Family and Kids Portraits

Family and Kids hold a special place for us, we know how much these images will come to mean over time, they certainly have for us. Our little Mongrels (Mateo & Lucas) are growing up so fast, we joke that we’d love to be able to freeze them for just a little while, we just want it to last a bit longer.  (Note, this feeling increased significantly after the diaper phase ended).  We’ve been photographing families for years and kinda have things down pat- we’ll have fun and be both efficient and thorough.

Here’s how it works.

1. Initial Consultation

We like to begin every session with an initial, in-person consultation,  your place or ours, or somewhere in-between. We love to meet over a cup of tea or coffee and learn more about you and your family, your goals for the portrait session and ideas to help you decorate your walls with fun memories. We encourage you to use this time for questions, suggestions and to get ideas. You’ll get a chance to see what other families have done and what you can expect for your photo session.

2. Choosing a location

This can often be the most difficult part of the entire process. Beach? Dessert? Park? Urban? The good news for us is that we live in just such an amazing place, all of these choices are available right here.

3. Picking the Date

Once you’ve decided on a time frame for the photo shoot, we’ll go ahead and knock out all the details. Different locations sometimes photograph better at different times of the day.

4. How to Get Ready? 

If you can, let the kids play hard for a while before the session, it really does help.

5. Taking Pictures

On the big day, we’ll meet at your location, ready to roll. Sessions last anywhere from 45 minutes to a little over an hour. There’s really no rush – or time limit – just whatever feels right. It can sometimes take about 20 minutes for the kids and/or husbands to “warm up” and feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. This is common and it won’t take long til we’re really having fun.

6. Show Me The Photos!

Now for the fun part. Our place or yours, we’ll go over all the photos together and help you make your selections. It couldn’t be easier.



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