I know and feel how much I love them and trust them, and I know and feel how much they love and trust me, but to be able to actually see what that looks like was incredibly overwhelming. The interactions and “poses” are truly authentic. She creates an atmosphere for families to thrive, and in doing so allows for families to be authentically photographed.
The photos she took are so incredibly special to me and my family, and I am so thankful for the moments captured!”
– Lyndsie Norum –
Honestly, I cannot believe how you captured so many beautiful moments, but I am so grateful that you did. You have a true gift, THANK YOU for sharing it with us!!!
We want you to know that from the very beginning of the session, we felt that the success of this shoot was based entirely on your abilities. You have an amazing knack of putting everyone at ease- my kids loved you from the get go, and as soon as you arrived you took me from a state of anxiety to excitement for the shoot.
You just have such incredible positivity, and that absolutely shines onto us in the photos.”
– Hannah Rehak –
WHAT TO EXPECT
I do things a little bit differently than you may be used to…
1. CONNECTION OVER POSES
I am not about capturing you in stiff poses, looking at the camera with faded half-smiles. I will only ask you to look at the camera for one or two “smiling family photos” and maybe a couple other times, but that’s not the focus of my sessions.
I capture the real connections between you and the most important people in the world to you. Authentic photos you can FEEL.
Photos that bring back the feeling of your baby snuggled into you, photos you can hear your toddler’s laugh of pure joy through – so that you can relive this season of your lives over and over again as the years fly by.
I give you natural and authentic photos that will make your eyes fill with tears because they capture they way your family uniquely loves each other.
2. A NATURAL SESSION FLOW
I’m 100% a people person and will be so excited for us to hang out during your session. Once you get out of your car and I get a chance to meet you and your kids, I’ll take you to our spot and position you loosely, then I’ll allow you to interact in ways that are natural to you guys, throwing in prompts and guidance here and there. We’ll capture joyful and playful photos as well as sweet tender moments full of affection.
I’ll be guiding you through the whole session with little prompts and fun ways to keep the kids engaged, but you never have to stay still or stay in any position I put you in – in fact the more movement, interaction and affection the better. I give you room to be yourselves and capture the magic that naturally unfolds. This is such a stress-free approach when it comes to kids, and is also the best way to get true, emotive, deeply beautiful photos.
All I ask of you is that you come ready to shower your kids in love, have fun and play with them, and be affectionate with one another.
You can completely relax, come as yourselves and be willing to let your emotions show, and you can trust me to capture the magic of the in-between moments that tell your family’s story.
3. LETTING KIDS BE KIDS
My approach when it comes to kids is allowing them to be themselves and have fun. Having kids and toddlers of my own, I completely understand how they work and really follow their lead for the session.
The best way to get beautiful and touching photos of your family is to let kids be kids and rather than trying to force them to sit perfectly still and say cheese, let them enjoy themselves and to make this a special and fun hour together.
4. WARDROBE STYLING & A CLIENT CLOSET
I’m all about making life easier for moms, and helping moms feel beautiful. Two ways I do that are by helping them choose the outfits for their session (or choosing them for them completely!), and with a client closet of beautiful flowy dresses.
The clothes you wear and the way they work together really has a huge impact on your photos. From flowy dresses that can capture movement – making you feel like you’re really there when you look at the photo, to cohesive colours that help create beautiful artistry out of your family’s photos.
As your photographer with a lot of experience in this area I can really help you choose a timeless and a cohesive wardrobe that will impact your photos so much for the better! They’ll feel like living art.
I love to help my clients with choosing their outfits, whether it’s helping them choose between pieces they already own, sending them options to purchase online, or texting with moms while they’re at the store trying to decide what to get – I’m here for you!
I truly love using my creativity and experience to add to your family’s storytelling photos through wardrobe styling. It’s so much fun for me!
I also have a small collection of stunning dresses for mamas that are PERFECT for photos and are so flattering, they bring out moms’ beauty in such a special way which is what I’m all about.
5. SPECIALIZING IN FAMILIES & BABIES
Though I’ve photographed everything from weddings to headshots, I’ve made the decision to put all my energy and focus into families and newborns in order to be the best at the type of photography I’m most passionate about.
I only take on a limited number of families per fall and newborn sessions per month to make sure I have all the time and energy I need to really take care of each of my families. After limiting my availability to 40 families my last two fall seasons I’ve made the decision to limit my availability even more for 2021. Each family I book is so important to me and I want even more time to add give them the best experience possible.
6. I BELIEVE IN INVESTING IN MEMORIES
What I want for you is to be so excited as you hang up your family photos on your wall, feeling waves of emotion as you see the joy and love you’re surrounded by – seeing the love in your family from an outside view. I want you to feel beautiful in your photos, and I want you to have heirlooms to show your children their magical childhood for years and years to come.
She has a bubbly personality which was great for captivating my son’s attention and you will instantly feel comfortable with her. She also works extremely hard on the details of every aspect including quick email responses, thoughtful clothing suggestions, scoping the landscape prior to the shoot and so much more. I am very happy to have found our official family photographer.”
– Tammy Ritz –
Upon arriving at the site, right away, she put us and our two children (ages 2 and 4) at ease with how energetic and bubbly her personality is. She did a few posed shots of us throughout the shoot, giving hints and direction as far as hand and head placement to make our shots both composed and relaxed. She showed real skill in making our posed shots look candid – it is incredible how they turned out. Her ability to capture the moving blur of our kids, while keeping things physically moving from site to site to make every location she scouted beforehand perfect for the lighting we had, showed how much work she is willing to put in to make these moments in time that much more precious.
She has so much talent in choosing sites, the lighting angles, and in capturing images we will treasure forever, we couldn’t be more grateful for the gift she has given us in these beautiful family photos.”
– Natalie Muller –
1. FILL OUT THE CONTACT FORM
We’ll chat and I’ll learn a bit about you and what your hopes are for your session. We’ll create a customized plan for your session together.
2. YOUR SESSION WILL BE RELAXED & MEANINGFUL
I’ll guide you through your entire session, just show up and love your family!
3. YOU’LL HAVE ARTWORK OF YOUR LOVE
I want to show you the love around you and the beauty within you through your photos. You’ll receive digital files of your photos with an option to easily print them to hang in your home.