I love my children, sushi, sleep, laughing, martinis, Swedish fish (who am I kidding...I love ALL gummy candy!), and polka dots--not necessarily in that order. Some days I love the martinis best - especially combined with laughing! I secretly love reading tabloid magazines and not-so-secretly wish that I could sleep late once in a while. I'm not thrilled about turning 41 this year. I loathe black jelly beans - oh, and when people are mean to the waiter...ewww.
So what does thrill me? Being a children's photographer, for one. I adore it. To catch a glimpse into a child's world is to be reminded of everything that is magical and true in their world and, by extension, our own. What could possibly be better? I see art and beauty in everyday life, whether it takes the form of a silly smirk, a no-holds-barred cry, a crooked half smile, or even a tiny bit of drool on your six-month-old baby's chin. These details are surely the ones we will remember and treasure always. To show you the beauty in them is my goal.
Please book your session approximately four to six weeks in advance to ensure availability. Sessions are limited so that I may customize each session to the particular client's needs and give them 100%. For newborn sessions, book prior to the baby's arrival. I'll pencil you in based on the due date and then make room for you in the schedule once the baby arrives. When clients ask "When is the best time for a newborn session?" I half-jokingly reply, "Stop by on your way home from the hospital." In all seriousness, though, the sooner you have your new bundle photographed, the more smoothly the session will go. Newborns are ideally photographed within the first two weeks of life.
Sessions are held indoors and outdoors at your home or at a different, local outside location. Both parents and children are encouraged to approach the session as a "playdate." While it's natural to worry about photo shoots, wondering "What will we wear?" and "What if my kid doesn't behave?" there is truly no need whatsoever to stress! We'll kick our shoes off, maybe have some coffee, and just hang out. Kids will be kids and that's what I want to capture--their true spirit rather than their "smile for the camera" persona.
Sessions may last up to two hours and include plenty of time for feedings, snack breaks and the like. I enjoy taking my time getting to know your child, because once they are comfortable with me the natural smiles and giggles arrive. While it may seem to all parties (especially the kids!) that we are just relaxing and having fun, the images captured at your session will reveal so much more--truly timeless moments that will become a part of your family's history.
In Home Studio (or local outdoor location) - $250
On Location - $350
Session Fee is includes up to two hours shooting time as well as a pre and post session consult. This includes working together to come up with a fun location as well as clothing and any other ideas you would like to incorporate. Remember, we want the session to be customized to you and your family!
Session Fee does not include photos or products.
Session Fee is for up to four people. Each additional person is $50.
Collections are available starting at $850. Please email for details.
Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.
Prices subject to change