs and changes nearly every day, and you just never know when something will become obsolete. We really have such a short-sighted society these days, unlike 100 years ago, when photos were treasures, to be passed down from generation to generation. This is why I feel SO PASSIONATELY that each of my packages need to include print files. I also know that the prints need to be heirloom quality (all my prints are from a professional lab, and are rated for color-fastness for at least 200 years), so that your children and grand-children can treasure the memories too. I've seen prints from Walmart, Walgreens, Shutterfly, Snapfish, etc., etc., all fade SO QUICKLY! I had some photos from my own wedding which I printed through one of those above mentioned services, and within a year, they had drastically faded...and within several years, they had turned entirely purple. The colors and sharpness from these low quality consumer labs are also greatly downgraded. Maybe you've never held a professional lab print or photo book in your hand.....but I trust when you do, you will FEEL the difference!
don't let your photos die a slow death on a hard drive somewhere in the back of a drawer.
Your memories deserve to be held, looked at again and again, and passed down.
print those photos
You will see that lifestyle video is also included in several of my packages. I believe video captures another dimension than what photos alone can do. These videos will be something you can treasure for many years. Feel intimidated? DON'T!! I'll guide you through the process of preparing in a stress-free and fun way! I want this to be authentically YOU!
After booking, I will not only help you choose your outfits and other details, but I will also have you choose 4 to 8 different activities that your family LOVES, and which you want to preserve forever. For example: Snuggling with your kids before you get out of bed in the morning, making breakfast together, enjoying sitting around in the living room reading together, taking care of the animals, and going for a walk to the park together to enjoy the kids' favorite activities there. I'll be like a fly on the wall, and you will just get to enjoy each other and let the day unfold naturally. This will usually take 2-3 hours, but there's no time limit, so don't feel like you need to rush things. The goal is to have FUN, and MAKE MEMORIES.