Since my goal is to make pictures for your family that really feel like I'm telling your story, I want to spend enough time with you for that to be possible. So these sessions are much longer than a typical portrait session. All of the following sessions (New Baby, Family, and Family Films) can be either a 2-3 hour length or 4-5 hour length. When you let me know which type of session fits your family best, you can also pick the session length.
I will come to you, either in the hospital or in your home (depending on your birthing choice) and take pictures of your new, growing family together. This is a great way to document your baby in the first few hours/days of his or her life. It will not look like a typical newborn session, since the images will be unposed, and I want to make pictures of your whole family interacting, not just the new baby alone. Don't worry about looking cute or getting out baskets to put your newborn in. Forget I'm there and enjoy your baby; because this is about showing your growing family.
In case you feel like things may be too hectic immediately after the baby is born, you can also schedule a New Baby session anytime within the first month or so of the baby joining you at home, and these will also not be posed. Again, please don't worry about wearing or doing anything special while I am there-- I want you to be comfortable! I'm coming to capture what life is like when your new addition first joins your family.
These sessions are built to capture what your family is like when you're together, and there are many different ways we can show that. Typically, I will either come to your home and hang out while you do your normal routines, or I'll tag along to document a family adventure. Here are some ideas for memories you might want to have captured:
What does your family like to do together for fun? Maybe it's a weekly tradition of breakfast at the local donut shop. Or maybe it's something extra special that you know the kids will love, but you don't do often. Do you enjoy going to a trampoline park, eating at an ice cream parlor, or making a trip to the library? Let your imagination run wild. Or does your family prefer to stay home? I can take pictures there instead, with no planning or special activities needed.
While this won't be a typical family portrait session where I pose you, I can still get one group shot together at some point during the session if that's important to you!
These sessions can be in the style of any of the other types of sessions that I offer, but I will shoot video instead of still photography. I will join your family either in your home while you go about your regular routine, or at a special location for your family, where you'll do something that you enjoy doing together. Just like one of my photography sessions, the possibilities are endless for what you can do during it; I want you to be together interacting, which is what you'll want to remember years from now. After the session, I will hand-edit the video clips and pull them together with music to create a film about your family that you will want to watch again and again. Your film will be delivered to you online at no extra cost.
After contacting me and setting up a session, I want to get to know you and your family a little better before I come invade your space with my camera. :) I will send a Get-to-Know-You survey for you and your family to fill out and return to me. We will talk about what your family likes to do and what makes you unique. I want to capture the essence of your family in my photography or filming and make sure that I understand your family's story before the session.
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