When I take photos, I look to capture real life. I want more than “say cheese” smiles in front of my lens. I want your moments of honest connection and love, but also your tantrums and meltdowns. I want the quiet moments and the playful ones. Rather than arrange you stiffly in a pose, I seek out moments full of emotion. I want your images to be your time machine, and take you instantly back into the moment. I want you to have your photos to cherish forever, so all of my packages are fully inclusive, including full gallery download with print release and a print credit. 

My husband and I just went thought the photos, and we are blown away! These are such gorgeous photos! You really have a gift — you capture everything so beautifully in an instant! I never like photos of me, but I love the pictures you’ve taken of us. They are definitely precious and to be cherished!
— Holly

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The First Chapter: In-Home Newborn Session 

Newborn sessions capture your daily life with a newborn, from sweet, tender moments to red-faced wails. These sessions are designed to capture your daily life at home with your newborn. My primary focus is creating candid, emotional images that tell your story. Of course, we will find time for classic posed portraits as well, if desired.

The session fee is $850 and includes:

- 1 to 2 hour session in your home with immediate family members

- Online gallery of 50+ images

- High resolution download and print release for all images 

- A slideshow video to share with friends and family

- $200 print credit

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The Story Book: One-Hour Family Session 

These one-hour family sessions are designed to freeze time and create images that represent your family naturally and full of emotion. I’ll help you plan an activity that works for your family and then be a fly on the wall, capturing the fun. No fancy preparation needed for these sessions: activities like dinner, board games, bath time, and crafts all make for great photos.  

The session fee is $750 includes:

- 1 hour session in your home or a favorite public location, up to six family members 

- Online gallery of 40+ images

- High resolution download and print release for all images

- A slideshow video to share with friends and family

- $150 print credit

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The Novel: Half-Day Family Storytelling Session

Family storytelling sessions are all about capturing life as it is right now: the good, the bad, and the beautiful. These are unposed sessions that capture your family in your most natural state and tell your story in a way you will cherish for generations. I will spend several hours with your family, shadowing you as you go about your normal routines and using my camera to capture those fleeting moments of magic that happen every day.

The session fee is $1275 and includes:

- 4 to 5 hour session

- Online gallery of 100+ images

- High resolution download and print release for all images

- A slideshow video to share with friends and family

- $375 print credit

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Maternity Session

Let's create beautiful maternity images that show baby just how loved they are before they even arrive. Maternity sessions work best outdoors at sunset or indoors when the light is brightest in the your home. 

The session fee is $475 and includes:

- 45 minute session for immediate family members (parents, siblings)

- Online gallery of 20 images

- Professional retouching services

- $25 print credit

- High resolution download and print release for all images

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Headshot Session

Your headshots should showcase your personality. Join me for a headshot session and we'll create professional images that put your best foot forward and give customers and clients a sense of your personality. 

The session fee is $450 and includes:

- 30 minute session for one person

- Online gallery of 15 images

- Professional retouching services

- High resolution download, print release, and limited commercial usage rights for all images


Don't see what your looking for?

I'm happy to put together a custom package that meets your needs. Custom packages could include: 

  • Maternity session and in-home newborn session

  • Baby's first year package (newborn, 6 months, 12 months)

  • Company headshot package (including commercial licensing)

  • And more!

Contact me today to talk about your needs!

Oh my gosh, these photos are wonderful!! I love all of the pictures of Hunter exploring and flashing the camera a proud smile. I can’t wait to share these with everyone!
— Melinda