In Home Family Session and 5 tips to make it AMAZING!

I find it to be a honor and a privilege when I get to continue working with past wedding clients. They become more like friends and less like clients and I LOVE that. Anna and Josh’s in home lifestyle session with their little Sammy was pure magic. We have some great tips and tricks to make your family session go smooth as silk!

In home sessions are quickly becoming some of my favorite shoots to do because it’s familiar and cozy. Here are FIVE tips for a successful in home lifestyle portrait session!

1. Keep it Clean
The day of the the shoot make sure that the rooms that we will be taking photos in are clear of clutter. We may have to move some items or adjust things to get the framing right but it makes it so much easier for everyone if it’s tidy to begin with!
2. Stay Cozy
Think soft fabrics, coordinating colors that compliment your home and adjust the temp so it’s comfortable for your family. I have some great ideas on my Pinterest page with lots of clothing and posing ideas! Family ideas and Newborn ideas
3. Be well Rested
This one can be hard with newborns, but even if you as parents are tired, try to work around your little ones naps and get as much rest yourselves before the shoot so you are relaxed and can have fun! Remember it’s all about YOU and capturing your family in a natural and honest way.
4. Have FUN!
Don’t forget to let go and have some fun. We will get a variety of images from lovely serene moments to crazy, silly moments. Be open to all of it and it will be a blast!
5. Make TIME
Give yourselves plenty of time especially with a newborn session. Babies and toddlers don’t know how to “listen” to our directions and we all just need to be patient and go with the flow which can mean it might not be a quick 30-45 min session. I always advise to block off at least two hours for in home sessions.
If you are interested in learning more I’d love to hear from you! Message below or email me with ideas or questions about in home lifestyle sessions?

Fall Mini Session dates for 2015 announced!

It's that time of year again! I'm hosting mini sessions again this year! Need a great photo for your Holiday cards? Just want a sweet image to update your family photos or do you have a new addition who needs to be captured? This is the perfect fall portrait session with your family. These sessions are mini, but you'll be amazed at what we can get in such a short time frame! Once you have registered and we have set up your date and time you will receive clothing ideas and more of what to expect from your mini session. This year I will be offering two types of packages. See info below for details.

  • $300 Includes a 30 minute mini session

         Ten final edited files with printing rights + download PIN

  • $150 Includes a 15 minute mini session

         Five final edited files with printing rights + download PIN

Both packages include a beautiful web gallery that you can share with family and friends and purchase additional files and prints!

Gaie Lea has graciously offered to be our gorgeous location this year! Dates will fill up fast so grab your spot early! Go HERE to sign up today!

Many thanks again to Carter Coffman Tree Farm for hosting the mini sessions last year! It was a perfect spot and we had such a great time working there and I was thrilled with the results that we got for each family! Here is a handful of my favorites from all of the wonderful families last fall who participated!



Christin + Adam | Blenheim Vineyards

I was so excited when Christin + Adam asked me to take their holiday photos this year! Not only are they incredibly nice and fun to photograph, but they are an amazing power couple who are the creators of Borrowed & Blue. It's an amazing resource for brides planning a wedding! AND now, onto the good stuff! I love a good challenge and they brought along their two adorable pups for a few shots! Christin + Adam have the most contagious energy and you can just feel the love radiating from them! We had a lot of fun, roaming through Blenheim Vineyards and even hopping some fences along the way! Enjoy!