the family experience

In an ever-changing world, family photography serves as a timeless treasure – a tangible reminder of the love, laughter, and bonds shared between generations. My goal is to capture the connections and love between your family so you can feel it when you look at your images. The way you gently stroke your child’s cheek. The infectious laughter shared between your children. The loving, split second glance you give to your partner…

these are the heirloom images I want your family to cherish for generations to come.

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what makes my family experience unlike any other?

friendship

My goal during our session is to create genuine and heartfelt connections, where you are no longer just a client but a true friend. I want to know about you and your life so I can better document this part of your journey. There’s a reason why so many of my clients come back – because they aren’t just a name on my calendar – they are my people.

location

I have worked hard at scouting the Triad area for gorgeous locations. From mountain tops, to beautiful meadows, to forests to water – the options are endless. I also love to photograph families in the comfort of their own home.

wardrobe

I have carefully curated a client wardrobe filled with over 70 dresses/gowns for mamas. Known for my boho-vintage style, you are bound to fall in love with one of the many options. Most dresses are size adjustable and you will find sizes ranging from XS-2X. I also have a collection of little girls outfits up to size 6 as well as some little boy outfits.

hair + makeup

I work closely with an amazing hair and makeup artist who can glam you up before your session. You can either get just hair, just make-up or both.

child-led

My family sessions are child-led. Meaning, we focus on playing, exploring and making genuine memories during the session. We will get a few smiling, looking at camera images in the beginning, but once everyone is warmed up I like to focus on capturing natural connections. There will be lots of playing and snuggling.

Heirloom artwork

How often do your digital images just stay on your computer or phone? The images I deliver are meant to be artwork you can display. I am passionate about getting albums and prints into your hands and homes to pass down for generations.

“You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today, Mama. It will be over before you know it.”

the process

1.

Send an email or book through my self booking site to secure a date. Pay the 20% deposit and  schedule a client wardrobe try-on if desired.

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I’ll contact you a few weeks before your session to start planning everyone’s outfits and location. This is also when we will schedule hair + make up if desired.

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Show up to the session and get ready to have some fun! I will bring any client wardrobe items picked out.

4.

You will receive a proof gallery with edited sneak peeks 1 week after your session.

After making your selections or upgrading gallery, I will finish editing + retouching in 1 week.

5.

Receive your final gallery, fall in love and make album and print orders!

Love, love, love the photos that Lauren took of our family! Her client wardrobe made coordinating outfits super easy and stress free. I’ve said this a lot since getting our pictures back: spend the money and take the pictures! It is absolutely worth it.

-ally d.

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frequently asked questions

I recommend booking at least 2-3 months in advance to secure the date you want. If it’s last minute, please still reach out to see my availability.

I only offer petite (30 minute) sessions June-August. I also offer mini sessions seasonally, but not on an individual bases. 

Full sessions are best, because we will have enough time to capture the full story of your family without being rushed.

Family session investment starts at $650. You can view my investment page here. It will explain what your session includes and the price. I require a $150 non-refundable deposit to save your date.

My full family sessions last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.

I work closely with an amazing hair + makeup artist name Haley. I will get you in contact with her to setup a time and location for getting ready.

Yes! Let me know if you want to come to my home studio to try on dresses you are interested in. This is complimentary when booking.

the family

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Are you ready for an effortless family session?