An Investment For Their Future
Because life won’t wait until everything is perfect
FYI, dudes & dudettes: Currently booking the 3 remaining sessions in 2017.
If you’re already on the 2017 wait list, I’m reaching out the order you signed up. If you’re not: contact me to sign up for free.
Is a day-in-the-life session right for your family?
If you find yourself crunched for time – this is your opportunity to relax and find a new perspective.
Instead of pulling your kids away away from their regular routine, I help you plan a relaxed, meaningful family day and come along as a friend. While you and the kids build pillow-forts and sing your family toothbrushing-song, I’ll take care of documenting your relationships so you can focus on what matters – your family.
I often hear that after the first 15 minutes, parents forget about the camera – it feels so natural and comfortable. Just a few years later, you’ll flip through your albums with a cozy mug of cocoa and your kids will laugh over those Sunday-morning pancake fights, while you feel that familiar ache – they’ve grown so much in so little time. You’ll reminisce over that old kitchen linoleum, with just a twinge of nostalgia (and a lot of relief).
Most of all, you’ll remember how comfortable, and happy you were on that day. It’s not the camera you’ll remember – it’s the feeling of laughing and snuggling with your kids you’ll keep. It wasn’t a day of stress and scheduling, running to an unfamiliar park for some awkward, posed shots for this year’s holiday cards.
It was a relaxed, once-in-a-lifetime family day. One you’ll have memories of forever
When you schedule a documentary session, you gain an opportunity to ignore outside obligations and deadlines. You demonstrate to your family that they deserve your undivided attention, your acceptance of imperfection, and your unconditional love.
The secret to is – you’ll be confident and prepared before your session. In a quick discovery call before our session, I’ll learn what stories matter most to you.
We’ll get an idea of what you really want to capture (and what you don’t.) You’ll know exactly what to expect. Because I take on all the work while you play, this won’t be ONE… MORE… THING… to orchestrate. It just might be the first chance you’ve had to relax and enjoy those kids since you became a parent.
There are no session fees through April of 2017. Surprise! (It’s an experiment!)
After your session, I’ll spend about 4-6 weeks polishing each image. Invest only in the albums, prints, and digital files you fall in love with.
You’ll find the best value for your investment in the storytelling collections (ranging from $1500 to $4500), with most families choosing about $2500 in print products and digital files during our design & order consultation – but it’s up to you. I never pressure families to order more than they need.
Customize your collection and add à-la-carte print products starting at $120 for a set of twelve 5×7″ prints and pocket albums starting at $160.
Booking Your Session
When you book your session, all you need to do is submit a signed contract agreement (outlining what to expect and when – so there are no surprises!) and send a 25% retainer on the smallest Storytelling Collection to hold your session date. Your retainer will be put toward any print or album orders you choose after viewing your images.
After I’ve polished up your images, we’ll get together for a complimentary design & order consultation about 4-6 weeks after your session. During my visit, you’ll have access to exclusive collection pricing and a couple extra perks. This will be your chance to ask questions about wall gallery design, how to get the best use from your images, and how to make them last for generations – all in the comfort of your own home, pets welcome!
I strive for full transparency and there will never be surprise fees or expenses after you book.
When to Book
Depending on the season, families typically schedule sessions 3-9 months ahead. The story of your family changes with each season, so my goal is to help you capture and preserve the good stuff (and see the beauty behind it) before it’s gone.
To preserve your sanity and help you get the best use out of your images. I dedicate 4-6 weeks to meticulously polishing every detail of your story and finishing them in handcrafted custom albums and wall hangings. I (kinda obsessively) perfect every item I provide, so you can expect my full attention and honest advice for how to get the most out of your story.
Our Next Step
Offer limited while available – learn how to get a $500 collection credit and take better pictures of your own kids. Find out how to host your Photo 101 workshop this spring.
Want to learn more? Contact me to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation and I’ll help you determine what the best type of storytelling session is for your family – no strings attached. I’ll also send you my 2017 Collaborators’ Guide. It’s chock full of tips to capture the best stories with your family each season, and includes a comprehensive price list of all my products & services.
Prices and bookings subject to availability and may change at any time. Prices do not include shipping & handling or sales tax.