Session Pricing & Packages
We specialize in Lifestyle and Storytelling photography. Meaning each photo is meant to tell the story of your family as you'll always want to remember it. Each dimpled baby hand, each toothless grin, and every other moment that makes life so magical. Each package comes with unlimited photo capture, meaning you don't need to pick 5-10 from 100 to keep! Each edited photo is yours, no strings or hidden fees attached! They are your memories, they deserve to be cherished and not thrown away! I am equipped with cues and prompts to help bring out those authentic smiles that you cherish so much and without the pressure of perfect "poses", kids (and parents) are able to be themselves and feel much more relaxed during their session. I can't wait to meet you! **Please note that we do not offer studio-style photography at this time.**
20 minutes of unlimited capture - Maternity, Family, Engagement, Senior Sessions, etc.
One Hour of Unlimited Capture - Maternity, Family, Senior, Engagement, Fresh 48, Newborn, etc.
From labor to those first sweet tender moments with your new babe. **Due to Covid-19, our birth story packages vary. Contact us for more information.
Wanting more than one sessions? Contact us for special Bundle pricing
(ie: Maternity + Fresh 48 + in-home lifestyle session, etc).
Where do you photography your sessions?
I really love to celebrate whatever is special to you and your family. I of course have several areas that I love around Michigan (and around the country), but I love to hear about places that mean a lot to you and your family. I have gone to the most beautiful places based on the recommendations of clients! I also do not have a studio...I have found that my clients prefer to be cozy in their own homes...which makes things much more personal and unique than having the same lighting, props, and backgrounds in all of my photos. I want these photos to be about you and your sweet loved ones!
Where are you based and do you travel?
I am based in a little town just north of Grand Rapids, Michigan! I absolutely love to travel and would love to come to you to tell your story! Travel is free within the lower peninsula of Michigan; travel fee's do apply to sessions outside of the lower peninsula.
When will we get our photos?
Depending on the time of year, the goal is a 30 business day turnaround! You receive an online gallery with edited photos and full print rights to print your memories wherever you'd like!
How many pictures will we receive?
For mini sessions you can expect an average of about 200 photos, for full sessions anywhere from 350+ of both black/white and color photos.
How would you describe your style?
Authentic, warm, vibrant, emotional, I love to capture your family in the most honest way possible! I work with prompts more than strict posing...I want people to really see who you are as a family and what brings you all the most joy! I want you to feel yourselves and as little pressure as possible. It really does help when mom and dad are having fun...when kids see mom and dad having fun, they want to have fun too! The name of the game is "stress-free"! Also, fur babies encouraged!
Do you use off camera flash?
Nope. Not if I can help it anyway! The more fussing there is with technology, the quicker I lose kids! And the more distracted they get. In an effort to be the most on my toes as possible, to capture those often fleeting smiles of a ornery toddler...I avoid the use of flash to be as flexible as I can be.
I'm not at all photogenic...and am super nervous...
First of all, yes you are. Second of all, I've got you! 90% of my sessions that you see on this website and on my social media started with the same "We're nervous" email...
BE YOU. Don't put pressure on yourself to perform or be anything you are not. Wear something that makes you feel good, maybe have a glass of wine right before the session, and just have fun!
What if I need to reschedule? Or if we get rained out?
Easy peasy! We reschedule. I'm a mom of two and understand that sickness and life happens! It's never an issue if you need to text me and swap a date. I'll work with you! If it rains, I do ask that for the protection of my gear, we reschedule. But we'll cross that bridge when we get there!
What if my kids are grouchy/not smiling?
Mama, I feel ya. But. I cannot stress this enough...DO NOT STRESS. For some kids, it takes time to warm up to some weird lady with a big ol' camera in their face. These littles go through big feelings just like us adults do, and I am super sympathetic to that! Having two littles myself, I usually aim to find common ground quickly. Talking about things like their pretty dress, super sweet shoes, blippi, or paw patrol usually do the trick, but try not to panic if your little is a tough nut to crack! As soon as you, their safe place, feels stressed...it only adds to their anxiety. So what happens if I cannot get those smiles? We move to the next best thing. Those comforting cuddles. You're their rock...let's capture that moment in all of its sweetness. 99% of the time, after that comfort and after easing into the idea...kids begin to open up and become more vulnerable. Then, the smiles come. It's worth the patience! I promise!
So I saw this photo on pinterest...can we do that?
No. Well, yes. Sort of. The likelihood of doing that exact photo is slim to none...you aren't them and they are not you! Thank goodness for that! What I am able to do, however, is recreate the moment so that we can take that idea and make it unique to your sweet family! My goal is to make other families see your photo on pinterest and be like "YES, THAT!". Pinterest is meant to inspire...so lets be inspired and grab some special moments that are true to you and your family!
Can I keep my session private?
Absolutely, without a doubt, yes. If you are wanting to keep images of your babies off of social media, I am 100% respectful of that decision. Your online gallery will then be password protected and all previews will be sent privately rather than posted online. Your concerns are my concerns!
What if I don't have a picture perfect house?
There isn't one! That is the magic of photography! No house is picture perfect and spotless when it comes to family photography...life happens! I fully expect to walk into a LIVED in house with all of its toys, and clutter, and chaos. All I need for an in home session is a good window with some decent light. I am totally comfortable with rearranging whatever we need to, and am completely at home in childhood chaos. Please do not worry about cleaning up or a mess...I wouldn't even think twice about it! The most important thing is that this is HOME. It's where you're making the most memories and where your kids feel most safe to be themselves! Let's celebrate that, no matter if its a huge 3000 sq ft home or a fourth floor apartment!
I'm ready to book! What's next?
I can’t wait to work with you! Contact me and we will nail down a date and time, then I will send your online contract. Once the contract is in, I will invoice you for 50% of the session cost that is due upon booking to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due on the day of your session.