The Session Experience
IN HOME SESSIONS
Don't clear your schedule. Don't clean the house. Don't change anything. Just let me come and observe and capture it all. I'll be along for the ride for errands, activities, meals, baths, bedtime or whatever you are doing that day!
I work in black and white as it helps me create timeless, fine art images and highlight emotions. I love to create artwork you’ll be proud to feature on your walls and shelves, not just buried on your computer somewhere.
whEN/HOW OFTEN ShOULD WE DO A SESSION LIKE THIS?
It is a special treat to have documentation of your family at least once a year, but I do have families who have me visit more frequently! This is a great alternative to the annual family Christmas Card photo if you really want great photos of your family but the idea of getting everyone dressed up and then spending the time bribing the kids (and husband) to take forced posed photos doesn't interest you.
what if my house is a mess?
Its just not realistic that your house is perfectly clean, staged and coordinated. I minimize distracting elements by using shallow depth of field and cropping. My experience as a documentary wedding photographer helps me to make creative lighting decisions on the fly so I can take beautiful images in any scenario.
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
For honest images that are true to your family, please resist the urge to dress any differently as you normally would on any given day. There are no rules here. Does your toddler like to pick out their own creative outfits? Great! Bring it on.
do you shoot in color?
I will work in color from time to time if requested and if the setting inspires, but normally the images are black and white, grainy and rich.
will you take posed photos of us, looking at the camera?
I'm happy to take a few portraits during our time together. But if you are looking for a lot of these, I’m not the right photographer for you. My approach is much more spontaneous and I’m more interested in unprompted smiles.
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THESE PICTURES?
This is my favorite part. Let me help you create a book you'll be able to enjoy looking at with your kids for years and years to come. Lets pick a great image to frame and hang on your wall that you will see every day! These photos also make great gifts for extended family members throughout the year on birthdays and holidays.
do you travel?
YES. All the time. My husband and I photograph weddings and are constantly on the move with our little toddler in tow. If you are not in the Los Angeles area but do wish to set up a session, please let me know.