What on earth are Backyard Family Sessions?

Well, they’re kinda like fall mini sessions, except we aren’t meeting in a pretty park— actually you don’t have to step foot in the car! I come to you!

Photography can be a big stressful ordeal, that is why I have created Backyard Family Sessions — a stress-free alternative to fall mini sessions.

These unposed, casual sessions enable your family to be themselves, with no expectation to be a certain way.

What’s included:

35 Minute family session
10 minutes for casual front porch photos
15 digitals
Options to upgrade

Three payments of

125

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Grilling and eating dinner together, jumping on the trampoline, splashing around in the pool, blowing bubbles, riding bikes, kickball, basketball, chalk, swinging on the playset, hangin out, tossing a ball with your family pet, etc. The idea is that it’s what you normally do.

Benefits of booking a Backyard Session:

1. Quick and fun

Scheduling a few hours to invest with your family is great, but we don’t always have that time to give. Backyard Sessions (BFS) are only 45 minutes long, meaning you can fit them right into your day. This is particularly great for some little ones, who may struggle with longer sessions anyway!

2. Bang for your buck

The BFS package investment includes the session time, online gallery, digital downloads, and a print credit in the shop! Sold? There’s more.

3. Perks

Yep, BFS comes with perks! You’ll get and exclusive offer to join The Hampton Roads Family Club. This club is only offered to those I’ve worked with before and allows you to have updated family sessions on auto-pilot for a small monthly fee, but more on that after your session.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DO WE DO?

My goal is to capture the time spent outdoors as a family. It may be as grilling and eating dinner together, jumping on the trampoline, splashing around in the pool, blowing bubbles, riding bikes, basketball, swinging on the playset, tossing a ball with your family pet, etc. The idea is that it’s what you normally do.

WHAT DO WE WEAR?

Dress with comfortable clothing you already own, something you feel great wearing and that your kids can play in. Do your usual makeup and hair. Otherwise, it would not really reflect everyday life if you are dressed in well coordinated clothing, would it?

WHAT IF MY KID MISBEHAVES?

If your child is being who they are with me, as they would with you, then I cannot ask for more. Children are often the most authentic of the bunch, their actions and expressions are pure and unfiltered and that, to me, is gold.

Please don’t feel the need to bribe or discipline, unless of course it is a situation that requires your attention at that moment. Please do not be alarmed if I document those tender or challenging moments as well, because family life is a full spectrum of joy and tears.

SHOULD I DO LANDSCAPING?

Please don’t go all Joana Gaines on me and do landscaping or go above and beyond with the styling of your porch, front yard, deck, sun room, patio, backyard etc.,— it’s fine just the way it is!

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

BFS are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled. Please make sure before booking that you are available on the date and time you book! If you absolutely cannot make your session and you give me at least 24 hours notice, you will receive a credit towards a future session.

WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?

Virginia weather can be unpredictable, so we can reschedule your session. If for some reason you cannot make the rain date and you give me 24 hours notice you can use the credit towards a future session.

CAN I GIVE THESE SESSIONS AS A GIFT?

Absolutely! These are the perfect special occasion gifts for a family I haven’t had the opportunity to work with yet.

CAN I PURCHASE MORE IMAGES THAN COMES WITH THE SESSION?

Yes, while your session comes with 15 images, you may purchase additional images for $50 each.

How long will it take until I see my photos?

I promise your images within 3 weeks.

How long do I have to order?

1 week. Trust me, the best time to order is while your images are fresh in your mind.