Why I love Family sessions :

Because I love family. I love the sacrifice and the commitment family requires. The hard work makes the moments of love and joy worth so much more.

Beautiful families do not happen on accident. They are the result of years of hard work and sacrifice and grace and patience, and that's why I want to celebrate and honor them. That's why I want to turn my camera toward mothers and fathers and sons and sisters. Because I think they are marvelous and important and so very worth documenting. 

I want to write down your family's portraits and stories with light. That's what photography means, you know. Writing with light.

I want to write down exactly how wonderful and wild and imperfect and beautiful your life is right now.

Because there's no other family quite like yours - and even they will be different tomorrow.

 

what to expect from a family session :

-> I ask $650 for family sessions. This is an all-inclusive price that includes our time shooting and an online gallery of my selections of lightly retouched, high-resolution images, with printing rights. 

->  Every family is a little different, so every family session is a little different – but I usually plan for 90 minutes, either outdoors at sunset, or in your home, where timing is more flexible.

-> Expect to run, to twirl, to snuggle, to explore, to kiss, to laugh, to speak kind words to each other.

->  I will direct you, but it probably won't sound like, "Hold still for one more second!" or, "Everyone look here and smile!"  I will tell you to look at one another, hold each other even closer, ask questions that lead to smiles and warm fuzzies, and I'll get everyone moving. 

->  I have some tried and true spots around Nashville, but I would also love to hear if you have an idea for the location of our shoot. Shooting in a place that is already special to your family can make the photos more meaningful, and help everyone relax. I also love shooting at families' homes, and pristine landscaping is not required for that to be a wonderful option!

->  I will deliver an online gallery within three weeks after our shoot, of at least fifty final images. You can download the files to keep forever, and you have the option to order beautiful-quality prints of your favorites, small or large, through the gallery, which I highly recommend, and which is in addition to the $650. If you'd like to see those print prices beforehand, please let me know.

->  My outdoor family season is May – mid-November. If you would like a family session in your home, we can do that year-round!

-> A $200 deposit is due at the time of booking, and is non-refundable; the remaining balance is due at our session!

 

Kind words from kind people :

( or : Real Texts from Real Moms )

 
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Melodye

"I feel like he and I hold this pose 500 times a week (although he is usually begging me for something while holding my waist) - but I can tell you exactly how his hair feels in my hands and how his arms feel wrapped around me, but - there's never anyone around to take a picture of the two of us. Now I have a picture of that feeling. I love having this moment in our family captured - when he is exactly this height with these mannerisms. It's so perfect. Gracious."

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OH MY GOODNESS THESE PHOTOS ARE COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY AMAZING!!!

- Caity -

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You captured each of us, and all of us collectively, so beautifully … I am overwhelmed.

- Jennifer -

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Our family will treasure these forever…

They are completely breathtaking.

- Andi -

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You captured my life right now.

- April -

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Literally.

Speechless.

- Sydney -

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I AM FULL ON UGLY CRYING RIGHT NOW

Literally crying real tears. You are magic.

- Diana -

I would love to capture some joy with you & yours.