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The Narrative Session

Listen – I could take you and your family out to pretty field, with a sunset and a soft wind . . . I could place you all in a nice little spot and tell you what to do with your hands . . . I could make sure shirts are perfectly tucked in and hairs are in place and tell you to give me your best smile . . . Asking you to fake laugh at one another for that beloved candid shot . . . I could do all of that and the photos would be great . . . I could do that but I DON’T WANT TO, I can’t, I won’t.

Instead – I want to meet you in your favorite place, whether that’s your front porch or the park you walk to in the evenings or the ice cream shop you go to on Saturdays . . . I want to see you all as you are, even if that means your middle child is wearing that same favorite, seen-better-days t-shirt (again) . . . I want to capture all the realness and rawness between you, from sweet little hands holding to big, sad tears . . . I want to SEE YOU, as you engage with, love on, and just do life with each other – NOT as you “perform” for my camera.

I’ve lived too much life to pretend that anything but the true story matters, and it would be such a deep loss to not capture YOUR true story as it really is – unplanned, imperfect, and beautiful.

My Narrative portrait sessions are a hands-off, documentary approach to capturing your family. You’ll spend the majority of your time interacting with each other while I document all of those real, beautiful moments (with a few posed photos mixed in). Due to the more organic nature it can be helpful to have something “to do” during your session that will allow you to engage with one another. The only rule is it has to be something you actually like to do together (terrible, right? 🤪). This can be as simple as going on a walk together or playing around the house, to something a little more involved like baking cookies or spending a day at the fair. After booking your session we’ll work together to come up with a game plan that will truly reflect who you all are and allow for your story to come through!

Offers

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45 Minute Narrative Session - $695

A candid & documentary approach to photography. No performing for the camera, no pretending you're Instagram perfect . . . Raw, real, beautiful moments that freeze who you are at this moment in time.

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15 minute mini session - $295

Quick, updated beautiful photos. Minis are great for folks who just need a few good ones, families with older kids (teens), or those who do better with posed photos vs candid.

Narrative Session

DETAILS

• Includes ALL final photo downloads
• $40 print credit to my shop
• Takes place at your home or a location that is special to you
• Single family, Newborn & Couples

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Mini Session

DETAILS

• Includes 10 free photo downloads
• Additional downloads can be purchased for $15 each, or $150 for full gallery
• Takes place several times throughout the year at a pre-chosen (by me) location, date & time

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2024 Mini Sessions

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Booking opens April 2024

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Q & A

• What's Included

• All sessions include an online, password protected gallery of high-resolution edited photo files with an adjacent print store for high-quality print products. Galleries are delivered within 3 weeks of your session date.

• Photos may be used for personal prints and sharing online.

• I do full edits on every photo and light retouching on things like skin, stray hairs, distractions, etc. For additional retouching a fee *may* apply depending on the request. One perk of choosing me as your photog are my sweet Photoshop skills. ;-)

• Extra Charges

• For 45 minute sessions travel is free for the first 50 miles round trip from my home in Lakeville, after that a $0.65 per mile fee applies. Minis sessions are held at a pre-selected location of my choice.

• Some locations require a permit, which is an additional fee (varies per location). I will do all the work and research beforehand to determine whether or not a permit is required, and at that time we can decide if we want to go ahead with that location or choose a different, fee-free spot!

• Additional digital files for Mini sessions are $15 a piece, or $150 for the full gallery. Prints and print products are extra.

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45 Minute Narrative Sessions

A candid & documentary approach to photography. No performing for the camera, no pretending you're Instagram perfect . . . Raw, real, beautiful moments that freeze who you are at this moment in time.

• Includes ALL final photo downloads
• $40 print credit to my print shop
• Takes place at your home or a location that is special to you
• Travel free within 50 miles roundtrip from me, $0.65 per mile after

• Family, Newborn & Couples
• Single families only, inquire for extended family sessions

$695 - Includes $40 print credit & all final digital files

Portrait Pricing & Offers

Book Your Session Below!

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15 Minute Minis

Quick, updated beautiful photos. Minis are great for folks who just need a few good ones, families with older kids (teens), or those who do better with posed photos vs candid.

• 15 minutes
• Gallery of final edited images
• 10 free downloads, option to purchase more for $15 each or $150 for the full gallery

$295
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Extended Families

I know how incredibly important these sessions are, and in order to serve you best I need to make SURE we are a great fit. Because of this, I do extended family sessions on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out and fill me in on all the details of what you're needing and why it's important to your family, and we can find a time to chat! Base pricing is $895 and increases depending on how many people are attending. Sessions go up to 90 minutes.

$895+

I have learned . . .

I have learned a LOT since I started my photo journey back in 2007, and these are the big truths I’ve come to know:

  1. Getting photos taken shouldn’t be hard, stressful, or boring. Gross.
  2. Some people just want a few good, updated photos without a lot of fuss. Those people are usually dads. 😂
  3. Some people want a deeper photo experience and a grander end product that fully highlights them in their unique light. I call these “Narrative Sessions.”
  4. Some people want both but at different times in their life. This makes total sense.
  5. Photos are a gift to your future – yours, your kid’s, your loved ones . . . some random person at an antique shop in 100 years . . .
  6. You will never regret having the photos . . . but you might regret not having them.

Taking these things into consideration I’ve come up with several offers to fit whatever season of life you’re in. Whether you want the full photography experience with an end product that will fill your walls & albums, or a lighter option with just a few good ones, I’ve got something for you! Although my offers differ from each other in logistics, the theme of ease, tenderness and joy runs strong throughout.

Before you know it we’ll be hanging out in the sunset, picking daisies,  unplugged and remembering what it’s all about. 🤍🌿✨

A precious moment, a lovely image, can be captured and kept forever

“ WE LOVE BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY TRUE ADVENTURE ”