before the session
It is important to me to get to know my clients so I can photograph them in the most authentic way possible. This means I take the time to talk with each client prior to the photo session. During this meeting we will chat about goals for the session, about your and your family's personalities, and how things will unfold during the shoot. This helps gets you comfortable with me so when I am there with my camera on our shooting day, you can be your true, authentic self.
During the Session
My approach during shoots is relaxed and fun. Sessions last from 60-90 minutes at a location of your choice. I want you to feel like you are hanging out with a friend that just happens to have a camera with... No pressure! I want to capture your family's personality and encourage interaction and playfulness! We take a walk together, I observe, and engage by asking prompting questions to get emotions flowing. I ask kids to play a game of chase or whisper a secret in a siblings ear to get a natural reaction.
after the session
After your session, you are invited to a viewing appointment where you can enjoy seeing your photos. which is full of stories, and full of beauty in your own unique way.
While digital files are wonderful and allow us to share photos quickly to friends and family, print products will display beautifully in your home and enjoyed for generations to come. During the viewing appointment we will select your favorite images and create a piece of art for you. This may be an album, a framed fine art print, a series of canvases or a fine art print. I am there to help you decide which images will look best as an art piece and where you may want to display them in your home.
If you feel a connection with my work and would like to make a booking, please feel free to complete the Contact form on this website, or call me on 530.514.1549 I look forward to meeting you.