Working with Emily

If you're a parent yearning for photos of the deep connection you share with your family, photos that truly encapsulate who your family is, your kids' personalities, and your favorite things about this season of life, these sessions are for you. Your images will be emotional, joyful, and raw. Our time together will become a special memory for your family.

These sessions are about a feeling rather than posed, forced photographs. I want to share the deep-down pieces of who you are as a family, the bond you share, the slivers of time that make you feel whole and even some of the wild moments that make you crazy now but you'll surely miss one day.

Most of my families choose to do photos in and around their home and/or in their favorite places. Whether the park down the street is special to you, you spend a lot of time in your backyard together, or love making pancakes together on Sunday morning - if it's special to you, let's make it a part of the session!

These sessions are for preserving those in-between moments, those memory-making moments...the ones your children will adore looking back on when they're older.

If you're ready for photos full of laughter, silly faces, snuggles, and the beautiful mess of parenthood + your everyday life, let's get a session on the books.

AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

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If you're a parent yearning for photos of the deep connection you share with your family, photos that truly encapsulate who your family is, your kids' personalities, and your favorite things about this season of life, these sessions are for you. Your images will be emotional, joyful, and raw. Our time together will become a special memory for your family.

These sessions are about a feeling rather than posed, forced photographs. I want to share the deep-down pieces of who you are as a family, the bond you share, the slivers of time that make you feel whole and even some of the wild moments that make you crazy now but you'll surely miss one day.

Most of my families choose to do photos in and around their home and/or in their favorite places! Whether the park down the street is special to you, you spend a lot of time in your backyard together, or love making pancakes together on Sunday morning - if it's special to you, let's make it a part of the session!

These sessions are for preserving those in-between moments, those memory-making moments...the ones your children will adore looking back on when they're older.

If you're ready for photos full of laughter, silly faces, snuggles, and the beautiful mess of parenthood + your everyday life, let's get a session on the books!

THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. SOMETHING NEW.

READ MORE ABOUT WHAT MAKES THESE SESSIONS DIFFERENT

LEARN MORE THROUGH THE FAQS

learn more through the faqs

If you're a parent yearning for photos of the deep connection you share with your family, photos that truly encapsulate who your family is, your kids' personalities, and your favorite things about this season of life, these sessions are for you. Your images will be emotional, joyful, and raw. Our time together will become a special memory for your family.

These sessions are about a feeling rather than posed, forced photographs. I want to share the deep-down pieces of who you are as a family, the bond you share, the slivers of time that make you feel whole and even some of the wild moments that make you crazy now but you'll surely miss one day.

Most of my families choose to do photos in and around their home and/or in their favorite places! Whether the park down the street is special to you, you spend a lot of time in your backyard together, or love making pancakes together on Sunday morning - if it's special to you, let's make it a part of the session!

These sessions are for preserving those in-between moments, those memory-making moments...the ones your children will adore looking back on when they're older.

If you're ready for photos full of laughter, silly faces, snuggles, and the beautiful mess of parenthood + your everyday life, let's get a session on the books!

THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. SOMETHING NEW.

READ MORE ABOUT WHAT MAKES THESE SESSIONS DIFFERENT

LEARN MORE THROUGH THE FAQS

learn more through the faqs

Your family's photographs will be passed down for generations to come (which is incredible to think about). I want to create simple and beautiful images despite the current trends providing timeless imagery of your legacy. Trends will come and go, but this season of life is fleeting and your children, future grandchild, and generations to come will appreciate the stories we'll tell together - your family & my camera. 

TIMELESS IMAGERY

I want you to have an experience that allows you to feel relaxed, excited, and fully present during our time together. 

I focus on the relationships and connections you share with one another and the richness of your moments together. Think about those memories you have from childhood - the ones that if you think for just a moment, you can almost feel like you're there. That's what I'm here to capture for you. 

When I create an experience that lends itself to everyone feeling comfortable and your trust is in me, we will create some beautiful, magical memories for your family.

RELATIONSHIPS

I have three small children of my own (4, 3, and almost 1), so I promise you I've seen it all. With my experience with my own children, teaching kindergarten, and photographing families for years, I have the knowledge, understanding, and experience to document this time for you - despite tantrums, hungry babies, and sibling arguments. 

A huge piece of your session's success will actually happen before the session with some simple preparation I'll walk you through in my client guide!


PLANNING AHEAD

FAQ

I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE DOCUMENTARY APPROACH, BUT WE ARE NERVOUS!

That's normal! It's always a little nerve wracking to be photographed at first, but that will melt away quickly. These sessions aren't the standard large group family photo session. There won't be forced smiles, uncomfortable clothes you'd never wear just because they look nice, or enticed happiness. There will be clothes you love and feel comfortable in, there will be family joy and play, there will be adventures and every-day things. So while the idea of this approach may feel scary at first, what's much more anxiety-inducing is the average "look over here and smile" session, I assure you!

HOW WILL YOU DIRECT US? I'M A BIT WORRIED ABOUT MY FAMILY PARTICIPATING WITH A CAMERA AROUND FOR A FEW HOURS!

I promise - I totally understand. The idea of a camera in your face for a few hours isn't something most people love. But, these sessions aren't about me directing you, asking the kids to participate, or do something specific the whole time. No child does well with that! Our time together really will be a dance between fun and playful setups and finding the beauty that already is as we flow through the session together. I won't ask everyone to "go stand over there and smile!" 

Because I spend time planning with you beforehand, we'll have a great basis for what to work with during the session. I'll come with some little tricks up my sleeve, but we'll let the day unfold naturally in front of us. And I'll quickly become just the lady hanging out with you for a few hours with a camera. 



WHAT DO THE SESSIONS INCLUDE?

Within six weeks of our session, you will receive access to your online gallery with alllll the photos! On average, I provide approximately 100 images. From there you will have the option to buy prints and download your images. You will have access to the gallery for a full year.

what should we wear?

I want to photograph you in any way that feels like YOU. If you love color, great! If you love neutrals, great! Images rich in emotion, connection and love are what I'm here for. The clothes are just an extra piece to the puzzle. I'll happily help you choose outfits!

how does booking work?

I only take 5 sessions per month. I'd much rather you book months out than be upset when my books are full, so reach out as soon as you're ready! 

DO YOU OFFER MINI SESSIONS?

Twice a year,  yes. Mini sessions are offered on specific dates and are great options that are more budget-friendly! Those signed up for my monthly newsletter are the first to receive the sign up and receive priority booking, along with those who are enrolled in the collective membership. These sessions are simple + quick! 

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS TYPE OF SESSION IS RIGHT FOR US?

First, I recommend really looking through the website, scrolling through my instagram, and checking out the blog. That can give you a good feel for the style of photographs I make and also how other families have found the experience to be.

I also have an entire blog post about what makes this style different. You can read that here

If you would like to know a little more about my approach to sessions and making photographs, I would be happy to chat on the phone or zoom (or even email) with you to answer any questions you might have.

Pricing

If you're interested in taking a day to devote to being present with your family, settling into your daily rhythms, and adventuring together, you can review my current offerings at the link below.

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