When you experience something incredible, whose name comes to mind?

How would it feel to have incredible photos with these people who are your heart and soul?

As time passes and family becomes more sacred, we all come to realize that this is life, and we can’t wait. Today is the best day to create images of you with the people you’d walk through fire for.

In my huge Irish-Italian family, I’m the oldest of five kids with 44 first cousins (no, that’s not a typo). My life has always been filled with big dinners, loud talkers, laughter, babies, stories, and food, and I hope that never changes. But when things keep us apart from those we cherish, it gives us one more undeniable reason to say yes to today.

Whether you came here today to fulfill an immediate need (like a Christmas card) or you feel a sense of time passing (“It’s been awhile,” “The kids were so small in our last photos!”), let’s not wait a moment longer. Sometimes we wait for an ‘occasion’ to have photos taken, and I get it – you’re wrangling many things. But let today be the occasion.

I make it my job to keep things simple and predictable. You won’t feel like this whole event is relying on you to make it happen – I’ve got your back. And from me you can expect acceptance, total care for who you are, and compassion for what you need. Along with real family images that are fun! Scroll down for all the details.

Family Session Highlights

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How does this work?

Let’s Get To Know One Another

Let’s chat! First we’ll touch base briefly over the phone. This gives you a chance to ask initial questions, and I get to learn a bit about you. Then we’ll set up a Zoom call to discuss location, must-have shots and any details you have questions about. I’ll ask lots of open questions and listen to you describe your family, your preferences, and how you envision your images. I’ll make suggestions for location and wardrobe, walk you through the whole process, and make you fully confident to say “Hey – this is going to be easier than I thought!”

You’ll also get a head start on imagining how you’ll enjoy your finished images. I'll share example albums, wall art, a full price list, and give you a sense of the cost, size, and quality of your options.

Enjoy Your Photoshoot

Clients describe their shoot as fun, surprisingly relaxing, and a time to connect. After about ten minutes, any jitters dissipate and you find yourself focusing instead on the people you’re with. I’m here to handle the work, make you laugh, and give space for you to be together – this is your turn to kick back and have fun! I have also put together a page about how to prepare for your shoot. Just click here!

(And please don’t worry – if your family has any special dynamics that you’re concerned about, I know how to discreetly and nonjudgmentally smooth things along. You really will be surprised at how quickly and easily the session goes.)

Have your heart stolen in a photo reveal, then order in person.

About two weeks after your session, we'll set up a photo reveal of your images. Once your socks have been knocked off, you’ll have a chance to revisit examples of stylish wall art and sumptuous albums and prints. I’ll help you decide how you want your family to enjoy your final images. You’ll place your order during this session.

While Zoom calls have become the norm during Covid, if you would prefer an in person ordering session we can discuss this option. The good news is my computer program can virtually show you what your images will look like on your own walls. It means you're not wondering, you're actually seeing your beautiful images on your home walls.

Plus, the best way to be thrilled with your choices is to pick your images when the emotion of seeing them is still with you – your gut always tells the truth. You’ll get everything done in one sitting, with confidence that you chose well.

Receive your final images and prints!

Around 3-4 weeks later, your order will be ready for pickup or delivery. I hope your favorite show isn’t on that night, because you’re going to get lost in leafing through the album again and again (the pages are kind of addictive) or returning to the room where you hung your canvases, just to see them one more time!

Book Your Session

Your session fee includes:

  • A Personal consultation to discuss your dream shoot, wardrobe, and photo products.
  • Product Credit.
  • A 60+ Minute Photoshoot.
  • Photo reveal and ordering session.
  • Want to add Professional Makeup to your shoot? No problem. 

All wall art, digital files and albums are sold separately that way you can order exactly what you want once you’ve had a chance to see the images! 

Frequently Asked (Or Secretly Thought) Questions

How will I ever get everyone’s schedules together? Maybe I should just do this later…

Ever had a house project stay undone for months, but suddenly when company tells you they’re coming, you magically get it done in a matter of hours?

When you put something on the calendar, everything has a way of flowing to make it happen. Let the key players know, book a day, and watch how beautifully things start coming together. Just get in touch and we’ll get started – I make everything breezy and simple.

My kids can be a bit spirited/sulky/shy. What if they don’t cooperate?

Remember how I said I grew up the oldest of five kids and have 44 first cousins?

I feel at home in any style of family chaos. Kids seem to consistently think of me as the ‘cool’ adult and it will not faze me if they need some extra attention or coaxing. I’ve always been able to get great images during a shoot, and if kids display their reluctance it’s usually because they haven’t figured out how much fun this is going to be yet. I’m good at finding what changes that for them.

I love my family, but what if there are some interpersonal dynamics I’m concerned about?

I understand. As mentioned above, I grew up in a large family and have seen all types of challenging interactions. I know how to calmly and quietly manage emotions and dynamics of all kinds and keep the shoot moving. You won’t feel any judgment from me, just support. You’re welcome to discuss any particular concerns with me during our consult.

Do you have restrictions on ‘just’ family? Can I include my (best friend/aunt/cousin/other important person)?

I totally get it! My best advice is to send me a note – sometimes just a little human interaction (even via email) gives you a chance for your intuition to tell you whether this is a match made in heaven. My guess is, if you’ve read this far, it is – but shoot me a note and trust me with any questions that remain. I’m happy to talk!

How much time does this all take?

Put it this way: Between the friendly consult, the photoshoot, and the simple ordering session, this whole experience totals less time than one evening on the couch enjoying a double feature movie. You’ve got this!

How do I get started?

Glad you asked! Just click the button below to get in touch with me, ask any questions you like, and we’ll be on our way!

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