almost all of my family sessions take place outdoors. my favorite time to schedule your session is an hour or so before the sun sets. i will beg, plead, and/or bribe for later nap times & adjusted schedules so we can find that magic golden hour light!! i promise, it is so worth it!

what to wear: please don't hesitate to contact me about what to wear. we can browse pinterest, get together for coffee & do some online shopping, and make your dream session happen! my best advice? avoid anything neon! anything too bright casts colors on skin and is hard to correct. Also, if you chose a field for your location and you want to wear green, have one person wear that color and build with neutrals. - ladies, longer skirts/dresses are great to comfortably lay down with your kiddos and spouse (They also look amazing and very slimming in photos.   above all, be you. be comfortable.  i will most likely show up wearing flip flops (and end up barefoot), a messy bun (or hat) & my favorite coffee tee.

what to expect: my goal for every session is to create a look that is unique to your family. it will be laid back &  fun. my style is not very posed. life is messy &  beautiful. we will take photos of you cuddling, playing, & running with your kids. the quiet moments. the kids will get a break and they will run while mom & dad love on each other.  i will most likely embarrass myself trying to get genuine smiles from everyone, even dad! (bathroom humor anyone??)

after: about 2 weeks after our session, i will have retouched all of my favorite images. you will receive a link to dropbox containing both high & low resolution images, as well as a copyright release. if you are comfortable sharing your images on social media, i would love love it if you share away and tag me! word of mouth is such a great way to spread the love & i promise to return that love with some referral rewards!