In this day & age, taking family portraits are very popular (& for good reason!). Family portraits don’t necessarily have to follow “traditional” guidelines- simply because not every family is “traditional”!
Some of us are married with children- maybe even have a family dog!-*WINK WINK*. Or maybe some of us are single parents, fur parents – or maybe not even parents at all! In this session; cousins- brothers- sisters- maybe even best friends (max 4 people) are welcome to join in this session. Having these personal milestones are so important & invaluable. Lets toss the “traditional” ideas of what “family photos are supposed to be” out the door (along with those 80’s/90’s styled shoulder-pad knit sweaters our parents made us wear! yikes!). In my sessions; we take to the mountains- or head lake side! So bring a change of shoes (for some light hiking), and an open mind & together we will capture some genuine magic. After all; I like to capture genuine memories & experiences. Take the day off with your loved one(s), get some lunch together, connect and bond together before we shoot. When everyones relaxed & in a positive state of mind, this session is a true breeze!
In this package; My pricing includes first & foremost; me. Now I don’t mean to “brag”, I’m DEFINITELY not the “baggy” type- but I am confident in my craft. Im ever evolving and growing in the photography world by taking work-shop classes & online webinars. I always say, “If you aren’t learning – then you’re at a stand still & I never want to be at a stand still”. Photography isn’t just a “hobby”, or something I “do on the side”. This is my full-time lifestyle. Aside from myself being the eye behind the lens; I also include my travel time both to & from the site location, as well as my time shooting the session and time spent editing your final reel (edits). Photography isn’t as simple as “pushing a button on a nice camera”- though I do use one of the best professional grade manual cameras & gear on the market today- theres a lot more involved behind the scenes. I also run a business; which requires me to host an online website & website upkeep (which costs money). So my gear upkeep, web upkeep, marketing upkeep, social media content creation upkeep & social media ads expenses- are also all included in my pricing. I know, I know- this sounds like a LOT. Trust me, I agree haha. But in todays world it’s a requirement. So I wanted to be candid with all of you, so y’all know exactly where I come up with my pricing! I appreciate each & every one of you for understanding and more importantly supporting myself & all the others in town who are like me. When you book with any of us (small independent businesses) vs. going to Macy’s or Walmart for photos- you’re helping me support my family, keeping me educated in my constantly evolving craft & keeping my dreams alive & kickin’!
*If you are trying to photograph young children, I strongly advise you to book the 90min. option so we can really take our time getting those perfect shots.