You are busy photographing everyone else, but you aren’t getting in the pictures.
You value the stories of your family, but that means you’re usually either behind the camera or dodging it. Your children have very few photos of you and even less of the whole family together.
I can help you change that.
Documentary family stories allow you to put the camera down and concentrate on one thing— your family. I’ll come into your home and spend 2 hours photographing your every day life so that you don’t have to.
The first collection below is included with the session above, you’ll simply make your final payment. The other two include the final payment plus the upgrade fee.
COLLECTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Collection 1 | 15 images and $35 print credit – $375
Collection 2 | 30 images and $375 print credit – $675
Collection 3 | All images and $750 print credit – $900
MEANINGFUL MOMENTS TO DOCUMENT:
Routines, seasons, new baby, milestones, moving, family history, blending a family, childhood home, breastfeeding, cooking a meal, hanging out, grandparents, camping, pregnancy, vacation, family pet, outdoor adventure, traditions, end of life, hobbies, etc.
Whatever I photograph, the idea is that it’ll be meaningful.
How it works
SCHEDULE A QUICK CHAT
FEEL AT EASE & ENJOY THE SESSION
SHARE MEMORIES FOR GENERATIONS
Benefits of booking a Family Story:
1. You’ll have photos of the whole family together.
2. You’ll be able to remember your kids mannerisms, personalities, quirks, emotions, connections, habits, spirit, expressions.
3. After working with me, you’ll get the option to join an exclusive club. The Legacy Book Club 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 thestyling of your porch, front yard, deck, sun room, patio, backyard etc.,— it’s fine just the way it is!
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Mini Stories 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 10 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.