Based from your home, the True Home Session covers your daily life and interactions, your routines, your intimate environment, your sacred space. The True Home Session is completely documentary in approach, with little-to-no direction from me. Instead, you and your family do what you do best: begin the day, eat, play, get dressed, run some errands, do some yard work, head to soccer practice, have a bonfire and roast marshmallows, read some bedtime stories . . . just like life, the possibilities are endless. I shadow your movements and capture it all.
With my extensive background in photojournalism, my photographic take on your life is artful, playful, honest and real. Prior to our session, I will help you map out a typical day so that you don’t feel any pressure to be anything other than your self.
True Home Sessions can either be half-day or full-day in length, depending on the daily story you want me to document. True Home Sessions are unlike anything you’ve probably ever encountered in family photography. And because they are always original in idea and scope, the lasting impact of the experience is intensely profound. Families who invite me in for a True Home Session feel it deepens their appreciation for their personal connections to each other and life around them. As one client wrote me afterwards, “Quite simply, you gave us the best gift in the world and I can’t thank you enough."
I am deeply inspired by the amazing changes that occur when a woman becomes pregnant. My Maternity & Newborn Sessions honor this time, focusing in on the beauty of your body and the deepening of relationships with those who surround you. These sessions are grouped together to tell the full story of all the big and little changes happening in your family’s life and home.
The Maternity Session takes place between 31-37 weeks, and while it can incorporate your entire family for part of our time, I mainly center the photography around the expectant mother in a celebration of her beauty, strength and body leading up to the birth.
The Newborn Session is scheduled shortly after the birth, but can take place anytime the family is ready for another session within the first six months of baby’s arrival. Newborn Sessions take place at home, and are documentary in nature, chronicling life with baby. They are natural, candid and relaxed, understanding that life with a newborn is anything but predictable. I honor and respect exactly what is going on at the time to provide you with a beautiful and complete story of your child’s journey.
Maternity & Newborn Sessions can be combined with Just Arrived Sessions or True Home Session, for an additional fee. Contact me to discuss the pricing for combining session types.
The birth of your child is momentous, exhilarating, exhausting and amazing. I know, because I have three children of my own, and each labor and delivery was completely different and still uniquely ours. The Just Arrived Session takes place within the first 48 hours after your child’s birth at home or in the hospital. These sessions strive to capture the blurry, hazy and love-struck first hours shared as a family in a real documentary style. If this is the session for you, please contact me as soon as you can so we can begin to coordinate accordingly.
Feeding your child can be one of the most amazing experiences in parenting. It can also seem like a job, endless and on-call every few hours. By breast or by bottle, we often fall into the routine of simply getting through the day. The Nourish Session allows you to take a step back, a deep breath, and revel in the awesomeness that comes from nourishing our children. What might feel like a marathon, will surely end too quickly, and this connection and bond is deserving of some photographic evidence to celebrate the hard work and closeness that comes from growing our children. The Nourish Session takes place in your home, during a regular feeding time. Sessions are generally exclusive to the mother and child, when breastfeeding, or with either or both parents when feeding by bottle. This is a quick, but beautiful session, freezing a moment in time, generally lasting no more than 45 minutes.
I'm truly excited to offer boudoir-style sessions in a candid and documentary style, using your home as the backdrop. Photographing in such a personal and intimate space allows for real comfort and security, while empowering and celebrating your unique beauty, body, and sensuality. It's a fun and relaxed session that results in artistic, sexy, and totally awesome images. Contact me to collaborate and explore the options of full-boudoir to couples' sessions to individual portrait sessions (with more clothes rather than less), or a little of each.