What does it mean to be a Lifestyle or “Life Story Photographer?” Life Story Photography is my made up photography genre dedicated to telling the story of your family, exactly as you are. This is most often identified as “lifestyle photography.” My goal as a photographer is to ensure your children have a visual record of their life with the people who matter most, from the beginning, exactly as it happened. I want you to be able to look back on the chaos, the mess, the love and the joy and remember it all. If I’m able to capture even this tiny portion of your story, my heart is full and I’ve done my job.
Why photograph like this? For me personally, there is an immense value in photography that captures the every day of your life. As an adult, I look back on the photos of my childhood and I am moved by those photos that show the relationships between myself and my parents or my brother and I. Each of these is an important memory that I can never get back or recreate. I have dozens, if not hundreds, of posed photos but to me, these do little more than show me what I looked like at a certain point in time. Though I see their value, they can never show me the joy of my childhood.
What does a session with you look like? Every photo session happens in your home to keep things as comfortable and stress free as possible for you. I find that it’s easier to get amazing photos if you’re able to relax in your happy home. The pace of our session together is determined by you and your family. There’s no rush and if your baby falls asleep or needs to nurse, it’s completely ok (and expected!) If you want to take a lunch break, I’m OK with that. Extended family members, especially grandparents, are allowed and encouraged to also participate in our time together. Most newborn & baby sessions are around 2 hours in length. Most family sessions hover at about 1 1/2 hours.
What is the financial cost for this kind of photo session? All inclusive newborn & family photography sessions start at $200. They include 2 hours of session time and a custom designed softcover album. I also offer Baby’s First Year Sessions from $1000. Newborn sessions can take place directly after the birth of your baby in the hospital or when you are settled in at home with your new little one. Birth photography starts at $850 and includes a meeting during your 9th month to discuss your birth plan, photography during labor & one hour of post-birth photography.Additional albums, digital files, canvas prints, cards, or photo prints can be purchased separately.
Wedding day coverage and other love story photography sessions are available on request.
I believe that everybody should have access to beautiful, lasting images regardless of income. I am happy to create a payment plan that works best for your family so you get exactly what you need.
Can I buy digital files? Why do your packages include an album and not digital files? I understand wanting the digital files from our time together so you can keep them for years to come. I do offer digital files for purchase. I deliver all files online so they can be viewed on any device, not just ones with a disk drive. I include an album of photos because I want you to have a tangible reminder of our time together. Plus, there’s nothing like seeing your family in print.
Do you travel outside of Colorado? What are your travel fees? I love to travel with my camera. It’s so fun to see new places. I am available for travel anywhere in the U.S. or internationally provided I have enough time. Travel fees depend on location and length of travel. I will happily create a custom quote for you.
How do I book a session with you? What are the next steps? Simply click on the “Contact” button at the top of this screen and write me a little note. I’ll get back to you and we’ll start planning. Once we’ve settled on a date, I require a $100 deposit to hold your portrait session time. The remainder is due the day of your session. For birth sessions and wedding day coverage, I require half the package price.