The Lifestyle Photo Session Experience

Your Story is Magical. Let’s Celebrate It!

Stay present in your moments – I help you remember them!

a lifestyle photography session will give you moments to remember for generations

A family plays in their backyard on a summer evening.

Let’s just admit it – most of us envision stiff poses, forced smiles, and high stress when we think of a photo session. Together you and I can change that story for your family.

If you find yourself pausing when you are playing with your kids and realizing that these are the moments of your life you don’t want to forget. Their laughter. The smiles. The way they cuddle up close. Their little hand in yours. Your love for them.

If you feel the kicks in your belly of this new life coming soon. Or you look into your newborn’s face and know you have to have something to remember these days…their tiny lips, the way they fit in your arm.

If you’re tired of studio smiles and perfection and want photos that show who you are and what your family means.

If you believe there is magic in the ordinary moments and beauty in the everyday interactions….

Well, let’s talk about lifestyle photography friend!

Here’s How A Lifestyle Photography Session Works

01 We’ll get to know each other

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When you are ready to discuss a lifestyle photography session, you can fill out a session inquiry form on my contact page. I will do my best to respond within 24 hours (both by email and with a quick text) with some basic info and details.

Next, we will schedule a phone call to discuss your session and expectations. I want to make sure that we are a good fit and that I will be able to provide the kind of photos you are wanting. On this phone call we’ll get to know each other a bit better, discuss available dates for your session and make sure you understand the pricing and payment options. I may also ask you to send me some photos of your home or the location you are wanting photos taken so that I can help you decide what time of day is best for lighting at your session location.

When you are ready to move ahead, I’ll send you a contract for you to sign and a downpayment invoice. After you finish these your session will be booked!

02 Preparing for your session

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Soon after your session is booked, I’ll send over some resources to help you start preparing for your session. This will include a detailed session guide, a styling guide, and exclusive access to a premium online styling service. My clients find this styling service really valuable as they plan for outfits.

You’ll have my phone number and I’ll be available anytime to give my opinion/advice on outfits and color combos. I love when clients feel comfortable communicating with me before a session with questions or ideas they have.

A few days before your session, I’ll check in to make sure everything is coming together and that we’re on the same page for your session location and details.

03 The Day of the Session

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Yay! It’s the day of your session! I always advise to do your best to stay relaxed and keep the pressure low for your family. Make sure your kids (and husband) are well fed before the session time. I’ll text you when I arrive at your home and you can let me know when you are ready for me to come in.

When I arrive, I’ll spend some time getting acquainted with your family and making sure we feel relaxed. We’ll identify the best locations in your home for photos (I may move some things around) and start the fun.

A lifestyle photo session means that I will be working to get your family to interact and have fun together. I’ll give directions for positions, ask for lots of hugs, kisses, tickle fights, and snuggles. If you have favorite activities, books, or toys we can definitely incorporate those into your session as well.

A session typically takes 60-90 minutes, which leaves enough time for snacks, coffee refills, and multiple mood swings. 😂 Remember, your ordinary is full of magic and we are here to capture it all – the joy, the chaos, the love!

04 Getting Your Photos

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After your photo session, I’ll personally go through the photos, sort them and edit them to my natural light, classic editing style. While many photographers hire out the sorting and editing process, I believe there is value in being involved and connected to the whole process. I enjoy working with each photo and reliving the session fun as I work on them.

Within 2 weeks of your session, you will receive all the edited photos in an online gallery for you to view. I’ll send this by email as well as send a text to make sure you see it. My recommendation is that you sit down together as a family to view it all together for the first time. This is always fun to do! (want a peek at a gallery? Click here!)

Find my lifestyle photography session pricing here

I will also be sure to send recommendations for ways to print your photos and can always help provide printing services if you’d like.

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