These are my most popular sessions. Sessions range from 20-30 minutes depending on the season, and each session includes at least 15 digital images. I offer mini sessions a few times a month at set times and locations.
Custom Family Sessions
This is a unique session just for your family at a location of your choosing on a date and time that is convenient for you. Sessions will last 40 minutes and include 20+ digital images. Bookings will be limited, so please book early!
Taking place in the comfort of your home, these 90-minute sessions include 20 or more digital images. I bring blankets, baskets, and swaddles to use if desired, and I take a variety of close ups, candids, and posed portraits of your family.
I have had the pleasure of photographing seniors, life coaches, professionals, and budding entrepreneurs. If you need photos for your website, headshots, or other portrait photography, let's discuss what I can offer! Sessions begin at $200 per hour.
What is included with each session?
High-res digital JPEG images are included with every session. I always guarantee a minimum of 15 images per session. However, depending on which session you book and how well little ones cooperate, you are likely to receive more than 15. Every photo I send to you will be fully edited and yours to keep, print, frame, and share. A link to an online gallery where you can view and download your images will be emailed to you after your session.
What should we bring?
You do not need to bring anything for your session unless you want to. For outdoor sessions, I always bring a blanket and a stool or chair for little ones. For newborn sessions, I bring several blankets, baskets, and swaddling wraps to use if needed.
When will we get our photos?
Your online gallery will be delivered via email within 7-10 days, unless otherwise noted.
When should we schedule a newborn session?
Please contact me 2-3 months before your due date. I only schedule about two newborn sessions per month so you’ll want to get on my schedule in advance. Call, email, or text me as soon as your baby is born to schedule the exact date and time of your session.
Where do you schedule sessions?
All sessions must take place within Hamilton County (OH), Newport (KY), or Covington (KY). For sessions in the surrounding communities, a travel fee will apply. I typically use Cincinnati or Hamilton County Parks.
Do you touch up our photos?
I do my best to remove things like pimples, scratches, and other temporary blemishes, but I will not distort your appearance in any way. I don’t add makeup, brush out wrinkles, fix hair, or remove freckles. If you have a baby that is drooling a lot, I suggest bringing a bib to be used in between takes. If your child has a runny nose, bring extra tissues!
What should we wear?
Great question! You are investing in professional family portraits — so give yourself permission to take it up a notch. You don’t have to be super dressed up, but I would pick an outfit that is slightly nicer than your normal everyday attire. Jeans are perfectly fine, but wear nice, clean shoes or boots instead of gym sneakers, for example.
A lot of families like to coordinate colors and patterns, which is perfectly appropriate, but I don’t recommend dressing exactly alike. In my opinion, it’s more important that you like what you’re wearing and feel confident in your outfit versus choosing an outfit you don’t like as much just to match everyone else. (Hopefully that makes sense!)
Some basic guidelines: Wear simple colors and patterns, and avoid wearing neon colors. Look for pieces made with fabric that won’t easily wrinkle. For kids, keep outfits simple and comfortable. If you have a little girl in a dress, please cover her diaper or underwear (with bloomers, shorts, leggings, or tights).
If you’re having a hard time deciding what to wear, feel free to send me pictures. I’m happy to provide input and help you choose an outfit! Pinterest is also a great place to go for wardrobe inspiration.
How do we pay you?
My preferred methods of payment are checks or electronic payments made through Venmo. I’m happy to accept cash payments, but I can’t guarantee that I will have change on me, so please plan accordingly! Most people pay me on the day of their session.